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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About Magnolia Crate Stationery Subscription Box
The Subscription Box: Magnolia Crate
The Cost: $19.99 a month plus shipping ($2.76 shipping to PA)
ACTIVE DEAL: Get free shipping with a 3, 6, and 12-month subscription sign-up!
The Products: 4-6 paper good and stationery products. Mostly greeting cards.
Ships to: US and Worldwide
Magnolia Crate March 2018 Review
Here's the product list for this month's box. These cards are all about catching up, whether on a special occasion or just an ordinary day!
All cards are white and blank inside. I prefer blank-inside cards because I can tailor the message to my recipient and the event. Plus, I tend to write wayyyy too much in greeting cards—no message in the middle of the space means I can use the whole, uninterrupted space for my musings!
Treat Yo'Self Greeting Card by Party of One - Retail Value $4.50
I'm a Parks and Rec fan who's all about the treat yo' self-lifestyle! This card echoes my favorite ways to treat myself—a good cup of tea, a sweet treat or two, and a quiet day of zero plans, reading and lazing around the house. I could see this card being a cute birthday greeting (especially with a gift card to the person's favorite spa or self-care goody shop tucked inside), but I might end up just popping it into a frame and using it as apartment art!
Well, Hello Telephone Greeting Card by Olive & Company - Retail Value $4.00
Does anyone else hear John Mulaney and Nick Kroll's old men characters reading this card in their "Oh, HELLO" voices? Oh, just me? Doookay... hahaha!
I have a few friends who I've been lazy about calling. (Do any of you get phone shy sometimes? Like, even with people you could spend hours talking to in real life without batting an eye? So strange!) I should 100% just make time and call them, but sending this little card as a follow up would sure be a nice way to go the extra mile! (And make good on my radio silence!)
Congrats Balloons with Gold Foil Accents by Lily & Val - Retail Value $4.50
I always appreciate a little metallic touch here and there, especially on such a celebratory card. It makes this gift feel just that much more special. I like that this design has a playful spirit to it so that it could work for someone younger, like a graduating high schooler, or an adult, like a friend who just nabbed a sweet new gig.
Happy Birthday Cake Slice Greeting Card by Clap Clap - Retail Value $5.00
Ugh, the aesthetic of this sleek, simple birthday card is soooo my style!!! One thing I really like about this subscription is that it introduces me to so many neat indie greeting card brands that I'd never have found on my own. Looking through Clap Clap's online offerings, I am SMITTEN! I love the unusual color combos on this card. Olive? Chocolate? Petal pink? Oh my! I'll have to save this card for one of my stylish, hip friends!
I'm Overdue Belated Birthday Greeting Card by One Canoe Two - Retail Value $4.50
Aw, this is such a clever belated birthday card! I bet I know a book-lover who'd like to receive this tribute to library books. The colors are a little muted, almost like the faded pages of a well-loved book. I feel like I have so many friends that this card would suit... The trick will be not getting too excited and sending this belated birthday card on their actual b-days!
The Verdict: This pack of cards was a real smash hit for me. The color palettes and styles felt unique, charming, and full of personality that I don't always find in cards at big chain stores. As I mentioned, I'm not just grateful for these individual cards, but for getting to learn about a few new card brands with aesthetics that I really like. Consider them bookmarked! I also think the price is reasonable. It ends up being about $4.00 per card, which is either on par with or slightly less than what I'd expect to pay at a card store. You do need to be open to getting a bunch of different cards—if all you want are cards for a specific occasion, you probably won't get that. But if like me, you're open to building out your general card collection (something for birthdays, something for big events, something for every day), then I would 100% recommend this cute greeting card subscription!
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Value Breakdown: This box cost me $19.99, but I got $22.50 in retail value. That means, proportionally, I paid the following for each card:
- Treat Yo'self card: $4.00
- Telephone card: $3.55
- Congrats card: $4.00
- Cake slice card: $4.44
- Belated birthday card: $4.00
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