Tag: Christmas

Christmas
Dec 24 2014

Christmas around the world

From all of the Unbound communities around the world, we wish you a very merry Christmas.

Christmas parties for sponsored friends and their families are made possible through donations to the Christmas Fund. Donate today.

Christmas cards
Dec 10 2014

The journey of a Christmas card

Christmas cards

Christmas cards made by sponsored children in Venezuela.

By Larry Livingston, senior writer/editor

This month, in cities and towns all over the U.S., Unbound sponsors will be receiving Christmas cards from their sponsored friends. A small expression of cheer, gratitude and creativity, these cards have become a cherished Unbound tradition. But what sponsors may not realize is that when their card arrives in their homes it is at the end of a very long journey.

In most of our 21 countries, the process of creating Christmas cards begins in the summer. Following a few practical guidelines set by the Kansas office, the various project staffs form their individual plans. Some will create themes or design templates, while others set wider parameters that allow for more personal creativity.

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Christmas 2013
Dec 25 2013

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas from everyone at CFCA! Our office may be closed, but we’re sending you lots of Christmas cheer. As you spend time with your families, we hope you enjoy this Christmas video from El Salvador.

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Sponsored children in Guatemala
Dec 23 2013

4 ways to encourage kids to be more generous

CFCA sponsored child Damaris and her sister at a CFCA Christmas celebration.

Unbound sponsored child Damaris and her sister at an Unbound Christmas celebration.

By Veronica Batton, Unbound writer/editor

A few weeks ago, my older sister shared a photo on her Facebook page of my 5-year-old niece scrubbing the toilet in footie pajamas. As I scrolled through the comments I read that my niece was doing household chores to raise money for a Christmas gift to give to charity.

I thought it was a great idea. With tablets, smartphones, television and the Internet blaring ads for toys and sales, it can be easy to get distracted and stuck in the world of “me.”

Here’s a list of helpful hints to squelch those “I want” moments.

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Dec 2 2013

Meet the artists of CFCA’s 2013 Christmas cards: Kenya

Newton, 23, Kenya

Newton, 23, Kenya


Newton is the final artist featured from our 2013 Christmas Cards. He is a student in Kenya and is working hard to achieve his goals.
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Nov 13 2013

Meet the artists of CFCA’s 2013 Christmas cards: Guatemala

Lisbeth, 13, Guatemala

Lisbeth, 13, Guatemala

Lisbeth and Fredy are the two artists from Guatemala whose artwork was chosen for CFCA’s 2013 Christmas cards.
Both are proud of their heritage. Read more to find out how they included that heritage in their card designs.

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Members of the Maasai tribe in Kenya
Oct 24 2013

{Pretty, happy, funny, real} in Africa

~ Capturing the context of contentment in everyday life ~

Every Thursday the Like Mother, Like Daughter blog invites bloggers to post four pictures – pretty, happy, funny and real – and give a little context for each picture.

So here’s {phfr} in Africa on the CFCA blog.


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Oct 21 2013

Meet the artists of CFCA’s 2013 Christmas cards: El Salvador

Nery, 8, El Salvador

Nery, 8, El Salvador

Several sponsored children from around the world provided artwork for CFCA’s 2013 Christmas cards. Meet Nery and Luis from El Salvador, two of our artists.

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Oct 9 2013

Meet the artists of CFCA’s 2013 Christmas cards: Uganda and India

Richard, 22, Uganda

Richard, 22, from Uganda

Richard, 22, from Uganda is one of the artists who contributed work for CFCA’s 2013 Christmas cards. Richard is pursuing a degree in development studies. He dreams of using his management skills to help his community in the areas of planning and sustainable development.

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