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Postmark’d Studio PostBox Review + Coupon – February 2021

Christen Russo
ByChristen RussoFeb 13, 2021 | 7 comments

Mailer from Postmarkd Studio February 2021

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. By the way, our readers voted this box as one of the Best Stationery Subscriptions of 2021!

Unboxing Postmarkd Studio February 2021

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.)

All cards, postage, and extras from Postmarkd Studio February 2021

About Postmark’d Studio PostBox

The Subscription Box: PostBox by Postmark’d Studio

The Cost: $25/month + shipping. Save with 3-, 6-, and 12-month subscriptions!

COUPON: Use code MSAFS or MSA404ME to get free shipping on your first box (MSAFS) or save $10 off your first box with a 3-month subscription (MSA404ME).

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 U.S. for $5.00, Canada for $11.00, and 41 international countries for $17.00

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

Postmark’d Studio PostBox “Fun & Games” Review

Wrapped contents of Postmarkd Studio February 2021

Every monthly bundle of greeting cards is wrapped and stickered with care like this, and I love seeing what colors peek out of the sides. Lots of pink and red for February!

 

The creator of this box, Anne, is always so kind to greet me with a small handwritten note in the spirit of thoughtful card-sending. This month there’s a kiss stamped on the envelope with some added flair, and a peek of fun fonts on the inside. I’m wide-eyed over her metallic silver stamp ink and beautiful matte marker ink!

 

February’s theme is XOXO, fitting for February, of course—and how could Anne not lean into this very card-appropriate holiday? She connects with subscribers in sharing that many of us entered 2021 with the wish for a fresh slate from some of the troubles of 2020, but the truth is many of us are still isolated from our loved ones. Perfect opportunity to send a heartfelt note in a beautiful card, right? She includes a description of each card she chose, with a little info about the maker. On the flip side, she shares a brief history of the phrase/symbol “xoxo.”

 

XOXO Card by Send a Stitch – Retail Value $5.99

First up is this perfectly framable card. Its sturdy card stock has been embroidered with a viney XOXO, and it’s just so darn pretty. Fun fact about this card’s maker, she is a textile designer who started Send a Stitch during her COVID quarantine. In an effort to get creative with connecting with others, she used her sewing machine to start making cards. I am so happy she decided to share her creations with the world! If you head to her site, you’ll see that many of her designs come in multiple colorways, and that you can even mail a card directly to someone, having her hand write the note. So clever!

 

Hugs, Kisses, And Birthday Wishes Card by Katie Leamon – Estimated Retail Value approx. $5.54 (£4.00)

Here’s an actual birthday card that snuck its way into the February PostBox thanks to its love-filled theme. The way the words roll off the tongue in a sing-songy way are lighthearted and fun. My dad’s birthday is actually the day before Valentine’s Day, but this card feels a little feminine with its light pink hue, scalloped edges, and gilded envelope, so I’ll save it for a gal pal’s birthday down the line.

 

Sending Hogs & Kisses Card by Paper Wilderness – Retail Value $5.00

I love a good pun, so this card made me smile. It’s another one that can be sent right now for Valentine’s Day, or it could be used for a “just because” note. The pigs are a print of an original watercolor by this maker, and the foiled red hearts add a little extra excitement.

 

((hugs)) Card by Steel Petal Press – Retail Value $6.00

Something about the cozy font and hugging parentheticals on this letterpress card are making me really feel the love! Not only is the simple design just so sweet, the weight and texture of this card are a stationery-lover’s dream. This card is going to go in the mail right away, straight to one of my dearest friends who I wish I could hug. She lives in Brazil, so it’ll be a few weeks before it arrives, but hey, I don’t think anyone’s opposed to stretching out this season of love!

 

Paper Hug Postcard by ANCORA Letterpress – Estimated Retail Value $3.00

ANCORA Letterpress is a small business that makes frequent appearances in PostBox, and their offerings always have such pleasant, subtle personality. Something about the “Paper Hug” greeting on this postcard is such a heartwarming acknowledgement that it’s in place of the real thing. I also love sending postcards—they’re such a quick and easy way to send your loved ones happy mail, without the pressure of filling tons of blank space with words.

