Send Joy, Send a Smile  

Share joy and a smile with a child living in poverty and crisis this holiday. Simply write a short message of encouragement to inspire hope and brighten their day.

  • To send an email, click here. Begin your letter with a warm welcome, such as "Dear friend," or "Hi there!"
  • Attach a hand-written letter or drawing, or type your message in the body of the email
  • Check out our list of dos and don'ts below
  • We'll send your letter to a child in our programs

    *I understand that by participating I agree to allow Save the Children to contact me by email

What to write about

Not sure what to write? Try a brief note like:

This special time of year makes me think of special friends like you!

I hope your holiday season is filled with peace and joy!

Peace and joy to you and your family this holiday season!

I’m happy to have a friend like you — have a wonderful holiday!

May all your dreams come true this holiday season!

May your holidays shine with love and laughter! 

Topics to avoid

Please avoid including the following:

  • Last names 
  • Contact information
  • Home addresses
  • Email addresses
  • Phone numbers
  • Social media accounts 
  • Culturally sensitive subjects 
  • Politics 
  • Religion

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