This year we went out on a limb and gave our families a really custom and really sentimental gift. We sent gift cards, too just so they’d have something a little more “physical” to use for the holidays, but I think the highlight of their Christmas was this video we had made by our family friend and uber-talented neighbor Amy from Simply B Photos.
One of the hardest aspects of being a military family is being away from family during the holidays. We love having our own lives and being able to travel and experience life outside of our hometowns; but being separated on Christmas is always hard. One of the messages we tried to portray in this video was that despite the miles that separate us, we are okay. And we happy and thriving here in Kodiak where we’ve been placed.
And more importantly, the emphasize the fact that no matter where the military may take us in the years to come, Alabama will always be home.
Courtney Kirkland is a Southeast Alabama Writer & Designer. Since 2008, Courtney has passionately provided beautiful, intentional design to small businesses & bloggers and encouraged thousands to walk in a rich faith in any situation.