Love and Valentine’s Day in December

love for children This month on our Second Friday Letter Writing Club board on Pinterest we’re focusing on love (and Valentine’s Day). We would love for you to join us in finding some great projects to send to our sponsored children.

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Webster’s Dictionary defines love as “strong affection for another arising out of kinship or personal ties.” As a Compassion sponsor, even though I have not met them yet, I definitely love my sponsored children. The tie that binds us together? Jesus. I know that He loves me, and I know that He loves my sponsored children.

Even though December can get quite busy with shopping, baking, parties, concerts and many other obligations, there is one thing each one of us can do to let our sponsored children know we love them: Sit down and write to them.

Write each month. And write with an eye to the future, when your sponsored child will receive your letter. Hence our December focus on Valentine’s Day. 🙂

Your letter doesn’t have to be long. It can be a short note. In fact, if you write your child online you’ll be writing just a few paragraphs.

If you decide to send a handwritten letter, I’ve found a few things on Pinterest that you might like to include.

Here is a printable that would make a great reminder for your sponsored child that he or she is dearly loved.

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And how about this one to encourage your sponsored child?

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Looking for a few questions to ask your sponsored child? Try these.

  • Who do you love?
  • What do you love to do?
  • What Bible verse do you love?
  • What would you love to do when you grow up?

Have you joined our Second Friday Writing Club on Pinterest yet? If not, be sure to leave the URL for your Pinterest profile in a comment below, and I will add you to our growing group of “pinners”!

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  1. israeliehippie September 4, 2014

    Please add me! I’m new to this, and I’d love to join the Newsletter!

    1. Emily Vanhoutan
      Emily Vanhoutan September 4, 2014

      Hello Israelihippie! As requested, I just sent you an invitation in your email that will allow you to pin on our Second Friday Letter Writing board! 🙂 Enjoy!

  2. cora February 14, 2014

    I love it too! It is such a blessing to send letters & small things to our little girl! Last time I included some paper dolls (thanks somebody for the great idea)!!! Wish I could have seen her face when she opened them! Have also been sending stickers! Can’t wait to hear from her!

  3. Sofia Hernandez January 9, 2014

    I would love to join. Im 16 and love your ideas. It’s not to young to sponsor, I love my little child, and he is going to love my letter!

    1. Susan Sayler January 9, 2014

      Hi Sofia! There are a few Sofia Hernandezes on Pinterest. Please post your Pinterest URL and I’ll be sure to send you an invite.:)

  4. Lizzie January 3, 2014

    Just seeing this now (going thru old e-mails) again and it’s a great reminder to get going on my Valentines letters 🙂

    Also, can I be added to the pinners? Here’s my profile –

    1. Yvonne Reynolds January 6, 2014

      Lizzie, so glad you want to join our group board! Be sure to follow on Compassion on Pinterest, then we can add you. 🙂

      1. Lizzie January 6, 2014

        Yay! I just did that 🙂 Thanks!!

  5. Becky January 1, 2014

    Hello I love these ideas! 🙂 Please add me

    1. Yvonne Reynolds January 3, 2014

      Hi Becky! We would love for you to join us! Be sure to follow on Compassion on Pinterest, then we can add you to the group board.

  6. Melissa Howard January 1, 2014

    I just sponsored my first child. Where could I find information about this Second Friday Letter writing thing on Pinterest?

    1. Yvonne Reynolds January 3, 2014

      Hello Melissa! Here is a link to the Second Friday Letter Writing Club Board on Pinterest:

      Each month, we share a new topic here on the blog. Then on Pinterest, we share printables, Bible verses, quotes, and paper crafts to share with our sponsored children.

      If you have a Pinterest account, leave the URL for your account and we can invite you to join us!

  7. Karissa December 31, 2013

    I would like to be added please!

    1. Yvonne Reynolds January 3, 2014

      Hi Karissa! Looks like we have you on the group board already, thank you for joining us!

  8. Marcia December 19, 2013

    I would love to be added. Thank you.

    1. Susan Sayler December 20, 2013

      Hi Marcia! I just invited you. Happy Pinning! 🙂

  9. Bonnie C December 17, 2013

    Please add me to the pinterest board!

    Thank you!

    1. Yvonne Reynolds December 18, 2013

      Just sent your invite Bonnie! Enjoy pinning with us!

  10. Teresa December 15, 2013

    I also love when you give us ideas of things to write to my child. Great idea!

    1. Yvonne Reynolds December 17, 2013

      Thank you Teresa! So glad this is a good resource for encouraging more sponsors to write to their children! 🙂

  11. Alyssa M. December 12, 2013

    I would love to be added! This is an incredible idea!

    1. Susan Sayler December 13, 2013

      I just invited you, Alyssa! Happy pinning! 🙂

  12. Hannah H. December 10, 2013

    I just wanted to say that I love these posts!! I don’t have a pintrest account, so I love being able to see the ideas shared here!!

    1. Yvonne Reynolds December 11, 2013

      Thank you Hannah! 🙂

  13. Joy December 10, 2013

    🙂 I like it! Thank you!

    1. Yvonne Reynolds December 11, 2013

      You are welcome! 🙂

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