There is nothing more exciting than opening an email saying you have received a package unexpectedly, except, maybe, knowing the box sent to you also fed three hungry children and helped build a well in an underdeveloped country.
Faithbox is a Christian subscription service that sends boxes packed with devotional books, cards and products from companies who give to the less fortunate. According to founder Willie Morris in a Faithbox online video, the company was created to help Christians strengthen their faith monthly and understand how they can impact the world.
According to Faithbox.com, Faithbox revolves around three ideas: growth, discovery and giving. Each box includes an “Everyday Faith” devotional book, something to give away and a variety of eco-friendly, fair trade, one-for-one products. Faithbox partners with RiceBowls.org, which provides three meals to hungry children with each box sold.
I received my first Faithbox in December from a family member. I did not expect to receive a package, and I was pleasantly surprised to discover what was inside. The box included socks, an Anchored in Hope handmade ornament, Project 7 Mints and two gift cards, one to keep and one to give away, to WorldHelp, a Christian humanitarian organization, to purchase gifts for people in developing countries.
I later learned a three-month subscription had been purchased for me, which made me more excited for my next two boxes to arrive. The second box I received included a hard-cover agenda with scriptures and journaling sections, tasty organic tea packets and inspirational cards to send to others.
The devotional books, made with recycled material, are perfect for busy days. They are only about six inches tall and easy to carry around. The daily pages each have a journaling section to write down thoughts and reflections.
My favorite part of opening the package is the anticipation of what will be inside. I have discovered new companies and how the world is being impacted by small, but influential, organizations. Faithbox is a great gift for birthdays, Christmas or a simple thinking-of-you gift.
A person can send a Faithbox either to themselves or to someone they know. A 3-month plan costs $19 per box plus shipping ($72 total) while a 1-year plan costs $17 per month ($264 total) Individual boxes can be purchased starting at $25. A devotional book subscription can be purchased without a Faithbox beginning at $8.
For more information, visit www.faithbox.com.