Postmark’d Studio PostBox Review – October 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 a pink theme to coincide with Breast Cancer Awareness Month. They’ve still included a myriad of cards for different occasions, but there is a strong pink and pro-women theme throughout.
Postbox has once again chosen to highlight a great organization, this time centered around writing letters to women recently diagnosed with breast cancer called “Girls Love Mail”. They’ve included an envelope like last month so that you can send your encouraging letters off to them, as well a couple pink ribbon stickers.
Per usual, they always include a postcard and pencil!
Forever Stamps – Total Retail Value $4.15 (5 postcard stamps and 5 regular stamps)
So great that they always include stamps to send these cards out, and often fit the theme!
Dear Friend: Letters of Encouragement, Humor, and Love for Women with Breast Cancer by Gina L Mulligan – Retail Value $16.95 (or $11.52 on Amazon)
The first item is unique to PostBox seeing as though it’s a full hardcover book instead of a greeting card. Following with the theme of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, they’ve included a copy of the book by Girls Love Mail founder Gina L. Mulligan that’s a collection of actual letters written by survivors of breast cancer, along with their friends, family members, and even strangers to encourage and lift up women living with it. Leafing through this book, it’s hard not to get emotional reading these intimate letters that offer support, humor, well-wishes, and good vibes. Handwritten letters have always been near and dear to my heart and bring a comfort that a typed email just can’t deliver. It’s nice to know that there are so many people out there willing to sit down and take the time to pen a note so that someone they don’t even know can receive a friendly correspondence. The book was compiled by Gina and laid out beautifully by Chronicle Books.
Floral “Hello” Postcards, Set of Five – Retail Value $5.50
These pretty postcards, printed from a hand-drawn illustration comes from Alexa Z Design in Utah. A white script “Hello” is laid across a black background, surrounded by red and pink flowers and green leaves. If you’ve been thinking of a faraway friend recently, these are a great way to let them know! PostBox has even given you enough stamps to send them all out!
It’s Your Big Day! Pop Up Greeting Card – Retail Value $6.00
This card is quite special! It comes flat but allows you to open the pink crepe paper bubble to make it stand out. It features a woman dolled up in her LBD and blowing a big pink bubble to declare “It’s Your Big Day!”. though this is said to be a birthday card, it could also be used for a shower, graduation, or any other big day as well. It’s blank inside so it’s up to you to decide!
Mima’s Rose Heart Card – Retail Value $5
This card was made by Melissa at Open Sea Design as an homage to her beloved Grandmother, referred to simply as “Mima”. The delicate pink flowers on the front form a heart with their long green stems and present an understated yet beautiful way to show your love.
You Go Girl Card – Retail Value $4.50
There’s no such thing as too much girl power, and this white and pink card with matching pink envelope shouts it out loud. Do you have a girlfriend who has made an incredible leap, or accomplished something great that you just have to applaud? This card has got you covered.
BOoOobs Ghost Card – Retail Value $5
Hahaha- the clear winner for me this month is this card. A hand-drawn pale pink lady ghost with a pink bow doesn’t come off too frightening here, but she made me laugh. A great Halloween card with a sense of humor to send out to someone who’d appreciate it!
I’m Possible! Card – Retail Value $5
The iconic Audrey Hepburn helps us out with an inspirational quote on this card by dismantling the word impossible to instead say “I’m Possible”. This would be a great one to send to a buddy who needs help with a positive outlook lately. It comes blank on the inside so you can add more words of encouragement.
Staedtler Triplus Fineliner Pen – Retail Value $1.70
Yes! I love receiving quality pens and am happy to get this felt tip lovely from Staedtler. I happen to have this exact color already in a set, so I passed it along to another friend who loves a great writing utensil.
Verdict: Postmark’d Studio’s pink-themed box for Breast Cancer Awareness Month was full of beautiful and uplifting cards with an equally awesome book! Again, I’m so glad they included information for a letter-writing campaign. Sometimes I’m not sure who to fire off a letter to, so this takes care of that and just lets me get to writing. Each card was curated with purpose from some quality stationery makers out there. I got a retail value of $53.80 in this box and only paid $30.95.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today?
From Postmark’d Studio:
We reserve a few extra boxes each month. Please email [email protected], and we will gladly assist you with your purchase of any items available at the time of your request for the cost of the box + shipping.
Value Breakdown: At $30.95 for this box, here’s what you are paying approximately per item:
- Stamps: $2.39
- Book: $9.75
- Postcard Set: $3.16
- Pop Up Card: $3.45
- Flower Heart Card: $2.88
- You Go Girl Card: $2.59
- Ghost Card: $2.88
- Audrey Hepburn Card: $2.88
- Pen: $0.98
What do you think of Postmark’d Studio’s Postbox this month?