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December 2016 Post Pal Club Review
Post Pal Club is a new postcard subscription club that differentiates itself from others by providing personalized postcards that depict the picture of your choice. Each postcard comes with a stamp for easy sending and are designed to encourage kids to take up the art of postcard writing.
When Post Pal Club reached out to me to review a box, I let them know that I didn’t have a child. They said I should send along a picture anyway to give it a try, so that’s what I did! Although I’m not the intended audience for this service, I hope my experience can help you decide whether to get the subscription for yourself or your child.
Post Pal Club is delivered in a decorative envelope that features a fun design. It’s in black and white and I believe children will enjoy coloring it in as an added bonus to the subscription’s main content.
On to the main course: the postcards! I received four postcards that were personalized with my picture. Let’s take a look at the first one.
The first postcard has a silly and cute image of the pictured individual in a cheese shop with the text “this was the cheesiest postcard I could find.”
The back of the postcard is also personalized with a picture and the sender’s name. It features the promised stamp along with lines on which to write the recipient’s address and an open space to write the main message.
The other postcards are the same on the back, so I’ll just post all of the designs to give you an idea of the variety.
Another neat part of the subscription is that they feature a person who could use some positive messages. This is a great opportunity for people who don’t have an intended recipient in mind and are interested in reaching out to someone new.
This month’s featured person was Zamora, who is staying at a children’s hospital with a pediatric brainstem glioma diagnosis and who would be happy to receive some postcards from Post Pal Club subscribers.
To go along with the featured person, Post Pal Club provides a card with suggestions about what to include and what not to include in a message to Zamora.
But that’s not all! In addition to the previously mentioned postcards, my package from Post Pal Club also included a personalized bookmark. I’m not sure if this is a regular addition or a special item for this month / the first delivery.
I think it’s great that this bookmark promotes reading, and it’s not just because it professes a love for books.
The back of the bookmark includes a reading challenge. Children can record the dates and durations of their reading to keep track over time and see their progress.
I’m not going to put a value the Post Pal Club delivery because the items are unique and personalized to the recipient. However, at a monthly cost of $8.95 to $10.95, I view it as an affordable subscription that many families could enjoy. The personalized postcards are fun and I think it’s wonderful that Post Pal Club helps connect subscribers with potential recipients who would appreciate receiving one of the cards. The bookmark was an added bonus.
If you’re interested in giving the subscription a try, you can click here and get your first month for only $1.00 with coupon code “LAUNCH100”.
Recommended for: parents who want to encourage their children to send fun postcards
Disclaimer: I received a complimentary delivery.