 

Artsy Doodad: Lips Rubber Stamp 

This month’s artsy doodad is a rubber stamp! Any stationery collector is bound to have an ink pad or two lying around, and I’m no exception. Lips typically aren’t my style, but I like the idea of using this stamp to seal an envelope with a kiss!

Forever stamps from Postmarkd Studio February 2021

Postage 

PostBox always includes the postage you need to mail the cards you just received. Usually it’s vintage postage with an included cheat sheet that helps you do the math to make sure you’re using 55 cents worth of stamps, but this time around it’s contemporary forever stamps that have a Valentine’s Day theme. I think the vintage stamps are fun, but am also happy to receive these playful designs!

 

Bonus: Hershey’s Kisses

This was a cute little surprise to find in my box! I’m certainly never one to turn down chocolate, but I was also just as excited by how it was packaged. I appreciate that the little treat bag was plastic-free!

Verdict: Some call Valentine’s Day a “Hallmark holiday,” but Postmark’d Studio turned it into a small business holiday, and that is something I can get behind! The whole spirit of PostBox is to maintain magic by reminding your friends and family that you care and are thinking of them, and sending out some love-filled cards and postcards is perfectly aligned with that goal. I always have a nice time learning about the makers that Anne shares with us through this subscription, and this month was no exception.

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, this box is sold out. March’s box is also sold out! Your subscription will likely begin with the April “HOWDY” box, which will begin shipping on April 5, 2021. [updated]

COUPON: Use code MSAFS or MSA404ME to get free shipping on your first box (MSAFS) or save $10 off your first box with a 3-month subscription (MSA404ME).

Value Breakdown: This box costs $25.00 + $5.00 shipping, which means that each of the 6 items in the box (not including the stamps) has an average cost of $5.00. 

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What’s your favorite item from this month’s Postmark’d Studio Postbox?

Christen Russo
Christen Russo
Christen is a smile collector, outdoors enthusiast, and appreciator of soggy French fries. Her favorite subscriptions involve eco-friendly products and clothes, nature supplies, stationery, and coffee. She can be easily won over with a good sheet of stickers.

Christen Russo
Christen Russo
Christen is a smile collector, outdoors enthusiast, and appreciator of soggy French fries. Her favorite subscriptions involve eco-friendly products and clothes, nature supplies, stationery, and coffee. She can be easily won over with a good sheet of stickers.
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7 comments

Karen Duker

Christen the coupon code you provided did not work for me. Bummer.

Anne

Hi Karen, The coupon code works on 3-month renewing subscription plans. If you are attempting to apply the coupon code to a 3-month gift subscription, unfortunately we do not honor coupons on gift subscriptions.
Thanks for reaching out about the coupon code.
Anne

Karen Duker

Anne – Thank you so much for your personal attention to my question. I value your time and I am looking forward to subscribing. Your commitment to your customers is apparent. Sincerely, Karen

Anne Breck

Hi! Thanks for the awesome review of the February PostBox. I wanted to let you know that the March PostBox is SOLD OUT. Orders placed after February 6, are reserving the April “HOWDY” PostBox!

Christen Russo

Thanks, Anne! I’ve updated the review to reflect that new subscribers can look forward to the April box!

Keri S.

I’ve had this subscription for at least two years. It has the most original cards and is put together by the amazingly creative Anne. I would recommend this to everyone. You may think you won’t use all the cards. However, it’s great to put the extras in some sort of organizer and save them for when you a card ASAP. Plus, it will always be a card that no one else has seen. 😊

Christen Russo

An organizer—genius! I just bought a box to organize my essential oils, which was such a triumphantly out-of-character move for me. 😂 I’m going to go search for a greeting card organizer right now. I currently have my extras just loose in a drawer!

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