Comments on: 18 small gift ideas to send in your Christmas card http://blog.unbound.org/2012/09/12/18-small-gift-ideas-to-send-in-your-christmas-card/ Around the world Tue, 16 Dec 2014 13:49:47 +0000 hourly 1 By: jayshree bhagathttp://blog.unbound.org/2012/09/12/18-small-gift-ideas-to-send-in-your-christmas-card/#comment-5009 Mon, 24 Nov 2014 12:51:19 +0000 http://blog.cfcausa.org/?p=11555#comment-5009 sending bookmark with card is a great idea. will do t this time

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By: Kathy and Savannahhttp://blog.unbound.org/2012/09/12/18-small-gift-ideas-to-send-in-your-christmas-card/#comment-4725 Tue, 01 Apr 2014 14:27:07 +0000 http://blog.cfcausa.org/?p=11555#comment-4725 I have discovered a great way to get my packages to Uganda and fill them with useful gifts. They are never tampered with and since doing this I have always received a picture back with my sponsored child wearing the clothes I sent her. I purchased flat 9×12 mailing envelops (not bubbled) , a small food scale (about $25), and a Seal a Meal for about $45. At Christmas I sent 4 packages. In the fist package I placed a new dress, cute matching hairband (bought at Children’s Place), a recorder ( the music ones they use at schools that are like a flute), socks, a pocket harmonica I bought at a music store for $11.00 and a cute colorful cloth pencil holder. The second and third packages each had 1 pair of pants and matching top, socks, underwear and a headband, all bought at Children’s Place. They 4th packaged was our Christmas letter with pictures printed on paper from our iPads. I also print off 10-12 pages of dot to dot, numbered coloring pages or ABC puzzles etc. I weigh the contents of each package so I stay under 16 oz. After I determine what I can place in the package I place the items with the mailing envelope and customs form on the scales. Always leave enough weight allowance for the plastic used to seal the package. Place the items in the “seal a meal” plastic provided and seal it up. The air will all be removed and it will be compressed down to meet mailing requirements if done properly. Place in the 9×12 envelope and use wide plastic packing tape to seal all the way around the outside of the envelope. I believe it cost $16.75 right now for 16 oz – if I go over that I have to redo the package to assure it will be received in Uganda because of the custom fees on that end. The package with our letter and the dot to dot papers cost about $5.50 to mail and I mail them separate from gifts because of the weight and they will not be crushed when I use the “seal a meal” . ALWAYS remember to put your child’s name and code that are provided to you on stickers, on each package inside and on your letters ( tape them on). I have had great success with this- the items can be seen through the plastic and are not lost, separated or tampered with.

Kathy P.

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By: Christian Foundation for Children and Aging (CFCA)http://blog.unbound.org/2012/09/12/18-small-gift-ideas-to-send-in-your-christmas-card/#comment-4444 Fri, 15 Nov 2013 22:19:57 +0000 http://blog.cfcausa.org/?p=11555#comment-4444 Diana, we’re sorry that there was any miscommunication. As long as you keep the items small and inexpensive, you should be fine sending them. We have other blog posts relating to this same topic, if you need anymore information.

-Jordan Kimbrell, CFCA Writer/Editor

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By: Diana Hewitthttp://blog.unbound.org/2012/09/12/18-small-gift-ideas-to-send-in-your-christmas-card/#comment-4443 Fri, 15 Nov 2013 21:51:46 +0000 http://blog.cfcausa.org/?p=11555#comment-4443 I was told I couldn’t send my sponser child anything but a letter. Now I am reading I could have been sending him small gifts. I think there is a miscommunication here and it makes me sad. I wish I would been encourage to do this earlier. Thank you.

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By: Tim & Suehttp://blog.unbound.org/2012/09/12/18-small-gift-ideas-to-send-in-your-christmas-card/#comment-4432 Mon, 11 Nov 2013 17:16:13 +0000 http://blog.cfcausa.org/?p=11555#comment-4432 Thank you very much for clearing that up. We will make sure we send him something directly from us on his next birthday that is recommended from your site.
Our prayers go out to Philippine people that were devastated by this terrible storm. We have already donated…those of you reading, please consider a disaster donation toward those in need.

