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Postmark’d Studio PostBox Review + Coupon – March 2021

PostBox March 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!

PostBox March 2021 unboxing

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.)

PostBox March 2021 all contents on display

About Postmark’d Studio PostBox

The Subscription Box: PostBox by Postmark’d Studio

The Cost: $25 per 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 “Stamps & Stationery” Review

PostBox March 2021 unboxing

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. This month there’s a preview of something canvas, and what appears to be neutral hues.

 

I always look forward to seeing what Anne comes up with for her creative greeting. It never fails to be clever, and always gives me ideas of new ways to use my own collection of “artsy doodads.” I’d never thought to cluster ink stamps together to create a pattern, but I can’t wait to do it now on a piece of outgoing mail.

 

The March theme is Stamps & Stationery, which could be argued is (delightfully) the theme of the entire Postmark’d Studio subscription—but this month Anne put a special focus on philately, the study and collection of postage stamps, and classic air mail imagery. It’s a really beautiful and nostalgic assortment! As always, Anne shares her personal connection with each letterpress included in the box, in the items list, and offers some interesting facts on the back.

 

Emily Dickinson Card, a Postmark’d Studio & Grapheme Collab 

In her note, Anne acknowledges that she usually believes cards are meant to be sent, and as much as it can be hard to part ways with a really amazing one, I do agree with her. But in the case of this gorgeous collaboration with Grapheme, she might make an exception. The expressive bird stamp, inspiring Emily Dickinson quote, and understated letterpress printing on this card definitely make for a magical collector’s item. Personally, I think it would be more special to share than to save (maybe the person I send it to will want to save it!), and with Mother’s Day coming up in a couple of months I’ll have time to ponder the right words to write in it to make it feel really special.

For those who might want something like this as art in their home, but also have someone in mind to send this card to, the Grapheme shop sells small prints in this style.

 

Sticker Sheet Greeting Card: All the Love by Antiquaria — Retail Value $6.50

This sticker sheet card is my dream come true! I am a total sticker fanatic and often sneak a sheet or two into the cards I send to friends. And while I often save stickers until I find the perfect opportunity to use them, I really hope the pals I mail them to are more liberal with their sticker use than I am. Similar to greeting cards themselves, it’s fun to collect them, but even more fun to spread them around.

 

Blue & Red Air Mail Stationery Set by LA PaperLover — Retail Value $15.00

Who else is feeling all the feels over the classic-meets-modern look of this Air Mail stationery? It’s got that traditional red and white mail border going on, but with an updated font and a shiny foil finish. (Though if you want to get even funkier, this paper company also sells this style of set in non-traditional colors.) The set comes with 9 sheets of paper and 3 envelopes—I appreciate that the makers of this set give us wordy letter-writers lots of room to express our message. My brother only lives about 10 miles away from me and I see him regularly, but he feels like the perfect recipient for this style of stationery, so he might have a memo coming his way soon.

 

Snail Mail ’70s Theme Letterpress Postcard by Ancora Letterpress — Buy a set of 6 here for $16

This postcard is so lighthearted and fun! In addition to that oh-so-good letterpress texture on the snails and lettering, this postcard has a faintly textured background. It feels extra nice to run your fingers over. This is a great one for a quick “just because” hello.

 

Artsy Doodad: PostBox Exclusive Canvas Pouch — Estimated Retail Value $30

This month’s artsy doodad is more than just a doodad—it’s an entire canvas pouch, and it’s really nice quality! The pouch itself is a heavy canvas with a heavy-duty zipper and a sturdy loop, sourced from ShoreBags. This company uses recycled materials and ethical manufacturing practices! The patch was designed in collaboration with the team of designers at ILootPaperie. Together, these elements made Anne’s vision come to life: a place to store your snail mail supplies that nods to canvas mail bags used by postal carriers. It’s so roomy that it could really be used as a toiletry bag, but I love the idea of packing it up with my stationery supplies. Especially since I like to make my outgoing mail special, and might write the note one day, then decorate the envelope the next, etc. It’s a great way of keeping it all in one place instead of scattered over my dining room table.

 

Vintage Postage 

PostBox always includes the postage you need to mail the cards you just received. After last month’s modern-day forever stamps, we’re back to a collection of vintage stamps with a key to help you determine how much to use to add up to the right amount. The imagery on the stamps have mostly a USPS theme, with illustrations of folks sorting and delivering mail. It’s really fun to imagine picking these stamps up new, back in the day!

Verdict: The March Postmark’d Studio PostBox was filled with special collaborations and nostalgic offerings. It was a very feel-good box! The cards, postcard, and stationery included are very conducive to “just because” snail mail greetings, which is an activity very much at the heart of this subscription. Someone I love came to mind as I explored each item this month, and I can’t wait to make their day with a surprise in their mailbox in the coming weeks. Plus, the “for keeps” item—the artsy doodad—feels like such a treat for me. It’s a great, high-quality item that I’ve already put to use.

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, this box is sold out. The sign-up cutoff for the April “HOWDY” box was March 10, and it will begin shipping April 5 (it’s also sold out!). If you sign up now your subscription will begin with the May 2021 box. May’s theme is “BLOSSOMS & BEES”—it will ship on May 1, so US customers should receive it in time for Mother’s Day.

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 5 items in the box (not including the stamps) has an average cost of $6.00. 

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


Written by 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.

Posted in Stationery Subscription Boxes, Subscription Box Reviews| Tags: PostBox | 6 comments

Comments (6)

  1. Oh man, I’ve been considering buying this box for months, and REALLY wish I’d gotten this one! Lovely.

    • Oh darn, I’m sad you missed it! Sign-ups are currently open for the May box, which I happen to have a little intel will feature a bee-shaped wax stamp. 😱 Wanted to let you know in case that sways you one way or another. I’m pretty excited about it!

      • Oooh, thanks for the insider intel!

  2. I couldn’t get either code to work.

    • Hi Tamara, oh no! I just tested them out myself and they worked! The MSAFS one is for a 1-month subscription and the MSA404ME is for a 3-month subscription—I’m so sorry if that wasn’t clear. If you give them another try, do let us know if they went through. 🙂

  3. If I could get myself to mail anything I’d be all over this box.

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