Happy Mail by Oui Fresh Review – September 2018
Happy Mail by Oui Fresh was 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 the 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 the price.
Happy Mail September 2018 Review
Sadly, this is once again the last Happy Mail. They had done a pause last year but this time it looks like it’s gone for good. Sniff.
Heart Tri-color Highlighter
Happy Mail likes to send desk accessories along with the cards each month. This time, they’ve sent a super cute tri-highlighter that’s shaped like a heart and includes pink, green, and yellow tips. The front of it says “The Future Looks Bright” which is a nice positive send-off for their final delivery.
Fall is my favorite season by far so I can appreciate these stickers that celebrate colored leaves, apples, warmer clothing, and yummy drinks and snacks. There are 12 in all that you can use to spruce up the envelopes before sending out your cards. Bring it on! I AM READY!
Carpe All Those Diems Print
The last print in the last Happy Mail also has a nice positive send off. This reminds you to seize all those days and keep the hustle going to make your dreams come true! The deep red letters and white squiggles are against a cream background so it stands out boldly; like we all should.
Thank You Postcard
Postcards are another staple of this subscription and the pink and red lettering thank us for subscribing and sharing the joy that is snail mail! Sometimes you don’t need a full card, just one sheet to show your admiration for someone. Shoot this one out to a pal that helped you out so they know you care.
Knot Congrats Card
Even though I’m rounding 40 and the weddings have slowed, I know I’ll still need to hold on to this card for all my single friends who still have yet to take the plunge. A strong rose gold foil knot graces the front of this bright, almost fluorescent yellow card while the inside reads “Congrats on tying the knot!”. Perfect for your nautical-loving freshly married friends.
Yellow Lines Card
No occasion? No problem. You don’t always need a reason to send someone a card. This cheery yellow-lined cover gives way to a wide-open blank inside where you can pour your heart out. This design calls back to the highlighter included this month with it’s blinding color and slight waviness.
Party Time Birthday Card
This adorable birthday card is illustrated with pompom garland in yellow, red, green, and pink with the phrase “Party Time” wearing a couple of tiny party hats. Inside, “wishing you a happy birthday” greets the cardholder and will no doubt get them excited to party.
Orange you glad they sent another blank card? This one has illustrations of painted oranges, complete with green stems and leaves scattered about. I’ll most likely send this down to one of my aunts in Florida just because.
Miss You Card
If I had a dollar for every one of my friends who don’t live in the same city as me, I’d be a wealthy woman. Wealthy, but oh so lonely. I miss them all so much, all of the time, so I can use this chartruese and pink card to remind them of that. Will I send it to my bestie in the Bay Area, or the one in Los Angeles? Maybe my friends David + Steph in Chicago who had twins earlier this year?
Happy Birthday Card
Short, sweet, to the point. This has a whacky colorway to it with it’s deep chocolate background and two different hues of pink “Happy Birthday” lettering. Inside is simply “to you” to finish the thought. This is a great card for someone who doesn’t require a lot of frills.
High Fives Card
Since all of my friends are scattered around, I can’t always high five them in person. This card can send 18 of them virtually with just one card! How about that? It’s nice to see some varied skin tones represented as well! High five to that!
Verdict: The Happy Mail delivered all kinds of feels. I received seven cards, a postcard, a sticker sheet, a print, and a kewl as heck highlighter for $27.00. The designs are always colorful and bright and really lives up to the name happy mail. Sad to see this sub go, but hoping they’ll come back with another stationery-based one in the future. Who knows! At least we still have the Oui Fresh Beauty Box.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Sadly, no. Happy Mail has been discontinued and is gone forever.
Value Breakdown: At $27.00 for this box, you’re paying only $2.45 per item.
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