Postbox from Postmark’d Studio Subscription Box Review + Unboxing + Coupon | August 2019

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Postbox from Postmark’d Studio is a monthly stationery subscription box. Each package comes with a themed assortment of cards from different letterpress’s all over the world. In addition you’ll receive all the postage necessary to send your cards as well as an artsy doodad. Subscriptions are $25 monthly. Use code CS50 and our link to receive 50% OFF your first package in a 3 month subscription and get a FREE gift! NAT received this package at no cost for review purposes.

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Subscription Box Review

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The first glimpse inside the Postbox from Postmark’d Studio for August. I love that there is always a handwritten note with each box.

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Everything that I received in my August, “Sweet Notes” themed package. This is such a colorful, fun assortment! I always wonder how they are going to top the month before but every month they manage to do it!

 

So what is all this stuff? 

The box insert. The front lists each of the items that we received in this box and the reverse tells you about an interview on the Postmark’d Studio Blog with one of the owners of a letterpress included in this box!

 

Also in each box is a hand written note card as well as that large postcard.

 

Vintage Postage

Each package from Postmark’d Studio also comes with sufficient postage to mail all your new cards. For the past six months or so they’ve included vintage postage which adds a really fun element to the art of mailing a letter.

Because these are in several different and varying amounts they do show you groupings of stamps to give you ways to make it to 55 cents.

 

Candy

What would be better in a “Sweet Notes” themed box than a couple pieces of candy. In this package I got some Skittles, Starburst (two pinks in that pack WINNING) and a roll of Smarties which I smartly passed on to my children (see what I did there?)

 

Marvy Le Pens

$7.14

The first item in our package is this four pack of brightly colored Marvy Le Pens. In purple, pink, orange and blue these fine tip pens will be great to fill in all your new blank inside cards. These pens have a water based dye that is acid free as well as non-toxic. I love pens like these because they just seem to add a bit of flair to anything you are writing and because pens in my home disappear so quickly the more the merrier.

 

Mona’s Lollipop Postcard

$2.50

This is honestly one of my favorite items that was included in this box. I think I’m going to frame it and add it to the wall that goes up my staircase. There’s something really cool about taking fine art and giving it a modern (and hilariously real) flair. I thoroughly enjoyed browsing the Altered Thrift Store Etsy shop.

Artist Jason Jones is a muralist and started this art of taking thrift store paintings and turning them into silly, fun upcycles was completely by accident and I’m loving it!

 

Pop! Card

$4.38

The first proper card in our box for August is this pop art inspired card from Santoro London. The textured polka dots on the card coordinate perfectly with the dots on the envelope that’s include with it. This is the second time this fun and creative company has been featured in the Postbox from Postmark’d Studio.

Santoro London started in 1983 and now ships to over 60 countries and has won over 50 international design awards.

 

Congrats Card

$5

The next card in my package is probably my favorite card in this month’s box. I love the artistry and the whimsical handwriting. And although the colors don’t immediately make us think candy this card definitely fits into this month’s theme. This card would be great to send to a friend who could use a little pick me up.

People I’ve Loved (I LOVE this name) is an Oakland, CA brand that is headed by Carissa Potter. This is the first time I’ve seen them in a Postbox.

 

Sweetest Birthday Card

$5

Next up we have the most brightly colored card that I think has EVER been included int he Postbox from Postmark’d Studio. This birthday card would be great for a young lady (my daughters birthday is literally days away). It’s also great for anyone that has a sweet tooth – I had fun recognizing each of the candies on this card!

Lucky Horse Press is Located in Basking Ridge, New Jersey and is the creative inspiration of Michele Lee. They’ve been featured in the Postbox from Postmark’d Studio several times.

 

Pinata Card

$5

The final card in this month’s assortment is from Quick Brown Fox and is the cutest message. Great to give to a child or loved one and there’s absolutely no denying the sentiment with this one is sweet! I have a few other great cards from Quick Brown Fox as well.. I love the colors that they use, there’s something so fun and vintage about them!

The Quick Brown Fox is located in Brooklyn New York and was the subject of the article posted on the Postmark’d Studio’s website.

 

So in summary

Presentation: Each package from Postmark’d Studio is excellently packaged and everything arrives to us perfectly each month

Quality: Each of the items in this selection is made with love. Everything from the illustrations to the card stock these cards scream high quality! I think Postmark’d Studio does an excellent job of seeking out the best independent letterpress’s and including them in their boxes!

Curation: This month’s Sweet Notes theme was executed excellently. The theme came together nicely while the items didn’t feel even remotely redundant, I received many cards for many occasions and I can’t wait to get writing!

Box Economy: For the price of this box ($25) we received $27 in products (not including the postage or the candy) so as you can see you are getting a great deal!

 

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Postbox from Postmark’d Studio is a monthly stationery subscription box. Their August package has a Sweet Notes theme and was very expertly curated.

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