About Shop Spangled
Shop Spangled is a celebration of the extraordinarily talented people who make up the US Armed Forces and their families. We are proud to offer a fun, unique collection of gifts and home-good items made exclusively by military spouses, active duty service members and veterans. With something for everyone, we make it easy to #shopspangled and support the military community.
You know that saying when you shop from a small business, an actual person does a little happy dance?
Well, when you Shop Spangled, we party like it’s the fourth of July!
Monica & Sean
My husband Sean enlisting in the US Air Force kind of came out of left field. We were married, owned a home, had decent jobs. A lot went into his decision to join, but we were excited for the adventure.
What I wasn't prepared for was the challenges that I would face. I found myself in a new city, far away from family, I had no friends and no job. I wasn't sure where I fit into this crazy military life. It’s hard to make new friends as an adult while navigating frequent moves, deployments, resume gaps, stereotypes and family life, not to mention the never ending acronyms….
It’s easy to feel misunderstood as a “military spouse” - but through my journey to better understand my new normal, I realized that we’re not alone in our feelings. Who doesn’t struggle to feel connected these days!?
As diverse and dynamic as the military community is, what’s so unique is that as soon as we uncover our shared military link, we instantly feel connected. Our common mission quiets all differences, and with Shop Spangled, I hope to share a little bit of that magic.
There is an incredible number of small, military family owned businesses out there, but they can be difficult to find. With Shop Spangled, I wanted to create a "one stop shop" environment where it's easy to shop and support a variety of military owned businesses all in one place.
This little shop has helped me find my place in the military community. I hope when you shop you take a minute to read the "Make the Maker" descriptions that accompany each item - these are the people who sacrifice so much for our country each and every day. I'm proud to call them my friends.
I hope you enjoy and #shopspangled!