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By: Christian Foundation for Children and Aging (CFCA)http://blog.unbound.org/2012/09/12/18-small-gift-ideas-to-send-in-your-christmas-card/#comment-4431 Mon, 11 Nov 2013 15:23:36 +0000 http://blog.cfcausa.org/?p=11555#comment-4431 The Christmas and Birthday funds are general funds that are used to give all the sponsored members a gift and celebration during their birthday month or the Christmas season. The donations to these funds are split equally amongst all the members, and they are then given a gift that they really need, much like sheets, new shoes, etc. These funds ensure that your child and any other whose sponsor may not have been able to send an extra donation, will have a happy holiday. You are more than welcome to send a Christmas card or small gift, but your sponsored friend will receive a gift on your behalf!

-CFCA Sponsor Services

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By: Tim & Suehttp://blog.unbound.org/2012/09/12/18-small-gift-ideas-to-send-in-your-christmas-card/#comment-4429 Sun, 10 Nov 2013 16:24:47 +0000 http://blog.cfcausa.org/?p=11555#comment-4429 I am wondering how our birthday and other contributions are made to our sponsored child. We sent extra money for his birthday and received a letter saying the foundation gave him sheets on his birthday. Was this from our donation or should we send a separate gift from us. Was our money toward the foundation as a whole. I just want to make sure we are on the same page. We felt bad. We hope to educate ourselves better to have a good relationship.
Thanks and God Bless you and the people of Legazpi, Albany Philippines

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By: Christian Foundation for Children and Aging (CFCA)http://blog.unbound.org/2012/09/12/18-small-gift-ideas-to-send-in-your-christmas-card/#comment-4375 Thu, 17 Oct 2013 13:56:04 +0000 http://blog.cfcausa.org/?p=11555#comment-4375 Thanks for sharing your experience, Tony. We’re sorry to hear the gifts didn’t make it. The mail systems are a little different in each country, and even in different cities, so it can be difficult sometimes to know what will go through and what won’t. Thanks for still sending letters to your friend.

-Jordan Kimbrell, Writer/Editor

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By: Tony Valdihttp://blog.unbound.org/2012/09/12/18-small-gift-ideas-to-send-in-your-christmas-card/#comment-4368 Thu, 17 Oct 2013 02:55:19 +0000 http://blog.cfcausa.org/?p=11555#comment-4368 Several years ago I sent some drawing paper and colored pencils to my sponsored child in Zamboanga in a 9×12 envelope. Nearly a year later the envelope arrived back at my house. She never received it. I don’t know why; perhaps they were trying to make the family pay extra money to collect it. I was very disappointed. I haven’t tried mailing anything other than letters since.

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By: Christian Foundation for Children and Aging (CFCA)http://blog.unbound.org/2012/09/12/18-small-gift-ideas-to-send-in-your-christmas-card/#comment-4142 Thu, 01 Aug 2013 13:49:29 +0000 http://blog.cfcausa.org/?p=11555#comment-4142 Thanks for your comment, Regina! CFCA will have Christmas cards for sale in October.

Although our Christmas cards do not have pop-up effects, they do feature beautiful and original artwork from our sponsored friends all around the world!

~ Veronica, CFCA writer/editor

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By: Reginahttp://blog.unbound.org/2012/09/12/18-small-gift-ideas-to-send-in-your-christmas-card/#comment-4113 Fri, 19 Jul 2013 17:47:37 +0000 http://blog.cfcausa.org/?p=11555#comment-4113 Great ideas and but i think sending 3d pop up Christmas card is the most liked gift that for my friend. Let me know if you know any good sites for Christmas cards.

