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Crafted Van Read Happy Bookmark Subscription Review – Oct 2016

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Craftedvan is a two person operation based out of Vancouver that specializes in magnetic bookmarks. They have launched their subscription box for bookmarks +goodies! Boxes may include a mix of items including bookmarks and planner items.

This review is of the Book Nerd subscription option (bookmarks + bookish items only.)

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


The Subscription Box: Craftedvan Read Happy Plan

The Cost: $12.00 CAD + shipping ($1.50-2)

The Products: A mix of bookmarks and other goodies including magnets and greeting cards.

Ships to: Worldwide!


This subscription arrives in an envelope with a wax seal!


Each month comes with a card with an illustration and explanation of the theme:


Cute monsters in October? I’m in!


Monster Eye Bookmarks

These two bookmarks came with googly eyes, and a note explaining that the googly eyes might fall off. (They did.)


They explained that it’s their first time making this type of bookmark, so they weren’t sure how well the eyes would stick. (You can either re-glue them or leave them off since the illustration is complete without them.)


I’m going to re-glue. The googly eyes definitely add to the charm of these monster bookmarks!


Owl Bookmark


I love that these bookmarks are complete with illustrations on the back. (Plus they are just adorable.)


Reading Bat Bookmark

This is my favorite bookmark out of the bunch, this month! I love that this one hangs upside down on your page, and the little bat is reading with you!


If you aren’t familiar with magnetic bookmarks, they have thin magnets on each side of the bookmark to keep it in place:


Verdict: This subscription falls into the delightful category for me. It might not be a good fit for everyone, but I’m always happy to see these cute bookmarks in any of my book subscriptions, so a subscription full of them is just extra awesome.

Crafted Van bookmarks retail for around $4.50, so the value of this subscription is around $18. It cost me about $10.50 shipped, so I see the value there, too. (Plus these designs may be exclusive – I can’t find them in their etsy shop!)

What do you think of

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 have always loved these bookmarks and signed up right away. You can’t beat it for $11 shipped and it’s the perfect compliment to my book of the month sub!

    • Hey Regan, I also subscribe to book of the month and am actually using the googley eye bookmark while reading The Wangs vs The World. ?

      • Omg me too!

  2. I subscribed the moment I saw the first review. It’s super cute and I love that it’s a 2 person operation. I like supporting small businesses and I love books so this is a win for me for sure! It’s very creative and I’m telling all my friends about it!

  3. The monsters are super cute!

    The googly eyes were cute but I think I would prefer my bookmarks to be flat. I imagibe googly eye sgaoed indents in the pages. *shudder*

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