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 September 2019 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 little hand-written note from the founder. — Such a nice touch!
A 2-sided info card revealed the theme for September’s PostBox — “Brown Bag”. It also listed all of the cards included, along with the artists who made them. The reverse side of the info card introduced subscribers to the concept of “letter writing societies” and how they can start one in their own community.
In keeping with the theme, everything in September’s box was tucked into a brown paper bag. Cute!
Inside the bag I found all of the items neatly stacked together and secured with a solid black ribbon.
PB&J Sandwich Booklet Inkello/Lawrence, KS
Here we have the perfect start to a “Brown Bag” themed box — a PB&J sandwich! Inkello designed these two mini booklets to resemble everyone’s favorite elementary school staple by alternating between grape jelly and peanut butter-colored papers, sandwiched between two pieces of “bread”. The crusts were printed using wooden furniture, while the texture on the surface of the bread was created by using BBs glued to a wooden base! A small pencil was included, along with a square kraft envelope for mailing.
Missing You Quick Brown Fox Letterpress/Brooklyn, NY
Let someone know how much you miss them with this quirky card from Quick Brown Fox Letterpress. These cards are printed one at a time, one color at a time on a restored 100+ year old Golding Jobber printing press.
You Are All That Elum/San Diego/CA
Inspired by over-the-top food labeling, this fun card is the perfect way to tell someone that you think they’re “all that and a bag of (organic!) chips”. The letterpress card was printed with soy-based inks on soft, 100% repurposed cotton rag paper. Cute and eco-friendly.
Apple of My Eye Clap Clap/Los Angeles, CA
Another ideal card to let someone know that you think they’re pretty darn awesome. Printed on acid-free recycled paper, this would be great for an anniversary, Valentine’s Day, or “just because”.
Mr. ZIP Lunch Box A Postmark’d Studio Exclusive
Designed exclusively by Postmark’d Studio, this vintage-inspired postcard features good ol’ Mr. ZIP — a cartoon character created in the 60’s to encourage the general public to use zip codes in all of their mailings. Fun fact: His original name had been Mr. P.O. Zone, but was changed to Mr. ZIP along with the new term “ZIP code.” 🙂
Lunchbox Notes Inklings Paperie/Detroit, MI
Ooh! — I love these! I’ve been wanting to start slipping notes into my girls’ lunchboxes every now & then and these little cards are SO much more fun than a plain ol’ scribbled message. To use, simply write your own special handwritten note in the designated (white) area, cover it with the scratch-off sticker provided, and the recipient can scratch to reveal your hidden message. There were 12 individual cards/stickers in all. Can’t wait to surprise my girls with them!
Vintage Postage Stamps
September’s box included a variety of differently themed vintage postage stamps, along with a handy guide that shows which ones can be used together to equal a single stamp at today’s current postage rates.
As always, a thick/sturdy Postmark’d Studio postcard was also included.
To celebrate “Thinking of You Week” (Sept. 23-27), subscribers received this special bonus from Food for Thought Cards. With every card they sell, a peanut butter & jelly sandwich is donated to an organization that feeds the hungry. Very cool!
Another cleverly themed, nicely curated offering from PostBox! Perfect for kicking off the new school year. 🙂 — 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