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A Beautiful Mess Happy Mail Subscription Review – Jan 2015

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A Beautiful Mess Happy Mail Subscription Review – Jan 2015 Box

Happy Mail is a brand new monthly subscription from A Beautiful Mess! I’ve been a fan of their blog for years, so I immediately signed up for the annual subscription when I found out about it!

My Subscription Addiction pays for this subscription. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).

A Beautiful Mess Happy Mail Subscription Review – Jan 2015 Items

The Subscription: Happy Mail

The Cost: $20 ($15 with annual subscription)

The Products: Subscribers get $50 (retail value) of stationery, cards, notepads, stickers, journals, etc.

Ships to: Worldwide! (International shipping is only $2!)

Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this subscription to your wish list or subscription list!

Check out all of my Happy Mail reviews!

A Beautiful Mess Happy Mail Subscription Review – Jan 2015 Pup

Welcome Home Flat Card

Wuv You This Much! Folded Card

(These cards are all made exclusively for this subscription, so I won’t be able to list retail values for items in this review).

I love this Dachshund card for Valentine’s Day – it’s so cute!

A Beautiful Mess Happy Mail Subscription Review – Jan 2015 Make Out

Let’s Make Out Flat Card

Pineapple Folded Card (blank inside)

One little thing that I really appreciate about this subscription is that most of the envelopes are pre-glued strip-removal envelopes – AKA no having to lick envelopes:

A Beautiful Mess Happy Mail Subscription Review – Jan 2015 Envelope

A Beautiful Mess Happy Mail Subscription Review – Jan 2015 Hello


Hello Flat Card

Happy B-Day Bro Flat Card

I love the different color and pattern envelopes they include with these cards. Here is the flipside of the Happy B-Day Bro card:


A Beautiful Mess Happy Mail Subscription Review – Jan 2015 Bro

A Beautiful Mess Happy Mail Subscription Review – Jan 2015 Camera

Happy Birthday Folded Card

Cameras Flat Card

I always need birthday cards, so I’m glad they included two in this month’s mailing.

A Beautiful Mess Happy Mail Subscription Review – Jan 2015 Tags

Love Coupon Booklet

Gift Tags

I like that they included Valentine’s Day items in the January box – with International shipping I’m sure not everyone would get the February mailer in time.

A Beautiful Mess Happy Mail Subscription Review – Jan 2015 Stickers Stickers

Cheese Print

These stickers have a slightly translucent background, and feel a little bit like washi tape. I’m not sure exactly what to do with them – I wish they would have included some suggestions in their reveal video. (Maybe I’ll try one or two of them wrapped around my pencil holder).

Verdict: I am consistently impressed with the value this subscription provides, and the unique creative designs! I signed up for an annual subscription since the savings were so substantial ($15 a month vs $20), and that means that each item in this box only cost me $1.25. It’s definitely worth that price for me.

What do you think of the January Happy Mail shipment?

Written by Liz Cadman

Liz Cadman

Liz is the founder of My Subscription Addiction. She’s been hooked on subscription boxes since 2011 thanks to Birchbox, and she now subscribes to over 100 boxes. Her favorites include POPSUGAR Must Have, FabFitFun, and any box that features natural beauty products!

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. I SO wish I had the birthday “bro” card for my brother’s birthday! It’s SO him (including being reminiscent of his current state of facial hair!)

  2. This is one of my favorite subscriptions. My only issue is I don’t really like the flat cards. It’s awkward to flip over a birthday card and not able to open it!

    • mail it with a scratch off so that it’s an extra something something! 🙂

    • I agree with flat cards it don’t seem like its a card. But this is a great deal for $15 you get a lot!”

  3. I decided to cancel my wantable intimates subscription (I’ve returned the last 3) and justified getting this subscription that way, I’d been eyeing it since they debuted it. This was the first one I got and I was very happy with it. I try to send out more snail mail for birthdays because I know people appreciate it and this will definitely help. My favorite part though is even though it’s a yearly subscription they charge you every month instead of one lump sum. It’s hard to come up with that large amount when you’re on a tight budget.

    • That’s one of my favorite things about it, too!

  4. Does anyone know when their other subscription, Messy Box, is set to launch? I check almost every day, haha, I’m intrigued to see what will be included for making “imperfect photo books.” It would be much appreciated if anyone knows, thank you!

    • I saw in one of their comments that they were aiming for a March launch I believe.

  5. So I recently subscribed to Haute Papier’s quarterly Haute Box (speaking of, possible to add this one to your sub box list?) for about the same price , and mailed out per quarter. I got my first mailing this month and though they are really nice cards, I have to say that I think I may feel a smidge more impressed by the variety of items you received with this subscription. In any case, hoping they come out with another code as I’d love to give them a try!

  6. Oh man, I hope someone puts the Let’s Make Out card up for swap. I need that so desperately!

    • No can do! I already tucked it in my husband’s suitcase this morning with a note for him to hurry home! 😛

  7. Loved this package so much that I just subscribed! I think it’s an awesome deal for the price. I love sending cards to friends, and I also thought that there might be some things I could frame for my apartment. I’m excited!

    • I really like their combination of cards and framable prints. Plus some of the cards themselves would make nice little framed prints! 🙂

  8. I NEED THIS ahh awesome sauce

  9. I just subscribed! You could use the decorative tape as a header (above) where you write your message so the recipient could keep it rather than throw it out with the envelope.

  10. This is such a fun subscription. If it was possible to improve it, an insert with ideas on how to use things like the stickers and what to do with the art prints would be wonderful.

  11. I would use those stickers like washi tape to seal the envelopes!

    • Oh yea – that makes total sense! I must not be thinking clearly today! 🙂

  12. My grandma always decorates the envelope with stickers. Maybe those would look nice across the back where it seals up…?

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