By Steve Taylor, CFCA sponsor
Previous blog posts have provided great suggestions (try 18 small gift ideas to send in your Christmas card), and I wanted to add a couple more.
1) Hello USA book series
We wanted a way to describe our home state of Virginia.
I was lucky enough to find the perfect book: Virginia, Hello USA. It is written at a level that anyone would enjoy. The books are for young children ages 2 and older.
Even for sponsored friends who don’t speak English, there are enough scenic pictures and maps to highlight our respective states.
The Hello USA series has books for most every state. The paperback sells for approximately $6.95 and fits in a 9 by 12 envelope, the recommended size for any gifts sent to sponsored children.
I found the book at a local store, and I’m sure you can find it at local bookstores or online. Check it out.
2) USA map
Being retired military, the first thing that came to mind was a United States map highlighting the various locations where we have lived.
It also provided a resource for our sponsored friends to refer to when we mention other locations.