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A Guide to Caring Your Way Through the Holidays

A GUIDE TO CARING YOUR WAY THROUGH THE HOLIDAYS

Caring your way through the Holidays this season

Prioritize Caring during the Holidays this Season!

Get ahead of the holly, jolly hustle during the holidays with our tips for caring your way through the most wonderful time of the year.

4 HOLIDAY GOALS VETERANS LENDING GROUP CARES ABOUT

  1. Remember Everyone Deployed (RED) Friday
  2. Paying it Forward
  3. Self-Care
  4. Supporting Veteran Owned Companies And/Or Amazon Smile Non Profits

1. red friday

Remember Everyone Deployed Friday is a weekly reminder to acknowledge those deployed and serving overseas. Don red threads each Friday to express your support for service members separated from their loved ones this holiday season. Make caring go viral! Share your RED Friday moments on social media and tag us! #VLGlife #REDfriday #SharingIsCaring


2. PAY IT FORWARD

Adopt a family or a child in-need. Local libraries, foodbanks, faith groups and community centers are known for spearheading special gift exchange initiatives.

Support your local American Legion! Known for providing for Veterans-in-need, sponsoring community toy drives and so much more, Post Commanders and the Auxiliary appreciate all the help they can get!

Host a holiday dinner for the Joes and Janes in the barracks. Despite its best efforts, the Chow Hall is no substitute for a holiday dinner with family and friends.

Pick up a civil servant’s tab. Something as simple as paying for a police officer’s coffee or a teacher’s lunch is a beautiful way to acknowledge their service, especially during the holidays.

Donate gifts, store-baked goods, personal care items and white diabetic socks to your local VA Community Living Center, a nursing home for Veterans. There are 100 to choose from!

Have all you need? Ask people to donate to a nonprofit in lieu of a gift exchange during this holiday season!


3. SELF-CARE During the Holidays

Christmas Exodus, holiday travel and cuisine laden parties are the silent killers of self-care and will power. Eat, drink and be merry, but don’t let the ghost of Christmas Snacks Past haunt you come New Year’s or during your next PT Test.

DOWNLOAD THESE APPS TO STAY CONNECTED TO YOUR SELF-CARE GOALS!

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4. VLG’S 2021 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDES ARE ALL YOU NEED! (Veteran Owned Businesses and non profit supporting!)

The trio of gift guides is decked with thoughtful and merry gifts anyone will appreciate! The best part? Operation Shield Foundation, our non-profit devoted to supporting the military community, will receive a portion of the proceeds via Amazon Smile from over 50 items woven throughout the series.

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