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Crafted Van Read Happy Subscription Review – December 2016

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CraftedvanΒ 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:Β Crafted VanΒ 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!

Check out all of our Crafted Van Ready Happy Plan reviews!


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


December is “Brr… it’s cold in here” month!


Hot Cocoa and Pie Bookmarks


All bookmarks have a separately designed front and back.


And they have magnets on either side to hug the page of your book!


Snuggly Polar Bears Bookmark


Every month, Crafted Van makes it really difficult to pick a favorite bookmark! How adorable is this polar bear and cub?


Penguin Bookmark


This one might be my favorite in the bunch, though! I love how this penguin is really ready for cold weather!



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 Crafted Van?

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. If you buy something, MSA may earn an affiliate commission. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.


  1. These are so cute, would make great gifts for book lovers. I just might subscribe!

  2. O! I love love love the polar bear and cub bookmark!!

  3. I absolutely adore this sub! I read a lot and am not going to lie I’m a huge fan of the old school bookmarks but these were too cute for me to pass up! Ever since I’ve joined the 2 ladies that run it are amazing at picking great themes and making me say “how cute is that!” Every single month! They have wonderful customer service and I love that it’s a small business.

  4. Very cute!

  5. I love this sub. I’ve also been using the Penguin since he came and he is awesome! I love that this is a small business, the address on the envelop is handwritten.
    I’ve lost a few of the other bookmarks from past months, the bat disappeared in a day πŸ™‚ but I bet I will find them once I begin perusing old books in a few years.

  6. Those are adorable.

  7. I have been using the penguin since he came and he makes me so happy every time I open my book!

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