Our Winter Subscription Box Theme: Recharge & Refocus
Welcome, friends! It’s winter, and we’re thrilled to bring you this season's Relax & Radiate Crate from The Girlfriend. This is a special quarterly box because winter is such a special season. I don’t know how things were for you, but the holidays were a big deal for me growing up. I remember one Christmas morning when I went outside our home in Missouri and squealed with delight when I spotted reindeer tracks in the snow. My mother was like that, creating enchantment. She never failed to keep the magic alive. When I became a parent, I felt pressure to curate the perfect holiday. But even when I’ve run myself ragged, holiday expectations have often gone unmet. The anticipation of everyone having the best time ever has frequently created dissatisfaction when someone doesn’t have that experience.
I love this quote from poet Edith Sitwell: “Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and a talk beside the fire: it is time for home.” I have all that. And I’m fortunate. I know that. I need to appreciate it. So, even if there is family strife or travel delays, this time of year doesn’t have to be perfect to be special.
Our theme this quarter is Recharge & Refocus. If we’re lucky, we gather with our loved ones to celebrate the season and the start of a new year. We come together with gratitude, even when life’s thrown us a curveball. I sorely miss my long-gone mother but will relish this time with my three kids—two of whom will travel home from college. Together, I hope we’ll recharge and refocus. At The Girlfriend, we aim to help you relax and radiate your best self in every season and to help you connect with other amazing women. To honor this time of year, we’ve rounded up another incredible array of treats for you, so you can enjoy every last minute of winter before we steam ahead into spring.
May this season bring joy, hope, peace— and maybe even a little magic.
Editor in Chief, The Girlfriend