Let’s Have a Red, White, and Blue Christmas

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During the holidays, when we want to be with the people we love, deployment is especially trying. With that in mind, we’ve compiled a gift guide that aims to offer a little comfort and cheer this Christmas. Whether you’re shopping for someone overseas, or missing a deployed service member, we’ve got some ideas that are sure to demonstrate your support and let them know you care.

St. Christopher

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Our St. Christopher Necklace features an etched silhouette outline of St. Christopher within a blue frame holding the prayer, “St. Christopher Protect Us.”.

Everyone loves the gift of jewelry, and it's the perfect opportunity to show someone you understand their style and taste. It's also a great way to give someone a gift that carries sentimental value. Jewelry featuring patron saints makes a particularly meaningful gift, as it invokes a blessing.

St. Christopher, for instance, offers protection during travel and long journeys. Many believe that wearing amulets of the saint will help keep ill away while abroad. A piece of jewelry adorned with St. Christopher is a thoughtful way to show a deployed service member that they are cherished, and that someone they love wants them to be protected.

Holiday Cheer

Embrace the spirit of the season by gifting your friend or loved one a Christmas ornament. Help them display their pride in their deployed service member, by giving them something with meaning. Our Freedom to Fly Dragonfly Ornament is a beautiful way to show your compassion. The glistening gold-tone dragonfly bears the red, white, and blue, reminding you of the freedom that you have and the pride that you carry for your country.

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St. Michael

St. Michael the Archangel is the patron saint of soldiers, and is charged with protecting the children of God from danger. If your loved one is deployed, a piece of jewelry featuring the saint, offers a prayer of protection.

St. Michael Medallion

Our St. Michael Military Medallion bears an imprint of the recipient’s branch of service, and is made in the U.S.A.

Home Decor

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Our Veterans Site Light of Awareness Candle wafts with the irresistibly sweet scents of hometown apple spice.

Decorative trinkets and home goods are popular holiday gifts for anyone. It's especially nice when you can give someone something they'll love, but wouldn't necessarily buy for themselves.

Putting a patriotic spin on your present is a kind way to demonstrate understanding. Provide a reminder of their loved one by gifting items that they will use or see daily. Consider a journal, magnet, candle, vase, or picture frame that reflects both their personal style and their support of their family member or friend who is deployed.

Show our military that we have not forgotten about their selfless service and sacrifice! You can send a care package to our troops this holiday through our Gift That Gives More™ program. Either send for yourself, or donate on behalf of a loved one who is missing a deployed service member.

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