What photos can I send to my child?

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Can I send a photo of myself in my room to my child? I am sitting on my bed, and there is a bokkcase full of books behind me. I don't want my girls to feel uncomfortable because of all I have.
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Lizzie, Champion

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Amanda Roberts

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Hi Lizzie!

We do encourage you to send photos to your child and only ask that you would not send photos of material posessions (new car, house size). Sending a photo of yourself with books in the background would not be an issue. If at anytime the country office finds a photo offensive or questionable, they will not forward it on to your child.
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It is good to stay sensitive to your child and their culture when you are sending photos or even letters, but don't think too hard.
Simply put, the child already thinks you have a lot, even before you write to them, and we do. Don't be ashamed and don't worry too hard.

Send photos of your family, of your vacations, of your life. You are sharing your life with this child, don't hide stuff that is important.

Send whatever photos you like, but send them with written context to help explain what is going on in the photo.

Here is a great blog article that is very similar to your question that some really awesome guy wrote, check it out if you want more info. (http://blog.compassion.com/how-do-i-share-holiday-traditions-with-my-sponsored-child/)
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Okay thanks!!

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