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By: Veronicahttp://blog.unbound.org/2012/09/12/18-small-gift-ideas-to-send-in-your-christmas-card/#comment-3461 Tue, 11 Dec 2012 14:22:29 +0000 http://blog.cfcausa.org/?p=11555#comment-3461 Thanks for your comment, Sally! The best part about Wooly Willy is you can send a smile and a beard!
~Veronica

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By: Sallyhttp://blog.unbound.org/2012/09/12/18-small-gift-ideas-to-send-in-your-christmas-card/#comment-3460 Tue, 11 Dec 2012 02:03:17 +0000 http://blog.cfcausa.org/?p=11555#comment-3460 I love the idea of sending postcards! What a fun way to share and say hello. And Wooly Willy? What a simple way to send a smile.

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By: Ana Garciahttp://blog.unbound.org/2012/09/12/18-small-gift-ideas-to-send-in-your-christmas-card/#comment-3459 Tue, 11 Dec 2012 01:49:16 +0000 http://blog.cfcausa.org/?p=11555#comment-3459 Thank you Veronica for the great ideas to send my sponsor child!

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By: Anna Thelenhttp://blog.unbound.org/2012/09/12/18-small-gift-ideas-to-send-in-your-christmas-card/#comment-3458 Sun, 25 Nov 2012 20:51:57 +0000 http://blog.cfcausa.org/?p=11555#comment-3458 Thanks for all the wonderful ideas. This is my first year doing this, and I appreciate the help. I visited our local religious articles store and found a beautiful card in Spanish and a small book in Spanish about our Lady of Guadalupe. Also sending stickers and a notepad.

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By: Veronicahttp://blog.unbound.org/2012/09/12/18-small-gift-ideas-to-send-in-your-christmas-card/#comment-3457 Mon, 22 Oct 2012 16:14:29 +0000 http://blog.cfcausa.org/?p=11555#comment-3457 Thanks for your comment, Kathleen! These are wonderful ideas!
– Veronica

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By: Veronicahttp://blog.unbound.org/2012/09/12/18-small-gift-ideas-to-send-in-your-christmas-card/#comment-3456 Mon, 22 Oct 2012 16:13:44 +0000 http://blog.cfcausa.org/?p=11555#comment-3456 I love baseball. What a great idea! Thanks, Sue!

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By: Kathleen Kinghttp://blog.unbound.org/2012/09/12/18-small-gift-ideas-to-send-in-your-christmas-card/#comment-3455 Sat, 20 Oct 2012 06:15:43 +0000 http://blog.cfcausa.org/?p=11555#comment-3455 great ideas for sponsored children. I have also sent stickers, pix of my grandchildren and fancy pencils.

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By: Suehttp://blog.unbound.org/2012/09/12/18-small-gift-ideas-to-send-in-your-christmas-card/#comment-3454 Tue, 16 Oct 2012 20:58:03 +0000 http://blog.cfcausa.org/?p=11555#comment-3454 I like to send a T shirt of our home town baseball team.It will fit in the envelope.

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By: Veronicahttp://blog.unbound.org/2012/09/12/18-small-gift-ideas-to-send-in-your-christmas-card/#comment-3453 Tue, 16 Oct 2012 13:19:20 +0000 http://blog.cfcausa.org/?p=11555#comment-3453 Great idea, Joseph! I love the idea of sending your friend books in Spanish.
~ Veronica

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By: Joseph Joneshttp://blog.unbound.org/2012/09/12/18-small-gift-ideas-to-send-in-your-christmas-card/#comment-3452 Tue, 16 Oct 2012 12:02:44 +0000 http://blog.cfcausa.org/?p=11555#comment-3452 I buy Spanish language childrens’ books at my library systems’ sale that they have periodically where they sell off their surplus, old or unpopular books. My child is young and small and I have no problem sending pants, shirts and other clothing items in a 9 x 12 manilla envelope.

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By: Veronicahttp://blog.unbound.org/2012/09/12/18-small-gift-ideas-to-send-in-your-christmas-card/#comment-3451 Mon, 15 Oct 2012 20:58:39 +0000 http://blog.cfcausa.org/?p=11555#comment-3451 Great question, Mary! Sending seeds through the mail can be a bit tricky. Each country has different rules when it comes to seeds and agriculture.

