September 2018 PostBox by Postmark’d Studio review time!
If you haven’t heard, PostBox by Postmark’d Studio is a new 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 September 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. Such a nice touch!
A 2-sided info card revealed the theme for September’s PostBox — “Snails & Stamps”! It also listed all of the cards included, along with the artists who made them. The reverse side of the info card let subscribers know about “Thinking About You Week” (Sept. 24-30) and encouraged you to send a card everyday for a week.
As always, the items were all neatly stacked together and secured with a pretty ribbon.
Sending Good Vibes UWP Luxe/New Haven, CT
How adorable is this die-cut paper airplane card?! It features a pink, white, and metallic blue color scheme with the phrase “Sending Good Vibes”. The “plane” opens up to reveal a small area to write a personalized note for the recipient. The coordinating envelope also has a tiny airplane printed on the flap. So cute!
My Love Language Paper Bandit Press/Provo, UT
This sweet letterpress card was made by hand on a vintage printing press. The front includes the phrase “My Love Language is Snail Mail”, along with a simple line drawing of a snail with a heart in the center of its shell. The inside is blank to personalize with your own message.
Hello Friend Big Wheel Press/Easthampton, MA
I love the pretty color scheme here! Another letterpress card, this one features a metallic gold snail sitting atop a red & white polka-dotted mushroom. Right above him is the simple phrase “Hello Friend”. — A great card to send “just because”. 🙂
I Heart Snail Mail Appalachia Press/Roanoke, VA
Who would have thought so many snail-themed greeting cards existed? 😉 This one reads “I Love Snail Mail” — with a heart, snail, and stamp in place of the actual words. I love the inclusion of the postmarked stamp! Like the others, this card is also blank inside.
Good Mail Day Postcards Ginger P. Designs/Janesville, MN
This set of TEN 4″ x 6″ postcards feature a fun card/envelope-themed design on the front, with space for a message and recipient address on the back. Postcards are a nice alternative to traditional greeting cards and because postcard stamps don’t cost as much, they’re more economical to send!
According to the info card, MT is the original brand of washi paper masking tape. It was created by a 100-year-old Japanese company called Kamoi Kakoshi. This tape fits in perfectly with this month’s theme, as it features a colorful “postage stamps” design. They even threw in a plastic tape holder/cutter (with instructions on how to use it)!
Postage Tin & Vintage Stamps
Seeing this little postage-themed tin box made me a little more excited than it probably should have. 😉 Up until this point, I had been tossing all of my stamps into a box that also held my checkbook, pens, and other random office-y things. They were kind of scattered around in there and I didn’t think it was an issue until I saw this fabulous tin. — No more wayward stamps for me! Not only was the tin a great inclusion, but it was also filled with a variety of vintage postage stamps from the 70’s and 80’s. Very cool!
As always, a thick/sturdy Postmark’d Studio postcard and pencil were also included.
I’m always incredibly impressed by both the beautiful presentation and thoughtful curation that goes into every PostBox. September’s “Snails & Stamps” theme was a lot of fun and I love that they included a tin of actual vintage stamps. So neat! 😀 — 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