Postmark’d Studio PostBox Review + Coupon – January 2018
Postmark’d Studio’s PostBox delivers a monthly subscription box to your door featuring a curated collection of greeting cards, postcards, artful doodads, and beautiful paper products and always includes the postage to mail everything.
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.
About Postmark’d Studio PostBox
The Subscription Box: PostBox by Postmark’d Studio
The Cost: $25/mo + $5.95 shipping
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The Products: PostBox comes with greeting cards, postcards, postage, and a fun artsy doodad such as a pen, pencil, or knick-knack gadget based on a theme.
Ships to: the US only
Good to Know: You can also purchase “Special Delivery” boxes without a subscription for various prices.
January 2018 Postmark’d Studio PostBox Review
There is always some cool info on the front of the contents card, and this month has to do with “Mail Art”. It mentions “The Graceful Envelope” which is a yearly project run by the Calligrapher’s Guild in which mail art enthusiasts from all over send in decorated envelopes that follow a theme. This year it’s “weather”! I always loved decorating the letters and packages I’d send my pen pals in high school, so this gives me a little motivation to do something cool!
On the flipside, you’ll see all of the info for the included items and where you can find them!
Per usual, they always include a postcard and pencil! The pencil is a new color and I really like the monochromatic eraser!
Assorted Forever Stamps x 5 – Total Retail Value $2.45
So great that they always include stamps to send these cards out, plus this time they’ve included a musical theme.
Hello Dear Friend Letterpress Postcard – Retail Value $7.50
Wow, this letterpress postcard is just beautiful! The cardstock is nice and thick and has a bright neon pink edge to it which really pops! The crosshatch design on the front is cool and has “Hello Dear Friend” at the top, so you can send this to remind your pal that you’re thinking of them! It comes with an envelope as well in case you want more privacy in your correspondence.
Itoya Doubleheader Calligraphy Pen – Retail Value $1.95
I love receiving pens in stationery boxes, and am quite excited about this one since I don’t have anything exactly like it. It’s more of a marker than a pen and has two different widths (one on each end) so you can easily go between a bolder or more detailed tip. I am not well-versed in calligraphy at all and essentially just write in cursive while using this, but it’s really fun. I found this pen to be really pleasing to write the word “January” with over and over. 🙂 I need to watch more videos to get a better handle on this craft.
2018 Color Block Calendar (with bulldog clip) – Retail Value $20.00
Out of all of the calendars I’ve been receiving in boxes lately, this has to be my favorite! The color block design is clean and fun, and I like that they include a magnetic clip so this can be hung on your refrigerator. Each of the 12 months has a different color dividing the page in half diagonally with a nicely calligraphed month at the top.
Wishing You a Wonderful 2018 Card – Retail Value $4.50
Now that the holidays are over, the new year is here and this minimally designed card will help you spread fresh joy. The inside of the card is blank, but the kraft paper envelope has a cute polka dot design hiding on the inside to give the recipient a little extra surprise. Cute ‘n classy!
Black Sheep Card – Retail Value $4.50
I’ve always been the black sheep of my family (and most places I go), so I appreciate the sheep on the front of this card who stands out from the herd. Pink ears and cheeks give a softness to its bold stare, but the part I like best is how the wooly design carries over to the back of this card.
Wink Card – Retail Value $5.50
I’ve been seeing similar eye designs all over recently and enjoy the trend for some reason. This letterpress card is a simple white with a black set of eyes giving you a wink. Since it’s blank on the inside, you can choose exactly what you’re trying to say with this flirty card. It comes with a pretty salmon-colored envelope which suits it well!
You’re Ze-best Card – Estimated Value $5.00
How can you look at this cute zebra wearing roller skates illustration and not smile? Plus, a pun! If someone has done something wonderful for you (or themselves, or someone else for that matter), this a fun card to send on over to pat them on ze-back. I couldn’t find this exact card in their Etsy shop, but the others are $5.00, so I’ll value it as such.
Verdict: I just love receiving Postmark’d Studio’s PostBox each month. I’d never find all of these cute cards without Anne and she has introduced me to some really cool card makers and brought a big ol’ smile to my face. The curation of this box is always outstanding and I tend to always really like the “artsydoodad” included as well. Having cards on hand to send makes writing snail mail a heck of a lot easier, so I’m thankful for that as well. This month I received four greeting cards, a postcard, a calendar, and a super cool calligraphy pen (plus five stamps) that totaled $51.40 retail.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Normally when you sign up, your first box will be the following month’s box (they ship out around the 5th). But…
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’re paying per item:
- Stamps: $1.48
- Postcard: $4.52
- Calligraphy Pen: $1.17
- Calendar: $12.04
- New Years Card: $2.71
- Black Sheep Card: $2.71
- Wink Card: $3.31
- Zebra Card: $3.01
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What is your favorite card from this month’s Postmark’d Studio’s Postbox?