Happy Mail: February
I subscribed to A Beautiful Mess’ Happy Mail after spotting it on Cass’ twitter (her website is here, show her some love). I’d seen it around the internet before, but had no idea there was a chance I could ever get in NZ. When I investigated it a little bit that night and saw that it was so cheap, a monthly USD $15 with a 12 month commitment and a $2 shipping fee, I was super keen.
Overall, I’m quite ‘happy’ with it, wink wink. It arrived nearly three weeks after payment, which is pretty amazing for $2 shipping from America. The paper is really nice quality and the colours are super great, no wishy washy prints. The only snag is that a couple of the cards edges aren’t perfect but it won’t take much to wipe those frayed bits off.
I think my favourite cards are the Latte and donut ones. Some of the cards are actually more like postcards, but come with envelopes, while one is a true postcard. Some have text inside, some don’t. The print is also super cute and quirky and will likely be framed and put on the wall. That’s the other thing, if you don’t want to give some as cards, you can frame them or put them on a corkboard as art. I even like the parcel it come in with it’s cute little notes and scribbles on it.
The other thing I like about this subscription is that if you want, you can do month by month for a few extra dollars. They release a video of all of the items and you can decide if you want it or not, so if that month’s bits aren’t your thing or you can’t quite afford it this month, you can choose that option.
They have just released yesterday the full details of their new Messy Box subscription, which you can preorder now, if that is more your thing. Or you can get both. It’s more of a DIY type of a kit.
If you want to take a look at the A Beautiful Mess website, click here. They have a blog, sell lots of other non-subscription products and also have classes for photography and Photoshop aimed at bloggers. I have no idea what any of it is like, but its there if you want to take a look. Here is their overview, including the video of each of the items in this month’s package if you want to watch that.
A little disclaimer, I am in no way affiliated with A Beautiful Mess or Studio Calico, I wish I was that cool.