Q: Why do I receive Thank You letters for the Birthday card I sent and the Birthday gift at different times?
A: Birthday cards are sent direct to the country where your child lives and these will be replied to as soon as they are translated and given to the child. A birthday gift sent through your national office will be processed and forwarded to the appropriate country at the end of the month and a gift will be bought for your child. While many sponsors do send both a card and money for a gift, some may only send a card and others may only send money for a gift to be bought. The offices in Guatemala and Albania do not wait for a monetary gift before sending the ‘Thank You’ for the card in case there isn’t one.