I don’t know about you, but we’re recovering from some serious snow days in northeast Arkansas. Last week we saw the largest (and hopefully last) major snow storm of the season, and yesterday was really the first day I’ve been able to get back to my routine and not feel like I’m skating on ice everywhere.
That being said, I always like to write to my Compassion Sponsored children when it snows (especially since we don’t often get major snows here), and last week was no exception. Using the online writing tool provided by compassion, I popped a few photos of the snow into a template and sent a quick note. I love the online writing tool – it makes everything so easy! But, I also have a couple of snow-themed printable templates. You can read more about each of them below:
Older Child Snow Template
Last year, I shared this snowy themed template specifically created for writing to older children – It is one of my favorite templates. I have had some feedback where users are having problems printing the template – I have not been able to duplicate the problem, so if you have trouble, please let me know. I want to get it fixed and usable for everyone.
Please remember to write your child’s name, child’s number, your name, and your sponsor number on the letter. I accidentally left out the blanks for those on this template.
Younger Child Snow-themed Template
Man I love this one, It just makes me happy. Created for younger children, it would be suitable for sending all winter long. And, like my other templates, it’s super easy to fill out. Enjoy!
If you don’t have a Scribd account, and don’t want to create one, you can view the template here on Google Docs.
I’m working on turning several of my existing templates into “older” versions. If you have one that you’d like to see created for an older child, please let me know. Right now I’m just going back through them in a random way, updating whatever speaks to me at the moment. Also, I’d love it if you’d share any suggestions for new templates with me (for whatever age children).
*Please note that I do not encourage you to abandon letter-writing and just send these templates. Instead, these are meant to be used as a guide in building your relationship with your sponsored kids. As you learn more about your child, it should become easier to write them without using the templates. Hopefully, these templates can be helpful in ‘kick-starting’ relationships or sending short notes when you’re pressed for time.