5 Ways Your Family Can Thank Veterans + Giveaway

5 Ways Your Family Can Thank Veterans + Giveaway

I absolutely love this time of year. For me, it’s a wonderful time to stop and reflect on the many things I am grateful for. One of blessings that has been on my mind lately is the gift of freedom. I am so grateful for those who have fought (and continue to fight) so valiantly for our country; allowing my family to partake of the wonderful gift of freedom. With Veterans Day rapidly approaching, let us not forget to thank the inspirational veterans of this country.

I received samples and compensation in exchange for this post. All opinions are my own.

5 Ways Your Family Can Thank Veterans


1. Ask a veteran about their story. Sit down with a veteran, ask them their story, and most importantly, listen and engage in coversation.

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2. Write a thank you. Writing a thoughtful note can go a long ways. Invite the whole family to gather together and write words of thanks to a veteran.

3. Teach your children to be respectful citizens. Set aside a night to teach your children about America. Teach them about veterans and what they have done to serve our country and protect our freedom. Come up with a list of ways you can show your thanks by being respectful citizens.

4. Perform a random act of kindness for a Veteran and their family. Rake their leaves, bake them a plate of cookies, etc.

5. Send a care package. Create a special care package to send to a veteran. Fill it with thoughtful and personalized gifts.


This Veterans Day, my family and I have the opportunity to show our love and appreciation for our beloved Veteran, Hershal Ivie. Hershal Ivie, my husband’s grandpa, served in the army during World War Two. Fighting in numerous battles, including Battle of the Bulge, Hershal witnessed many horrors, including the loss of many lives. However, he fought to defend our freedom and protect our country.


Hershal will always be a hero in my eyes. To say thank you this Veterans Day, my family had the opportunity to pick out the perfect thank you gift at Sears; and boy did we find a great gift for Grandpa Ivie. Hearing that Grandpa has had difficulty sleeping, we chose to give Grandpa this comfortable mattress pad! What a great way to thank our hero!


This Veterans Day, to thank those men and women that have served our country, Sears recently launched “Heroes at Home for the Holidays.” As a new extension of this program, Sears has teamed up with Rebuilding Together to build wheelchair ramps for veteran’s homes. Now through November 19th, you have the ability to donate to this wonderful program by shopping at Sears, online via sears.com/heroesathome, or by purchasing products that benefit the cause. 100% of these funds will be used to build wheelchair accessible ramps for military families. Talk about a great way to give thanks to our country’s veterans.

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  1. Katie Usher

    Our Veterans deserve our respect and assistance. Anything to help is appreciated.

  2. Jocelyn Cañasa Brown

    These are such good ideas! My dad is a Vietnam Vet and we do a whole day for him every year.

  3. Toni | BoulderLocavore.com

    This is a great post! It is really important to teach our kids to thank and love veterans. Thanks for your tips!

  4. Janeane Davis

    It is important to show appreciattion to veterans. They sacrifice so much of themselves and their families to protect and serve the rest of us.

  5. Janis @MommyBlogExpert

    My Dad is one of the few people I’ve ever known who have served in multiple branches of the U.S. military. Your ideas for showing our appreciation to these heroes are wonderful and I especially like the idea of getting young kids involved in writing thank you notes.

  6. Becca Wilson

    Veterans Day is so important to remember those that have served for our country. I try to teach my kids about this day by showing them old photos and hoping that they connect the dots since they are so young.

  7. Reesa Lewandowski

    As the wife of a veteran, I can tell you these are all very appreciated!

  8. Sherry

    My husband is in the military with 20 years of service, and his father and grandfather are both veterans. I also have a few uncles that are veterans as well. Remembrance Day, Canada’s equivalent to Veteran’s Day, is a way for us to honor them and their service to our country.

  9. Lauren

    We are so thankful for our veterans!

  10. Jillian Too

    I agree that it’s a wonderful time of year to reflect and give thanks.

  11. Claudia Krusch

    I think it is soooooo important to thank our Veterans. These are all great ideas. Thank you for sharing them!

  12. shelly peterson

    It is definitely important to honor our Veterans.

  13. Barbara Montag

    Our veteran’s all should have support and thank yous from us.
    They fight for our freedom.
    thank you

  14. heather

    I love these ideas and I support all Veterans all year round.

  15. Fran

    If you have entertainment tickets you aren’t going to use, a local USO may be able to give them to the families of active military members and/or veterans.

  16. gingermommyrants

    I would love to win the Sears card. I would donate it to our local Legion.

  17. Oriana Romero

    I think it is so important to thank out Veterans. These are all great ideas.

  18. Ann Bacciaglia

    A care package is a great way to thank a Vet. My Dad is a Vet and I love hearing his memories of his time in the Service.

  19. Natalie

    Both my grandfathers and my dad are vets! I love how people thank and honor our vets!

  20. bn100

    helpful tips to share

  21. Jeanette

    My father is a navy man so we are a military family. I have heard a lot of stories from him and love hearing them! The Vets are the reason this country is SO great!

  22. Cheryl B

    Such a nice way to honor our veterans.

  23. Steve Weber

    This is a wonderful way to honor our Vets.

  24. Angela Saver

    Our veterans sacrifice so much for us! I am so grateful for our veterans & their families! They definitely deserve more support!!

  25. Kristin

    We so often take our freedom for granted. It so important to thank Veterans and active duty military personnel every day.

  26. Margaret Smith

    Love Sears. Sears has great quality clothing and products.

  27. Kelly D

    They do a assembly at my daughter’s school to honor veterans. I think it is a nice way to show them appreciation.

  28. Bridgett Wilbur

    Sears is great they have great products at great price and I just love your blog.

  29. Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle

    I love this so much. I think it’s important that remember to thank our veterans for all the service they’ve rendered to this country as well as all their sacrifices.

  30. Julie Wood

    I love shopping at Sears! Especially for the Holidays and I can not wait until Black Friday deals!

  31. Betsy Barnes

    These are really great! When my son was little, he would always get excited if he saw men in uniform and he would salute.

  32. Mami2jcn

    What a nice way to honor veterans!

  33. Elena

    I like shopping at Sears for Christmas gifts

  34. Janet W.

    Those are great ways to thank our veterans! Recently, my grandsons donated their candy to their school who sends it overseas to the troops. They thought it was really neat!

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