I suggest visiting the U.S. postal office website to check the list of items you can mail to your friendís country.

If you are interested in helping families become self-sufficient, you can also donate to the CFCA livelihood programs. These programs help teach new skills to parents and grandparents of sponsored children. The parents and grandparents learn these new trades to earn income for their family. Click here to check out the CFCA livelihood programs.

Thanks so much,

~ Veronica

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By: Mary Heinszhttp://blog.unbound.org/2012/09/12/18-small-gift-ideas-to-send-in-your-christmas-card/#comment-3450 Mon, 15 Oct 2012 16:35:42 +0000 http://blog.cfcausa.org/?p=11555#comment-3450 I use TYVEK envelopes. They are very, very thin and lightweight, but durable and waterproof. They are great for international mailing…then your money doesn’t all go to shipping fees, and you have more “weight” to send, not waste on the packaging!!

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By: Veronicahttp://blog.unbound.org/2012/09/12/18-small-gift-ideas-to-send-in-your-christmas-card/#comment-3449 Mon, 15 Oct 2012 16:08:42 +0000 http://blog.cfcausa.org/?p=11555#comment-3449 Thanks so much for all of your tips, Rebecca! I’m sure this will help out a few sponsors.
– Veronica

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By: Mary Heinszhttp://blog.unbound.org/2012/09/12/18-small-gift-ideas-to-send-in-your-christmas-card/#comment-3448 Mon, 15 Oct 2012 15:59:33 +0000 http://blog.cfcausa.org/?p=11555#comment-3448 Are you allowed to send seeds? I have done this in the past, thinking it was a way of being self sufficent, helping with food, but now I wonder if it is allowed. I have also sent small sewing kits, they are flat, with thread, needles, buttons. Combs, stretchy headbands, simple knit shirts. Being wary of food, I have sent individual packets of flavored drink mixes that could just be added to water as a treat, this wouldn’t melt. Whenever we travel I look for Holy Cards and booklets in Spanish. One time a set of 4 booklets were of lives of the saints, although I don’t know spanish, I could pick out my favorite saints in each book and send a note mentioning that.

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By: Rebecca O'Keefehttp://blog.unbound.org/2012/09/12/18-small-gift-ideas-to-send-in-your-christmas-card/#comment-3447 Mon, 15 Oct 2012 14:14:36 +0000 http://blog.cfcausa.org/?p=11555#comment-3447 My family and I have been mailing packages to our kids in the Philippines for many years, so I thought I would comment on this. I purchase a 8.5 in x 11.25 in Scotch plastic bubble mailer envelope. It rains a lot in the Philippines, so I think the plastic is best. I have recently purchased a mail scale at my post office, but for many years I did not have a scale. I would purchase small items (candy, toys, pictures, letters, etc) and place them in the envelopes. (The best place to look for small gifts is the party section of a department store – lots of fun things there). I would go to the post office BEFORE I wanted to mail the packages and ask for several customs forms for the Philippines so I could fill them out at home. I would write a letter and put the CFCA sticker at the top and place it in the package. When I would take the packages back to the post office, I would leave them open and have the post office weigh each one, explaining that they cannot weigh more than 1 lb. If a package was over a lb, I would remove something until it was a lb. (go when the post office is not busy, it takes a little time). Having the customs forms filled out ahead of time is a good idea. After the package is a lb, I seal it up and go to the next one. 1 lb costs somewhere between $9 and $11 to the Philippines from St. Louis MO. I have always received a letter confirming that our kids received the packages. They LOVE them. It is so much fun to hear back from the kids after they have received a package from us. I hope this helps anyone mailing packages to their sponsored friends!

