Announcing: 2022 Boo Boxes
Why should kids have all the Halloween fun?
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First up, I need to tell you a little bit about how these boxes came about.
We’ve talked for a while about doing a “grab bag” type box, for the wanna-be-organized child in us all. Something that will make our little organization-loving hearts just squeal with delight.
At some point in time, someone on our team suggested we use “retired” planner boxes. Each of our signature Week on One Page planners comes in a gorgeous, book-shaped storage box that double as charming shelf decor for boring things, like receipts, or sentimental things, like photos. We really liked this idea, but set it aside for another time.
Then, a few weeks ago, we started brainstorming what we could do for a fun Halloween promotion. The conversation started with needing some Halloween icons. Someone made a list (we can’t remember who), and Kristen and I both took a stab at some sketches:
At this point, I stumbled onto the work of Paul Brommer, a British artist who does tongue-and-cheek blue and white tiles:
And I loved their creepy charm.
Caveat: I am not a creepy person. I don’t like creepy things. I’m a nervous ninny, paranoid polly, and categorically refuse to buy my children Halloween decorations. But there is something about making the ugly stuff cute that really does make the holiday a creative and fun challenge.
This is when it hit me. For our Halloween promotion, we could have a theme:
Halloween, but make it blue.
I took my sketches and worked them into a blue and white tile arrangement:
(Cute, but rough. The artist in me knows I can do better. It needs more blue. I’m still working on that, so make sure you’re on the newsletter list if you want to see the final product next week!)
Cut back to our team meeting yesterday morning, and the idea for doing a “mystery box” for the Halloween promotion came back up again. And all the dots connected.
It was Halloween, but blue!
And Kristen suggested we call our mystery boxes “Boo Boxes”, and being fans of alliteration, the name instantly stuck.
Plus, it sounds a little like “blue boxes” and I think that blue boxes are just about the most charming thing since brown paper packages tied up with string.
Meet the Boo Box!
And that was when one final darling idea struck.
You know I love a blue and white something. Of all color combinations, I truly think it’s the most timeless and classic. Sure, the hues shift and change over the years, but it always comes back to a classic, crisp, range of pink-hued blue, from light to dark and muted to vibrant.
You also know I love antiques. “Anything 19th century!” is almost my motto. There is something about the history of items found and stewarded. I think about the places they’ve been and the stories they could tell. And…I just so happened to have a fair amount of stock on a favorite little vintage item that will fit inside a grab-bag, mystery-package, Boo Box!
I grab stacks of these small saucer-type plates whenever I find them for a good price. In sets of three, they’re good looking on a wall. The small ones can hang in narrow spaces and tight corners and always bring a bit of extra warmth and charm to a home. They double as drink coasters, trinket dishes, paperclip holders, spoon rests, margarita-salt trays, and something pretty to set a vase of flowers on. In short, they’re handy, and one-of-a-kind!
And they fit in a Boo Box!
Actually, they fit with a Boo Box, because the boxes are so crammed full of goodies that my original idea to include a cute little plate in each Boo Box was taking up too much room. But each Boo Box order will ship with a blue-and-white vintage surprise, to add a little bit of that “old, new, borrowed, blue” look to your desk, nightstand, coffee table, or kitchen counter.
Treat yourself to a Boo Box—a keepsake box stuffed with surprises! Hand packed by yours truly, every box is valued at over $100! Filled with planning accessories, and even a special hand-selected vintage find in each package, these boxes are better than a bag full of candy. Grab one for yourself, and one to stock up on hostess gifts for the holidays!
Boo boxes are packaged in a Week on One Page keepsake box (planner not included).
This product ships from our Paris Warehouse, while most of our other products ship from our fulfillment center. If you order this with a product that ships from our fulfillment center, you’ll see two flat rate shipping charges when you check out. Questions? Check out our FAQ for more info.
Shipping and processing time for this product is between 7-10 days.
Because cute vintage plates are hard to come by, especially when you’re shopping for larger quantities, we have a limited supply of Boo Boxes. Our first round sold out quickly, but I’m searching for more cute vintage goodness just as quick as I can! The price may fluctuate as I source additional items so that we can offer more boxes. If you would like to order a Boo Box and they are currently sold out, be sure to click “Notify Me When Back in Stock” to be the first to find out when we add more inventory!
Order yours today for your personal Halloween treat!
I don’t see where to purchase the Boo box. I’ve looked for them in your shop and don’t see them there. Is this one of those “it is right in front of my face” type moments?
We hit a snag right as the email went out! It should be live now! https://whitneyenglish.com/products/boo-box-small
My Boo Box just arrived!
I’m savoring the beautiful gift wrap and sweet card.
I’m so thankful for your creativity, it makes my life better.
Have a wonderful week.
Shelley, we are so happy to hear you are enjoying your boo box! Thanks for sharing these kind words!
*The Whitney English Team*