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Sunday, 29 May 2011

Goodies to Send

Although it is not compulsory to send goodies along with your letters, it is fun for both us, in finding the items, and your sponsor child in receiving them.  A letter is all it takes to share some love, but goodies make it even greater!

Compassion's mailing guide for goodies to send with your letters are:

- Paper items
- No larger than A4
- No thicker than 6mm

Initially, you may thick it's hard to find items to send.  Below is a list that I am always adding to, of items I have bought, or seen, or other Compassion sponsors have told me about.  There is something on the list suitable for either boy or girl, and regardless if they are 3 yrs old, or 20 years old.

- Stickers (cute animal/ vehicles for young kids, or word / Bible verse ones for older kids)
- Bookmarks
- Postcards (where you live, or pick up some when you go on holidays)
- Photos (You, family, friends, pets, holidays, scenery, animals)
- Photo books

- Brochures (local tourist attractions, ones with many photos, the brochure won't get translated)
- Colouring Book / Pages
- Activity Book / Pages
- Mazes / Dot-to-Dot
- Suduku

- Geometric Colouring Pages (Great for older kids)
- Character Bandaids
- Party Loot Bags (thin plastic)
- Temporary Tatoos
- Newspaper articles

- Soccer Trading Cards
- Memory Card games
- Calander
- Drawings / Coloured in pages from your kids