Not Too Soon for Christmas

With two December birthdays in our family (and one of those birthdays being mine!) we have a tradition of waiting until my daughter’s birthday to put up our Christmas tree. We decorate our tree with lots of special ornaments we have made or collected over the years.

So what does a Christmas celebration look like for our sponsored children? Do they have special Christmas traditions in their families? Do they decorate their homes with Christmas decorations? Do they attend special Christmas services at their churches?

too soon for christmas tree

Over the years, Lina has shared with me that her family has enjoyed a special Christmas supper at church. Abner was able to go on a field trip to the countryside during his Christmas break, and Victor sent a Christmas drawing in one of his letters:

too soon for christmas

Even with these little bits of information that our sponsored children have shared with us, I know their Christmas celebrations might be a lot different from ours. But if you think about it, even in our different locations and different cultures, we have one thing in common: We are all celebrating the hope we have in Jesus!

Because it can take two to three months for your sponsored children to receive your letters, it’s not too soon for Christmas! So that’s our focus for our Second Friday Letter Writing Club this month. As you are preparing your Christmas letter:

Be sure to follow us on Pinterest for more letter-writing ideas! And if you have some Christmas letter-writing ideas, make sure you request to join our Second Friday Letter Writing Club board to share your ideas with other sponsors like you!

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  1. Ingrid S. September 22, 2014

    Yes , I would like to recieve the guide since I want to share more ideas in the future. Thanks in advance 🙂

    1. Susan Sayler
      Susan Sayler September 22, 2014

      Ingrid, I just sent you an email with a step by step guide. Please let me know if you have any questions.

  2. Ingrid S. September 22, 2014

    Thank you Susan ! I already upload the pins, but I´m not sure if they were added to the board? I´m new at pinterest, I could use some help 🙂

    1. Susan Sayler
      Susan Sayler September 22, 2014

      Hi Ingrid! I have not seen any pins from you on the page yet. You might try pinning again. I’d be happy to email you if you need a step by step guide on pinning to our page. Just let me know. 🙂

  3. Ingrid S. September 19, 2014

    Thank you for reminding us, Im sending the christmas letter soon 🙂 I have a couple of nice ideas, how can I show them?

    1. Susan Sayler
      Susan Sayler September 19, 2014

      Hi Ingrid! Are you on Pinterest? If so, we have a Pinterest board solely dedicated to sharing great letter writing ideas. We call it the Second Friday Letter Writing Club. We’d love to have you join us! Just in case, I’m sending you an email invite to the board. 🙂

  4. Sharlene Immel September 19, 2014

    I guess that I’m a bit behind. I’m just writing about Thanksgiving and fall 🙂 I’ll have to write the next letter soon, so they get it in time! Thanks for the ideas, Yvonne:)

  5. Hannah H. September 13, 2014

    These are such great ideas!!! I’m saving them for next year… I’m about a year behind! I’m using last year’s ideas for my kids this year. But I love everything you’ve shared here!

  6. Hannah H. September 12, 2014

    I love all these Christmas ideas! I’m a year behind…. I’m using the resources shared last year for this Christmas. We just printed our Christmas letters!! I’m going to save these for next year 😉

    1. Yvonne Reynolds September 16, 2014

      Thanks Hannah! I know your sponsored kids love what you send them 🙂

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