We got a ton of great responses to the December edition of our “Blue Star Stories” initiative. Thanks for taking time to share your stories with us! This month’s winners are Army spouses Rebekah Corcoran and Holly Bell. Each will receive a $50 coupon to the Veterans United gear store. Here are their outstanding responses.
Of all the Yuletide traditions in my home, my favorite is our annual construction of a gingerbread house. Throughout my family’s many moves to various places and spaces, this tradition has remained. We’ve created miniature dream homes during times when we were less than thrilled with our own dwelling. By the time everyone in the [...]
Christmas can be a difficult time. With nosy relatives, a seemingly endless swath of dishes to clean and the inevitable red wine spill, it’s easy to forget the reason for all that hard work: seeing a smile on everyone’s face. If there’s a military spouse in your life you’d like to spoil (or if you’d [...]
There’s countless holiday traditions that families enjoy together, but perhaps none as creative (or adorable) as Elf on a Shelf. Recently, Elf on the Shelf has been gaining popularity as a new tradition in many more homes. According to tradition, this mischievous elf comes out every year before Christmas and checks in on little children [...]
I thought we would have a little bit of fun and wrote this light hearted piece to parody of “The 12 Days of Christmas“. I had a lot of fun writing this and I hope that you enjoy reading it! On the 1st day of Christmas, the military gave to me: PCS orders for across [...]
Being apart from your spouse during deployment is one of the difficult realities of military life. The holidays can be unfortunate reminders of their absence. But there are ways to keep your deployed spouse involved in your holiday traditions and make the season family-oriented. Here’s a look at five options:
For some spouses, the holiday season brings a reunion with their loved one. As military members come home to spend the joyous season with their families, they’ll be ready to rest and soak up the holiday spirit. At-home spouses may be eager to jump right into thick of the holidays, but returning service members often need [...]
Holidays are hard when you spend them apart from the ones you love, especially with all the traditions of Christmas. Packaging up Christmas and sending it overseas may not replace holiday times together, but it can help ease some of the emotions and maybe even be a little fun. In addition to restrictions and guidelines, USPS [...]