Wednesday, August 12, 2015

August BetterBox

BetterBox is a new and very interesting subscription box. It contains tangible items for yourself but also items that will help you do activities that nourish your humanness. Basically this box is not just about you but it's also about giving to others. Each month the box will have theme and your activities will be centered around that theme.

Price: $29.00 a month w/discounts offered for 6 & 12 month plans. Shipping within the US is included in the price.  

This subscription is available to the US and Canada (Add $5 shipping). Ships from Phoenix, Arizona

The Good:

Awareness: I think this is an interesting box because it's not just about getting items for yourself but it makes you aware of others.

Gift: Don't know what to get the person that has everything? Maybe this would be a great gift for them. 

Skip: You can log onto your account and skip or cancel. 

The Not So Good:

Price: The price is kind of high for a monthly subscription. 

This is the included card that tells you what the box is about. 

These are the items in the box that you will need to complete your daily actions. 

Contents of the BetterBox:

Creativity Reflection Map

Acrylic Paint Set

Acylic Painting Papers

Mini Canvas and Easel

Magnetic Poetry Kit

Chiyogami Origami Paper

My Message to the World

Snooty Chefs Herbs de Poulet 

This box is not one I can really put a value on. I can add up the items in the box but of course they aren't going to add up to $29.00. This is one of those boxes where the value is more than the items in the box. 

When you receive your box you will be directed to a website where you will enter your name, email and code to get your first activity. 

The 1st day activity said to perform the activities listed on the Creativity Mind Reflection Map. It had questions like Inspired: What people, places, acts or things inspire me? Childlike: How can I tap into the child-like energy of playfulness and joy? Release: What do I need to let go of in order to allow my full creative expression?

The 2nd day activity was a picture of 4 different scenes. You choose the picture that moved you the most. Once you clicked on the picture it said to contemplate what about that image inspires you. Share the image on Facebook with three words that are related to how it makes you feel. 

The 3rd day activity instructed you to use your magnetic poetry kit and think of someone or something that moves you deeply. Then on your fridge construct a poem or sentence to express how you feel. 

The 4th day was a quote by Maya Angelou. "Creativity. The more you use, the more you have"

The 5th day activity called for you to get the watercolor paints from the box and compose a piece of art composed entirely of different triangles.

The 6th day activity was to use your origami paper and make a drinking bird and leave it for a friend. They provided instructions to make the bird.

The 7th day was a quote from Edwin Land. "An essential aspect of creativity is not being afraid to fail."

That is a sample of a weeks worth of activities. It's kind of fun and really makes you take a step back and remember to have gratitude. 

Verdict: This is a fun box. I think $30 a month is a little high though. 

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