Postmark’d Studio PostBox Review – November 2017
PostBox is a stationery subscription box by Postmark’d Studio. Each PostBox subscription comes with a monthly, limited-edition delivery of handcrafted artisanal greeting cards and postcards created by artists around the globe. Each month, your PostBox card box is filled with four greeting cards, one postcard, postage, and a fun artsy doodad such as a pen, pencil, or knick-knack gadget based on a theme. The value of the products in your subscription box will always be what you pay for each month, sometimes more. There may be a surprise bonus gift some months, so you don’t want to miss a box
This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
This review is for the PostBox, $30.95 per month, box.
The Subscription Box: PostBox by Postmark’d Studio
The Cost: $25 + $5.95 shipping (or save with longer subscriptions). There is also a lifestyle box called the Postmark’d Box: $50 + $7.95 shipping.
The Products: The PostBox comes with four greeting cards, one postcard, postage, and a fun artsy doodad such as a pen, pencil, or knick-knack gadget based on a theme. The Postmark’d Box comes with two to four hand-selected stationery, home décor, inspiring books, and other quaint creative finds items based on a theme that is unique, special, and always splendid.
Ships to: The US for $5.95 (PostBox) or $7.95 (Postmark’d Box)
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You’ll find the info card all decked out in fall leaves this month. The theme is Gobble Gobble Gratitude and includes several Thanksgiving-specific cards.
Postbox‘s fifth edition also has 30 days of gratitude challenge included in their box. The challenge urges you to write a note, letter, or card to express gratitude to people in our life who you are thankful for.
Per usual, they always include a postcard and pencil!
Forever Stamps – Total Retail Value $4.15 (5 postcard stamps and 5 regular stamps)
So great that they always include stamps to send these cards out, and often fit the theme!
Happy Thanksgiving Postcards, Set of 5 – Buy a similar set of 8 notecards and envelopes for $16
I missed my chance to send these out this year but will be sure to keep them safe until next year. The front has a lovely colorful illustration of a turkey proudly standing on some fallen branches and leaves. The back has a very Fall-inspired scene with pumpkins and leaves, with half of the card to write a message and the other half reserved for the address of the receiver.
Grateful For Your Kindness Card – Retail Value $5
Even though this has Thanksgiving spirit, it’s non-specific and can be used year-round to show gratitude towards a person in your life who deserves a nod. The simple gold foil diamond pattern and text will get your point across to let them know you appreciate them and all that they do for you.
Gold Turkey Card – Retail Value $5?
This bold gold turkey silhouette against a dark navy card is the one I gave to my Aunt and her boyfriend this year. The inside is blank, so I had loads of room to let them know that I love having them in my life and spending time with them at the holidays. This is a fun card to write with white or light colored ink in. I was able to use the Gelly Roll pens I got (see the end of the review) in this one!
Thanksgiving Acorn Letterpress Card – Retail Value $5
My brother and his wife inevitably host the holidays for my mom’s side of the family every year, and it can be very stressful, to say the least. Since I live in a different state than my family, I’m the lucky one who gets to waltz in and eat with very little effort put forth. I do my best to help however I can, but for the bulk of it, it’s my brother and sister-in-law that pull off some amazing dinners, complete with appetizers, alcohol, entertainment, and a beautifully decorated home. I gave them this orange and brown letterpress card from Inkadinkadoodle to show a small shred of the gratitude that I feel for them in all that they do around the holidays. They probably would have liked it better if it said I was hosting Christmas dinner, but instead, I just told them how much I’m thankful for them and that I love them very much.
Thanksgiving Turkey 3D Pop Up Card – Retail Value $13
Who better to receive such an exquisite Thanksgiving card than the matriarch of the family, my Mother. She is not only an active card-giver but also an enthusiastic card-receiver. I knew she’d love this dark brown laser cut card that is already impressive before you open it. Once you crack it open, a beautiful light brown bird pops up to greet you with all sorts of intricate cutouts, complete with a red gobbler. Though she drives me totally crazy a lot of the time, she has been unconditional with her love and support, no matter what I am doing or where I’m doing it. She is endlessly full of terms of endearment for my brother and I and even though we’re grown, she has made sacrifices to give us the best possible lives since the day they were born. This card can never repay that, but I know she will see it as a small token to express the thanks I have for such a strong, incredible woman who would do anything for her family.
Glitter Gelly Roll Pens in Gold and Copper Bronze – Total Retail Value $3.30
What you can’t really see from these photos is how metallic and glittery these two pens are! They are perfect fall colors and write so effortlessly. Gelly Rolls have been around for ages and have a wide variety of colors.
Verdict: Postmark’d Studio’s November offering was a tremendous win for me. I didn’t have to buy cards for my family and really liked all of the ones I got. I received four premium greeting cards, a pack of five postcards, two sweet pens, and stamps to mail everything for $30.95. After looking things up online, I’d value this to be worth around $40 retail, so it’s still well over the cost.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today?
From Postmark’d Studio:
We reserve a few extra boxes each month. Please email [email protected], and we will gladly assist you with your purchase of any items available at the time of your request for the cost of the box + shipping.
Value Breakdown: At $30.95 for this box, you’re paying approximately $4.42 per item (or group of items like the postcard set, pens, or stamps).
Did you express gratitude this month with Postmark’d Studio’s Postbox?