Theme: We Remember
The theme of this month’s Six Box is “We Remember” in honor of Memorial Day, which we celebrate in May. Memorial Day takes on a deeper and more intense meaning as a military spouse, doesn’t it? We know more about the fear and pain of deployment, of wondering if this will be your last kiss, of falling asleep clutching your phone, hoping for that text that says “I’m okay.”
But as military spouses, we also tend to have a more personal connection to those service members who have given their lives for our country. Whether you personally know a Gold Star spouse, or you have lost friends or family members yourself, you know that Memorial Day is so much more than a chance to BBQ and take time off from work. It’s an intentional day set aside to remember and honor those service members who have sacrificed their lives for our country.
To that end, we have filled this Six Box with items that are all about remembering - whether through reminiscent scents, symbolic jewelry, or quiet moments with your coffee, journal, and biscotti.
We also encourage you to do something even more practical this month as an act of remembrance: participate in the wear blue: run to remember Memorial Day run by pledging to commit your miles. More info here: http://www.wearblueruntoremember.org/memorial-day/
Here's what's in the May 2017 Six Box:
Honeysuckle and Gardenia Shea Butter Soap
This handcrafted bar is creamy, floral, fresh, and full of beautiful yellow calendula petals. We love this beautifully-scented soap because it makes us think of slow, relaxing days and quality time with the ones we love - two things that we treasure even more as military spouses, with deeper appreciation for how precious our loved ones’ lives are. From Los Angeles-based bath and beauty brand Pretty and Perky.
Lime and Ginger Olive Oil Loofah Soap
This soap is tart, juicy, with a touch of sweet and spicy ginger. This scent is fresh, clean, and will make you feel like you just cut into a fresh lime. It also has a slice of natural loofah embedded all the way through, making this the ultimate bar for exfoliating showers.
Sterling Silver Infinity Earrings
We adore these simple, elegant earrings from milspouse-owned jewelry company Kallie & Co. Wear them as a reminder of the infinite worth of the lives that have been lost for our country, as well as the worth of your service member‘s sacrifices - and your own.
Nonni's Cioccolati Biscotti is made with real eggs and butter, making them rich in flavor, light and crunchy in texture, and delicately sweet. Set aside time for a quiet moment this month and enjoy these biscotti dipped in your coffee or tea. Note: they are very crispy and hard until you dip them in your coffee, and then they are melt-in-your-mouth perfection!
“Home of the Free” Print
America is the land of the free in many ways because of the incredible sacrifices of our brave service members. Hang this print somewhere in your home as a reminder this month of the many service members who have sacrificed their lives for our country.
May 2017 Journal
Use the May journal as an opportunity to reflect on the meaning of Memorial Day and the unique role military spouses can play in remembering and honoring those sacrifices.