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Postmark’d Studio PostBox Review + Coupon – February 2018

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Postmarkd Studio Box

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.

Postmarkd Studio Box, open

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, $25 per month, box. 

contents of Postmark'd Studio PostBox February 2018

About Postmark’d Studio PostBox

The Subscription Box: PostBox by Postmark’d Studio

The Cost: $25/mo + $5.95 shipping

Coupons:

  • New subscribers, sign up for a 3-month subscription and get free shipping! Use the code MSA3Free
  • New subscribers, sign up for a 3-month subscription and receive a “whalecome” box and get $5 off your first box! Use the code MSA1Free
  • Current subscribers, upgrade to a 6-month subscription and get a 7th month free! Use the code MSA7Free

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 February 2018 Review

wax sealed envelope

Sometimes Anne puts a little card into the box. This one has a lovely wax seal on it!

Postmark'd Studio Letterpress card

Here is the letterpress card.

inside Postmark'd Studio Letterpress card

With a lovely drawing and note from Anne!

Month of letters challenge information

This month’s challenge is a toughie! It calls to send something through the mail every day in February (save holidays or Sundays when the post office is closed) AND to write back everyone who writes you!

info card for Postmark'd Studio PostBox February 2018

On the flipside, you’ll see all of the info for the included items and where you can find them.

inside Postmark'd Studio PostBox

PostBox always has a really nice unboxing experience.

Bundle of items in Postmark'd Studio PostBox February 2018

The bundle of cards and stationery goods are bound in a beautiful pack with ribbon I always try to save and use again.

Postmark'd studo postcard + pencil

You’ll always get a postcard and a pencil with your delivery. This postcard is decorated especially for February with an embroidered heart, and the pencil so far this year have been a monochromatic royal blue.

Stamps

Assorted Forever Stamps x 5 – Total Retail Value $2.45

I am so appreciative that they include stamps for the cards each month, and they always fit the theme. The blue flowers stamp has another on the back, in case you were wondering where the 5th one was. 😉

Mari Tanimura watercolor Chocolate Tub Postcard back of Mari Tanimura watercolor Chocolate Tub Postcard

Chocolate Hot Tub Postcard – Retail Value $2.28

First, we have a really fun watercolor illustration from Japanese artist Mari Tanimura. It shows a woman floating in a huge pot of melted chocolate after climbing up a ladder. There is a little dog patiently waiting for her with flowers below, and hearts hang above her. I wouldn’t mind acting out this scenario IRL.

Chocolate Lab Card back of Chocolate Lab Card

Chocolate Lab Card – Retail Value $4.50

Next up is another chocolate themed card in the form of a Chocolate Lab holding a heart in its mouth. This simple letterpress card uses just brown and pink ink and comes with a pale pink envelope to send off to your pup-lovin’ sweetheart.

Golden Ticket DIY Card back of Golden Ticket DIY Card

Golden Ticket Scratch Off  Card – Retail Value $5.00

Never have I ever seen a card like this. It has space for you to write in a “prize” which you then use the included golden scratch-off sticker to cover up. It also includes a penny so when the recipient opens the card, they can immediately scratch the ticket to see what they’ve won! I like that you can make it anything you want so you have the option to go sweet or crass. 🙂

Front of All You Need it love die cut letterpress card inside of Front of All You Need it love die cut letterpress card back of Front of All You Need it love die cut letterpress card

All You Need is Love Card – Retail Value $5.50

Coming from Wild Ink Press is another letterpress card with a die cut front to expose part of the message inside. Your love will see what looks like a box of chocolates peeking through under the phrase “All You Need is Love”. Once it’s opened, they’ll find a scene full of chocolates with the words “…but a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt” which apparently comes from Charles Schultz who created the Peanuts comic. Super cute and totally true.

Chocolate is salad card back of Chocolate is salad card

Chocolate Is Salad Card – Retail Value $5.00

The last greeting card this month is making a lot of sense to me. I’m not one to ever choose a salad over a sweet treat, but now I can rest assured that they are one in the same. It proposes the theory that: “Chocolate comes from cocoa, which is a tree. That makes it a plant. CHOCOLATE IS SALAD” against a subtle color-speckled background. Well, I’m sold.

Stabilo 88 Pen in Chocolate Brown Writing Sample of Stabilo 88 Pen in Chocolate Brown

Stabilo 88 Pen in Chocolate Brown – Retail Value $1.00

I love these felt-tipped marker pens. They come in a ton of colors but this one has been bestowed upon us in “chocolate brown”. Well played, Postmark’d Studio!

Heart Magnets on metal sign Close up of heart magnet holding stamp to metal sign

Magnetic Hearts, Set of 7 – Retail Value $6.90

This is an unexpected set from PostBox! It’s a set of small red heart magnets that come on their own little sheet of metal. Each one is a little under an inch across and they are quite mighty in spite of their size. I always need more magnets on my fridge, and I love how petite these are.

Divine Dark Chocolate with Pink Himalayan Salt Bar back of Divine Dark Chocolate with Pink Himalayan Salt Bar

Divine Dark Chocolate with Pink Himalayan Salt Bar, 3.5 oz. – Retail Value $3.99

Another unexpected treat is this chocolate bar from Divine Chocolate. They are 100% fair trade and co-owned by the cocoa farmers. Salt + cocoa are an unbeatable combination and this has such pretty wrapping that it makes it special. Thanks, PostBox!

Verdict: Postmark’d Studio’s PostBox sent me four cards, a postcard, a pen, magnets, and a chocolate bar, plus a couple free goodies for a total retail value of $36.62. The best part is that I trust Anne’s curation and know she’ll pick cards and stationery items that I will love and feel great sending out.

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.

Coupons:

  • New subscribers, sign up for a 3-month subscription and get free shipping! Use the code MSA3Free
  • New subscribers, sign up for a 3-month subscription and receive a “whalecome” box and get $5 off your first box! Use the code MSA1Free
  • Current subscribers, upgrade to a 6-month subscription and get a 7th month free! Use the code MSA7Free

Value Breakdown: At $30.95 for this box, here’s what you’re paying per item:

  • Stamps: $2.07
  • Chocolate Hot Tub Postcard: $1.93
  • Chocolate Lab Card: $3.80
  • Golden Ticket Card: $4.23
  • All You Need Is Love Card: $4.65
  • Chocolate Is Salad Card: $4.23
  • Stabilo 88 Pen: $0.85
  • Magnetic Hearts: $5.83
  • Chocolate Bar: $3.37

Check out all of our PostBox reviews and more stationery boxes in the Artisan Subscription Box Directory!

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What is your favorite card from this month’s Postmark’d Studio’s Postbox?

Written by Marne Orenich

Marne Orenich

Marne is a stationery addict, lip product connoisseur, record collector, and twice over cat mom. Her favorite subscriptions contain office supplies, natural skin care products, and anything with food.

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. If you buy something, MSA may earn an affiliate commission. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.

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