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Artza Box Review: Experience Israel From Home

In this article, I will go over my artza box review. These are my honest thoughts on the service and product.

If you have been around Think About Such Things, you know I sincerely love God’s Word and Israel. And when I had the chance to review an Artza Box, I jumped! How exciting to experience a piece of Israel right at home. But before I dive into my Artza review, let’s cover some basic questions you might have.

What Is An Artza Box?

Artza is a quarterly subscription box service that brings you unique products from the Holy Land. They help build a connection between the land of the Bible and Christians. To top it off, Artza’s mission is to help support local Israeli small businesses. I find this fantastic and wonderful way we can support the Jewish people from home.

In each box, you will find an array of foods, crafts, and more. They help you follow the footsteps of Jesus, bringing in Bible passages to connect you with the locations of the items in the box.

What Does Artza Mean?

And I will bless (do good for, benefit) those who bless you,
And I will curse [that is, subject to My wrath and judgment] the one who curses (despises, dishonors, has contempt for) you.
And in you all the families (nations) of the earth will be blessed.”

So Abram departed [in faithful obedience] as the Lord had directed him; and Lot [his nephew] left with him. Abram was seventy-five years old when he left Haran. Abram took Sarai his wife and Lot his nephew, and all their possessions which they had acquired, and the people (servants) which they had acquired in Haran, and they set out to go to the land of Canaan. When they came to the land of Canaan, – Genesis 12:3-5 AMP

Artza explains that their name is Hebrew for “towards the Land” and is inspired by the passage above (Genesis 12:3-5). They want to capture the experience “towards the Land” of Israel.

Hear Stories From Israeli Artisans

One feature I love is that with each product you receive, you hear the story of the Israeli artisan that created it. Their stories are printed on beautiful quality cardstock. I have been using them as bookmarks as they are a great size. Here is a snip it of one of the artisans from the Negev box. I really enjoyed their story, and I think their ceramic dish is lovely. I have it in my office!

Artisan: ADI residents with down syndrome

Item: Handmade ceramic dish with olive leaf

Adi’s Story

This stunning handmade and hand painted ceramic plate was lovingly created by Adi – The Ability Boutique. The ADI residents are children, adolescents, and adults with severe disabilities – who created these plates as a part of their rehabilitative vocational workshop sessions. The proceeds from each sale provide long-term opportunities for creative exploration, life skill development and personal growth.

ADI provides individualized growth plans and specialized services needed not only to grow but to thrive, heal, and return to their lives, and the community at large with tangible opportunities for encountering disability, raising awareness, and promoting acceptance.

We are so proud to be able to work with such an incredible organization, and we are honored that you are the reason that we are all able to support Adi. They decided on an Olive Leaf pattern, a symbol of the Holy Land since the time of the Bible to remind you of the Land of Israel every time you see this dish.

My Review Of The Negev Artza Box

When my box came in, I had no idea what to expect. To my pleasant surprise, it was all about the Negev desert. Pictures are worth a thousand words so I will be sharing comments as well look through the Negev box. Here is a snap shot of the box with all it’s goodies!

First off I am a paper person, and the quality of the postcards, artisan snipits, and other printables are super high quality. They are beautiful! Thick cardstock, a nice semi-gloss finish, and vibrant colors! Well, done Artza! This where we can read and bridge modern day Israel with the Bible! I love the Bible passages they share and the information they gave about the Negev desert.

Another feature I love about Artza is that they will send you a specific ingredient from Israel and a recipe to use it. As someone who loves to cook I think this is so fun! Especially since these are recipes I would never typically make. In the Negev box I received dukka spice. I have never even heard of it but it’s a blend of corinader peanuts and some other spices. The aroma is bright and earthy. It came with a soup recipe to try out on. So, if you are foodie you will love this aspect of the box.

Another tasty treat we received was this all natural granola from Dany and Galit. This all natural granola was a hit with my family since we stay away from sugar and we make parfiets quite often. We downed this jar within a couple of weeks.

The next item was a facial mask using clay. I’m prone to oily skin and break outs. So, I have used clay masks and the past. I found this one to be nice and not harsh. I love that it is organic with no harsh chemicals. The printing of the label on the cream was off centered, but no big deal.

This was one of my favorites in the box! It was a Moroccian tile that you get to paint. Kind of like mini craft kit. It comes with everything you need: Paint, tile, stencile, and more. I didn’t care for the colors they gave me so I mixed them up with some other paints I had on hand and painted the one you see down in the picture. It was a nice little destressor and I think it came out great!

It comes with stick pads so you can hang it up, but I think I’m going to add a clear coat and use it as a coaster! The only thing I wish I had was what the word in Hebrew (which is upside down in my picture…my bad). If you know what it says please drop me a comment below and let me know. I tried checking the manufactures website and couldn’t find it.

The last two items that came in were games. The fist one is a sweet simple game you can play that helps you go deeper with those you love. The game’s name is fitting, “Connecting Hearts.” The next time my niece and nephew are over I am hoping to play it with them. The other game is a great puzzle game that give you a break from electronics and enjoy some old fashion puzzles. The wood box and puzzle pieces are high quality and have a beautiful stained color.

My Final Thoughts On Artza Subscription Box

I love the mission, heart and products that Artza is all about. It helps me see Israel in modern times while bridging a gap between what I read in my Bible. I think Artza makes for wonderful box for yourself or as a gift to a loved one! If you are interested in getting a box you can grab one 25% off! Just use the link below with the coupon code: ARTZA BOX (coupon code ARTZAMelissaTumino)

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