Faithbox Subscription Box Review – December 2018


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Faithbox is a monthly subscription that “inspires daily Christian living by helping you grow in your faith, impact your community, and discover meaningful products from companies that do good.”

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This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)

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About This Box

The Subscription Box: Faithbox

The Cost: $25 a month + shipping. Save with longer subscriptions.

The Products: Unique, Christian-themed based products that include their daily devotional of scripture(Everyday Faith), quotes, prayers. Plus, they include a curated selection of fair-trade, eco-friendly, and one-for-one products from companies who do good and have a positive impact.

Ships to: US for $5, APO/FPO or P.O. Boxes and International shipping costs vary.

December 2018 Faithbox “Wonder” Review

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Faithbox December 2018 - Impact Guide Overview Front

An introduction to this month’s theme, “Wonder”:

To wonder is to be curious or amazed. It’s to marvel at or admire. Its to live wide awake realizing that the future is wide open and there are no limits on what could be.

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Each product has a page indicating the product and company information and ways the organization is impacting the community and world.

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Enclosed in every box a double-sided card to track my spiritual progress.

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Info on connecting with their partners on Instagram.

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Faithbox also shares subscribers’ stories as told on Facebook.

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Subscribers can send prayer requests.

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Community challenge, take a photo of your heart ornaments placed on your tree or in your home and tag them on social media @faithbox and use hashtag #tradeforhope.

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On the back of the Impact Guide, there’s a code for a free month at FAITHBOX.COM/PUREFLIX on the PUREFLIX website it’s advertised as a free month so you don’t necessarily need to use the web address advertised on the back unless they get credit for promoting the site.

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Embroidered Heart Shape Ornament – Retail Value $3.00

The embroidered heart-shaped ornament is handmade by female artisans in Bangladesh. It takes the women one hour to make this ornament. The organization Others-Trade for Hope by the Salvation Army is the Salvation Army’s entrepreneurial effort, find out more here. There was another heart-shaped ornament that is red with a natural embroidery displayed on their website. The link I found was for a natural heart with red embroidered stars similar to the one I received. I haven’t decorated my tree yet, so I look forward to hanging this handmade creation.

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Hand-tuned Rustic Bell – Estimated Value $12.60

This was a delight to have included in this box, the handmade craftsmanship is well done and beautifully pleasing to my eye. I don’t know why I’m so drawn to this item and it’s one of my favorite items in the box. Bell-making is an ancient Indian craft, traditionally used by farmers to identify their livestock. The bell is made from recycled metal, hand shaped, coated in powdered brass and copper before firing, and are hand-tuned to reveal a unique sound, each bell’s sound is different. The artisans are from the desert of Kutch region. The link above is close to the bell I received but the rope is a richer red and the beads are positioned in opposite spots and there are other handmade made bells available on their website. Also, the sound is not bothersome, a typical bell sound not too loud or soft just right. I need to find a home for this item.

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Tic-Tac-Toe – Estimated Value $15.00

This sustainably harvested Indian rosewood travel tic-tac-toe game from Matr Boomie was designed exclusively for the Faithbox community. I received a printed cotton bag with the squares to place my wooden pieces to play the game; and the cotton bag is used to house the wooden pieces, that included six O’s and six X’s. This will go well when I have a girl’s night or a fun game for my Mom and me to play during my visit during Christmas.

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Michael W.Smith Presents Strings of Christmas – Retail Value $9.95

This instrumental Christmas CD performed by a string quartet and co-produced by Michael W.Smith and master arranged by David Davidson will put you in the holiday mood. The array of Christmas classics such as “Joy To The World” and “Oh Holy Night” was mesmerizing, enchanting, and a delight to listen to as I typed this review.

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The inside middle flap of the cover has info on the sequel to his gold-selling instrumental album “Freedom”. His anticipated album “Glory” came out November 22, 2011. The other side of the inside flap is information on Michael W.Smith and Friends Canada and New England Cruise, that was held July 7-14, 2012, with the following advertisements regarding his album and cruise which was years ago is an indicator this is an old CD release which explains why I didn’t find on his website.

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Here’s a look at the back of the CD with a listing of 14 instrumental Christmas classics.

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Jesus Calling For Christmas by Sarah Young – Retail Value $15.99

Sarah Young’s newest devotional collection from “Jesus Calling” prepares me for Advent and the Christmas season with fifty seasonal devotions and accompanying scriptures. The devotions I read spoke to my heart and brought tears, reading about my Savior’s birth to the joy of the news of Jesus’s birth. “Joy is a powerful antidote to fear!” “And the greater the Joy, the more effective the antidote.” I suffer from anxiety which is fear based and this quote spoke to me and gave me hope.

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The illustrations are colorful, bright, and eye-catching.

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Here Sara Young introduces us to “Jesus Calling for Christmas” and welcomes us to read both the devotional an accompanying scripture “slowly and thoughtfully”.

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Here’s a glimpse of the accompanying scriptures.

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Spiritual Inventory

A Faithbox exclusive, a spiritual inventory for a month. The spiritual inventory has two sides, on one side of the card it has, “my verse for the month,” “spiritual practice,” and a numerical chart to circle each day that I did something for my focus for the month. And on the back of the card “pay it forward,” “list three ways God has blessed me this month,” and “where am I on my spiritual journey.”

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EveryDay Faith

Each month I receive Everyday Faith, and this month is all about “Wonder. The booklet is a monthly devotional with scriptures and quotes to guide me through the month, spiritually.

The Verdict: The December Faithbox has a value of $56.54, not including the Faithbox exclusive products, the spiritual inventory and everyday faith. The subscription is $25.00 plus $5 shipping that’s an incredible deal for this month’s box. The products got me in the holiday spirit and are preparing me for Advent and the Christmas season. My favorite items from the box are the handmade copper bell and instrumental CD from Michael W. Smith. The products were thoughtfully curated and make for an excellent holiday box. The sub delivered on its promise, to send devotionals, quotes, prayers, fair-trade, eco-friendly, and one-for-one products from companies who do good and have a positive impact.

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? From Faithbox:

Your everyday faith box will ship immediately after your order is placed. Your subscription box will ship on the last week of every month. Please order by the 19th of the previous month to get the current box.

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Written by Nich Baviera

Nich Baviera

Nichelle has been obsessed with subscription boxes since 2012, when she received an email to subscribe to PopSugar Must Have Box. Since then, she has subscribed to Glossybox, Allure Beauty Box and GoodeBox which is now called GoodeBeing Box. She currently subscribes to: Birchbox, FabFitFun, Essence Beauty Box, PopSugar Must Have Mini Box, and Play! by Sephora. She is an avid admirer of PopSugar, so much so that she had an office tour of their San Francisco headquarters in April of 2015.

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3 Comments

  1. I wish I had signed up in time for the December box. I was unimpressed by the January box and disappointed that that was my first box of theirs. I cancelled right away.

    • Melissa,
      You can always view past boxes on the shop.faithbox.com store so you can see what is in every past box and understand more how Faithbox works. Every month is a new theme and some will resonate with you and some won’t but you can always pay it forward and bless it to someone you know that could benefit from that theme. Each box also has a Do-Good mission and Faithbox employs small businesses each month here in the USA and abroad, supporting fair trade and fair wages, feeding children, paying for education, supporting new factories, helping support women and young children that are survivors of sex trafficking and more! If you’re looking for a jam packed Faithbox with just stuff in every box, and no meaning behind it then this Christian box is not for you!

  2. Very nice review. This helped me focus more on the reason for the season.

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