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By: Veronicahttp://blog.unbound.org/2012/09/12/18-small-gift-ideas-to-send-in-your-christmas-card/#comment-3446 Thu, 20 Sep 2012 14:43:46 +0000 http://blog.cfcausa.org/?p=11555#comment-3446 Judy, thanks so much for your question! I would recommend mailing the items separately. That way your package won’t fall outside the recommended guidelines. Good luck!
~ Veronica

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By: Veronicahttp://blog.unbound.org/2012/09/12/18-small-gift-ideas-to-send-in-your-christmas-card/#comment-3445 Thu, 20 Sep 2012 14:43:18 +0000 http://blog.cfcausa.org/?p=11555#comment-3445 Thanks so much for your question, Lisa Marie. I know many other sponsors feel the same way. I suggest including a note with your letter that reads, “Please let me know if you received the coloring book and colored pencils I sent along with this letter.”

I also suggest placing the item in a small Ziploc bag, and attaching a label to the outside of the bag. The label should include your friend’s Child ID number and your CFCA ID number.

Check out this blog post for more mailing tips: “Sending a package to your sponsored friend? Read this before you do!”

~Veronica

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By: Veronicahttp://blog.unbound.org/2012/09/12/18-small-gift-ideas-to-send-in-your-christmas-card/#comment-3444 Thu, 20 Sep 2012 14:42:37 +0000 http://blog.cfcausa.org/?p=11555#comment-3444 I wouldnít recommend sending any type of edible item through the mail, especially candies and chocolates, because these can melt during delivery. Some of our projects are located in very warm, tropical areas and any liquid, gels or edible items will most likely be melted or unusable once they arrive to your child. Check out this post about the three best (and worst) gifts to send to your sponsored friend! Thanks again! – Veronica

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By: Veronicahttp://blog.unbound.org/2012/09/12/18-small-gift-ideas-to-send-in-your-christmas-card/#comment-3443 Thu, 20 Sep 2012 14:37:57 +0000 http://blog.cfcausa.org/?p=11555#comment-3443 A college T-shirt is a great idea! Thanks, CJ! – Veronica

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By: Veronicahttp://blog.unbound.org/2012/09/12/18-small-gift-ideas-to-send-in-your-christmas-card/#comment-3442 Thu, 20 Sep 2012 14:36:55 +0000 http://blog.cfcausa.org/?p=11555#comment-3442 Thanks for your questions, Pat and Beverly! Here are some ideas for teenage girls: hair bands, pocket mirror, small make-up bag and stationery. You can never go wrong with a journal! Good luck!
– Veronica

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By: Veronicahttp://blog.unbound.org/2012/09/12/18-small-gift-ideas-to-send-in-your-christmas-card/#comment-3441 Thu, 20 Sep 2012 14:36:05 +0000 http://blog.cfcausa.org/?p=11555#comment-3441 Thanks for your question, Ruth! You most certainly can send items to your sponsored aging friendís grandson. Just make sure to specify that the item is for the grandson. Thanks! – Veronica

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By: Nelsonhttp://blog.unbound.org/2012/09/12/18-small-gift-ideas-to-send-in-your-christmas-card/#comment-3440 Thu, 20 Sep 2012 14:02:04 +0000 http://blog.cfcausa.org/?p=11555#comment-3440 Judy, the best thing to do to ensure delivery is keep the package within the guidelines. There are so many great ideas posted here. Maybe try sending no more than 1-2 small things at a time to keep the envelope thin and lightweight. Good luck!

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By: Toni Guidicehttp://blog.unbound.org/2012/09/12/18-small-gift-ideas-to-send-in-your-christmas-card/#comment-3439 Thu, 20 Sep 2012 04:26:03 +0000 http://blog.cfcausa.org/?p=11555#comment-3439 My kids love pop-up cards. Barnes &
Noble has beautiful ones each year. I’ve even slide a small candy cane in there. Flat chocolate bars work, too. Nothing says love like chocolate!

