It’s time for another Impress Your SPONSORED Kids day!
I love taking the time out to do something special for our sponsored kids. My life is spent giving, running, doing and thinking about my own kids. I like to stop and think about our sponsored kids–and about their mothers who are doing the same thing as me.
If you have a sponsored child, you’ve probably been receiving mail and email about them lately. Christmas is fast approaching and these organizations want you to spend some of your giving-and-gifting time on your sponsored kids. In fact, I think the time for sending a Christmas gift to most sponsored kids on time has already past. (That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try if you haven’t already!)
But today I want to tell you about a special UN-sponsored child project. (in)Courage and DaySpring have partnered to do a Christmas Card drive. They want to send Christmas cards to unsponsored kids in Ecuador. You design a card on DaySpring’s site, include a message, a picture of you and your family–they’ll translate it and hand deliver it this year!
How awesome is that?! Kids who don’t have sponsors miss out on the money, yes, but also the prayer, the connection and the encouragement that sponsors bring. This Christmas we have a chance to encourage an unsponsored kid through something as simple as a card!
This is also very special to me because I’ve been on a missions trip to Guayaquil, Ecuador. I remember the faces of the the sweet children. It makes me happy that sending them a card will be like going back to Ecuador again.
So, will you send a card? It only costs $1.99 (can you even BUY a card for less than 2 bucks?), you’re not signing up to sponsor a child, or making a commitement. But maybe, after you do this one small act, you’ll want to do more–and sponsor a child of your own.
Handmade Cards for Your Sponsored Kids
And while we’re on the subject of cards, I found a few cards that you and your kids can make together. Cards to send to your own sponsored child. These are perfect for Christmas or anytime!
1. Hand Stitched Christmas Tree Card from Make & Takes 2. Scrapbook Paper Christmas Tree Card from Mud Pie Studio 3.Bright Greeting Cards from Creative Jewish Mom 4. Watercolor Greeting Cards from On a Whimm 5. Paint Chip Cards by Chica & Jo 6. Pop Up Cards by Robert Sabuda
Aren’t those awesome? Just think if you did nothing else but send your kids one of these handmade cards every month? I know my kids would love to make them. I’m sure our sponsored kids would love to receive them!
So, here’s the challenge: WRITE YOUR SPONSORED KIDS THIS MONTH! Post about it on your blog, then come back here and link it up! Don’t forget to link back to this post so others can join in the challenge. And come back throughout the month and see what everyone’s up to–I loved reading everyone’s great ideas from last month!