When I was growing up, we were the family that went to church on Christmas Eve and Easter Sunday. It wasn’t until I was in middle school that I began to explore my faith and what that meant to me. I went to church off and on for a few years and then I fell in with a bad crowd and stopped going to church. It wasn’t until I was pregnant with my second child that I began to revisit my faith. We found a great family friendly church and began to attend regularly. I even had a job working in the church nursery. We were regular church goers for 2 years and then we moved out of state. It was so hard to find another church family that I felt a connection with. A friend, who I met in a mommy group suggested her church. I went once and I was sold! We were very active in that church for more than 6 years before we moved again! The one thing I took from that church was the memories of my husband and my children accepting Christ into their lives.
With the holidays upon us, our faith is even more important than ever. The trouble I have found is how difficult it is to find faith based gifts for Christians. What a blessing when I heard about a company called, H.O.P.E. (Hang On, Pray Everyday.) They have a huge collection of great products of faith based gifts for Christians. What I love about H.O.P.E., is you can purchase items separately as well as their H.O.P.E. in a box. You can buy a H.O.P.E. in a box for your dad, mom, coffee drinkers or travelers and many other themes. We received the H.O.P.E. in a box for a teen girl, which is currently selling for $56.95. Caitlin is 17 and she is really coming into her faith. She is showing more interest in immersing herself into her faith, which as a Christian parent, makes me so happy! Here is what came in our box, but can also be bought separately.
H.O.P.E. Logo Tee Shirt and Hat: The tee shirt is super soft, fits great and has the H.O.P.E. logo on the front with Romans 12:12 bible verse on the back. The tee shirt sells for $12.99. The Black Brushed Cotton Cap has a velcro closure in the back and has the H.O.P.E.® logo on the front in Pink & White with ‘Hang On Pray Everyday’ on the side in White. The cap sells for $14.99.
Silicone Wristbands: These 1″ bands come is sets of two and are offered in 4 different colors, with the blue band glowing in the dark. The bands sport the Hang On Pray Everyday, with the first letter of each word in a different color. The bands sell for $4.99 for a set of two. I will tell you these bands on on the tight side. It took a bit of finagling to get it on Caitlin’s wrist. Once it was on, it fit fine,
Necklace: The custom designed H.O.P.E. charm is made from brushed Nickel and comes with a 35 inch silver plated necklace. I am going to be honest here…when we opened the box and Caitlin saw the necklace, she asked if this was a box for rappers instead of teens. The chain has larger links and with the longer than usual length, it does read that way. You can also choose a version of the charm hanging on faux leather or a chain with a smaller link. The necklace we received sells for $12.99.
H.O.P.E. Coffee Tumbler: This is a nice tumbler to drink your favorite beverage from. I know it says it is a coffee tumbler, but Caitlin is not a coffee drinker. She does love hot chocolate, so this is great to take to school on those chilly mornings. The tumbler sells for $10.99.
HOPE IN A BOX is a christian, family business who are focused on spreading H.O.P.E. (Hang On Pray Everyday). The couple behind H.O.P.E. were faced with a 10 year fight to save their marriage. I can relate to this as I too have been in the same situation for most of my 17 year marriage. They dealt with a debilitating mystery illness for more than a year. The family pushed through their obstacles finding hope in prayer and the promises God made in scripture. It was at this low point that God illuminated them about starting this business. Their goal is to share H.O.P.E. with others dealing with difficulties, challenges, and crisis in their daily lives.
They have seen improvements in their health as well as their marriage. Their daily prayer is their products will remind others that in their suffering God is with them and they too can choose to H.O.P.E. (Hang On Pray Everyday). Purchasing products from www.hopeinabox.com not only inspires the person using the products but also helps spread H.O.P.E. to others. 25% of all profits go to life, marriage, and family affirming ministries that offer hope. One USA reader will win one H.O.P.E. in a box of their choice ARV $50.00.
Which H.O.P.E. in a box you would like to win and who would it be for!