I’ve had “pen pals” since I was a kid, and today I’m a total stationery hoarder. It’s a problem.
When I first heard about A Beautiful Mess’s Happy Mail subscription, I thought it was perfect for someone like me! This subscription runs between $15-20 a month ($20 for a month-to-month subscription, $15 if you commit to a year.)
While I was immediately aww-ing over the packaging, I was pretty quickly meh-ing.
I mean, “Tear here to release the happiness?” Adorable!
There were two folded cards in the whole loot which was sort of a deal breaker for me. I do a lot of writing in cards, so notecards won’t cut it for me. I liked a couple of the designs, but not enough that I would have bought them separately in the store. :/
Huck wasn’t too amused, either. ;)
It also came with some neon colored large tags that I’m not quite sure how I’d use, a shopping list pad of paper, and these label stickers. Totally random! There was an 8×10″ print.
So, is this a good value? Given the underwhelming designs and lack of quality, I’d say no; I’d rather spend that much on 4 cute letterpress cards at a local stationery store.
But if you enjoy sending mail, don’t write a lot, and hate going out to shop for cards, this may just be the perfect fit! You can read more about their subscription options here. :)