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Wednesday, August 1, 2018

My Christmas Crate


Christmas friends, have you heard of the subscription box called Christmas Crate? I absolutely adore them, and no one is paying me to say that! I discovered them about a year ago and signed up to receive a monthly box of Christmas goodies. It feels like Christmas each and every time I open one! Here were my goodies from last month. Chocolate peppermint cake, Christmas morning candle (the scent is incredible,) the planner I showed you last week, and my Santa watch!!


I reached out to the founder of My Christmas Crate, Kelli Girsch (Head Elf) to ask her a few questions for Christmas Tree Lane readers!



Christmas Tree Lane: I love My Christmas Crate. Tell me about that aha! moment you had for this idea!

Kelli: I grew up in a home that celebrated Christmas nearly year round. We had a "Christmas room" up all year (with a tree and lights) that felt JUST like Christmas even though it was scorching hot in thesummer months. I had been running retail businesses including online subscription businesses and
retail websites and thought... what if there are others who enjoy Christmas as much as I do? What IF
people really enjoy receiving, smelling and baking Christmas items and goods when they cannot be
purchased in store.... DO people miss Christmas like I do? And so we tested the market and to my
surprise, My Christmas Crate took off right out of the gate.

CTL: Where do you find your products?

Kelli: Our elves source products from around the globe year round. We try to accommodate a wide
variety of tastes and likes which is why it's wonderful to be able connect with holiday brands who
enjoy the same holiday vision as we do!

CTL: What are you looking for from a vendor?

Kelli: A vendor that can accommodate our need for larger quantities, has complimentary packaging,
fresh ingredients and sells holiday merchandise year round.

CTL: What are your Christmas must-haves or must-dos?

Kelli: Christmas cookies with the kiddos, Charlie Brown Christmas, A Christmas Vacation (a must), hoppingin the car to look at Christmas lights, Making hot cocoa, Taking our "donation jar" that we collect spare change in all year just for the holiday season, vote on our favorite charity (last year it was the SPCA for shelter animals) and make our annual donation. My kids LOVE this tradition every year.

CTL: What is your favorite Christmas cookie?

Kelli: Anything with TONS of frosting HA! Usually a classic sugar cookie with homemade frosting in Christmas shapes. We made ugly sweater Christmas cookies last year and it was a blast!

CTL: What's your favorite way to spend a weekend in Nov/Dec?

Kelli: Our family watching Christmas movies next to the fire with a Christmas tree gleaming in the room! Such a cozy feeling....

CTL: Can you give us a sneak peak at what we might be getting in the future?

Kelli: Welp, our elf lips are usually sealed pretty tight but we do release (one) sneak peek per month on our social media for our fans. Next month (August) we will be featuring "Christmas pillow wraps" that turn ANY ordinary pillow into gorgeous room d├ęcor! When we saw them, we knew our fans would love them!

Kelli, you are absolutely right, we will love those pillow wraps! Thank you for taking time from your busy schedule to tell us a bit more about you and your business. Bringing such joy and happiness to others must be a fabulous feeling!


You can order your own My Christmas Crate here! Go and check out the website to learn more!  You can use code  XMAS5  to save $5 on your first crate! 

Would you like to comment?

  1. Like you, I am kind of obsessed with all things Christmas so I think this is the perfect subscription box for me! I love all the stuff you got in there :)

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  2. I haven't heard of the Christmas Crate before. Christmas is my favorite holiday so it makes me smile to see products just for it.

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  3. That sounds like a great box of goodies.

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  4. I have never heard of the Christmas parade before but it looks like it has a lot of fun Christmas things in it. It might be something that I would like to use for all my Christmas gifts.

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  5. I love this store and I have had so much fun shopping on it that I can't wait to share it with my family as I made a Wish List of items I would like someone to purchase for me for Christmas.

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  6. Christmas in July! Well August now. I love Christmas so I think this is a fun idea!

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  7. This is so awesome! Loving this Christmas post in August, because really, we all need something like this with the weather being too hot to handle! I think the products that you get is pretty cool. It was so nice getting to know the woman behind the brand too!

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  8. These Christmas boxes are pretty much the most perfect idea for all my out of state and out of town friends. Prepackaged gifts that i don't have to shop for, wrap, box and then ship! Genius idea!

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  9. This is pretty cool! I know a few people who are so excited about Christmas this would be perfect for them.

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  10. I've never heard of Christmas Crate. This would be a perfect gift for so many Christmas lovers I know.

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  11. Talk about being excited for Christmas! I really and I'm glad to see that I'm not the only one! I think this crate is fun and it makes you want to celebrate Christmas the whole year round. The products are lovely too! What more can you ask for!

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  12. This is the first time I've heard of this box. This is for me! Lol. I love Christmas and I'm always excited about it. :)

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  13. I've heard of Christmas Crate but never truly knew the kind of products they offer. Would make a perfect gift for the subscription lover this coming holiday.

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  14. That box has plenty of amazing goodies. The decoration is cute and I'd love to try that coffee and tea cake mix.

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  15. I love that we are talking about Christmas in the summer! This looks so great, I need to check it out!

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  16. I love when the countdown to Christmas starts! This looks like an amazing box to get fans of the Holiday season.

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  17. Wat an awesome subscription. This is my first time being aware of it so I will check it out.

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  18. Christmas is my favorite holiday. I wish I would have heard of this sooner I am definitely going to sign up for this.

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  19. How sweet! Christmas is my FAVORITE holiday and I had no idea there was a subscription I could celebrate with year round!

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  20. Awesome! however here in Canada the shipping is alot. I'm thinking of doing my OWN crate... buy during the Christmas sales 12 items... I open one a month :) on Rudy day!

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