FAITHBOX: Delivering The Gift of Encouragement
Faithbox is an affiliate which means I may be compensated if sales are made through the following links. I love this product and my opinion is unbiased and truthful. See disclosure for more.
You may be here because you clicked on my post about Christmas Gifts with a Cause, or you may just be curious about Faithbox. Either way, I am so glad to tell you about this awesome gift that is delivered straight to your doorstep. It is filled with hope, inspiration, and encouragement. Is anyone’s tank completely full on those three items? I know mine needs help on a regular basis.
I came across Faithbox when I signed up for the Share A Sale program to find a little income for my time spent on the computer. I am donating all of my proceeds from my book to Living Water Int. so I thought this would be a fun way to try to pay for the costs of the book purchases that I have already made. That’s when I stumbled upon Faithbox. I reached out to the company to see if they would let me advertise for them, since their product is exactly along the lines of what my goal is here at Shine To Glorify. Shortly after, their response was a resounding yes! They loved the content of my blog and thus, our partnership was born.
I sent an email last week asking if I could get a discount in exchange for writing a review about my thoughts on a Faithbox, once I got my hands on one (even though I was willing to pay full price). The company said that they would rather just send me a FREE Faithbox instead. Three days later it was on my doorstep!
Below is a pictorial review and description of the contents that arrive in my November Faithbox. Again, my opinions will always be completely honest. Also, every box that is purchased provides three meals to hungry kids via our Rice Bowls partnership! Plus, many of their products are from companies who match their purchases with an equivalent donation to a worthy cause. I hope you enjoy!
My first impression: the box itself is full of uplifting messages. I love the attention to detail that was given throughout this product.
Let’s begin with the “IMPACT GUIDE.” This handy flip-book explains the meaning behind every item in the box. It goes in to detail about the creator of the products and their hearts behind the message that they want portrayed. Start here when you first get the box and you will better grasp the depth of the Faithbox vision and message.
On the very top of the pile of goodies was a customized wooden box. I slid the door open and behold, pick-up sticks! I don’t know that I ever played pick-up sticks in my childhood but the Impact Guide shares this message, “Turn off the phones and gather around for a classic game!” Family time is clearly important to Faithbox and I agree that it should be a priority of every home.
Next, I found a daily devotional, with days numbered 1 through 30. What I appreciate about this is that some of them are literally an inspirational quote with a picture. I do my devotionals at night, but I can totally find a few seconds to get inspired in the mornings with this sweet book.
The following item truly made me a little giddy. I honestly was not expecting to be this excited about anything in the box, but lo and behold, this treasure appears! By far, The Hope Deck is my favorite thing in this month’s box! First, I opened a cute little cloth bag with a pull-string and dump out the contents. There were 15 beautiful cards with some of my very favorite verses/promises from God on them. On the back there are lines for writing. Seriously, you can use these as postcards, recipe cards, or art. You can even use them as a journal or prayer card, as you reminisce on a time when the Lord used that verse of truth in your life. Of course, I found a card with my favorite verse on it and put it on top for the picture!
In our house we don’t particularly like clutter… well, the ‘pre-child us’ didn’t… we are much more adaptable now to a mess. The only thing on our refrigerator is a picture of our child’s sonogram. I am not sure if this next item will make it on there or not, but I could see a lot of families using this. It is a sheet of Inspirational Magnets that can be rearranged in countless ways. This is a fun and simple way to encourage a spouse or family member using short and sweet messages. I love the idea of a husband finding a message to leave his wife before she wakes up in the morning, and then the wife changing it before he gets home from work. Sometimes we forget to express to our spouse how much they mean to us and this is an intentional and unorthodox way of making each other smile.
The next goody from the box was a single sheet for personal reflection. Faithbox calls it “Spiritual Inventory.” This is a great idea during our alone time with the Lord to really evaluate where we stand in what we believe about our Faith. Currently we are studying Heros of Faith at our church, looking at Hebrews 11 of course. Faith has been simply defined as: Believing God is who He says He is. How is your Faith scale doing? This is a neat way to allow us the opportunity to reflect and grow in a vital area of our lives.
Finally, a much-needed, full-sized women’s study book is included. This one in particular is called Come & Eat by Bri McKoy. Bri works with Compassion International, and organization providing child sponsorship to over 1,700,000 children around the world. The Impact Guide explains: “Come & Eat offers recipes along with questions to jump start conversation, while reminding us that connection with God and others is the most cherished nourishment.” Amen to that. And really, there are some legit recipes in there!
For $25 or less a month, you can have all of this sent to a loved one. As mentioned in my Christmas Gifts with a Cause post, there are certain people that I think would get an extra dose of much needed encouragement: soldiers overseas, wives whose husbands are deployed, friends and loved ones battling cancer, grandparents or elderly friends spending their days in nursing homes, or new mothers that don’t get out of the house very much. But honestly, couldn’t we all use more?
If you would like to sign up to receive your very own Faithbox,
sign up HERE.
If you would like to send a Faithbox as a gift, don’t forget to click the box, “This is a gift.”
I hope you are as blessed by this encouragement in a box as I have been.
Enjoy your Faithbox &Keep Shining!
~ Lindsey Alaine