According to “Compassion time” I should be an sending Easter-themed card and gifts to my sponsored child (due to the 2-month travel time for letters) but this semester I’ve been so busy with school work that I completely forgot to keep up with Compassion time.
Here is a visual summary of the packet I sent out at the beginning of February. It’s not Valentine’s Day themed or themed at all really. It’s mostly just a gathering of things I have sitting in my “Compassion goodies treasure box”. I hope this will inspire you to send something cute to your sponsored child today!
A Homemade Folder for My Sponsored Child
I didn’t have any folders to keep all the goodies together so I had to improvise and make one out of the colored cardstock sheets I use for scrapbooking and card making. I didn’t measure or use any cool folder origami instructions – just folded and taped ’til I had something decent!
To decorate the outside I used some glitter glue, star stickers, and the front part of the Hello Kitty card template you can download from my site.
On the back of the folder I wrote out an Indonesian translation of Isaiah 40:31 which I found on an Indonesian Bible website.
I love this verse: “but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”
I Love You (This Much!) Hand
This idea came from Yvonne Reynolds from Compassion’s blog. I traced my own hand and used some stickers, glitter glue, and die cuts to decorate.
A Letter, Of Course
I generally make cards and write my message inside of them but this time I wanted to print a long letter and decorate the outside with photos of cool paper crafts. In the last letter I received from my sponsor child she asked me what my hobby was. I wanted to show her all the cool things one can make with simple paper.
Paper Boxes and A Paper Ring Toss
These paper boxes and ring toss game are from Taro Gomi’s paper craft book Play All Day. The pages are perforated so I just rip them out and ship them off to my sponsored kid.
Name Pop-Up Card
Lately I’ve been obsessed with pop-up cards and paper engineering so I made this cute name tag card. This was my first try at a word pop-up card and I do think it came out pretty well.
Smiley Face Stationery
My sponsored child wrote that she loves to write so I just had to send her some fun sheets of stationery paper for her to write her stories on. You can download them here if you like them.
To me, no package is complete without some fun stickers. Get yourself to Party City if you want a large pack of assorted stickers for a reasonable price!
Have you sent anything homemade to your sponsored child lately?