Happy Mail by Oui Fresh Review – March 2018
Happy Mail by Oui Fresh is a monthly stationery subscription by Emma + Elsie from the blog A Beautiful Mess. Every month, you’ll receive a mix of stationery items like cards, art prints, postcards, and some other fun surprises at an incredible value.
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About Happy Mail by Oui Fresh
The Subscription Box: Happy Mail
The Cost: $27.00/ month to US, $32.00/ month to everywhere else. Save with a longer commitment.
The Products: Each month will have an average of 11-12 items, mostly greeting cards but there are other fun items too, like art prints, postcards, stickers, washi tape, notepads, mini journals, and other cute items.
Ships to: Worldwide.
Good to know: They recently changed the pricing structure. Via the March unboxing on A Beautiful Mess blog:
We have changed one small detail about the billing of Happy Mail this month—the shipping cost will now be bundled with the cost of the kit. Happy Mail is the same price it’s been since the relaunch in February, we have just combined the shipping price and the price of the kit to make things less confusing for our returning customers who weren’t used to seeing those charges separately. If you’re an international subscriber, the remainder, or “difference” of your shipping costs from domestic will be added after you fill in your address information.
Happy Mail March 2018 Review
Floral Happy Birthday Card by Arielle Vey
The first card this month is from the featured artist: Photographer Arielle Vey. I’ve never seen a card featuring a photo in Happy Mail before, so this has got to be a first. The flowers are giving me New Order’s Power Corruption and Lies cover art vibes which is topped off with a simple gold foil “Happy Birthday”. It’s blank on the inside and comes with a matching pink envelope.
“Love You” Card
This orange and pink diagonally split card has the words “Love You” in a bubbly script typeface in white and is left blank on the inside. It begs to have “mean it” written on the inside, in my opinion. 😉 Comes with a white envelope.
Gold Foil “Good Luck” Ribbon Card
Another gold foil jammer in the form of a prize ribbon that says “Good Luck” is against a pale pink background. The inside of this one is also blank so you can personalize the occasion. A new job? A move to a new city? Endless possibilities. Pairs nicely with a creme envelope.
Congratulations Gold Foil Ring Card
Even though the engagements and weddings have been slowing down in my circle of friends (with babies now on the rise), it’s good to have cards like this one around for the next one. A big ol’ gold ring topped with a white diamond is set on a light orange background with the word “congratulations!” on the inside of the band in white. This one is also blank and comes with a creme envelope.
Smiley Face Card
This card reminds me of the generic plastic bags you get from a convenience store that’s covered in smiley faces, only these are yellow and the inside bears the message “Sending sunshine your way”. It’s a great way to send a mob of smileys to a friend who may need it. A perfectly matched yellow eenvelopeaccompanies this one.
Simple and bold, this card reminds me of a neon light exclaiming “HOORAY” split into two lines on the front. The inside alternates the pink, red, orange, and yellow colors established on the front and comes with an orange envelope to compliment.
Keeping with the present colorway, this watercolor-inspired design is void of words both inside and out so you can use it for whatever comes up. Splashes of purple, orange, and red cover the entire front and it comes with a pale purple envelope.
Thank You Postcard
The last card is actually a postcard. It simple states “Thank You!” with a star dotting the exclaimation point in white against an orange background. The back is left white with space for an address, stamp, and of course a short message.
One of the non-card items this month is a small violet Dream Journal that has a crescent moon and two clouds on the cover. The pages are lined and it’s bound with staples. This item isn’t really exciting for me, I’d much rather see stickers or another paper accessory, personally.
A Design Kit Logo Enamel Pin
Now, this item is cuuute! I admittedly own way too many enamel pins already, but it’s hard not to appreciate this super colorful eye design that happens to be the logo for the new app from Emma & Elsie called A Design Kit. It launched in the iOS App Store back in January and you can read all about it in this blog post via A Beautiful Mess.
Verdict: Happy Mail sent seven greeting cards for all different occasions, plus a postcard, dream journal, and enamel pin this month. My favorite card is definitely the floral birthday one which stands above the rest, and the enamel pin is my other top pick. I love sending mail to all my friends and family who are far from me, so getting all if these colorful cards each month helps motivate me to get it done.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? It looks like Happy Mail is still sold out, but join the waitlist so you can be notified as soon as it opens up.
Value Breakdown: At $27.00 for this box, you’re paying only $2.70 per item.
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