It’s official. I broke up with Birchbox. I’ve been with them from the very, very, very beginning, referred countless people, and really think they have a great thing going on. But I found something better. At least in my mind.
I remember reading Samantha’s blog as she hinted about something exciting coming in the New Year. Enter Mission Cute. I was hesitant because I already had a subscription service (i.e. Birchbox) and because I wanted to see what this whole thing was about.
Mission Cute (changing the world one box of cute stuff at a time) starts at $29 a month but here is the amazing part. Half of that $29 goes towards a different charity every month! And Mission Cute is completely transparent; there is even a community where you can suggest charity ideas. So are you ready to see what’s in my first Mission Cute box for March?I was always super excited to get my Birchbox…and I still would be. But I was even more excited to see what was in my Mission Cute box, not only because I loved everything but because $14.50 was going towards this month’s charity– The Howard’s Center’s Westview house, which supports individuals who are recovering from psychiatric illness.
Simply Whimsical Gifts | The Woodberry Press | Vanilla and Rose | Clean Line Soap Company
Everything is handmade by small businesses with love and care. I am in love. The box also comes with a card explaining just what you are supporting which I think is another incredible touch to know where your money and thoughts/prayers are going.
Basically, Mission Cute’s Mission?
Totally on point. There’s a waiting list but I was on it for only a few days so sign up as soon as possible. Mission Cute/Samantha did not ask me to write any of this (and I don’t get anything if you sign up). I really believe in what she is doing and am so proud of her and her incredible idea that is helping charities and therefore people and also providing the best mail a girl could ask for.
I really don’t want to hate on people that use other subscription services. I personally have just been convicted that I need to be more intentional with my life and with my money (or lack thereof). I also love that everyone receives the the same thing and it would be age appropriate for anyone! It’s kind of like Etsy in a boy. ETSY IN A BOX, PEOPLE. Also, I would not be against regifting in this situation because, technically you paid for it, and technically it’s adorable.
It’s so exciting and inspirational to know that there is such a thing as being missional AND creative.
Cheers to Mission Cute!