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By: June Leichthttp://blog.unbound.org/2012/09/12/18-small-gift-ideas-to-send-in-your-christmas-card/#comment-3438 Thu, 20 Sep 2012 01:51:50 +0000 http://blog.cfcausa.org/?p=11555#comment-3438 We have sent various items through the years, such as; match box cars, small lotions and lip balm, emery boards, small artist kit with paints, kitchen towels, wash clothes, balloons, small packages of candy or gum, pencils and sharpeners, small books, playing cards or small travel games, tote bags that can fold up, we also pick up trinkets and post cards from our travels. We have sent rosaries and prayer books and cards as well. We have our eyes open all year long for birthdays and Christmas, so we don’t go in panic mode looking for stuff to send in November. It is so much fun when we spot something cool to send, we get six of the same thing sometimes because we sponsor four children and two aging. Some gifts are ageless.

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By: CJhttp://blog.unbound.org/2012/09/12/18-small-gift-ideas-to-send-in-your-christmas-card/#comment-3437 Thu, 20 Sep 2012 01:37:32 +0000 http://blog.cfcausa.org/?p=11555#comment-3437 We sponsor a college age boy. Would a college t-shirt be an acceptable gift?

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By: JUDY FiNNEYhttp://blog.unbound.org/2012/09/12/18-small-gift-ideas-to-send-in-your-christmas-card/#comment-3436 Wed, 19 Sep 2012 22:46:10 +0000 http://blog.cfcausa.org/?p=11555#comment-3436 How do you get those things in a 9×12 envelope that can only be 1″ thick?

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By: Cindy Cliftonhttp://blog.unbound.org/2012/09/12/18-small-gift-ideas-to-send-in-your-christmas-card/#comment-3435 Wed, 19 Sep 2012 22:25:53 +0000 http://blog.cfcausa.org/?p=11555#comment-3435 My elderly person lives in Venezuela. I sent a Spanish prayer book – pocket size – but never heard if it was received either. Are laws in Venezuela more strict than in other countries? Shall I just forget sending her anything – just the birthday/Christmas extra contribution through the program?

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By: Kerryhttp://blog.unbound.org/2012/09/12/18-small-gift-ideas-to-send-in-your-christmas-card/#comment-3434 Wed, 19 Sep 2012 21:47:07 +0000 http://blog.cfcausa.org/?p=11555#comment-3434 I have the same concern as to whether the children actually receive the gifts. One one occasion I had indicated a gift was enclosed and a follow-up letter from him said he never received it. I do frequently get letters indicating the gifts have been received but not always. My sponsored children are teenagers now and I sent them a Spanish-American dictionery that they enjoyed. I have also sent bags, barrettes, t-shirts, and coloring pencils. I would reiterate that most of all they enjoy letters!

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By: Lisa Mariehttp://blog.unbound.org/2012/09/12/18-small-gift-ideas-to-send-in-your-christmas-card/#comment-3433 Wed, 19 Sep 2012 20:27:16 +0000 http://blog.cfcausa.org/?p=11555#comment-3433 How can one be certain that items are being received? We have sent small coloring books and stickers but have not heard whether or not they were received. We get letters from our sponsored child’s mother — because the child is only 4yrs — and she sends pictures that our child has colored for us, but no mention of receiving items sent. I would like to continue to send more personal items, but I worry that they aren’t being received.

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By: Ruthhttp://blog.unbound.org/2012/09/12/18-small-gift-ideas-to-send-in-your-christmas-card/#comment-3432 Wed, 19 Sep 2012 20:13:38 +0000 http://blog.cfcausa.org/?p=11555#comment-3432 I now sponsor an elderly woman whose grandsons write letters for her. Does anyone ever send gifts for an elderly person’s children or grandchildren?

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By: Ruthhttp://blog.unbound.org/2012/09/12/18-small-gift-ideas-to-send-in-your-christmas-card/#comment-3431 Wed, 19 Sep 2012 20:11:54 +0000 http://blog.cfcausa.org/?p=11555#comment-3431 Pat, as one of my sponsored friends was becoming a teenager, I noticed from her photos that she had pierced ears, so sent inexpensive earrings or bracelets or a girly visor. A boy or girl might like a baseball cap.

