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Erin Condren Seasonal Surprise Box Review + Coupon – Winter 2017

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erin condren season of celebration subscription box exterior

The Erin Condren Seasonal Surprise Box is a quarterly box filled with exciting stationery, journaling, and planner-related finds from the Erin Condren brand. The box includes exclusives, “sneak peeks” at new Erin Condren items, and fan faves. This stationery brand is all about cute details, and that comes through in this box, too—the cardboard box is reversible! Use it to store things or to give a gift to a friend.

erin condren winter 2017 season of celebration unboxing

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all of the items in the december 2017 erin condren season of celebration stationery subscription box

About the Erin Condren Seasonal Surprise Box

The Subscription Box: Erin Condren Seasonal Surprise Box

The Cost: $35.00 + free US shipping

Coupon: If you are a new customer, use this referral link to get a $10 coupon! (May not work on the box purchase)

The Products: Exclusive, “sneak peek”, and favorite Erin Condren brand stationery items with a total value of at least $60.

Good to Know: Box supplies are limited, and once the boxes are sold out, they won’t be available again. If you’re interested, sign up ASAP!

Shipping: Free shipping to the US. International shipping varies.

Erin Condren “Season of Celebrating” Seasonal Surprise Box Winter 2017 Review

The year might be ending, but for planner and stationery lovers, the fun is just beginning! This box promises to help me get a jump on 2018 with oodles of new year desk accessories and supplies, plus some holiday goodies, too:

info card about the erin condren season of celebration subscription box info card/item list for the erin condren winter 2017 season of celebration box

Here’s the info card that came with the box. The theme is “Season of Celebrating”. I have friends and family members who celebrate all sorts of winter holidays, so I’m always happy when boxes this time of year go broad, rather than being very Christmas-themed.

gold metallic and pink greeting card standing on end folder pocket with stickers inside the erin condren 2018 gratitude journal inspiring quotes inside the pink flower-print pages of the erin condren 2018 gratitude journal a yellow-trimmed page of prompts from the erin condren gratitude journal a teal flower trimmed spread from the erin condren gratitude journal peach flower trimmed journal spread from the erin condren gratitude journal pink and gold metallic flowers on the back of the erin condren gratitude journal

Sneak Peek PetitePlanner Gratitude Journal – Retail Value $12.00

As someone who is terrible at journaling, I am very thankful for the setup of this little book. (In other words, I have gratitude for this gratitude journal.) Each spread is divided into small sections with prompts like “silly things that happened today” and “things I created today”. It takes away the pressure of the big blank page and not knowing where to start (which is always me, like, every time I decide to start a journal). Plus it’s super colorful and even has metallic cherry blossoms stamped on the outside, which makes it all the more exciting to reach for after a busy day.

erin condren tabletop calendar kit in gold and pink package the back of the erin condren tabletop calendar kit package, which is gold and pink with a white section describing the kit erin condren tabletop calendar with one card in the stand and two laying down two erin condren tabletop calendar cards, one from the front and one from the back pile of erin condren tabletop calendar cards from behind pile of colorful desk calendar pages

Sneak Peek Reversible Quote Tabletop 2018 Calendar – Retail Value $18.00

I know it’s still December, but this calendar is already living on the corner of my desk and getting me quite excited for the upcoming year. Each of the twelve 5″ x 3.5″ cards has the month printed on the front side and an inspiring saying or quote on the back. Each month has its own color scheme, too—the colors on the calendar side of the card match the watercolor-like background of the quote side. Even better, the dappled colors on the calendar sides are actually metallic, which scores huge points with me. (Give me ALL the shiny things, please.) January’s color is a gorgeous teal blue, and the saying is “Trust the magic of new beginnings.” I stacked the cards up in their clear base so that when a new month comes along, the saying will be facing me first. I figure that way, I’ll always have a little mantra in my head before I flip the card around to reveal the calendar and start my month.

erin condren gifting kit folder in package with information card rainbow polka dotted erin condren gifting on the go folder standing on its side erin condren gifting kit folder with a cardboard finish and rainbow polka dotsthe blue and white inside page of the erin condren gifting on the go folder rainbow polka dotted pockets from the erin condren gifting on the go folder a sheet of rainbow wrapping paper from the erin condren gifting on the go kit colorful cards from the erin condren gifting on the go kit stickers and labels inside the erin condren gifting on the go kit

Sneak Peek All Occasion Gift Wrap Book – Retail Value $20.00

I don’t have the most extensive knowledge around the gift-wrap end of stationery. When I need something to package up a present, I usually pop by the gift shop up the street from me and nab a few sheets of paper, or else grab a tube and some ribbon at Target. If that’s more your niche, then maybe this item isn’t as revelatory. But for me?

