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Rachel is the owner of Uplift A Box. She’s from Minnesota where she lives with her husband Andy and their dog Cooper. They love exploring Minnesota, going for runs, trying new things, and checking out the local breweries. hey are both designers by profession and love creating things with their hands.
Let’s get to know more about Uplift A Box:
I opened Uplift A Box because of a passion to reach people in a way I knew best, creating! Uplift A Box is a place where handmade products are packaged together into gift boxes and sold to uplift and encourage women.
These a just a few of the types of boxes you can find in Rachel’s online store
photos courtesy of Uplift A Box
Along with every purchase, a similar gift box is donated to an organization rescuing women from sex trafficking in Minnesota. It was important to me from the beginning to reach women in different ways and to be able to donate in some way.
The book A Million Little Ways by Emily P Freeman was the seed for starting Uplift A Box. It’s about uncovering the art you were made to live and specifically the way God created you.
In addition to that book, the other influential person in my life is my husband. Without his continual support, I would not be where I am today!
Handmade is high-quality, unique, one of a kind product. It has a personal touch and a story behind each product.
Handmade products are created with great care by someone who has a passion for what they are doing. The best part about what I do is being able to have the freedom to explore with different mediums like fabric, beads, colors and scents.
And to wrap things up, my final question…What is one thing you wish people knew about “the handmade life”?
Before I starting Uplift A Box the word handmade had a very different meaning than it does now. I associated handmade with words like “homemade” and “diy” as a cheaper way to get something you saw at the store. To be honest I thought how can something handmade be high-quality. But the more I dug into the handmade life and started connecting with other artisans the more I realized the exact opposite. Not only is it high-quality but it’s unique and one of a kind!
Handmade is such a unique market. It’s a place where people can express their own style, talent and make a business out of it. When you buy from local artists, it’s such a great way to support them in their passions.
We are so thankful to have found Rachel, her business, Uplift A Box and be able to include these beautiful coasters in our March – It’s Time For Tea – Box!
We only have One (1) more March box left and then we’ll open up the waiting list for April’s box! Don’t want to be on the dreaded wait list? Then you should definitely click HERE and subscribe today!!
Here’s a sneak peek at one of the businesses we’ll be featuring in our box next month:
Comment below if you know what this is or where it’s from!!
Until next time,