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By: Jim and Elizabeth Moncherhttp://blog.unbound.org/2012/09/12/18-small-gift-ideas-to-send-in-your-christmas-card/#comment-3430 Wed, 19 Sep 2012 19:41:49 +0000 http://blog.cfcausa.org/?p=11555#comment-3430 I have also sent holiday decoration. We also have a college age girl and I also have pretty much run out of ideas. I do also send candy (not chocolate) tooties rolls, hard candy, etc. I also try to send a small token gift for her younger sister(high school) younger brother (grade school)

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By: Beverlyhttp://blog.unbound.org/2012/09/12/18-small-gift-ideas-to-send-in-your-christmas-card/#comment-3429 Wed, 19 Sep 2012 18:24:01 +0000 http://blog.cfcausa.org/?p=11555#comment-3429 Me too, our child is 17 now, running out of gift ideas to send her…sudoku, thanks, great idea, any others?

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By: Lenore DeMarcohttp://blog.unbound.org/2012/09/12/18-small-gift-ideas-to-send-in-your-christmas-card/#comment-3428 Wed, 19 Sep 2012 16:29:00 +0000 http://blog.cfcausa.org/?p=11555#comment-3428 I sent a map to our little guy in El Salvador. I drew an arrow to where he lives and to where we live. He had met our grandaughter so I marked her home as well. I got the nicest letter in return. He pinned it to the wall and he really loved getting it.

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By: Pat Thompsonhttp://blog.unbound.org/2012/09/12/18-small-gift-ideas-to-send-in-your-christmas-card/#comment-3427 Wed, 19 Sep 2012 16:14:13 +0000 http://blog.cfcausa.org/?p=11555#comment-3427 I send my little ‘kids’ stickers–they seem to love them. Just got some that are the alphabet, which will be a bit more educational. I receive many wildlife calendars so send those-more for the animals represented than the calendar. harder to select for is the teenage girl I sponsor. Any ideas?

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By: JUDY fINNEYhttp://blog.unbound.org/2012/09/12/18-small-gift-ideas-to-send-in-your-christmas-card/#comment-3426 Tue, 18 Sep 2012 19:55:54 +0000 http://blog.cfcausa.org/?p=11555#comment-3426 HOW WERE YOU AB;E TO GET ALL THOSE THINGS IN A 9X12 ENVELOPE.I DONT’IND PAYING THE FEES TO MAIL THINGS, BUT WILL THE CHILDREN GET THEM.
PLEASE LET ME KNOW AS I WOULD LOVE TO MAIL ALL OF THESE THINGS.

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By: Jamie Jeffersonhttp://blog.unbound.org/2012/09/12/18-small-gift-ideas-to-send-in-your-christmas-card/#comment-3425 Sun, 16 Sep 2012 11:44:58 +0000 http://blog.cfcausa.org/?p=11555#comment-3425 Love these ideas, especially the personalized ideas, like photos or drawings. You can find inexpensive little journals and other items in the dollar section of Target, as well. World Market has some great finds, too, as you mention.

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By: Kathy Maderhttp://blog.unbound.org/2012/09/12/18-small-gift-ideas-to-send-in-your-christmas-card/#comment-3424 Fri, 14 Sep 2012 22:26:56 +0000 http://blog.cfcausa.org/?p=11555#comment-3424 There are some great ideas, things I did not think of when my child was younger. Other things could be all occasion cards – I do some stamping of cards and send them or make stationery with something stamped on it. I like the idea of stories translated!

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By: Lynne Goodhttp://blog.unbound.org/2012/09/12/18-small-gift-ideas-to-send-in-your-christmas-card/#comment-3423 Fri, 14 Sep 2012 13:12:54 +0000 http://blog.cfcausa.org/?p=11555#comment-3423 For an elderly person: band aids, flat samples of any toiletries, alcohol wipes,
translated news stories about their country,possibly with color photos from the internet, a thin pair of socks.

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