Sunday, November 22, 2020

Artza: Artisanal Gift Box From Israel

I was pleasantly surprised when the ladies from Artza reached out to me about their subscription box! I was thrilled for a couple of reasons. 1) I'd never heard of them before (for shame!) and 2) I love learning about unique subscription boxes! They offered to send me their Nazareth box for me to check out.

Ok, this may sound strange, but the first thing I noticed about the box was the light, but distinguishable fragrance that came with the Artza box. I'm sure it wasn't intentional, but it smelled so good! I also loved the beautiful design of the box.

Before I get to what's inside the  box, let me tell you a bit about how the subscription works. You get a box once each quarter. There are two different subscription boxes: Basic and Premium. The difference (aside from the price) is that you receive 1-2 extra items with each box of the Premium. Also, with your first order you receive the Nazareth box for free!

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So, let's talk about what came in my Nazareth box, shall we?

When you open the box there is a sheath of cards and a large photo of Nazareth. Seriously, it's so gorgeous! The cards include 2 postcards, an explanation card about Artza, a recipe card, and 3 cards detailing the artisans.

The first item once you break through the paper is a beautiful wall hanging to bless the home. I plan on hanging mine so it's seen right when you first walk into our home. Gives me a reason to decorate our entryway! It's also well crafted, not some thin, flimsy fabric. I love the detail in the stitching and the beads on the bottom.

Then there are all of the little goodies!

There's a wooden cross. I'm going to guess it's olive wood? There wasn't anything detailing where it's from or what it was made from, but I love how smooth it is. It's already found a spot on my bookshelf.

I know I probably shouldn't have a favorite, but the Tereza Organic Soap smells so incredible! I want it bottle the scent so I can take it everywhere. lol I can see why the card says "to freshen up in the morning or relax before bed." The scent is calming. Heck, I may just put it next to my bed.

Now, my husband is super excited about the Shakshuka Blend seasoning. I mean, I'm excited too because I get to eat whatever he makes, but the recipe that comes with it looks absolutely delish! The blend smells INCREDIBLE! I have to say, I've become a huge fan of Middle Eastern food the past couple years so I can't wait to try it. I also like that this is a chunky blend because it'll add a terrific texture to the meal! If I ever go to Israel, I'm definitely going to want to visit The Spice Road Farm because all of the items they sell probably smell and taste amazing!

My husband has been a tea drinker for years, but I've only jumped on the bandwagon the past year or so. The Shalva Tea that is included in the box comes in a gorgeous container. I like that the writing on the container is in both Hebrew and English. I love that they don't call what the tea comes in as "tea bags" but as "tea pillows". Ha! This will be fantastic with the cold weather moving in.

Next is a lovely, blue ceramic heart from Susan's House. At Susan's House they have a workshop for at risk teens to help them "find their place in society through artistic expression, personal investment, and creative initiatives." What a great way to get the message out there about an important organization! Now, to find a spot to hang the ornament so I can remember to pray for the ministry!

If you can't tell, I'm ALL about the food! There's an Israeli family boutique called Ptora and what they added to the Artza box is an Apple, Pomegranate, & Honey Spread. Mmmmmm doesn't that sound delicious?! Well, I can guarantee that it does taste scrumptious! It won't last long in this house. I'll have to hide it from the rest of the family. HA!

Lastly there's a 3 in 1 family card came called Reveal Israel. My first thought was that this would be a fun game for little kids, but looking into it more, I have a feeling all of us will be learning a LOT more! I think during the holidays we'll have plenty of time to break out the cards and try all 3 games.

Be sure to check out Artza's boxes. They make perfect gifts for the holidays! I think they'd be fantastic for homeschoolers as well. Think of all the things the family can learn from these items from the Holy Land!


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