Happy Mail by Oui Fresh Review – April 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.
My Subscription Addiction pays for this subscription. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
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 April 2018 Review
Oops I Did It Again Erasers
The first thing that came with the cards this month is a set of three pastel erasers in blue, purple, and pink that have “Oops I did it again” across the front of each (coming from the hit from Britney Spears song of 2000, of course). Each one is 1.25inches squared and will help get rid of those mistakes you make again and again. You’re not that innocent.
As If Print by Honeymoon Hotel
Next, there’s a print from Honeymoon Hotel in duotone pastel pink that reads “As if”, which comes from one of my favorite movies of all time, Clueless. Maybe that term existed before then, but I certainly didn’t know about it until I heard Cher Horowitz utter it on the big screen.
Spring & Summer Bucket List
This item was a bonus for everyone that signed up to receive Happy Mail before 4/19. Everyone needs to have a list of things they’d like to do and this is a cute way to display it on your fridge or your office cubicle wall so you have something to look forward to in the coming months.
Don’t Worry Baby Postcard
Does everyone else now have that Beach Boys song in their head now too? Ok, great. Pastel pink, orange, and yellow lettering against a baby blue background spell out “Don’t Worry Baby” on the front of this postcard. Write something encouraging to the receiver on the other side and send it off to brighten their day!
Rollerskate Full O’ Flowers Card
I used to rollerskate my brains out when I was in elementary school. United Skates of America is where I had every birthday party for years and I would always request “Walk Like an Egyptian” by The Bangles. This card featuring a rollerskate filled with colorful flowers brings those memories back (even the one where I broke my arm).
Have A Tea-riffic Birthday! Card
There are a lot of tea drinkers in my life so this pale green card should not be a problem to send out. A pattern of mugs of tea with the tea bag strings dangling fill the front of the card diagonally across and it comes with a white envelope.
Treat Yourself Card
I love Parks & Rec so much and this card that borrows the catchy “Treat Yourself!” quote from duo Donna Meagle and Tom Haverford makes me smile. Clothes: Treat yourself. Fragrances: Treat Yourself. Fine leather goods: Treat yourself. Even waffles: treat yourself.
Pastel Flower Card
No pop culture references here, but this big ol’ pastel daisy is pleasing to the eye. It’s blank so you can use it for any occasion you see fit and the square 6 inches gives you plenty of space to write a nice note.
Thank You For Being A Friend Card
Aaaaaand now I have the Golden Girls theme in my head. Thanks, Happy Mail. It’s hard to tell in the photo, but that is gold foil lettering on a golden yellow background. If you threw a party and invited everyone you knew, you would see the biggest gift would be from me and the card attached would say (see above). Perhaps you have a pal or a confidant that this would be perfect for!
That’s What She Said Cake Card
I don’t even watch The Office, but I still know this joke. If you have any Office fan pals, this is the perfect card for them. Think of all the things you could write in here.
Gold Foil and Purple Happy Birthday Card
The final card isn’t as full of laughter as some of the others, but it has Happy Birthday in simple gold foil lettering against a purple swirly background. My Aunt loves purple and since her birthday was the day before Mother’s Day, it was a perfect one to send to her.
Verdict: I enjoyed guessing all of the pop culture references in this month’s Happy Mail and the pastels soothed my weary eyes. I can easily say that these will be perfect for a slew of people in my life and will surely make them happy. Getting 11 paper good items (mostly cards) is a pretty good deal seeing as though many greeting cards go for almost $5.00 these days.
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 $2.45 per item (or $2.70 without the bonus item).
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What’s your favorite card from Happy Mail’s this month?