Crafted Van Read Happy Bookmark Subscription Review – Oct 2016
Craftedvan is a two person operation based out of Vancouver that specializes in magnetic bookmarks. They have launched their subscription box for bookmarks +goodies! Boxes may include a mix of items including bookmarks and planner items.
This review is of the Book Nerd subscription option (bookmarks + bookish items only.)
My Subscription Addiction pays for this subscription. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
The Cost: $12.00 CAD + shipping ($1.50-2)
The Products: A mix of bookmarks and other goodies including magnets and greeting cards.
Ships to: Worldwide!
This subscription arrives in an envelope with a wax seal!
Each month comes with a card with an illustration and explanation of the theme:
Cute monsters in October? I’m in!
Monster Eye Bookmarks
These two bookmarks came with googly eyes, and a note explaining that the googly eyes might fall off. (They did.)
They explained that it’s their first time making this type of bookmark, so they weren’t sure how well the eyes would stick. (You can either re-glue them or leave them off since the illustration is complete without them.)
I’m going to re-glue. The googly eyes definitely add to the charm of these monster bookmarks!
I love that these bookmarks are complete with illustrations on the back. (Plus they are just adorable.)
Reading Bat Bookmark
This is my favorite bookmark out of the bunch, this month! I love that this one hangs upside down on your page, and the little bat is reading with you!
If you aren’t familiar with magnetic bookmarks, they have thin magnets on each side of the bookmark to keep it in place:
Verdict: This subscription falls into the delightful category for me. It might not be a good fit for everyone, but I’m always happy to see these cute bookmarks in any of my book subscriptions, so a subscription full of them is just extra awesome.
Crafted Van bookmarks retail for around $4.50, so the value of this subscription is around $18. It cost me about $10.50 shipped, so I see the value there, too. (Plus these designs may be exclusive – I can’t find them in their etsy shop!)
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