I got myself signed up for the very first month of Latter Day Box a few months ago. I’ve always loved the idea of these fun subscription boxes where you get a surprise box in the mail every month. Of course, you’ve paid for it in advance, but its still like getting a fun gift in the mail — who wouldn’t like that? But I never signed up for one until now. There are two problems, really. The first is the clutter – when you’re getting a box of surprise goodies, more than likely something in there isn’t going to be something you’ll use or will just be excess “stuff” you don’t need. For someone who gets overwhelmed by too much clutter, that is a really bad idea! The second is cost – do I really need to spend $30, $40, $50 on unnecessary stuff every month when there are so much better ways to be spending that money? Yep, that’s the frugal side of me coming out.
So, with both of those things in mind, I loved the idea of the Latter Day Box – a monthly box of LDS goodies, including a book – but it still took me a long time and a lot of back-and-forth in my head for me to finally sign up. I thought it was a brilliant idea, but those two problems just kept coming to mind. When I finally did sign up, I signed up with the month to month option so I wasn’t locked in and could drop it if I felt like it wasn’t worth it. But I really thought this could be something great. If I was going to be bringing more “stuff” into my house every month, if it was stuff that helped me and my family become more centered on the gospel of Jesus Christ, why wouldn’t I want that?
And I have to tell you I have loved it! Every month I get a new book — and every one of the books, when I’ve pulled them out of the box, I have been excited by the title. The one I’m reading right now, I am really loving and feel like its going to be a real life-changing book; I can’t wait to share a book review when I finish it! In addition to the book, they include other fun things. The ones I have loved the most are pictured below: my bracelet that says “God is my strength” on the inside of it, a wooden tag that says “enjoy the little things”, the dish that I set by the sink to hold my wedding ring and bracelet when I do the dishes that says “with God all things are possible”, and the little bird that hangs from the review mirror in my car and says “the Lord is my strength and my song”. They’re little bits of uplifting encouragement that I see all throughout my day.
And those things that I’m not sure I have a place for or need? I have a little box stashed in my closet to keep them. When I need a quick little gift for someone at church or a family member, I have things on hand right there. For someone who doesn’t live near a Deseret Book, it has been really awesome! My kids will each be getting a new scripture marking pencil in their Easter baskets; this month’s box had a CTR carabiner clip that I loved so much I had to find more online to give one to each of my kids to hook to their backpacks; and I even have something special on hand to give a little girl for her baptism this weekend.
Bottom line: if you haven’t heard of Latter Day Box, you need to check it out! And if you have heard of it and you’ve been waffling back and forth, give it a try and see what you think.
Here’s an unboxing facebook live video I did for the box I got this month: