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Last year we wrote the blog post, “25 ways to embrace Valentines Day when your spouse is deployed.” You may not know that most of us here at The Signature Group are military spouses and have experienced our fair share of holidays and milestones away from our significant others. We know all too well what dates like Valentine’s Day can do to even the strongest of us. We also know that most military spouses would rather thrive through deployment than rest in the loneliness.
While nothing can replace your best friend, here are our tips and tricks for filling your heart and making it through Valentine’s Day while your spouse or significant other is deployed.
#1. Embrace Galentine’s Day.
Get your gals together and make it a day about the girls. Check out this blog post for local girls night ideas. Get those fellow military spouses and single ladies together who deserve to feel loved and cherished just as much as you!
#2. Volunteer to babysit.
Do you know a couple who is actually together for Valentine’s Day? I know, shocking! For some couples this is few and far between. Volunteer to babysit for them so that they can have some alone time. You will feel great about doing your good deed for the day and they will remember your generosity in the future when you are in need.
#3. Take the day to love yourself.
Whatever this means for you, whether it is to buy fresh flowers for the house, get your nails done, take a float at Floating Shanti, or to order everything off the Chinese takeout menu—spoil yourself a little bit and relax. If you’re looking to get a cocktail, here are some local suggestions.
#4. Send your SO a super themed Valentines Day care package.
You may be the type to go all out or to simply fill the box with their favorite protein powder and snack bars. Whatever kind of care package sending spouse you are, a box from home is a great way to make your partner feel loved and to keep you busy. You could bake cookies with the kiddos, write cards, tell them all the reasons you love them, respect them, and miss them, and even send them some photos of yourself and the family.
#5. Get out and move.
One of the best ways to boost your spirits (and your endorphins), is to move your body! Get out of the house or the office to get some fresh air and a little exercise. Check out this blog post of local trails and hiking spots if you want to get out of your neighborhood. If you want to bring your favorite fur friend, here are some suggestions for dog friendly activities in the area.
Whatever you do this Valentine’s Day, we hope that you feel loved and cherished, and that you are able to help others feel the same. Thank you for your sacrifice and may you and your service member be blessed this year!
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