Yes, I realize it's June and not October. But when you're a Compassion sponsor/correspondent, you tend to think 3-4 months ahead in terms of birthdays, because that's usually how long it takes for birthday cards to reach your Compassion child.
Five out of the eight members of my Compassion family have birthdays in October! So I figured I'd write their cards tonight and get them on the way, just to make sure they arrive in time. Normally I really struggle with what to write and send with the birthday cards, but this year I made a special collage for each child/teen and I think they turned out pretty well! I am sharing all of them here in the hopes that I might inspire you to do something creative for future birthday cards!