We’ve seen it all—Secret Boxes filled with quarters, safety pins, jewelry, bike parts, car keys and dice. One buyer turned hers into an emergency sewing kit, for rips and tears on the road. Another loaded a lifetime of happy memories onto a flash drive and popped it into a “Love” Secret Box, creating the ultimate anniversary gift for his parents. Countless Heartwood fans have shared that they use theirs as a custom wood pill box.
The list goes on and on.
Some of our recent favorites?
My husband and I spent our honeymoon on Tybee Island off the coast of Georgia. I wanted a souvenir to remember our time spent there, but not something silly or kitschy. I came across one of your secret boxes in a gift shop and I filled it with sand and a seashell from the beach we walked on each day. The box is now safely tucked away with our wedding photos and other mementos from our life together.
— Stephanie from North Carolina
After the birth of our son, my wife and I clipped a small lock of his hair and placed it in one of your secret boxes to be kept along with his baby book. It’s a priceless reminder of the love and joy that comes with parenthood.
— Keisha from Ohio
Long Distance Love
When I was dating my wife, there came a time when we found ourselves a great distance apart, geographically. She had moved to New York and I was living in Minnesota. I often went to the state park where we used to go on long walks and found small items-sometimes a pinecone, an acorn, a flower or even a well-preserved beetle. I mailed these items one by one to her in a secret box just to let her know I was thinking of her. It kept us close at a time when there were many miles between us.
— James from Minnesota
Now we want to know: how do YOU use your Secret Box? Share the answers via Twitter with #SecretBoxes, or on Facebook. We’ll publish some of OUR favorites right here!