“You just want a boyfriend in a jar,” my friends would say to me. This was in back high school when all I really wanted was a boyfriend, but also my own life. So my friends would tease me that I needed a boyfriend I could store in a jar, and take out to play with whenever I wanted, and then put back on the shelf whenever I wanted to spend time with them instead.
It was funny at the time, but the concept stuck in my mind. Do I want a husband in a jar? Is that what I have now?
Being a military spouse means my husband is away often. Sometimes for just a few days. Sometimes for a year. Does that make him a “husband in a jar” who I only get to see on various occasions but goes back on the shelf so to speak when he is away on duty?
Perhaps. But perhaps I don’t want a husband in a jar after all.
I want to maintain a meaningful relationship with my spouse, even when he is not beside me. Date nights might be difficult to come by over long distance, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t other ways to stay connected and show our love for our spouse.
An excellent way to continue a date night ritual with your military spouse who is away is through a care package. Care packages can include anything you want, from small “stocking stuffer” type gifts, to love letters, to photos. You name it!
That’s why I love this Long Distance Love Kit from the Dating Divas. It has some adorable designs that I all I have to do is print and then write my special message. It saves me from having to doodle my own, and let’s face it – I can’t draw that well anyway.
While a silly drawing by me may be endearing once or twice, I would rather not send a bunch of things that look like my toddler drew them. That first impression and initial reaction last, and I want my care packages to look awesome and to put an immediate smile on his face before he even opens them.
The Long Distance Love Kit contains so many ideas for showing our spouse how much he means to us, across the miles. It really is the little things that bring us joy, and a sweet love note can go a long, long way.
The Long Distance Love Kit includes:
- Long Distance Relationship Care Package – 10 blank love notes on Printable Box Flaps to personalize the box!
- Long Distance Relationship Date in a Box – Ideas for staying connected like a DIY Location Pillow, Kissing Jar, and Star Gazing Bottle Invite.
- Long Distance Relationship Gifts – An easy Countdown Tracker and Long Distance Prescription.
- Long Distance Romance Tips – Some of the Divas’ favorite date ideas and marriage tips specifically for long distance relationships.
It is a PDF with 21 pages of great ideas, bright and beautiful printables, and notes to help you make your significant other feel loved, even from far away.
Long distance relationships don’t have to mean you have a husband in a jar, even if you send him a jar of goodies in a care package.
Guess what! One of my awesome readers will win a kit of your own!
If you don’t win a Long Distance Love Kit, be sure to pick up a copy.