December 2019 Brave Crate: Comfort & Joy

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December 2019 Brave Crate

During deployment countdowns it can be easy to wish that this last month of the year would just completely pass us by. For so many it marks yet another missed holiday with our deployed loved one. While everyone around us celebrates it can be a difficult reminder of the struggle our families face in this season of separation.

No matter how hard we may wish, there’s no avoiding this special time of year. And in the midst of the struggle we also find the friends, the family, the cheer, the tradition- they’re all a reality of this month in our countdown and can add beauty to a difficult moment. Instead of trying to ignore the end-of-year cheer, this month the Brave Crate community is embracing the moment and focusing on finding our own kind of Comfort & Joy.

It may look a little bit different, but with the right approach we can choose to create moments of comfort and opportunities for joy that fit for us while we’re counting down deployment. I hope everything inside of this months Brave Crate inspires you to make this last month of the year into one filled with cheer.

– Becky Hoy
Founder, Brave Crate

December 2019 Brave Crate Body Buffer

Lavender Vanilla Body Buffer by Spongelle

Turn your daily shower time into a full-on cozy experience. This luxurious body buffer has a built-in body wash to cleanse, exfoliate, massage and hydrate your skin. Let the notes of uplifting sheer orange flower, calming lavender and soothing vanilla wash away the stress of any tough deployment day.

December 2019 Brave Crate tea towel

Choose Joy Tea Towel by Sweet Southern

FACT: deployment countdowns means you’re doing ALL the chores. So, why not add some joy!? Whether you’re cleaning off the counter or drying the dishes, this tea towel is your everyday reminder to choose joy, even in the midst of this difficult season.

December 2019 Brave Crate Brownie Brittle

Chocolate Chip Brownie Brittle by Sheila G

Few things fill my heart with as much joy as getting my FAVORITE of anything. Like getting to enjoy my FAVORITE part of the brownies… those crispy edges! The crispy crunch and chocolately goodness of these Chocolate Chip Brownie Brittle pieces means that this treat is a bag FILLED with joy.

December 2019 Brave Crate Care Package Kti

Care Package Kit by Countdowns & Cupcakes

Share the joy and send it to someone you love!! This winter-themed (and very “punny”) kit is the perfect decoration AND inspiration for your next care package. Simply add the custom designed flaps to your medium flat-rate box and fill it with your care package favorites!

December 2019 Brave Crate Beanie

Cable Knit Beanie by Riah Fashion

Embrace pure comfort on chilly winter days with a thick cable-knit beanie! It’s hard to decide whether we’re more in love with the chunky knit design or the super comfy fleece lining. With the perfect tone of off-white, this beanie is ready to pair with any of your favorite winter outfits.

December 2019 Brave Crate Candle

Vanilla Sugarcane Candle by Madeline Elizabeth

Create that perfect cozy and comfortable winter moment with this gorgeous slow burning soy candle. Combining the clean hints of island sugarcane and vanilla this scent is naturally sweet and absolutely comfy. The cool blue design fits perfectly with holiday decorations of all kinds, and can also sit perfectly with your every day decor.

December 2019 Brave Crate Online Training


Ready to leave behind the Care Package craziness!?
Join Rachel McQuiston for the Care Package tutorial of your dreams!

Rachel is the owner and chief care package maker at Countdowns and Cupcakes, where thoughtful care package décor helps connect families separated by duty and distance. She also makes care packages fun and easy again with her signature Care Package Boot Camp, a course that shares all the best tricks and secrets from the pros

This month, Rachel joins us for a live online training where she’ll share her best-kept secrets for care package success-made-simple! She’ll help us get creative, save money and even fill out those customs forms! Let’s dream, plan, shop and save on our next care packages with personalized training from the expert so that we can go from empty-box to Pinterest-perfect!

Love everything in this Brave Crate!?