Postmark’d Studio PostBox “Just Chill” Review + Coupon – December 2018


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Postmarkd Studio

Postmark’d Studio’s PostBox delivers a monthly subscription box to your door featuring a curated collection of greeting cards, postcards, artful doodads, and beautiful paper products and always includes the postage to mail everything.

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This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)

This review is for the PostBox, which costs $25.00 per month + shipping. 

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About Postmark’d Studio PostBox

The Subscription Box: PostBox by Postmark’d Studio

The Cost: $25.00/month + $5.00 shipping. Save with 3, 6, and 12-month subscriptions!

Coupons: Use code MSAFS to get free shipping on your first box! Or, use code MSA404ME to save $10 off your first box with a 3-month subscription!

The Products: PostBox comes with greeting cards, postcards, postage, and a fun artsy doodad such as a pen, pencil, or knick-knack gadget based on a theme.

Ships to: the US, Canada, and 41 International countries

Good to Know: You can also purchase “Special Delivery” boxes without a subscription for various prices.

Postmark’d Studio “Just Chill” PostBox December Stationery Review

Postmarkd Studio tony blue envelope Postmarkd Studio little note Postmarkd Studio personal note

Anne always sends along a really thoughtful handwritten note in the world’s tiniest blue envelope.

Postmarkd Studio extras

The sub always nails the unboxing experience with adorable and thoughtful packaging. All of our items this month are held together with a black bowtie.

Postmarkd Studio blue pencil Postmarkd Studio blue pencil detail

Our monthly pencil has also arrived.

Postmarkd Studio postcard Postmarkd Studio postcard back

Each month we also get a heavy-duty postcard.

Postmarkd Studio item list

Included is a handy card with a list of each item included and info on the product designers and origins.

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This sub always has a charity or giving opportunity they like to promote, which I enjoy. This month the focus is on The St. Jude Ranch, which collects holiday cards to recycle.

Postmarkd Studio ooly pen card Postmarkd Studio ooly pen card back

This month we also get a coupon code to Ooly, an art supply site.

Postmarkd Studio 3D penguin kit Postmarkd Studio 3D pengun Postmarkd Studio 3D penguin postcard Postmarkd Studio 3D penguin info

3D Paper Penguin Postcard Kit by Pukaca  – Buy 4 animals for $13.60 (12.00)

This little guy is so cute! It was the perfect card to send to a dear friend with a little girl.

Postmarkd Studio penguin card Postmarkd Studio penguin card back

Emperor Penguin Card by Catherine Greenup – Estimated Value $9.00

Catherine Greenup makes such beautiful cards. They are very minimal, but have foil which really makes the animal silhouette pop! This beautiful card is a Tiffany blue with a silver penguin. It is a perfect winter card to send to a super stylish pal.

Postmarkd Studio little penguin card Postmarkd Studio little penguin card back

Warm and Fuzzy Card by Harkin Press – Retail Value $5.00

I love the feel of letterpress. Always a plus for me! Adding to my delight is the truly cute little penguin in a sweater. I appreciate how this card is inclusive of all the winter holidays since I have friends who celebrate different special days then I do during the winter.

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Penguin Birthday Card by 9th Letter Press – Retail Value $6.00

These penguins just keep getting cuter and cuter! This little guy is the perfect sweet card to send to a friend with a winter birthday.

Postmarkd Studio polkadot penguin card Postmarkd Studio polkadot penguin cardback Postmarkd Studio polkadot penguin card detail

Grey Skies Penguin Card by The First Snow – Retail Value $5.95

I adore these gold polka dots on the envelope of this card! The illustration and sentiment are also easy to love, making this a perfect “just because” card to send to someone you love.

Postmarkd Studio snow kit card Postmarkd Studio snow kit Postmarkd Studio snow kit glitter Postmarkd Studio snow kit bag Postmarkd Studio snow kit instructions Postmarkd Studio snow kit close up

Flurrygram Snow Card by Inklings – Retail Value $6.00

I honestly thought this was a cruel glitterbomb card at first glance, but it is actually a snow kit! You simply add water and it creates enough non-toxic snow for one snowball. I sent this to a friend who recently moved to a snow-free climate in hopes that it will give her a little bit of snow this season, while she is surrounded by palm trees.

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Ooly Splendid Fountain Pen – Retail Value $4.99

This pen is pretty much magical. It has a nip tip without all the mess! I have been looking to get into calligraphy but I am a clumsy mess and really dislike having ink around my house just waiting for me to spill! This pen isn’t quite the same feel as a traditional calligraphy set, but it makes me feel fancy and writes beautifully. It also came with refill cartridges so I don’t fear running out of ink for quite some time.

Postmarkd Studio black bowtie Postmarkd Studio black bowtie detail

Black Bow Tie

The cute bow tie that kept all of our goodies this month together is also fully functional. My pug wore it for Christmas celebrations because he is a gentleman.

Postmarkd Studio vintage postage Postmarkd Studio vintage stamps Postmarkd Studio vintage stamps detail

Vintage Stamps

I love the curated little envelope of vintage stamps we always get each month in this sub. It just gives any cards you send that little extra special touch.

Verdict: Postmark’d this month was so interactive and fun! There were so many different types of cards in this box. I loved the 3D animal kit, the snow kit, and all the adorable penguins! I also have a new favorite pen that I have to hide from my husband. I appreciated that the cards were winter/holiday themed, rather than just Christmas items. This allows me to send these cute cards to more of my friends and family, and since we are still in the middle of winter, they can be sent for a few months still!

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No. Sign up by January 31st to get your February box!

Coupons: Use code MSAFS to get free shipping on your first box! Or, use code MSA404ME to save $10 off your first box with a 3-month subscription!

Value Breakdown: This box costs $30.00 after shipping. I am guessing the total value of this box is at least $40 from the retail values and estimated values. This does not include the extras such as the stamps, pencil, and bowtie.

Check out all of our PostBox reviews and more stationery boxes in the Artisan Subscription Box Directory!

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Written by Megan Kirkland

Megan Kirkland

I love natural/vegan beauty products, Korean skincare, unique jewelry, and weird candies from far away places. When I am not waiting for my next exciting box you can find me painting or taking photographs of interesting people. I never leave home without pug hair somewhere on my shirt and a bold lipstick on my smile.

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5 Comments

  1. I am in love with the pen. I love this box every month!

    • My husband and I are currently fighting over the pen. They say chose your battles, and this is one I have chosen.

  2. This is probably a really stupid question, but can you use the stamps for actual postage—or are they just decorations for your packages?

    • I’m sure they could be used. You would just have to make sure that they add up to the current rate.

    • Not stupid at all Michelle! They actually include a little diagram to help you figure out what combination to use to make sure your letter gets to where it needs to. Otherwise, I would have given up!

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