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Valentines For Veterans Coloring Contest

Every January we launch our Valentines For Veterans campaign, asking supporters to send Valentines to our headquarters so we can spread love to troops and veterans over the Valentine’s Day holiday. This year we’re giving the campaign a fun new twist. We’ve designed our very own Valentine’s Day card that can be printed, colored, and signed AND we’re hosting a coloring contest to reward participation!

That’s right. We want our supporters to pick up some markers, crayons, or colored pencils and get creative through our Valentines For Veterans Coloring Contest!

Coloring is good for you

Everyone can benefit from a little creativity but did you know that coloring actually has multiple cognitive and psychological benefits? Here are just a few of them:

  • It allows your brain to take a break and enter a meditative state
  • Coloring can lower stress and anxiety levels
  • It can promote positive thinking and relieve you from negative thoughts
  • It requires you to focus on the present, helping to achieve mindfulness
  • Unplugging from technology promotes creation over consumption
  • Coloring sparks creativity

How the coloring contest works

Ready to color and compete with fellow supporters? Download our coloring page, color to your heart’s desire, and then submit your creation through our media portal between now and Feb 9. We will post all submissions on February 10 and ask for votes until Feb 14. The submission with the most reactions (likes, hearts, etc) on Tuesday, February 15 will be named the winner!

What’s the prize you say? Bragging rights and a pretty sweet trophy!

Don’t want to compete but still want to support the Valentines for Veterans program? You can still make or buy cards and send them to us to distribute. Please include $1 per card to help cover shipping. Here are some DIY Valentine ideas if you’re feeling creative. Learn more about the Valentines for Veterans campaign here.