Postmark’d Studio PostBox Review – September 2017
PostBox is a stationery subscription box by Postmark’d Studio. Each PostBox subscription comes with a monthly, limited-edition delivery of handcrafted artisanal greeting cards and postcards created by artists around the globe. Each month, your PostBox card box is filled with four greeting cards, one postcard, postage, and a fun artsy doodad such as a pen, pencil, or knick-knack gadget based on a theme. The value of the products in your subscription box will always be what you pay for each month, sometimes more. There may be a surprise bonus gift some months, so you don’t want to miss a box!
This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
This review is for the PostBox, $30.95 per month, box.
The Subscription Box: PostBox by Postmark’d Studio
The Cost: $25 + $5.95 shipping (or save with longer subscriptions). There is also a lifestyle box called the Postmark’d Box: $50 + $7.95 shipping.
The Products: The PostBox comes with four greeting cards, one postcard, postage, and a fun artsy doodad such as a pen, pencil, or knick-knack gadget based on a theme. The Postmark’d Box comes with two to four hand-selected stationery, home décor, inspiring books, and other quaint creative finds items based on a theme that is unique, special, and always splendid.
Ships to: The US for $5.95 (PostBox) or $7.95 (Postmark’d Box)
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Postbox‘s third edition has the theme “Old School” which is a great look back at classic back to school items. My obsession with stationery and office supplies is definitely rooted in back to school supply shopping as a kid. I just loved it! On this page you will also find a list of all the included items.
The special part of this month is that Postbox chose to highlight an organization, Letters For The Elderly, that provides letters for elderly people who would like some cheer by mail. You’ll find guidelines here on how to submit your own letters, and Postbox has included an envelope to send them out!
Per usual, they always include a postcard and pencil to send out!
Forever Stamps – Total Value $2.08
And of course- the stamps you’ll need to mail all of the great cards you’ve received! I really love their stamp selection this time. The eclipse stamps are especially timely!
The Orginal Laptop Postcard – Value $3.50
I used to collect typewriters and often used them to hammer out letters to pen pals or to list out the songs and artists on a mix tape that I made them. Sadly, those times are mostly gone since we’ve been taken over by a digital world, so it’s nice to see this old friend again. This letterpress card has an especially oldy timey typewriter complete with old style type in a vintage black and bright blue ink.
“Hello” Interactive Telephone Card – Value $5
This is a great idea from Warren Tales! At first glance it looks like a typicalgreetingg card, expressing a warm Hello, but once your card is received, they can tear it off and send it right back to you in postcard form! I wonder if this will help me get people to write me back? Worth a shot!
Pink Pearl Eraser Card – Value $4
Yes! This speaks to my love of school supplies. I fondly recall buying pencils and erasers as a kid and you would always need a big pink one like this. Nicole Ray who designed the card created this as a way to say “I’m Sorry”. Sometimes I wish I could just erase something I did or said, so this is super cute.
Computer Calendar Card – Value $6.00
This card by Blackbird Letterpress is something I’ve never seen before! It’s a letterpress card featuring an old desktop computer with lime green ink that has a full mini 2018 calendar attached! How clever and functional! Once you send this off to a friend to have a chuckle about how old this technology now looks, they can post this up and use it as a calendar all next year.
Library Cards – Value $8
Envelope Set – Value $14.50
Kids today will never understand the excitement of checking out a library book and writing your name in this card that fits in a pocket at the front to then be stamped with the date by a librarian. This set of cards from Frankie and Claude has 5 different colors (white, blue, green, pink, and yellow) at 10 each to have a full 50. Postbox threw in a pack of 10 bright blue envelopes (lined with pages of recycled books) so you can use these to keep in touch with pals!
Gingham pencil case with pencils and eraser – Value $7?
The final item, or, set of items, is this awesome plastic gingham pencil case filled with number 2 pencils and one beloved pink eraser! The perfect starter set to recreate that childhood back to school feeling! The zipper and carry strap are a bright teal color that pops against the black and white gingham. Such nostalgia!
Verdict: Postmark’d Studio’s third installment of Postbox is my favorite so far! They really did a stellar job curating this time! The cards are all wonderful, the pencil case was a great surprise and I think the value is fantastic! The cost of the box is $30.95 after shipping, and I calculated the value to be around $50! You also receive the pencil and postcard as a bonus. I’m excited to see what next month holds!
What do you think of Postmark’d Studio’s Postbox this month?