A Beautiful Mess Happy Mail Review – August 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. Sadly, this was their last month before a hiatus until they come back sometime in 2018 with a new and improved Happy Mail under their Oui Fresh brand.
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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“You Belong Here” Print
Well geez, this is nice. I don’t know about you all, but sometimes I feel a little out of sorts and like I just don’t fit in anywhere. This pretty pink print will be going up in my new office to remind me that heck yea, I DO belong here!
“Thank You Kindly” Card
This card immediately makes me think of Winnebago Man when he says “Will you do me a kindness?”. “Thank you kindly” sounds like how he would reply to a nice gesture. It’s always a good idea to keep some thank you cards around for when people hook you up.
Squaggles & Sprinkles Card
When someone you know has great news, it’s hard not to be happy for them! The super fun squaggles, dots, and sprinkles on the front of this pink card can’t contain their excitement! Yay!
“Too Bad, So Sad” Card
The eyes all over this card are half crying, half staring blankly at the abysmal future that will become their reality when your friend moves away, leaves your workplace, or something just as heartbreaking that warrants this sad, yet beautiful card.
Where The Magic Happens Card
My Mom has always loved giving cards to her loved ones, and I can chalk it up as just another trait of hers that I have inherited because I love doing the same. Not all dudes can appreciate a love note, but I have someone in mind who would appreciate this minty Venn diagram that illustrates the magic that certainly does happen when we’re together…😍
Without a doubt, this is getting saved until June for my friend Justin’s birthday. As healthy as he is with his gym trips and meal prepping, the guy cannot resist a donut. If these delicious, sprinkle and icing topped donuts were real, he’d grab one right out the box.
“Beaming Over Some Good Vibes” Card
Life can kinda be a big fat bummer sometimes. From heartache to layoffs, to the general state of the world, it helps to keep as positive as you can, and spread PMA (Positive Mental Attitude) to those who need it. This colorful card with metallic gold beams isn’t much, but it can brighten someone’s day who is in a funk, and sometimes that’s the best we can do!
International “Happy Birthday” Card
Maybe your birthday bud hails from another country, studies abroad, or just loves to travel. No matter what language you or they may speak, birthdays are something to celebrate! This card has got you covered on five ways to express it.
“Well Done” Card
Just say “YES” in the comments if you think I should keep this card on hand so that the next time I’m ordering red meat in a restaurant, and the server asks me how I’d like it cooked, I can just hand them this card without saying a word. (I prefer my beef on the rare side, but I’ll do it just for fun if I get at least five yeses)
“I’m Still Bananas Over You” Card
First off, this card is quite long (over 9″), kind of like a banana. It also comes in a real fancy gold envelope with a string closure. This is the perfect card to give that special human in your life that you’ve been through a lot with and still adore. Bonus points if they work in produce.
Speech Bubble Stickers
What better stickers to seal a card than one of these? Cleanly designed and brightly colored, you can slap one of these on to say what you are just too lazy to write.
More donuts for Justin! These large 1.5″ in diameter sweets even match the card!
Verdict: Oh, Happy Mail, your final installment before your hiatus was one of your best yet! These cards and stickers bring me joy that will spread to those who receive them. Oui Fresh can’t come soon enough, along with the reimagined Happy Mail under the Oui Fresh brand in 2018!!
Will you miss Happy Mail until it comes back in 2018?