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Magnolia Crate Subscription Review + Free Month Coupon – January 2018

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Magnolia Crate is a stationery and paper goods subscription box. Each month you’ll receive 4-6 items, primarily greeting cards.

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This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).

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About Magnolia Crate Stationery Subscription Box

The Subscription Box: Magnolia Crate

The Cost: $19.99 a month plus shipping ($2.76 shipping to PA)

COUPON: Use code MSAFREEMONTH to save $19.99 on any subscription that is 3-months or longer!

The Products: 4-6 paper good and stationery products. Mostly greeting cards.

Ships to: US and Worldwide

Magnolia Crate January 2018 Review

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Here’s the product list for this month’s box, which is all about celebrating the new year!

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Be Bold Be You Notecard by Haven Paperie – Estimated Value $4.50

While I couldn’t find this specific design online, most of Haven Paperie’s cards cost about $4.50 on their site. This is a 5.5″ x 4″ postcard-like notecard, rather than a folded greeting card, but it does come with an envelope. I like the encouraging message on the front and the colorful abstract flowers are cheerful and modern. I feel like this would be a fun thing to send to a friend, but it’d also be cute to give as a gift—just pop it into a bright frame (maybe yellow?) and boom! Instant inspiring decor.

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Happy New Year Card by Katie Vaz Design – Retail Value $4.50

I love the texture of this 5″ x 7″ card. It’s made of 100% recycled paper, which has dainty little speckles in it and a super subtle, almost newspapery texture (though the card itself is as sturdy as any other greeting card). Since I got this box at the very end of December (the 27th), this card will be a little belated, but it is pretty—the pink, champagne, and olive hues feel fresh after a holiday season of jewel-toned cards. Maybe I’ll send this to someone out of town as a post-holiday catch-up.

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Be Bold Card by Dahlia Press – Retail Value $5.50

The black letters on this 4.25″ x 5.5″ letterpress card are actually pressed into the paper, so there’s a unique textural element here. The card itself has a nice grain to it. I like the simplicity of this card. The message feels similar to the first card, but the aesthetic is a bit more in tune with my style. This’ll be a great card to send to someone starting a new job (or just hunting one) or embarking on a new adventure in 2018.

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New Year’s Cocktails Card by Haven Paperie – Estimated Value $4.50

This will end up being another “belated” card, but I like the simple, modern vibe. This design is also made by Haven Paperie, but it does fold. I should mention that I’m liking that each of these cards is blank inside—it leaves plenty of room for me to write my own message (which I love to do… at length).

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Thank You So Much Card by Type and Title – Retail Value $5.00

Hooray for metallics! The gold foil letters on this letterpress card are gently depressed into the card itself for a neat textural element. The envelope is a really pretty petal peach color, too. Best of all, the timing on this all-purpose thank you note is perfect. I have plenty of gift-givers and holiday hosts to thank this year!

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Write More, Text Less Pencil by Dahlia Press – Buy in a set of 6 for $10.00 here

Boy does the message on this pencil hit home for me! I like seeing this call to set the phone down and simplify peeking out of my pencil cup. I also just like old school pencils—nothing beats the nostalgic feeling of scribbling or doodling with number 2 graphite—so this was a fun extra item to me!

The Verdict: I liked all of the designs of the cards that I received, and I really appreciated that each card is blank inside. I just wish the New Year’s cards would’ve arrived at the end of November (rather than the end of December) so I could’ve sent them out in a more timely way. Of course, if I don’t use them this year, I’ll definitely stash them for next holiday season.

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No. Sign up now to make sure you get the next upcoming box!

COUPON: Use code MSAFREEMONTH to save $19.99 on any subscription that is 3-months or longer!

Value Breakdown: I had to estimate the value for a few of these products, but I’m guessing that there’s about $24.00 worth of goodies inside this $19.99 box, not counting the pencil. Most cards by small designers that I see in shops near me end up being around $5.00, so I’d say the value of this box is about even with what I’d spend at the store.

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Written by Anna Reilly

Anna Reilly

Anna loves collecting little treasures, be they pop-culture finds, handmade mementos, or new potions to put in her makeup bag. Beauty boxes got her interested in the subscription world, but now she’s swooning for all things kawaii!

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. Just wanted to add that Haven Paperie has a subscription. I’ve been subscribed for 2 years now, and absolutely love it! I’m also eyeing this sub. I love stationary subscriptions. The value is there, the cards are unique (not typically found in stores), and they get delivered to my house, so I always have some to use in a hurry and I don’t have to stand there picking one out.

    • Oh cool! Thanks for the heads up, Jess! I love me some stationery subscriptions, too. It’s just so nice to have cards at the ready, rather than having to run out to the store. And this subscription has such cute designs!

      Thanks for sharing! I’ll have to check out the Haven Paperie subscription 🙂

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