While the global pandemic seems to have momentarily halted the movement of people, the world keeps right on turning. And with those rotations, birthdays, anniversaries, pregnancies and plenty of other celebration-worthy days and events keep right on happening. There’s no reason to let them pass by unacknowledged, when we’re so fortunate to live in an age where we are technologically at the ready.
But, right now, video chats are becoming the norm, so many of us are looking to send something special and tangible that offers a personal touch. New subscription boxes The Flower Box and Kimberly Greetings are perfect to make sure people feel special even from afar, with beautiful curations that provide the tools for floral design and artistic greeting cards can help you honor life’s important moments.
We sat down with the founders behind these new subscription boxes to learn more about how they’re helping people stay connected.
The Flower Box
After spending over a decade designing wedding florals, the founder of The Flower Box began noticing that there was a fatigue and a disconnect happening between the different floral studios. What got them through each wedding season, however, was the chance to share different tools and techniques with each florist who visited. An idea took root, and they decided to design a subscription box that was curated to meet the unique needs of hardworking floral designers.
“We knew exactly what they needed and when they needed it,” founder Meghan says. “Our collections highlight a blossoming industry (no pun intended, ha!), and provides support to entrepreneurial women who keep weddings and events truly memorable.”
Being the first of its kind to enter the Marketplace, there is literally no other box like it! Every month, a thoughtful mix of floral-focused products that highlight both work and play is curated to bring essential tools of the trade, along with self-care items that have been hand-selected and tailored to the season. Everything from top-quality flower seeds, floral projects and small-shop goodies is included to help you grow and flourish.
And, to add one more bloom into this beautiful bouquet of a gift box, each item is sourced with intention, supporting fellow florists and female creatives all across the country.
Add some floral creations to your home or special event with a curated collection from The Flower Box.
A driven mother of 4, Kimberly has been crafting since she was a little girl. Making things by hand has always just been a part of her life, but a passion for handmade greeting cards began 10 years ago. It quickly became an absolute love, and she was soon creating more cards than she could ever personally use.
When she learned of Cratejoy, she knew that she had to continue doing what she loved, and helping her subscribers show their love through her Kimberly Greetings creations. “To know that I can continue doing what I love,” she says, “all while helping people show love and support to their family and friends through my handmade cards -- it’s such an honor!”
Every month, subscribers get a unique assortment of 5 handmade greeting cards that have been intentionally created to cover all their greeting card needs. From religious or sweet sentiments and cards to make someone laugh, to birthday cards and sympathy cards, each batch aims to cover all of life’s most precious moments. She even allows for special requests, providing customized cards as needed!
Being distanced from our loved ones is never easy, but in this new age of mandatory social distancing, it’s the perfect time to send a little something to spread joy, say “Happy Birthday,” or let someone know that they’re in your thoughts. “I base each collection on what type of cards people need the most in their stash,” Kimberly explains. “Feminine, masculine, cards for kids, and blanks that can be left up for interpretation, they’re all designed to help you connect with the ones you love!”