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A Beautiful Mess Happy Mail Review – May 2017

Happy Mail is a monthly subscription from A Beautiful Mess. The gals behind this DIY and lifestyle blog are known for their cute, creative take on stationery. I am beyond pumped to review this subscription box, because I am a stationery freak.

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

The Subscription Box: Happy Mail

The Cost: $20 a month ($15 with annual subscription commitment)

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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“Oh Yes She Did!” Print

Let’s start this review off right! The very opposite of “oh no she didn’t”, this print gives a burst of PMA (Positive Mental Attitude) to my otherwise somewhat pessimistic side. I’ll be hanging this in my home office to remind me that anything I try, I can accomplish. I just have to do just that one part… actually TRY.

Binge Watch TV Card

We are all guilty of binge watching tv these days, right? I alone subscribe to Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime, so I am very familiar with this sentiment and will have no trouble finding someone to send this card to. I also love how the orange envelope matches the TV. Love those details!

“Thank You” Geometric Card

This card’s message is short ‘n’ sweet and set against a simple, colorful design of orange, blue, and chartreuse. I really enjoy sending thank you cards after staying with friends out of town, so this is well-suited for me after my recent trips to Chicago and Seattle.

“Thinking of You” Face Card

So many of my friends have moved away over the years, and I like to stay in touch via snail mail. I’m always thinking of those ladies, so this hits home.

“Congrats to You Two” Card

I will definitely use this now that wedding season is upon us. I went to one last weekend and have another in June, so this is perfect.

“Happy Birthday” Card

I’m so glad that this birthday card is a good one that I’d totally pick out myself. The gold foil makes it special, and since it’s blank on the inside, I can use it for anyone!

New Home Plants Card

How cute! Plants make the perfect house-warming gift, so I appreciate the array of little cuties all over the front of this card. So many different friends are all taking the homeownership plunge lately, so this card is very timely.

“Great Job Dad” Father’s Day Card

Yessss! I don’t have to buy a Father’s Day card now! And this one is actually really fun! I don’t always love cards that put the focus on the giver, rather than the receiver (even though it’s a joke), but I think my dad will agree that I DID turn out pretty darn good. I also enjoy the drawings and the graph-paper background.

Colorful Flower Card

This probably isn’t my favorite card of the bunch, but the colors are bright, and since it’s blank, I can use it for whatevs!

“Celebrate Good Times” Card

Another good purposeful card that is still sort of vague, so it can be used to celebrate any event at which good times will be had! It’s certainly appropriate for graduation, a new job, an engagement, etc. Chartreuse makes another appearance, and I’m not complaining.

“Best Wishes” Dandelion Card

For the last card of the pack, we have this pretty, metallic dandelion that sends you it’s best wishes. Again, I love that this can be used on a variety of occasions. It’s not ultra-specific.

Pink Heart Stickers

I LOVE stickers, and these simple hearts will be perfect for sealing some of these cards before sending them off!

Black Letter Stickers

Functional stickers! I could see using these on some bunting, or to write a special name on the envelope of one these cards. And of course, you just can’t go wrong with Helvetica font.

Cactus Love Sticky Notes

If I had a dollar for every pad of cute sticky notes I own, I wouldn’t be rich, but I’d have about six bucks. Do I need another set of sticky notes? No. But that doesn’t mean I’ll be turning my nose up at these. I love succulents, and I am constantly making to do lists, so these will have a special place in my desk drawer.

Tiny Diamond Washi Tape

Now, if I had a dollar for every roll of washi tape I own, I would probably be able to buy a pretty nice pair of shoes. But again, I love the stuff. I don’t have any washi tape this skinny, so I’m excited to figure out what to use this for! Those orangey-red diamonds are adorable.

Verdict: This is honestly probably one of my favorite boxes! I get so geeked on paper products and greeting cards, so I’m happy to have a little stash to go to when an event arises! Seeing as though every time I buy a cute card at my local gift shop, I spend around $5 a pop, the value on this $20 envelope of TEN cards, plus a print, sticky notes, two stickers sheets, and some rad washi tape is unreal! And the fact that they’re almost all functional items means that they won’t just pile up in my house. I had so much fun opening this month’s Happy Mail, and I know I’ll use all of the products inside.

What was your favorite item from the May 2017 Happy Mail envelope?


Written by Marne Orenich

Marne Orenich

Marne is a lipstick connoisseur, record collector, and twice over cat mom. She loves discovering new clean beauty brands and has quite the collection of beautifully packaged serums and moisturizers.

Posted in A Beautiful Mess Happy Mail Reviews, Stationery Subscription Boxes, Subscription Box Reviews, UK Subscription Box Reviews| Tags: a beautiful mess | happy mail | 4 comments

Comments (4)

  1. I stopped subscribing to this one because I got overloaded on significant other and random cards – glad to see that they now have more “useful” and specific cards!

    • Oh noes! I’m glad to see that they’ve changed it up then too! Seems like a good mix between vague and specific.

  2. Ooh, love the dandelion card. I’m glad to see Happy Mail has branched out to holiday cards. I subscribed for a year and never got one!

    • Isn’t it pretty? Hmmm- maybe they got some feedback and decided to change it up!

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