PostBox by Postmark’d Studio is a subscription box that features artisanal greeting cards and postcards created by artists around the globe.
Each box will include 4 greeting cards, 1 postcard, postage stamps, and a fun artsy item such as a pen, pencil, or knick-knack based on that month’s particular theme. The cards are all handcrafted by a variety of different artists/companies, which means you’ll get a nice sampling of unique designs to send to your friends and loved ones.
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 $25/month (plus $5 shipping), or less with multi-month commitments. — For a limited time, you can save 40% on your 1st box when you sign up for a 3-month subscription! — Just use coupon code “2LRB404ME” at checkout.
Let’s see what’s in the December 2018 Postmark’d PostBox!
Everything was shipped in a small white box with a Postmark’d Studio logo on top.
A peek inside!
All boxes come with a hand-written note from the founder. — How cute is that wax seal?
A 2-sided info card revealed the theme for December’s PostBox — “Just Chill”. It also listed all of the cards included, along with the artists who made them. The reverse side of the info card provided subscribers with information on how to donate their old greeting cards to St. Jude’s Ranch for Children, where they’ll be recycled into new ones.
The items were all neatly stacked together and secured with a black bowtie — perfect for this month’s penguin-heavy box! 🙂
I have a feeling this is going to find its way onto many a stuffed animal in the coming days.
Happy Birthday 9th Letter Press/Clearwater Beach, FL
What’s better than birthday wishes from a friend? Birthday wishes from a totally adorable penguin — via a friend. 😉 This sweet card has pretty metallic gold details with a slightly shimmery gold colored envelope to match.
You Make Me Happy The First Snow/Westminster, CO
Tell a friend how much they mean to you with this whimsical card from The First Snow. It features a smiling cloud above a dapper-looking penguin with the phrase “You make me happy when skies are grey”. It’s paired with a cream-colored envelope with a metallic gold polka-dotted lining.
Emperor Penguin Catherine Greenup Visual/Cambria, CA
Appropriate for a variety of occasions, this turquoise card is embellished with a silver emperor penguin. Each of these cards are silver leafed by hand, resulting in a truly one-of-a-kind piece.
Warm & Fuzzies Harken Press/Conroe, TX
This fun letterpress card features a cuddly penguin all bundled up in a cozy knit sweater. It has a green & blue color scheme and is paired with a brown kraft envelope.
Penguin Postcard Pukaca/Lisbon, Portugal
How cool is this? — A postcard that you can transform into a little 3D penguin friend! I didn’t want to break the seal to show the inside, but according to their Etsy page, the project requires scoring, folding, cutting and gluing to assemble. Probably best not to send to someone with little patience for crafty things. 😉
Let it Snow Telegram Inklings Paperie/Detroit, MI
Another unique card, this one allows you to send your recipient a “snowy surprise”. Before sending, just remove the card, add a note and a stamp to the back side (non-machinable… extra postage may be required), and return it to the clear envelope. Upon receipt, the recipient can remove the card and add water to the clear envelope. Instantly, the “snow” will expand and fluff up within the bag. Safe and non-toxic, these fun flakes can be formed into a ball shape and frozen to make an icy snowball! Too cool!
This cute sticker sheet was listed on the info card as a bonus. It features an adorable collection of arctic animals including polar bears, seals, whales, penguins (of course!), and more.
Get extra fancy with your snail mail with the help of this refillable fountain pen. It features a comfortable rubber grip barrel and comes with 3 black ink cartridges.
Vintage Postage Stamps
December’s box included a variety of Olympics-themed vintage postage stamps, along with a Special Olympics World Games Forever Stamp issued in May 2015.
As always, a thick/sturdy Postmark’d Studio postcard — penguin-ized this time! — and pencil were also included.
While I was kinda hoping for more of a straight-up holiday theme, December’s “Just Chill” PostBox was a lot of fun. They did a great job with the curation and those “interactive” cards were a great inclusion. 🙂 — Remember, for a limited time you can save 40% on your 1st box when you sign up for a 3-month subscription! — Just use coupon code “2LRB404ME” at checkout.
What do the stars mean?
★ = Crummy ★★ = Just Okay ★★★ = Good ★★★★ = Awesome ★★★★★ = Extraordinarily Awesome