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Feb 4, 2019 1:06:41 PM

5 ways to celebrate military service members on Valentine's Day

Brighten your favorite service member's Valentine's Day with these gift ideas!

ddeaf54ddd3100c2a8e0f0cc6fc4dba4-11) Send a care package

Military deployments can be difficult, but care packages are one way to bring a smile to a service members face. Care packages are a thoughtful way to provide your service member with a taste of home, no matter how far away. A personalized card followed by photos and sweet treats including brownies, cookies and a favorite candy are all great ideas. 



Beautiful bouquet with pink roses - isolated over white

2) Send flowers

Flowers are always a nice touch! Sending your favorite service member their favorite bouquet doesn't have to break the bank! Many flower delivery services including 1-800 Flowers and FromYouFlowers offer military discounts.




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Thoughtful jewelry is always a nice Valentine's Day gift! Many jewelers offer a 10% discount to military including Helzberg Diamonds, Tiffany & Co. and Arthur's Jewelers.

4) Send an e-Card

Hallmark has a great selection of romantic, sweet cute and funny Valentine's Day e-cards. Check them out here!




51D0zWxpPWL5) With tools & hardware

Service members receive 10% off their purchase at Home Depot or Lowe’s when you show a valid military ID or veteran ID.




HQ-2020-candleAnd for a bonus:

Create a wonderful atmosphere with candles! Yankee Candle has a military discount program 10% off for active and retired military on every purchase.



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