Fall of 2018 marks our 3rd year of business and it’s been a fabulous whirlwind.
We have grown from a company where I was working out of my basement to one that employs designers, historians, artists, and fulfillment teams across the USA. We’ve shipped enough apple mummification kits to probably actually mummify a body. We’ve heard from so many customers about how our boxes has made history real, tangible, and memorable for their students. What a fulfilling few years it has been!
During this time, our products have changed dramatically.
My original concept of sending a few print outs and a single simple craft project has grown based on your feedback. We have overhauled our original boxes to be as full as our newest ones and now every box contains the fruit of more than a hundred hours of professional work and multiple craft kits and souvenirs; many of which are made from historic materials or sourced from authentic sites.
How cool is it that when you open Ancient Australia Unboxed the boomerang you receive is made by aboriginal craftsmen in Australia? Or when you decorate with Rangoli art from Mauryan Empire Unboxed the kit comes from tradesmen in India? Or when you put together a horn book in Jamestown Unboxed you are using real horn and wood – not a make-and-toss kit of cardboard and plastic? That’s huge. Your student is holding real, meaningful items and that deepens their connection with the lesson in a noticeable way. Also, pat yourself on the back, because you just helped native craftsmen continue to earn their living sharing their native crafts.
But that’s not all that has changed dramatically.
During our time in business the cost of materials, packaging, and shipping has risen considerably. I am a mother of 6 home educated children, and keeping our products affordable is close to home.
However, it is time to put on my business hat and acknowledge that History Unboxed can only thrive if I am able to pay myself as well as cover our costs. We need to adjust our product prices to reflect this reality.
Our new prices will go into effect Tuesday, August 13th:
- Off the Shelf boxes: $54.95 ea plus shipping calculated by weight and zone
- Subscriptions: $44.95 per month plus flat rate shipping calculated by zone
- Sibling Add-Ons: $32.97 per month plus free shipping
- Longer duration subscriptions (quarterly and annual) will receive a small discount as noted on the website
If you are a current subscriber: your subscription cost Will Not increase for as long as you keep your current subscription active. However, your shipping cost will be adjusted as of your next billing cycle.
I am elated to have crafted products that mean so much to so many people, and I want you to know that when you purchase from us the money that you spend is not only going to developing more high quality products, but also to supporting the families of artists, graphic designers, packing professionals, history teachers, and myself.
Thank you for being my customer.