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How to Write a Great Christmas Card to Your Sponsored Child

Stuck with what to write to your sponsored child? We’ve got some great tips to help you out.


What to write on Christmas cards

We’re less than three months away from Christmas and that familiar Compassion email has probably already arrived, reminding you to go online and write a Christmas card to your sponsored child.

Before the panic sets in over what to write in a Christmas card, here are our top tips and suggestions. 

Christmas card message ideas

1. The highlight of your year

As much as you want to know about the life of your sponsored child, they are eager to find out as much as they can about yours! Now is your opportunity to share your highlight of the year and give them a glimpse of your life. What made 2018 a great year? Share it with your sponsored child!

For example: The best thing that happened to me this year was when I went to the beach with my family, it was so special. What was your favourite moment?

2. How you celebrate Christmas

Christmas is celebrated in different ways around the world. For example, in rural Mexico some families carve radishes into nativity scene figures! Every family also has special traditions. Do you watch Christmas movies? Sing Christmas carols standing around the piano? No matter how you celebrate, your sponsored child will enjoy hearing about your plans for Christmas Day.

For example: On Christmas Day, I attend church with my family and then we spend the afternoon playing games. Our Christmas lunch is a roast chicken with potatoes and lots of other vegetables. How does your family celebrate Christmas?

3. Your prayer for the year ahead

Share a prayer you have for your sponsored child for the new year. It can be something really simple, but that doesn’t make it any less important. Your sponsored child treasures your prayers, but also the opportunity to pray for you, so let them know what they can pray for.

For example: I pray you’ll grow in your love for Jesus this year and that he’ll direct your steps. Can you please pray that I will grow in wisdom this year?

Send your Christmas card today

Christmas card verses for children

If you’re still struggling for Christmas card writing ideas why not share the good news of Christmas by adding one of these beautiful Christmas Bible verses to your card or adding your favourite verse:

Isaiah 9:6 For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

Matthew 1:21 She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.

Christmas nativity scene

2 Corinthians 9:15 Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift!

Isaiah 7:14 Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel.

Luke 2:12 “This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”

What to say in a Christmas card

Short on time? Here’s two Christmas card examples for you to use. Simply copy, paste and customise your message below.

Example:

Dear John,

Sending you and your family lots of love this Christmas season.

This year I will be celebrating with my family. Every Christmas we have a tradition that we spend time together making a Christmas fruit cake.

This Christmas I’ll be praying for you and your family

Sending you lots of love,
Mark

Copy this template:

Dear _______,

Sending you and your family lots of love this Christmas season.

This year I will be celebrating with__________________________. Every Christmas we have a tradition that we _______________________________.

This Christmas I’ll be praying for you and your family

Sending you lots of love,
__________________

Example:

Dear Elizabeth,

Happy Christmas! May you and your family know God’s love surrounding you as you celebrate together.

This year I am so thankful I’ve been able to sponsor you. I’m looking forward to getting to know you more in 2019.

Sending you and your family a big hug.

Love, Emily

Copy this template:

Dear ___________,

Happy Christmas! May you and your family know God’s love surrounding you as you celebrate together.

This year I am so thankful I’ve been able to sponsor you. I’m looking forward to getting to know you more in 2019.

Sending you and your family a big hug.

Love, _____________

Thank you for writing a Christmas card

Your message will remind your sponsored child that they are loved and cared for—and the cards often become treasured possessions, kept for many years.

Christmas card writing tips

Write and send your Christmas card now so we can ensure your card is translated and delivered in time for Christmas.

If you’d prefer to send your own card, please make sure we receive it by Monday 5 November, and don’t forget to write your child’s reference number and your Compassion reference on the back.

We’d also love to bless every Compassion-supported child with a gift, a delicious meal and time with their friends and family at a Christmas party where they’ll also hear about the birth of a Saviour who knows every child by name and loves them. You can join us and make this Christmas one to remember for a child in poverty by donating to our Christmas Appeal.

 Write today

 

A version of this blog was originally published by our friends at Compassion Australia



WORDS : Compassion Australia, Corinna Stubbs

PHOTOS : Becca Stanley


 

Article Comments

Compassion Website

Congratulations on the presentation, ideas and set up of the Christmas website it is amazing. Because of my busy life I have already posted a Christmas card to my lovely sponsored child but very impressed.
2 November 2018 |  Author : Pauline Flatley
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Compassion Website

Congratulations on the presentation, ideas and set up of the Christmas website it is amazing. Because of my busy life I have already posted a Christmas card to my lovely sponsored child but very impressed.
2 November 2018 |  Author : Pauline Flatley
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