Our dream for Lumibox is that every month people will open their door to find a box on their doorstep that fills them with excitement and joy.
We’re working really hard to make sure that each box is filled with quality Catholic products, music, and art. We want the boxes to be full of gifts that will help you grow in your spiritual journey while also supporting Catholic businesses.
But the whole experience of the Lumibox is important to us. We’re thinking hard about the entire experience, from finding the box on your doorstep, opening it, exploring the contents, and after all that.
For the boxes, we’ve looked at a lot of different sources. The first big choice that we kept coming across was between a kraft (cardboard) colored box or a white box. We both really like the kraft color, and its what we initially were thinking when we designed the landing page of Lumibox.
The type of box we wanted was one with a flap that folded over. We wanted the entire top of the box to open and show all the contents at once. So we decided to use what’s called a mailer box.
We wrestled a lot with the dimensions of the box. We wanted to maximize the amount of space we could fill without making the price of shipping unreasonable. (We decided to just offer a flat rate shipping of $5 per box, regardless of the weight or distance the box would travel each individual month.)
Finally we decided on 9 x 6 x 3.5 inches.
Next we thought about what we wanted the box to look like. Again, I was real settled on the simplicity of the box mockup we made on our landing page. We thought about purchasing a bunch of kraft boxes and using a stamp to put our logo on the front, but for now we thought that might be too complicated for the first month box.
Through a site called Packlane we could design our box, see a 3D mockup, and order a small quantity at a reasonable price.
So I whipped up the box on Packlane.
It was tempting to complicate the box by adding more designs on the other sides of the box. I did end up adding the Scripture verse that captures the heart of Lumibox to the back of the box. I resisted adding more, like plastering our social media accounts and website url all over the box.
I really love the simplistic look of the box and felt like adding more made it look too spammy and commercial.
We want you to love seeing the box!
The boxes should be arriving soon, and we’re excited to have a little photo shoot with them once they arrive!
We’re really excited for the first month’s box!
We already have the items for our first month all planned out, and the companies, musicians, and artists committed to being in the box. Our goal is to have the first 4-8 months planned out (at least on paper) by January. We’ll probably start ordering products later this month.
Already the retail price of everything that will be in the box is almost 50% more than the price of a one month subscription!
Thanks so much for all the support. Talk to you again soon!