Jensey Loves Mail : A Beautiful Mess Happy Mail Review

3rd July 2015

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.

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I mean, “Tear here to release the happiness?” Adorable!

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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. :/

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Huck wasn’t too amused, either. ;)

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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.

A Beautiful Mess - Happy Mail Subscription Review

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. :)

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6 thoughts on “Jensey Loves Mail : A Beautiful Mess Happy Mail Review

  1. Kimberly

    ahhh i was actually going to gift you this after the wedding but i could not figure out for the life of me how to send it to a friend!! isn’t it the cutest thing?!

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  2. Jenn Paul-koch

    oh man, I was so excited when I saw the beginning of the post. Bummed that it was more “wow”. Still, a cute idea and much more “affordable” than some of these loot boxes that are going around. Thanks for the post, I still may consider it

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  3. Victoria

    Definitely a bit underwhelming. It’s a super cool idea for folks who don’t enjoy shopping for stationery though. :)

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  4. Stephanie

    If you like stationary, you should check out Rifle Paper Co. (If you haven’t already). They have a storefront in Winter Park! It is rather expensive, but they have sample sales pretty often, and I am totally obsessed.

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  5. Anna

    The stationary was nice but Huck had my eyes!!!!!!!

    (I LOVE paper products of all kinds…… cards, note cards, stationary, paper napkins, stamps…..)

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  6. Erin Daniels

    1) Thanks for thinking of the Christmas gift I was going to get you ahead of time 2) Thanks for saving me the disappointment you’d find on Christmas day. :)

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