Postmark’d Studio PostBox Review – December 2017

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Postmark'd Studio PostBox

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.

open Postmark'd Studio PostBox

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.)

Beautifully packaged cards and rubber stamp set

This review is for the PostBox, $30.95 per month, box. 

full contents of Postmark'd Studio PostBox December 2017

About Postmark’d Studio PostBox

The Subscription Box: PostBox by Postmark’d Studio

The Cost: $25/mo + $5.95 shipping

New Deal: Save up to 60% off Special Delivery one-time boxes! No coupon required, just link here.

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.

Postmark’d Studio PostBox December 2017 Review

PostBox December 2017 info card

December’s info card has a wintery scene on each side with well wishes abound.

Fun facts about christmas careds

PostBox‘s sixth edition also has some fun facts about the holiday season (namely, Christmas). Over 2 billion holiday cards are sent in the US every December!

Postmark'd Studip postcard and pencil

Per usual, they always include a postcard (this time with a snowflake sticker) and pencil!

vellum envelope of stamps holiday stamps

Holiday 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!

letterpress card from Postmark'd Studio inside of the letterpress card

There is also a special little letterpress card bearing their logo. On the inside, there’s a drawing of a snowman and a short note from Anne from Postmark’d Studio! How cute.

Polar Bear card back of polar bear card

Polar Bear Card – Retail Value $4.95

This subtle card has an embossed polar bear walking across a serene pearl foil landscape that really encapsulates the frigid quietness. The inside is kept blank so you can add your own message to match the beauty of the snowy white scene.

Let it snow card inside of Let it snow card back of Let it snow card

Gilded Let It Snow Card – Retail Value $5.50

The only card this month that isn’t blank inside is covered in holographic snowflakes against a pale minty paper. The inside message “Wishing You All Things Happy This Holiday Season” finishes the upbeat thought that began with “Let It Snow” on the front.

Some Enchanted Evening Postcard back of Some Enchanted Evening Postcard

Some Enchanted Evening Postcard – Retail Value $2.00

If you don’t have too much to say but want to send a wintery hell, this postcard has you covered. On the front, you’ll find two masked dancers, one a well behaved grizzly bear and the other, a woman dressed to the nines in a white 20s style.

Ornament Card inside of Ornament Card back detail of Ornament Card

Ornament Card – Retail Value $8.50

This is probably my favorite card of the bunch this month! A simple “Happy Holidays’ on the front is under a triangular cutout that allows the ornament inside to create a Christmas Tree. Open it up to find two hand-painted flat cardstock circles that have a one of a kind design. This particular one has gold foil tops with white paint splatters.

paper ornament assembled a different view of the paper ornament assembled

Here it is put together. Simple and modern! I just love it!

wishing you peace and joy card back of wishing you peace and joy card

Wishing You Peace and Joy Card – Retail Value $4.95

I used to collect snowglobes as a kid and called them simply “snowies”. This letterpress card reminds me of that childhood collection with the wintery cabin next to some tall pine trees and the words “Wishing You Peace & Joy” on the front.

The Weather Outside card back of The Weather Outside card

The Weather Outside Card – Retail Value $4.50

Haha- this card presents a very real take on a classic holiday song, and this year it is hitting home more than ever. Only just barely into January and it’s been in the negatives here in Pittsburgh, so the word “awful” doesn’t even cover it. Save this card for your friend with a sense of dark humor.

Snowflake rubber stamp with light blue ink pad Snowflake stamped on paper

Snowflake Rubber Stamp and Ink Pad Set – Estimated Value $4.00

Rubber stamps have always been fun to decorate with, and this intricate snowflake comes with the perfect “ice blue” color chalk ink pad. I thought this would show up better on black, but a lighter-colored paper is the way to go with this hue.

Dashing through the snow card back of Dashing through the snow card

Dashing Through the Snow Card – Buy a pack of 10 for $25.00

Another holiday carol lyric makes it’s way to this card which has “Dashing through the snow” in gold letters over pale blue snowflakes. It comes paired with a shimmery gold envelope to compliment it as well.

package wrapped in twine

Then there’s this lovely little package wrapped in red and white striped twine.

back of package wrapped in twine

The back is sealed with Santa tape.

two cards

Two more cards!

Seasons Greetings card back of Seasons Greetings card

Seasons Greetings Card – Estimated Value $5.00

I couldn’t find this specific card for sale online, but all of the other similar cards at Violet Press are $5.00, so I think that’s a safe value to put on this one. This letterpress number has a tomato-red Santa chasing after his sleigh pulled by reindeer against a light blue mountainous winter backdrop. A simple “Season’s Greetings” gets your message across.

Adults need snow days too card back of Adults need snow days too card

Adults Need Snow Days Too Card – Retail Value $5.00

I wholeheartedly agree with this statement and can appreciate this minimal design in red against a white card. Snow days were most kids favorite type of day through the winter and I could certainly use a few surprise days where I am forced to stay inside and watch movies (or get some cleaning done). Sad Shop’s other holiday cards are also hysterical too if you wanna check them out!

Verdict: Postmark’d Studio sent some really amazing, funny and beautiful cards this month! If there is one month you’re going to subscribe to this one, December is IT (though they are all quite great)! I didn’t have to buy holiday cards this year and they sent a gamut of kinds that are sure to please almost anyone. For a total cost of $30.95, I received eight greeting cards, a postcard from small stationery brands, plus a rubber stamp and ink pad totaling roughly almost $47!

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, you’re paying approximately $3.10 per item which is a good value seeing as though most small batch cards go for an average of $4.50/each.

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Written by Marne Orenich

Marne Orenich

Marne is a lipstick connoisseur, record collector, and twice over cat mom. She loves discovering new clean beauty brands and has quite the collection of beautifully packaged serums and moisturizers.

Posted in Postmark'd Studio Reviews, Stationery Subscription Boxes, Subscription Box Reviews| Tags: PostBox | 9 comments


  1. I don’t normally point out typos…but this is the best Freudian slip ever. In the description for the Some Enchanted Evening card you say it is good to send someone a winter hell. I assume it was supposed to be hello. LOL.

    PS here we go Steelers here we go.

    • I loved the typo. I say keep it!

      • I loved the typo, especially with the week of weather on the east coast!

    • LOL… ugh. Let’s pretend I meant it that way!! :/

  2. I love that they include stamps!

    • I know, right?

  3. Thank you for this terrific review. I was not familiar with this subscription and am happy to learn about it. I think these cards are so fun–I snapped up 3 special edition boxes!

    • Hello, we are so excited to have you as part of our snail mail tribe. Your Special Delivery Boxes are on the way. Happy Mailing! Anne

    • Yaaaay! You won’t be disappointed!

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