January 2017 Holly Journals review time!
If you haven’t heard, Holly Journals is a monthly subscription box that features a handmade journal with other coordinating treasures to inspire and encourage your journaling habit. Each box will feature a different theme which all of the contents will center around. The highlight of the box will be a beautiful, handmade journal (approximately 7.5″ x 5.5″) with at least 50 pages — 100 front and back. Many different sizes, shapes, colors, and specialty types of paper are used to give these journals their custom, one-of-a-kind look and feel. You’ll also receive a list of journal prompts, a themed book dangle with charms, an embellishment pack, one or more pens, and a bonus surprise.
Disclosure: I received this box for review purposes. I was not compensated in any way. All opinions are my own. Post may contain affiliate and/or referral links.
Subscriptions are $39.95/month with free US shipping. — For a limited time, you can save 10% off for life with coupon code “RB10“!
Let’s see what’s in the January 2017 Holly Journals box!
Everything was shipped in a small white box with a retro-inspired Holly Journals sticker on top.
A peek inside!
An info card revealed the theme for this month’s box — “1950’s Retro” — and listed all of the items included inside.
The journal itself was wrapped in bright orange tissue paper and sealed with a retro-inspired sticker.
The Journal – Welp, I don’t think you can get much more 1950’s retro themed than this! 😉 50’s vibes are aplenty inside (and outside) of this beautifully assembled handmade journal. As always, the book consists of at least 50 2-sided pages of various paper textures, sizes, and colors. Some fun 1950’s facts were also sprinkled throughout.
Crazy that it costs more to buy a new car today than it cost back then to buy a whole house.
So colorful! I love how every page is different — some not even “pages” at all, but paper tags, envelopes, bags, food order slips, and more.
Full-color vintage ads were also interspersed throughout the pages. Neat!
More pretty pages and a list of hit songs from the 50’s. — Bing Crosby’s “White Christmas” is my absolute favorite Christmas song EVER. <3
A teeny tiny envelope to hold your teeny tiny treasures!
January Journal Prompts – Holly always includes a helpful list of journal prompts/inspiration to help you get your creative juices flowing.
Pens – Two totally retro-inspired pens were included (LOVE the mini one!), as well as a small pencil that’s giving me the urge to play Quick Draw. 😉
Embellishment Pack – January’s embellishment pack included a variety of stickers, labels, and paperclips to add even more personality to the pages of your journal.
Journal Jewelry – I had no idea that “journal jewelry” was a thing until I started receiving these boxes. This 50’s-inspired clip fits the theme perfectly. 🙂
Bonus Items – The bonus items for this month’s box were a carton of candy cigarettes and a snazzy pair of polka dot cat-eye sunglasses. Dig it, daddy-o!
A fun, unexpected box from Holly Journals! All of the themes up to this point have been holiday/seasonal related, so this retro-inspired box was a nice change of pace. (Though I’m not gonna lie, the holiday themes will probably always be my favorite. 😉 ) As always, the journal itself was awesomely put together and almost too neat to write in. 🙂 — Remember, for a limited time you can save 10% off for life with coupon code “RB10“!
What do the stars mean?
★ = Crummy ★★ = Just Okay ★★★ = Good ★★★★ = Awesome ★★★★★ = Extraordinarily Awesome