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Happy Mail by Oui Fresh Review – May 2018

Marne Orenich
ByMarne OrenichJun 16, 2018 | 0 comments

Happy Mail by Oui Fresh mailer

Happy Mail
3.4 overall rating
20 Ratings | 9 Reviews

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.

Happy Mail by Oui Fresh mailer with cards popping out

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contents of Happy Mail by Oui Fresh

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. Shipping costs included in price.

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 May 2018 Review

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Flower Stickers

To kick things off, they've sent a sheet of 12 round flower stickers to adorn your envelopes before sending these off to their receivers. A mix of brights and pastels are certain to brighten anyone's day.

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Flower Postcard

Speaking of flowers, the postcard this month features pretty pale pinkish lavender ones in true photo form. The back has space for a message and an address.

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Alright, Alright, Alright Print

You always receive a custom print in each Happy Mail and this month has a famous quote from Matthew McConaughey's character Wooderson in the cult classic "Dazed and Confused". I can't help but hear his southern drawl in my head when I read "Alright, alright, alright". If you aren't reading it in his voice, "it'd be a lot cooler if you did".

Thank you card

Blue Stripes Thank You Card

This is a really classy and simple thank you card with script gold foil and some complimentary blue watercolor lines at each corner. When someone does you a solid, you can shoot this over to them to let 'em know you appreciate it. The inside is blank and it comes in a crisp white envelope.

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Congrats Card

Eeeee this "Congrats!" card is so cute and immediately reminds me of Emily! I can even read the inside "Sooooo happy for you!" in her soft little voice. The cool muted color graphic shapes are really fun and the gold foil lettering makes it pop!

miss you card

Miss You Card

Awww- this card is so sad with its deep green background and pink and blue tears (or raindrops?) falling around the all lowercase letters of "miss you". There are at least 10 friends I can rattle off right now that I'd love to send this to because so many of my favorites are far away from me. The pale blue envelople is a nice match for the drops.

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Pinata Card by Black Lamb

The featured artist this month is Black Lamb Studio and brings us this bright uplifting card that features a pinata with candy falling out on the front and the red-lettered message "Fiesta Forever!" surrounded by confetti on the inside. This card can be used for a birthday or any other celebratory event.

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Bike Basket of Flowers Thank You Card

The perfect card to go ahead and use those flower stickers on is this thank you card that has an overhead view of someone riding a bike with a basket full of flowers. They must be happy with that much cheer on what I'd assume is also a super nice day to be cruising around. The inside says "thank you so much!"

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Birthday Words Card

Perfect timing for this card because it was my friend Amanda's birthday and so many of these words are perfect for describing what her day entailed. I have a group of four girlfriends who are all super tight and do bday dinners and movies and outings with, plus there are always prezzies to be had! The inside says "Wishing you the happiest of birthdays!" and comes with a bright pink enevelope.

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Still Younger Birthday Card

The last card this month has a winning color combo of vintage marigold and light pink. The front says "Still Younger Than You'll Be Next Year" and has some arrows and a smiling winky face. The inside reads "Happy Birthday" with another smile underneath. So true, card. So true.

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Free Gift: Weekly Notepad

Ooh- the free gift this month is a really cool weekly planner notepad (you only received this if you signed up before 5/19)! Even though I love these, I've never actually purchased one. This is great to outline and get a good view of what you need to get done each week. I will definitely be using this to keep all my work and to do lists in order. I am so forgetful so having it right in front of me will be super helpful.

Verdict: Happy Mail offered up seven fun cards this month, plus a print, postcard, stickers, and cool little monthly planner notepad. That's a lot of stuff for $27.00! I'm always glad to see birthday cards mixed with thank yous and congrats and miss you ones. They have an eye for design over at A Beautiful Mess, that's for sure!

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? This one is gone, but there's no waitlist so you can sign up now to get June!

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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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.

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