It can be hard for me to find the energy and motivation to celebrate life’s milestones while my spouse is deployed. But when I dig past the exhaustion, the loneliness and (to be honest) the guilt of celebrating while my loved one is deployed. I remember that finding joy in life’s milestones (big and small) is essential for those of us who are determined not to wish away the days during deployment.
This month Brave Crate is celebrating two full years of counting down deployments with military spouses around the country, and we’re taking our own advice by making intentional time to honor the moment with our Celebrate themed box . This months box includes some of our favorite brands featured in Brave Crate throughout the past year.
So go ahead- celebrate that milestone! Whether it’s a birthday, a holiday, an accomplishment or just a good day- I hope that everything inside this months Brave Crate inspires you to make this months deployment countdown truly count.
– Becky Hoy | Founder, Brave Crate
BRAVE Keychain by Gutsy Goodness
We believe that encouragement and inspiration can make all the difference when you’re counting down deployment- and keeping daily reminders of your own strength close at hand is KEY (see what we did there!?) This gorgeous pendant has a vintage-style cream background, overlaid and sealed with a glass bezel. It is embellished with rustic bronze-finish elegant metal charms and glass beads for a beautiful daily reminder of what you’re made of!
Care Package Recorder by Paper Paisley
Add your own voice to any care package! Record a 20 second personal message and simply attach your voice recorder to the inside of your box. When your loved one opens it up they’ll hear your recording. Such a special surprise that allows you to truly say “I love you” from across the miles.
Portable Phone Charger
Pro tip: don’t come between a military spouse and her cell phone when she has a deployed spouse! Say goodbye to missed calls from your loved one even when you’re on the go with this universal & portable phone charger. This was a FAN FAVORITE for it’s tiny design and metallic colors, making it easy to keep (and find) in your bag of any size!
Homecoming Candle by Freedom Found Co
Milspouse Owned & American Made! Don’t wait all deployment to celbrate- just light up your HOMECOMING candle from Freedom Found Co!! Bringing you immediate joy with scents of pink champagne, pure bliss and first kisses! Listen to the wooden wick crackle while this beautiful candle reminds you that homecoming IS coming!!
Strawberry & Cream Smashcrispy by Smashmallow
You can’t celebrate without a treat!! We’ve LOVED their smashmallow marshmallows and we’re inviting you to toast to 2 years of deployment countdowns with this delicious treat. Freshly picked strawberries, red and ripe, paired with creamy, dreamy goodness. It’s a flavor smash up. A burst of joy and a blast of juicy that hits the sweet spot every time.
Pedi-Buffer by Spongelle
Deployment countdowns require some self care- and we’ve LOVED Spongelle this year because they make it SIMPLE! Countdown craziness got you too busy for a pre-summer pedi? No problem! Formulated just for your feet, this buffer has a unique textured side that gently whisks away dry skin while cleansing, so feet are soft and silky.