the fall season We are enjoying the last bits of summer here in central California, where I live with my family. But we are quickly moving into the fall season as kids head back to school, thoughts of homemade soups and bread fill my head, and I start thinking about pulling out the warmer clothes as we head into cooler weather.

But I have to wonder what the weather is like for my Compassion kids this time of year. Do they experience a change of seasons as we do?

And do they start back to school in September as they do here in the United States, or does their school year start during a different month?

This month in our Second Friday Letter Writing Club, we are going to focus on two themes: “Back to School” and “Fall”!

In your letter to your sponsored child this month, you could ask some of the questions above. Or how about a couple of these:

  • What grade are you in and what is your favorite subject in school?
  • What do you like most about school?
  • What is the weather like where you live?
  • Does the weather change a lot throughout the year?
  • What kind of trees grow where you live?

Do you need some ideas on how to pray for your sponsored child as he or she attends school? How about this pin that uses different colors as prayer prompts:

sept_13 pin 1

Do your kids like to doodle? Take them for a walk to collect some small fall leaves, then use the pins below as inspiration for making their own leaf doodles to mail to your sponsored child:

sept_13 pin 2

Have you found some great “Back to School” or “Fall” pins? Be sure to share them with us on Second Friday Letter Writing Club on Pinterest.

Not a member of this board yet? Be sure to leave your Pinterest profile link in a comment below and we will add you to our growing group of “pinners”!

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  1. Sep 11, 2013
    at 6:06 pm

    Add me to the pin club! @carolyntracy

    I need to find out what the trees are in my own backyard before I can ask them…!!!

    • Sep 12, 2013
      at 10:42 am

      I believe I found you on Pinterest and have sent your invite :)

      Take one of the leaves to a nursery, they are usually pretty good at identifying them.

      • Maria R
        Sep 24, 2013
        at 10:35 pm

        Or Google it. Actually, Wikipedia works great for such information.

  2. molly abeloe
    Sep 11, 2013
    at 10:10 pm

    Mollyabeloe on pinterest!

    • Sep 17, 2013
      at 10:48 am

      Hi Molly, I can’t seem to find you on Pinterest. Can you send us an e-mail to Compassionpinterest(at)gmail(dot)com? This way we can invite you by e-mail to join the board.

  3. Paula Jeanne Damien
    Sep 12, 2013
    at 8:59 pm

    I thought we can only send paper things

    • Sep 16, 2013
      at 11:16 am

      Paula, if you laminate or cover the leaves with contact paper, you are able to send these to your sponsored child. Just make sure they are no larger than 8 1/2″ x 11″.

  4. Sep 13, 2013
    at 2:01 pm

    I like all the ideas! Just one caution though, when you use real leaves make sure that you laminate them in some way (lamination, contact paper, packing tape, etc..). If the leaves are not laminated they could crumble or otherwise cause problems in customs.

  5. Marie
    Oct 9, 2013
    at 6:32 am


    Would love to be added!

    • Oct 10, 2013
      at 11:13 am

      We would love to add you Marie! I am having trouble adding you to the board. Can you send us an e-mail at compassionpinterest at gmail dot com?

  6. paula
    Oct 16, 2013
    at 12:27 pm

    would love to be added

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