It’s National Letter Writing Month and I’ve yet to send out letters! In my defense, we took an impromptu spring break trip and I was tied up with that. I intend to make up for it this weekend and I plan to start with some of the products from A Beautiful Mess.
I’m not sure how I found out about A Beautiful Mess, I really thought it was from a post on A Year of Boxes (which is seriously my dream come true), but when I went back to the site, I couldn’t find any mention of A Beautiful Mess or Happy Mail.
A Beautiful Mess is a sister team that, in their words, is “a women’s lifestyle company focused on creating happiness every day through a homemade lifestyle. On this blog we share home decor projects, recipes, and crafts, as well as bits of our life here in the Midwest.”
A Beautiful Mess offers two subscription boxes; Messy Box, which contains scrapbook and planner supplies, and Happy Mail, which is a monthly box of cards, postcards, stickers, etc. Of course I need Happy Mail, but it wasn’t in the cards. I’ve been waiting to try it for a while now, but I know my husband would balk at a $20/month box of cards and stationery.
However, a few weeks ago, I saw an Instagram post that they had a “grab bag” available in their store for under $10. I couldn’t resist, so I ordered one. Guys, this was the best money I’ve ever spent on letter-writing supplies.
I really wanted to do one of those unboxing videos that kids these days like so much (did I just say that?), but I was so anxious to see what treats my box held, I couldn’t wait. My box contained a large supply of beautifully happy cards and postcards, along with stickers and a stamp pad. I love them all.
The cards and postcards are all printed printed on thick, matte card stock. The stickers are artfully adorable and came packaged in waxy bags. I also got a stamp pad and a memo pad that looks like notebook paper. It’s delightful!
I can see myself using all of these things, in fact, I’ve already written out one of the cards to send to a friend. These aren’t something that you’d find in the Hallmark store or from your neighborhood shop. These are are uniquely designed, high quality cards that came right to my door!
I really want a A Beautiful Mess Happy Mail subscription box now!
Imagine for a minute what it would be like to get cards and stickers right to your door every month?! How could you not send them out to your family and friends?!
I’ve contemplated some of the other mail subscription boxes out there, such as Nicely Noted, which not only sends cards and envelopes, but also stamps. I’ve also looked at Sky of Blue Cards, which is a seasonally-distributed subscription box of cards and Magnolia Crate, a monthly box of greeting cards curated by CrateJoy. I’m hoping to give another one of them a try this month. We’ll see how things work out and if I can make a decision on which one I’d like to receive.
Whether you write a ton of letters or you just want to keep cards on hand for special occasions, I suggest giving Happy Mail a try, or at least watch for a grab bag from A Beautiful Mess. It’s hard to pass up all of that stuff for less than $10.