April Whimseyboxes should be popping up in mailboxes and on front porches all over the US and Canada this week, and if it’s not your first box you might notice something right away: we’ve got a new box! There were a few reasons for the switch. We think the new boxes are higher quality and they are larger so we can fit more/bigger products inside. In addition, the new boxes are made locally here in Houston and from 100% recycled fiberboard which are two things we feel really great about. The box itself is very important to us, so we’d love to hear what you think. Leave a comment below, or send us a note privately.
Since the boxes are larger and sturdier we opted to ship them in bubble mailers this month. We did a few tests and they all arrived in good condition, but if you notice any damage due to the new shipping method, please get in touch because we want to hear about it! Below are a few pictures from this month’s shipment while it was waiting in my garage for the USPS to pick it up. In fact, this will be the last month that the boxes are packed and shipped from my house – we’ve found a partner to take over the packing process. While I’m still a little reluctant to hand off such an important job I’m very excited about trading hours of box packing for other projects that will make Whimseybox an even better experience for all of you. Especially because the business that will providing the packing services is an incredible Houston agency that provides jobs and services to for adults with developmental disabilities. I feel so honored to be able to support them through Whimseybox! Stay tuned, we’ll shoot a short behind-the-scenes during the May box packing process.