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SpaceMail Pal STEM Postcards Review + Coupon – December 2017

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Space Mail Pal December 2017 Postcard Collection

SpaceMail Pal is a postcard subscription for kids ages 4-11 featuring fun facts about space. The cards are written by a PBS Kids scriptwriter and designed to be educational, collectible, and conversational.

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 is a review of the $8.99/month plan, which includes 4 postcards per month. Normally these postcards would be sent out weekly to your child, but we’re reviewing them all at once.

All 4 postcards we received in December's Spacemail Pal

What is SpaceMail Pal?

The Subscription Box: SpaceMail Pal

The Cost: You can choose to receive 1, 2, or 4 postcards each month. Pricing starts at $2.99/month for one postcard, $5.49/month for two postcards, and $8.99/month for four postcards.

COUPON: Use code MSA20 to save 20% off your first month!

The Products: Postcards for kids featuring fun facts about space

Ships to: U.S. only

Spacemail Pal December 2017 Review

This is our sixth month reviewing SpaceMail Pal. These postcards are all about various outer space objects as you might expect. They really run the gamut from familiar topics like our Sun and neighboring planets, to really interesting objects that you might not know of unless you’re a frequent stargazer.

SpaceMail Pal sends 1 postcard at a time; you can select to have 1, 2, or 4 postcards delivered each month. The postcards are sent through the mail just like a regular postcard, so there will be postal artifacts on them, including those cool space exploration stamps!

Each card has a photo or illustration of a topic on the front, and then a letter from Astronaut Neil and Robot Sally on the back.

Kuiper Belt Postcard, Front

The first card this month is about the Kuiper Belt! I’ve never heard of this formation before.

Kuiper Belt Postcard, Back

Apparently, the Kuiper Belt is an asteroid belt that’s farther out in our solar system near Neptune. It’s the source of many comets and just might contain clues about the formation of our solar system.

Chiron Postcard, Front

The next postcard is about Chiron, which is a Centaur.

Wait, what?

Chiron Postcard, Back

Today I learned that in astronomy-speak, a Centaur is a body that orbits the sun between the Asteroid and Kuiper Belts… so not a half-human, half-horse hybrid. Instead, they’re half “minor planet” and half comet. Cool!

Andromeda Galaxy Postcard, Front

Next up is the Andromeda Galaxy. This one I’ve actually heard of before!

Andromeda Galaxy Postcard, Back

Andromeda is our nearest galactic neighbor. On this card, we learned that while most objects are moving away from the Milky Way, Andromeda is actually moving toward it.

Mercury Postcard, Front

Finally, we have Mercury!

I was convinced at first that this was a photo of Earth’s Moon, but it turns out that Mercury actually looks very similar.

Mercury Postcard, Front

This card covers some basic talks about orbit, relative size, seasons and days.

Verdict: My thoughts about this box are pretty much the same every month: SpaceMail Pal is an affordable educational subscription for kids who are interested in science and exploration. I’d personally have really enjoyed this as a kid.

Parents should note that while this subscription is super affordable, it does not include any discussion guide or additional material, and there’s not a consistent “theme” month to month… you’ll be jumping around to a lot of different parts of the universe, and you’ll probably need to look a few things up on your own if your kid is the type to ask a lot of questions! It might be a good way to start to teach them how to do some basic research on their own.

To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box? You can sign up at any time. This is a curriculum based subscription, so you get the cards in a specific order when you sign up (ie, not everyone gets the same cards in the same calendar month).
Coupon – Use code MSA20 to save 20% off your first month!
If you like this box, you might also like: KiwiBop Postcard Pals (ages 5-10), Little Passports Science Expeditions (ages 9+), Kiwi Crate (ages 5-8)

What do you think of SpaceMail Pal? Do you have any aspiring astronauts in your life who would enjoy this subscription?

Written by Lacey Volk

Lacey Volk

Lacey’s introduction to the world of subscription boxes was Julep Maven, but she quickly moved on once she discovered there were subscriptions for cooking, coffee, and art supplies. Current favorites include Hello Fresh and Honest Company, and she’s looking forward to trying more.

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. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.


  1. So basically this is just a 6 month subscription. This is the email I received:

    Hi Becky,

    Thank you so much for being a SpaceMail Pal subscriber!

    At this time, we have stopped creating new content for postcards after the 6th-month mark.
    Since you have been with us for 6 months, we have unsubscribed your account so your credit card will no longer be charged.

    Thank you for your support over these last months. We hope your little astronaut loved getting postcards in the mail from Astronaut Neil and Robot Sally.

    Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions or just to say “hi”.

    Happy Holidays,

    -Command Pilot Aimee

    • Wow, good to know, it doesn’t say anything about that in the FAQ! Were you on the 4 postcards/month plan? (I’m wondering if you get fewer cards/month if the subscription would be longer.)

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