Wow. I mean WOW! What a GOOD idea!!! I’m literally so happy with this kit. It looks like a notebook, but inside are folded sheets of wrapping paper, stickers and gift labels, greeting cards you can tear out, bend, and send… literally everything I’d want for a myriad of occasions all year long. The backs of some of the pages even have images of crafts and packaging inspiration to help give me ideas of how to use all the goodies inside. As someone who is ALWAYS last-minute about gifts and wrapping especially, this neat and tidy, slide-it-in-the-desk-drawer-until-I-need-it book of supplies is soooo appreciated. And again, it’s REALLY CUTE. There are tons of colors and patterns (some of which are a little more romantic or pretty, but a few that are relatively unisex) and plenty of metallic accents. (Woohoo!)

holiday sticker sheet holiday sticker sheet for journaling, scrapbooking, etc note about the sticker sheet by erin condren

Exclusive Holiday Sticker Sheet – Estimated Value $3.00

This 8″ x 6.25″ sheet is apparently an example of the festive designs you’ll find in the new Erin Condren Monthly Sticker Book. Since I don’t think that exists yet, I’m going to go ahead and assume the value of this single sheet is worth about $3.00 (the price for other single Erin Condren sticker sheets). I like that this sheet encompasses a few months’ worth of holidays—there are some more Christmassy designs, some general winter ones, New Years Eve stickers, and even a few Valentine’s Day designs. (Holy cow, I can’t believe it’s going to be Valentine’s Day again!) Once again, I’m loving the metallics here. There are silvery details and some pops of rosy gold, too.

set of three gift tags rose, pink, and periwinkle holiday gift tags four sheets of holiday gift tags four sheets of erin condren holiday gift tag stickers a stack of holiday gift tag stickers

Exclusive Holiday Metallics Gift Labels Set, 4 Sheets – Estimated Value $10.00

This pack is pretty similar to this set I found on the Erin Condren site, so I’m guessing that the value is around the same. I’m digging the deep tones in these gift tags. I feel like they’re kind of unconventional as far as holiday colors go (especially the pink ones), which I dig. You do get some traditional Christmas colors, like the true red and forest green labels, in case that’s more up your alley. They have a paper-like finish that’s pen-friendly, but the metallic accents keep ’em from looking too simple. So you get form AND function with these festive labels!

crystal greeting card with envelope and sticker seal metallic lilac and silver greeting card with crystal design crystal sticker to seal an envelope heart print gold metallic and pink greeting card metallic greeting card gold heart seal sticker

Exclusive Valentine’s Day Card Duo – Estimated Value $3.00?

These are another exclusive, so I’m not 100% certain on the value. Other folded cards on the site shop go for about $1.50 each, so I listed that price above. But I’m not sure that those cards come with seals like these do… Regardless, these cards are so cute! They’re listed as valentines, but being that they’re blank inside, they could easily work for winter holidays, birthdays, or any occasion through the year. I think the crystal one is my favorite, just because the combo of lilac and silver is so pretty. Part of me wants to just frame these cards and give them as presents, rather than just cards. They’re so pretty, I’d hate for them to get tossed or stuffed in a drawer once they’ve been opened!

The Verdict: I loooooved this Erin Condren Seasonal Surprise Box! The new year is one of my favorite occasions for refreshing my stationery, planners… the whole nine yards. So I really liked that this box played into that excitement with items like the desk calendar and the gratitude journal. And how genius is that gift wrap kit?! In 2017, I always had to run to the store last minute for gift wrap or a bag, but in 2018? Pshhh. I’ve got a whole slew of great gift gear in one handy-dandy folder! Look out, holidays! I’m ready for ya!

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No—unfortunately, this box is already sold out!

Coupon – If you are a new customer, use this referral link to get a $10 coupon! (May not work on the box purchase)

Value Breakdown: I paid $35.00 for this box (hooray for free US shipping!), but I estimate that I got about $66.00 worth of value out of it. That tops the $60.00 value they guarantee for the box and is almost double the cost. Granted, that’s partially based on estimated values, since there were lots of exclusives. But the items that I could find exact retail values for top $50.00 all by themselves. Plus, the average price paid for each item, based on the price of the box, is just $5.83—not a bad deal!

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What was your favorite item in the Erin Condren Seasonal Surprise Box?

Written by Anna Reilly

Anna Reilly

Anna loves collecting little treasures, be they pop-culture finds, handmade mementos, or new potions to put in her makeup bag. Beauty boxes got her interested in the subscription world, but now she’s swooning for all things kawaii!

All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.

1 Comment

  1. I want this box! If anyone is looking to swap any or all of the items please swap with me!

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