Lounging in my plush recliner on a crisp November day, we heard a horn blowing off in the distance. Realizing that it must be the mail carrier at our security gate, my husband sprang to his feet and headed out the door in his sock feet. Within a few minutes, he returned holding a brown box in his hands. I didn’t fully come to realize until later that this item he held in his grip would be a blessing in a box.
As I reached inside to inspect every item which was placed with care, I started to thumb through the Impact Guide. I soon realized that this box was full of goodies that fulfilled a higher purpose. Sure, they were to make me feel encouraged upon receiving them, but more importantly, the items were an encouragement in other people’s lives around the globe as well.
Take the light gray and white towel, for instance. My heart softened as I held the light cotton fabric in my left hand. With the Impact Guide in my right hand, I read that a group of artisans in Istanbul, Turkey created them on looms. Immediately my mind went back in time to when my daughters received a loom kit for Christmas and sat around their own looms making pot holders. These multi-colored pot holders held such special meaning to me back then because they were made by my children’s own hands. While this memory is dear to my heart, now every time I use this towel, I will silently think of and reflect on the hands of those precious people that made it.
My children have always been fans of bracelets, so they were quick to pick up the brown #Unashamed bracelet. They will wear it with pride now, especially knowing it was made by people in Haiti. What I absolutely love is the fact that Haiti Made creates jobs for those who were once in long-term orphan care, as well as unemployed mothers and others in the community. They are making an impact where it matters most.
Having just said recently that I need to drink more water, this gift box will make it easier as it contained Everly Drink Mix. This is another item I did not have a problem claiming for myself. I try to keep a bottle of water on my desk at the office, and this Pomegranate Maqui Berry flavor will definitely make it more appealing throughout the day. An added bonus is that it does not have any calories, either! What touches my heart is knowing that a portion of the funds from the sale of this item will be used to supply mothers in rural Zambia with oral rehydration salt mixes. This is so important as they use it to treat their sick little ones with waterborne diseases, which saves them from dying from dehydration!
Last, but not least, is the Faithbox Carabiner Keychain! My husband has always been a fan of these types of keychains as they quickly attach to his belt loop for easy retrieval when he needs his keys. They serve other purposes, too, which my daughter likes because she can attach it to her book bag so she’ll always know where her keys are.
As you can see, every one in my family benefited from this gift box full of items.
My personal favorite, though, is the Everyday Faith book. It reminds me of a recent visit to Lake Lure, North Carolina with the mountain scene on the front, but the pages within this little book are full of encouragement! As it speaks of beginning a new adventure, it offers words to encourage you as you take that leap of faith. As you begin to explore new territory, it provides thought provoking passages to help along the way. With bible verses for every day of the month, and uplifting messages underneath, it also offers a time of reflection allowing you to write your own thoughts.
I’ve come to realize that this would make the perfect gift. The holidays are here, so why not consider this for your special loved ones on your list? What I love is that this could be the gift that keeps on giving meaning that you don’t just get one gift in the mail and that’s it. While you can certainly choose a one time delivery of Faithbox, there are options to sign up for three months or even a year. As you’re considering what to give those on your list, please seriously consider this precious gift so others will realize the blessing this box will provide for them as well.
While I did receive a complimentary Faithbox from Family Christian, it did not influence my opinion or this review in any way. I genuinely enjoyed the items, but I realize each Faithbox will contain different items than the ones in my box. I have full faith that they will bless someone’s heart upon receipt.