For spouses that will not be able to celebrate Valentine’s Day with their husbands or wives serving in the military overseas, it can be a sad and trying time for them to celebrate a holiday that is centered on being together as a couple. While the romance of Valentine’s between lovers is captured in Cupid's enchantment, to be "captured" unfortunately means that the lovers need to present face-to-face. Though their military portraits are hanging on the walls, they’re faces are present in past family pictures, you can hear their voice on the phone, and see them on Skype -- they’re not physically there. It’s a painstakingly truthful scenario that loved ones at home face when their brave soldier is fighting overseas during Valentines, but there is an optimistic alternative to "combat" the Valentine’s Day blues.
Show your brave soldier that you know how important they are to you and to the United States of America for Valentine’s Day. Send them unique military gifts that are unique to themselves and their military profession, like a Marine’s Semper Fi emblem blanket and pillow to keep them warm at night. Or an Air Force aluminum water canteen to help them stay hydrated during the endless days and nights. Valentine’s Day gifts like these that cater to their basic needs and illustrate their identity is one of the many ways that you can show how special they are – and how much you love them.
Another way to show your special soldier how much you love them on Valentine’s Day is to send them beautifully cooked goodies. You can make or order personalized Valentine’s Day themed cookies, which are certainly much better (and probably much tastier) than the peaked and pinched military deserts that they are served on a daily basis! If you’d rather send a meal than desserts, try a Valentine’s Day theme. For example, you could make an exquisite pasta dish with red sauce and heart-shaped meatballs, or a heart-shaped quiche with red wine. If you want to get really creative, send them their special dish with a personalized military keepsake plate, where they can enjoy their meal while using their plate!
You might also opt to simply send a personalized Valentine’s Day card with a gift certificate to an online personalized gifts store, where they can find a huge array of gifts and other personalized military gifts in the comfort of their own space and time -- just so you know that your soldier will get exactly what he or she wants. The ideas are endless, much like the endless, eternal love that you want to share with your special soldier.
To the men and women serving in the military overseas, the people of the United States commemorate your hard work and wish you and your sweetheart a happy Valentine’s Day!