Use this cheat-sheet to write the best letters

Never get another brain cramp when trying to decide what to write to your sponsored child. Just fill in the blanks below. Then use the results to kick-start future letters.

  • My biggest dream for you is __________.
  • My favorite activity as a kid was __________.
  • My favorite teacher was __________ because __________.
  • As a kid, I admired __________ because __________.
  • My parents chose my name because __________.
  • My favorite part of school was__________.
  • I like where I live because __________.
  • My favorite holiday is __________.
  • My favorite smell is __________.
  • My favorite book is __________.
  • My favorite part of being your sponsor is __________.
  • When I get discouraged, I __________.
  • My favorite animal is a __________ because __________.
  • When I was a kid, I was really good at __________.
  • My favorite vegetable is __________.
  • A secret no one else knows about me is __________.
  • My nickname growing up was __________.

Feeling inspired yet?

Write your child now!

P.S. It’s totally okay to write mini letters! Short notes, in fact, are easier for kids to understand. Besides, a little encouragement goes a long way. So make sure to tell your child you’re rooting for her!


Aug 20, 2017

Thanks for these ideas! Sometimes its hard to think about what to write that my child would understand and could relate to.

Nov 23, 2017

This is incredibly helpful and I thank you so much!

Jan 24, 2018

Thank you Ashley and Gina. This was such a great help! Love to see more of your works.

Jun 10, 2018

This is exactly what I needed! Thank you for this!

Sep 21, 2018

Thank you for these wonderful ideas. Lately, I have found myself running out of things to say.

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