Count Your Blessings

November is the time of year when many people contemplate the blessings they have in life. And it is no wonder. Since 1863 in the United States, we have had a national holiday set aside to give thanks for God’s blessings in our lives.

Many people spend Thanksgiving day with family and friends, eating a big feast and watching football games. While sharing about all the food at your big Thanksgiving feast would be insensitive to your sponsored children, this month gives us an opportunity to share about the history of Thanksgiving, as well as some of the traditions you have in your family.

And what a great time of year to share about gratefulness!

Count your blessings with these adorable thumb print turkey cards found on

Count Your Blessings Thumb Turkeys

Encourage gratefulness with these printable bible verses about thankfulness found on

Count Your Blessings Scripture Printables

This month, help us find Thanksgiving projects and ideas to share with our sponsored children for our Second Friday Letter Writing Club on Pinterest.

Not a member of this board yet? Be sure to follow us on Pinterest and then email us at [email protected] with your Pinterest profile link and we will add you to our growing group of “pinners”!

This was originally posted on November 4th, 2013 under the title “Let’s Count Our Blessings” and has been updated with more pinnable fun from our Second Friday Writing Club members.

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  1. Heidi and Mike Palombi February 8, 2016

    I’m ecstatic that I just sent our first email (with pictures!!!)to our boy, Hector! This is going to ensure that we will be writing more often. Of course, the translators might be sick of us writing but that’s a better problem then not writing at all! Thank you for adding this to your features!

    1. Sarah February 9, 2016

      We are so glad you enjoy writing online! Your encouragement is giving Hector such hope for his future, reminding him that you are fighting for him, that you believe in him, and that he can do anything! Thank you :)! Have a blast bombarding him with letters!

  2. lyle payne December 1, 2015

    Hi -when is this organization going to join the 21st century and start sending the childrens letters via emails -quicker n cheaper n easier on out enviorenment -(less paper used n wasted -)not to mention time involved –
    I usually end up receiving my boys letters here about Easter time , wishing me a happy Christmas -AFTER they have been redirected from Thailand -sent to wrong country -I live in Laos , and would really like to have a better way of receiving the mail –
    Thanks for the work you are doing in india and many Blessings for the Christmas season -PS hope you get this by then –
    regards Lyle Payne

    1. Susan Sayler December 2, 2015

      Lyle, I sincerely apologize for the frustration with the very lengthy amount of time that it takes for letters to be delivered in the mail. Please know that we are aware that this is unacceptable. We are actually working hard to bring the emailed letter option to our supporters very soon (in the next few months). Please stay tuned as we roll this out. In the mean time, Merry Christmas to you over in Laos!

      1. Veronica Bradshaw January 24, 2016

        Susan, I am very excited to hear about the new email option that is coming! Thank you and all your coworkers for all your dedication and love in the work you are doing for the Lord. Our children have had and are having such an incredible impact on us, and we pray we are blessing them as well. Thank you again! Sincerely, in Christ, Veronica

  3. Belle Thomas January 29, 2014

    I am having no problem writing letters to my sponsored child. What I AM having a problem with is scheduling mailings for sufficient lead time for timely delivery in Ecuador! I need to tear apart a calendar and rearrange the months so I have no excuse if my Compassion Calendar says it’s December it will be the 10th month in my “year”. Time to mail Christmas gift package!

  4. kishore kumar December 11, 2013

    please send me the sponosrship kit

    1. Susan Sayler December 11, 2013

      We’d be happy to do this for you! Please email us at [email protected] with your contact information so that we can send you a packet or visit:

  5. Patricia Moye November 7, 2013

    I hope that’s the URL you need for for 2nd Friday writing club. If not can you tell me how to do it! Thanks and blessings

  6. Joyce November 4, 2013

    My girls are working on some things to mail to our Compassion kids now. We are sending them out this week.

  7. Sante Barley International November 4, 2013


    I love every single words people talks about “giving”. It will surely get back to you of what you give to anybody.

  8. Hannah H. November 4, 2013

    I love these ideas!! Thanks so much for sharing them!

    1. Yvonne Reynolds November 5, 2013

      Hannah, you are welcome! 🙂

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