December 2017 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 $30.95/month ($25 + $5.95 shipping), or less with multi-month commitments. — For a limited time, you can get FREE shipping on your first month with coupon code “2LRBFS” OR sign up for a 3 month subscription and get 1 month FREE with coupon code “2LRB1FREE” (thru 12/31)!
Let’s see what’s in the December 2017 Postmark’d PostBox!
Everything was shipped in a small white box with a Postmark’d Studio logo on top.
A peek inside!
As always, the items were all neatly stacked together and secured with a piece of velvety ribbon.
A 2-sided info card revealed the theme for December’s PostBox — “Winter Wonderful”! It also listed all of the cards included, along with the artists who made them.
The reverse side of the info card included 5 fun facts about Christmas cards.
Wishing You Peace and Joy, Frog and Toad Press (Providence, RI)
I’ve always loved snow globes, so I was a fan of this card as soon as I pulled it out of the box. It features a festive wintery scene with the words “Wishing you peace & joy” printed above it. The card is blank inside and comes with a kraft paper envelope.
Let it Snow, Elum Designs (San Diego, CA)
This wintery card was letterpress printed on a soft mint colored card stock and finished with a rainbow holographic foil. — Such a pretty shimmer! Inside, a printed message reads: Wishing you all things happy this holiday season. As much as I like blank cards, pre-printed ones do make things a little easier. 😉
The Weather Outside, Row House 14 (Baltimore, MD)
HA! — I did not expect to see such “colorful” language featured in this box, and I kinda love it. 😉 Being born & raised in Buffalo, I know all too well how people feel about the snowy winter weather. To be honest, I’d take a week-long blizzard over a humid 90 degrees summer day, but I’m likely in the minority there.
Ornament Card, Moglea (Audubon, IA)
This neat card opens up to reveal a hand painted and foil stamped chipboard ornament. To assemble, simply slide the two flat pieces together and you’re good to go. Since each ornament is hand painted, no two are exactly the same. Neat!
Some Enchanted Evening Postcard, Alayna Paquette (Providence, RI)
A whimsical postcard created by artist Alayna Paquette. It features a masked bear enjoying a snowy dance with an elegantly dressed woman. Both odd and charming all at once. 🙂
Polar Bear, Classic Stationers (Victoria, Canada)
Speaking of bears… This arctic-themed card features letterpress embossing and pearl foil on snow white paper. In the center of the design is a polar bear, at home in his wintry surroundings.
Dashing Through the Snow, Marrygrams (Houston, TX)
Printed on shimmery white cardstock, this pretty holiday card has just the right amount of sparkle. Its gold shimmer envelope complements it perfectly. 🙂
December’s featured “artsydoodad” was a cute stamp and ink pad duo. The beautifully engraved snowflake stamp was designed by Olga Hagedorn of Cup Cake Tree and the “icy blue” Colorbox ink pad was the perfect color choice to pair with it.
Enough postage was provided to mail 6 greeting cards. — I love the “Snowy Day” ones!
As always, a thick/sturdy Postmark’d Studio postcard was also included, along with a coordinating pencil.
Special Holiday Gift
December’s box also included a special holiday gift — 2 bonus cards!
Snow Days, Sad Shop (Seattle, WA)
While I used to cross my fingers for snow days when I had an office job, I don’t quite look forward to them now that I’m a mom. School days are kinda my new snow days. 😉
Season’s Greetings, Violet Press and Paper (Broomfield, CO)
I love the cool vintage vibes of this fun Santa-themed card. It was printed by hand using a circa 1947 printing press on 118lb cotton, tree-free paper.
So many beautiful holiday cards in this month’s PostBox! Though I would happily mail any of them, I have to admit that I was particularly fond of the f-bomb card. 😉 — Remember, for a limited time you can get FREE shipping on your first month with coupon code “2LRBFS” OR sign up for a 3 month subscription and get 1 month FREE with coupon code “2LRB1FREE” (thru 12/31). (Note: You can purchase the Winter Wonderful box for $25 and the 2-card Bonus Holiday Gift separately for $10.)
What do the stars mean?
★ = Crummy ★★ = Just Okay ★★★ = Good ★★★★ = Awesome ★★★★★ = Extraordinarily Awesome