Sunday, February 7, 2021

Valentine's Day When Your Spouse Is Deployed

 It's not always easy when your spouse is deployed during a holiday. Especially Valentine's Day when it's all about love and the one you love is not around. But I've survived many Valentine's Days without my husband. Here's some ideas to make it a great day:




1. Have a Facetime date if you can. Sometimes the connection isn't always the greatest though. But try to set up a time so you can see your spouse. Even if the screen does freeze. 


2. Send a Valentine's Day themed package. I did this for my husband. You can find a lot of fun stuff at the dollar spot at Target. Or go to the Dollar General. 


3. Pick up treats for yourself and binge watch a favorite show. You don't need a partner to have a good time. I plan on buying some fancy cupcakes, putting on Real Housewives, and having a wonderful evening. 


4. Remember that all the chocolate will be 50% off the next day so you can stock up. I love to do this! Pick up extras and send them to your spouse if they are also a choco-holic. Even if they don't like it, send some anyway so he or she can pass them out to the other soldiers stationed with them to help brighten up their day. 


Honestly, Valentine's Day is not a huge deal here. But I did appreciate the card my husband sent me. Also, I totally picked up this donut from Duck's Donuts. 


Do you have any Valentine's Day plans? 

29 comments:

  1. I won't be spending V day with my partner either and whilst that sucks, there are ways to make the day better. Indeed, I'm looking forward for the 50% chocolates the next day.

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  2. It is so smart to wait one day and everything is so much cheaper. I give you a lot of credit for always looking on the bright side of aa tough situation

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  3. We're not big on Valentine's Day either but love to treat ourselves to something special regularly. And yes to all the discounted chocolates!

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  4. However, it is certainly an excellent time to take advantage and be together, enjoy the time available and enjoy each other.

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  5. I can so relate to this. My husband in the past working in the restaurant bussiness so he would not be home that day.

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  6. I'm lucky in that my husband will be home. He isn't at all romantic though so if we do anything I'll have to make a meal or order something in.

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  7. I’m so sorry you will be alone on the love holiday. Being from a military family myself I know what you are going through.

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  8. It’s so important to treat yourself. Thanks for sharing these tips.

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  9. These are really nice and thoughtful gifts. Even though I don't have to worry about my husband being deployed receiving a Valentines Day themes package would uplift anyone's mood. Thanks for posting!

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  10. These are such great ideas to spend valentines! I am planing to spend the day binge watching a show too. ;)

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  11. Thank God there's an option like Facetime now. Valentine's day way back 1990's seems so so sad for LDRs.

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  12. Such a Valentine's Day must be hard then! It's still wonderful that you have someone to celebrate it with, even if he is a soldier. :)

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  13. This is such a lovely post and will be so helpful for a few of my colleagues who have partners deployed at the moment. I know things can be hard for them when times are good, never mind now during COVID.

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  14. It's going to be a quarantine-style Valentine's Day this year but I'm looking forward to the food and of course chocolates, and presents maybe? :) -LYNNDEE

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  15. Great ideas! A Face Time call and a good show is so perfect for Valentine's Day alone.

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  16. Nice idea, a face time call is the best gift to give to every deployed loved ones.

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  17. Wow! That donut is super cute. You are so right Valentines Day can be pretty tough when the one you love is not around. This is especially true this year with the pandemic and social distancing.

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  18. Facetime is a good idea... Things are hard, my brother is deployed too so I also can understand how my sis in law may feel!

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  19. Sorry to know, hope you get to enjoy your day with all of your wonderful ideas. Especially the tip of chocolates being half price next day. Happy V- day!

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  20. Mama Maggie's KitchenFebruary 9, 2021 at 12:08 PM

    These are really great tips for those who are celebrating Valentine's Day without their loved ones. Thanks for sharing.

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  21. I am not in couple this year, so I will not celebrate V day

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  22. These are some really good ideas. I know it can be hard not spending time with loved ones on days like this. It's nice to see you have some amazing ideas though.

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  23. I've never been a Valentines day person....Even when I was married, the kids and I are dressing up in Halloween Costumes and playing Just Dance.

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  24. It is good to be able to adapt to this situation and come up with alternatives. These are great ways to still enjoy the day.

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  25. I have never been into Valentine's Day, however I do imagine it is hard to have the significant other away for special celebrations

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  26. Although we don't celebrate V-day, I can imagine how painful it would be to celebrate the day without your sweetheart! You have shared some great tips here ��

    Thanks,

    Everything Enchanting

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  27. This is a nice article because these ideas can be used with spouses who work out of town or are out of town on work trips.

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  28. Awww...I cannot imagine my husband being away like that. But I guess you just have to live with that. Glad that you have things sorted out, especially the stocking up of chocolates after V-Day. haha That's just so exciting!

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