Postmark’d Studio PostBox Review – December 2017
Postmark’d Studio’s PostBox delivers a monthly subscription box to your door featuring a curated collection of greeting cards, postcards, artful doodads, and beautiful paper products and always includes the postage to mail everything.
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.
About Postmark’d Studio PostBox
The Subscription Box: PostBox by Postmark’d Studio
The Cost: $25/mo + $5.95 shipping
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The Products: PostBox comes with greeting cards, postcards, postage, and a fun artsy doodad such as a pen, pencil, or knick-knack gadget based on a theme.
Ships to: the US only
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Postmark’d Studio PostBox December 2017 Review
December’s info card has a wintery scene on each side with well wishes abound.
PostBox‘s sixth edition also has some fun facts about the holiday season (namely, Christmas). Over 2 billion holiday cards are sent in the US every December!
Per usual, they always include a postcard (this time with a snowflake sticker) and pencil!
Holiday 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!
There is also a special little letterpress card bearing their logo. On the inside, there’s a drawing of a snowman and a short note from Anne from Postmark’d Studio! How cute.
Polar Bear Card – Retail Value $4.95
This subtle card has an embossed polar bear walking across a serene pearl foil landscape that really encapsulates the frigid quietness. The inside is kept blank so you can add your own message to match the beauty of the snowy white scene.
Gilded Let It Snow Card – Retail Value $5.50
The only card this month that isn’t blank inside is covered in holographic snowflakes against a pale minty paper. The inside message “Wishing You All Things Happy This Holiday Season” finishes the upbeat thought that began with “Let It Snow” on the front.
Some Enchanted Evening Postcard – Retail Value $2.00
If you don’t have too much to say but want to send a wintery hell, this postcard has you covered. On the front, you’ll find two masked dancers, one a well behaved grizzly bear and the other, a woman dressed to the nines in a white 20s style.
Ornament Card – Retail Value $8.50
This is probably my favorite card of the bunch this month! A simple “Happy Holidays’ on the front is under a triangular cutout that allows the ornament inside to create a Christmas Tree. Open it up to find two hand-painted flat cardstock circles that have a one of a kind design. This particular one has gold foil tops with white paint splatters.
Here it is put together. Simple and modern! I just love it!
Wishing You Peace and Joy Card – Retail Value $4.95
I used to collect snowglobes as a kid and called them simply “snowies”. This letterpress card reminds me of that childhood collection with the wintery cabin next to some tall pine trees and the words “Wishing You Peace & Joy” on the front.
The Weather Outside Card – Retail Value $4.50
Haha- this card presents a very real take on a classic holiday song, and this year it is hitting home more than ever. Only just barely into January and it’s been in the negatives here in Pittsburgh, so the word “awful” doesn’t even cover it. Save this card for your friend with a sense of dark humor.
Snowflake Rubber Stamp and Ink Pad Set – Estimated Value $4.00
Rubber stamps have always been fun to decorate with, and this intricate snowflake comes with the perfect “ice blue” color chalk ink pad. I thought this would show up better on black, but a lighter-colored paper is the way to go with this hue.
Dashing Through the Snow Card – Buy a pack of 10 for $25.00
Another holiday carol lyric makes it’s way to this card which has “Dashing through the snow” in gold letters over pale blue snowflakes. It comes paired with a shimmery gold envelope to compliment it as well.
Then there’s this lovely little package wrapped in red and white striped twine.
The back is sealed with Santa tape.
Two more cards!
Seasons Greetings Card – Estimated Value $5.00
I couldn’t find this specific card for sale online, but all of the other similar cards at Violet Press are $5.00, so I think that’s a safe value to put on this one. This letterpress number has a tomato-red Santa chasing after his sleigh pulled by reindeer against a light blue mountainous winter backdrop. A simple “Season’s Greetings” gets your message across.
Adults Need Snow Days Too Card – Retail Value $5.00
I wholeheartedly agree with this statement and can appreciate this minimal design in red against a white card. Snow days were most kids favorite type of day through the winter and I could certainly use a few surprise days where I am forced to stay inside and watch movies (or get some cleaning done). Sad Shop’s other holiday cards are also hysterical too if you wanna check them out!
Verdict: Postmark’d Studio sent some really amazing, funny and beautiful cards this month! If there is one month you’re going to subscribe to this one, December is IT (though they are all quite great)! I didn’t have to buy holiday cards this year and they sent a gamut of kinds that are sure to please almost anyone. For a total cost of $30.95, I received eight greeting cards, a postcard from small stationery brands, plus a rubber stamp and ink pad totaling roughly almost $47!
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Normally when you sign up, your first box will be the following month’s box (they ship out around the 5th). But…
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 $3.10 per item which is a good value seeing as though most small batch cards go for an average of $4.50/each.
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What did you think of this month’s cards from Postmark’d Studio’s Postbox?