5.18.2009

Military Romance

Saturday, May 23rd is National Military Spouse Day and I couldn't let another day go by without doing a post for you military wives!
I have a great admiration for those who serve or have a spouse serving in the military...especially those who have spouses gone for long periods of time. They truly are the strength behind the strong. If you are a military member or spouse, you deserve an award...a really, really big one. However, all I have to offer you are some fun ideas to keep the romance alive in your relationships...even when the military may keep you apart.

Idea #1: Care Packages
Send him a few of his favorite snacks, a momento from home, and a new picture of you... This site has good tips on sending a care package.



(Red, White & You - Wouldn't these be fun to pop in a care package? I found these at my local iParty store.)

Idea #2: An Army of Love
Buy a package of green, plastic army men (usually you can find them at the dollar store, walmart, etc.) Attach little notes to each of them (do as many as you want). Each note contains why you love them or something special about them. Then, he'll have his own private army of love...which may be all the protection he needs.

Idea #3: Mail Love Coupons with a Love Letter
Don't make this one a "things are fine here, how are they there?" letter...make it a true-blue love letter! Send some love coupons with it that he can look forward to using when he gets home OR that he can use while on the phone or skype with you (think creatively on that one). I recommend my downloadable camo coupons...



Idea #4: Support Your Soldier in Style
Customizedgirl.com has a ton (63 pages, in fact) of apparel (from sexy to funny to touching) designed to show off your military spouse status. I think it's a fun way to show your support, too. Because they haven't offered me anything to recommend them, I can honestly say that I think they are a little pricey. But, you can get the idea and make your own if money is tight! Here are a few of my favorite items (that I feel comfortable sharing, anyway...)

I didn't want to post this picture, but this is actually my favorite of all. haha! I cracked up!


If bracelets are more your thing, get a load of these. They say, "Love Knows No Distance". Loving From a Distance sells them for $4.50! You can't beat that!

Idea #5: Catchy Phrases
I don't really know how to categorize this, but you never know when phrases like this may be useful....perhaps a sexy text message? Whatever the reason, I'm sure he'd love to hear (or read):

You think Iraq is hot?....just wait until you get home...
I love a man in uniform. I love him even better out of it.
Some heroes wear capes, mine wears combat boots.
I've decided to do my best in helping the economy--save a gun, bang a soldier.
My whole heart is on deployment.


Idea #6: Booty Camp
Enroll him in "Booty Camp" before he goes out or after he gets back--trust me, he'll never look at boot camp the same way again. CHECK BACK TOMMORROW for complete details on how to set up "Booty Camp"! (it's gonna be good...)

Any other suggestions are greatly welcomed...leave a comment and check the comments for other ideas left by readers.

17 comments:

Justin and Ashley Reeves said...

Awesome idea! I posted your questions answered in my blog today!

Curtis and Courtney said...

You know I definitely have a great appreciation for this post. My husband will be deploying later this year, and I now have some wonderful ideas to keep the romance while he's away.

Also, I think that while we're still with our spouses we could put together a care package for someone else. By working together, being kind, and sharing our love with another could be a fun way to feel love for each other. Plus, it always feels good when helping someone else.

...Southern Bride... said...

What fun ideas! My husband is not in the military, but it sure would be fun to implement some of the ideas, especially the Customized clothing! =)

Aubrey said...

I love it! Wish I would have had this last fall. My husband got deployed before we'd even been married a year. Thank you for the great ideas!

Anna Mae said...

thanks so much for recognizing the day! I am a military spouse... hubby is in the Navy! These are great ideas! Thank you!

megan said...

Oh this is so cute! I love the "Debrief" undies! haha! I might have to get me a pair :-)

Thanks for posting!

(army)Wife said...

I love the coupon idea! I'm definitely using it in my next care package/letter. I'm looking forward to the "Booty Camp" post.

silver star said...

I love all of these ideas! My husband hasn't been deployed yet, but I will remember these when and if that time comes.

Krista Neil said...

The clothing item you didn't post you should have, lol it was great. My hubby isn't in the military, but I al well have great respect for all that are!

J.L.S. said...

I LOVE the debrief undies. I might seriously have to get a pair... Scott's homecoming is coming up in just a couple of weeks! :)

Mallory said...

Hahaha, one of the T-shirts you have up there, I designed.

Also another great idea, boudoir photos. I am a photographer that is an Army wife. Other army wives are the reason I started my business. Check out my website.

popehillphotography.com

Honey Mommy said...

You should have posted the red panties. They were hilarious!

TwoHeartsTogether said...

I found American Flag Tootsie Rolls in the bulk section at Winco
Check it out:
http://www.twoheartstogether.com/2009/05/25/happy-memorial-day/

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*krissi* said...

My husband is Army and just deployed 2 days ago so it was awesome to see this...even if I did get to it a little late =] this will give me a chance to show him my romantic side...seems as he has been away for all 3 of our wedding anniversaries. Thanks again!!!

Krissi<3

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