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A Beautiful Mess Happy Mail Subscription Review: August 2015

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A Beautiful Mess Happy Mail Subscription Review: August 2015 Package

Happy Mail is a 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: August 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!)

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A Beautiful Mess Happy Mail Subscription Review: August 2015 Bananas

Banana Folded Card

Turned My Phone Off For You Folded Card

On the inside of the Banana card: “We’re two of a kind.” I like this card – it has a bit of an Andy Warhol vibe!

The inside of the phone card says, “Turned my phone off for you.” This is one of those cards that I think is really cute, but I can’t think of a situation where I would use it. Maybe that’s how I’ll start deciding which cards to frame instead of mail!

A Beautiful Mess Happy Mail Subscription Review: August 2015 Moon

Moon Phases Flat Card

Happy Birthday Flat Card

On the back of the Moon card it says, “I’m over the moon for you.” I’m starting to think the designers at A Beautiful Mess want me giving my husband more cards!

The birthday card is blank, and I love how fun the photo is.

A Beautiful Mess Happy Mail Subscription Review: August 2015 Ring

Ring Flat Card

This card says “Congratulations!” on the back, and the diamond is made with silver foil, and the envelope is a fancy silver metallic! My only critique with flat wedding cards is that I would want to use this and include a check/money, and that’s easier to do with a folded card.

A Beautiful Mess Happy Mail Subscription Review: August 2015 You Are

You Are The Best and The Mostest To Me Flat Card

Succulents Folded Card

This eye-test card is fun! I like the pop of pink in the card and the envelope too.

The inside of the succulent card reads, “you are one of a kind.” And it’s another fun envelope card!

A Beautiful Mess Happy Mail Subscription Review: August 2015 Thank You

Thank You Flat Card

Paint Card Postcard

FYI – this Thank You card doesn’t come with an envelope. In the unboxing video, they mention using a hole punch and attaching it to a bottle of wine as an idea!

I believe A Beautiful Mess includes a postcard in every shipment, and I think this paint sample card is so cute. On the flipside it says, “Just Wanted To Say”

A Beautiful Mess Happy Mail Subscription Review: August 2015 Stickers

Another List Notepad

Word Sticker Sheet

I love when they include notepads and sticker sheets – this is a good month for me! And how can you go wrong when one of the sticker phrases is, “Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop” ?

A Beautiful Mess Happy Mail Subscription Review: August 2015 Stand Out

Stand Out Print

Each month they include a larger print meant to be framed or displayed. (I have a few on display right now!). I like the font and bold colors of this one. I’m surprised they don’t sell more prints in their shop – I would probably buy more!

Verdict: I’ve noticed a few readers commenting that this subscription sends a lot of significant other cards, and now I’m starting to see it too. I would like to see more general use cards, with their same creative touch. I do appreciate that they send birthday cards every month, though. And the value is great for cards – and everything is so much more fun than cards I see in stores. (Apologies for using the word “fun” too much in this review).

What do you think of the August 2015 Happy Mail package?

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 am looking for the cross stitch map if anyone wants to do a swap. Thank you so much!

  2. I emailed them last month about the number of significant other cards – maybe if we all flooded their inbox with that same request we’ll get more useful ones!! I love the designs but mine are also starting to pile up – and still end up buying cards (like get well soon)

  3. Maybe some of the SO cards could be used as a distraction from a subscription box addiction?

    For example:

    SO: “You signed up for another subscription? How many [insert subscription box type here] does one person need?”

    Happy Mail Subscriber: “Lots of them! Here you go; [hands Happy Mail SO card] I love you!”

    See… so useful. 😉

    • Hahaha best comment I’ve ever read!

    • Love this logic! 🙂

  4. Some of the flat wedding themed
    cards are more suitable for wedding showers, bachelorette, etc. than a formal wedding card. I framed the “I love you berry much” card for my stepdaughter’s room. Sometimes it takes me a couple of months to find use for the cards, but there are always one or two cards/prints that work wonderfully framed. There are always a couple of cards that will be useful as well. It’s just enough to feel like I’m breaking even with the subscription. I’m always a little disappointed when the designs seem a little sloppy or the grammar is a little off.

  5. I love this subscription, but yes, the SO cards are getting a little out of hand. I now have a box full of them and my husband does not need a card a week. I would love some general use cards that I could send to people that live out of state. More “thinking of you” cards.

  6. This is my third month of Happy Mail. I love how beautiful and fun the cards are. The quality of the cards and envelopes is great. I appreciate when they send a birthday and thank you card. I use these more than any other card. My Grandmother is 93 and loves to get mail. I always pick one out of the box and send it the day I get the box. I can usually use one of the more significant other oriented cards (in July I used the “I love you berry much” card) but even with doing that and giving my husband a card a month I have a few to many mushy ones. But despite that problem, I still can’t decide on a favorite this month…. succulent? paint chip? bananas? birthday? Thank you? 5 cards I love, an adorable note pad, and a print I can’t wait to frame is pretty reasonable for the price I paid (and then I have some stickers and four more cards I can probably use). Overall, I am pleased with Happy Mail.

  7. Yes, fewer versions of ‘I love you’ and more birthday cards would be more useful. I’m not the type to give soppy cards to my husband every week. He’d wonder what I was up to if I started now!

  8. Totally agree re: way too many significant other cards. Every once in a while is fine, but I feel like there are several each month. Even though some of them could possibly be given to close friends and family – the SO slant is pretty strong. There should be a wider variety of cards like: congratulations; good luck; thinking of you; thank you; etc. Love the subscription – just hope it begins to vary its offerings…

    • Yes! All of these plus get well soon, sorry for your loss, hang in there type stuff would be welcome for me, too. A lot of the people in my life are dealing with challenging situations right now, so the upbeat, cutesy, romantic stuff just isn’t meeting my needs. Five months into my year commitment and though I love most of the designs, my Happy Mail subscription isn’t as useful as I thought it would be. I think when my year it up I’ll try something different… like going to Paper Source once a month with fifteen dollars in my pocket, maybe.

      That said, I love the moon phases card this month!

  9. I still feel like there are too many SO cards. Yes, the value is great and the cards are gorgeous, but I subscribed to give cards away and I will have to cancel if I can’t find a use for them. As it is, my ABM cards are piling up and I am still having to purchase birthday cards on top of the subscription.

  10. The birthday card is one of the coolest I’ve ever seen. I think a few people were complaining about a lack of wedding cards, so they included some extras during the summer months when many people get married. Hopefully they taper off though, because none of my friends are married or engaged, or switch to a more general congratulations card. In general, though, I feel like the cards are pretty multi-purpose. I was thinking the flat ring card would have been more of an engagement card, but I think that’s a good point about a lack of fold. I also wish the thank you card had an envelope, though.

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