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Christmas, already?!

When you’re organising 6,000 parties, you need to start early …

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Christmas, already?!

When you’re organising 6,000 parties, you need to start early …

We know it’s not even October yet, but we’ve got more than 6,000 Christmas parties to arrange, so we thought we’d share some Christmas joy to get you in the mood!

Last year, these precious little ones enjoyed their Christmas celebration thanks to their Compassion sponsor. Each child received a Christmas present, had fun with friends, sang carols, played games, got a Christmas card from their sponsor, and felt the love of Christ.

Most of the children had never received a Christmas gift, so excitement levels were high!

In Burkina Faso, this little boy gleefully displays his new toys.

Smiling boy in Burkina Faso

 

While in Colombia, parents requested that the Compassion staff buy clothes for their children instead of toys. This beautiful girl looks pleased with her new shoes and blue leggings.

Christmas gift in Colombia

 

In Thailand, children received sleeping bags and large blankets to protect them from the cold.

Thai boy holding sleeping bag

 

Beauty was overjoyed to receive an extra large blanket.

Thai girl with blanket

 

Children in Thailand then played games - including painting a staff member's face with red lipstick. 

Painting faces with lipstick

 

In Ecuador, Yessinia said, “I’m content and happy to receive this blessing … because we’ve never been given anything before!”

Christmas present in Ecuador

 

The Ecuador Christmas celebration also had a balloon game for the mums

Christmas balloon game

 

While one Compassion project in Uganda introduced the littlest ones to balloons:

Babies playing with balloons

 

And in Kenya, Agnes was overjoyed to receive a Christmas card from her sponsor.

Christmas card in Kenya

 

We would love to bless your sponsored child with a card and gift this Christmas. Why not take a few minutes to choose one of our beautifully designed cards and send a personal message today? Please write your card by 31 October so we can translate and deliver it in time for Christmas.

 

Send a Christmas card

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Corinna Stubbs

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Compassion International


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