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March 2016 Get Happy Mail Unboxing
I usually wait until the last minute to get stationary, so when I saw the Get Happy Mail subscription box that provides monthly deliveries of stationery goods, I decided to see if it would help me be more prepared for such situations.
The first item I took out of the box was a cute set of Get Happy Mail-branded pencils. I believe these are an item included for all first-time subscribers rather than one of the monthly items, although I’m only guessing on that part. I’d value them around $1.
The second item was a set of cute, round flamingo stickers from Aqua Birch. There are twelve stickers included in the pack. I believe stickers like these are a practical and adorable way to seal envelopes. It was difficult to value the sticker set because the designer no longer has any stickers listed in their store, but similar products sell on Etsy (where Aqua Birch sells) for about $4.
The third item was a neat card that reads “You Are My Sunshine” from Little Print Design. This is a nice card to give someone to let them know you’re thinking about them, or perhaps as a thank you for something they did for your sake. The designer sells their cards for around $5.
The fourth item was a cool “Congrats” cards from Underwood Letterpress. Because I tend to use stationery for special events, such as an occasion when you want to congratulate someone, this is probably the card I will find the most useful. Underwood Letterpress sells their cards for around $6.
The fifth item was a card with flamingo images from Aqua Birch, the same company that made the stickers. I believe this card and the matching stickers are best for simple, regular correspondence rather than for special events. I don’t write letters often, but perhaps the occasion will arise and I’ll use this card for that purpose. Aqua Birch sells their cards for around $4.
The sixth item was a card from Little Print Design that reads “Shine Bright”. Like the “You Are My Sunshine” card, I think this would be a great card to send someone to let them know you’re thinking of them. It might also be good for cheering up someone who is feeling a bit down. Little Print Design sells their cards for around $5.
The seventh and final item was a card from Underwood Letterpress that has a drawing of a Manhattan along with a recipe for one. Honestly, I’m not sure what this card is meant for - I suppose it’s for regular correspondence like the flamingo one. I don’t drink alcohol or know much about it so this card is less relevant to my interests, but I suppose I can find a use for it when I’m engaging with someone who I’m sure enjoys cocktails. The designer sells their cards for around $6.
Overall, the March 2016 Get Happy Mail box included five cards, a set of stickers, and a collection of pencils that add up to a $31 value. Get Happy Mail promises that their box will contain 4-6 items with a value of $30 or more, and they certainly fulfilled their promise for this month! At a monthly cost of $18.33 to $19.99 per month, Get Happy Mail is guaranteed to provide more value than what you pay.
Whether you should get it, then, depends on your interests. For stationary aficionados, it seems perfect. I personally would prefer if the box included more cards for special occasions, but most of the cards that were included are versatile enough that they can be applied to a special occasion if needed. And with the box including more value than it costs, most people should be able to get their money’s worth from it. It's also a neat way to discover different designers of paper goods.
Recommended for: people who love sending letters or who could benefit from monthly stationary deliveries
Not recommended for: people who prefer to pick out individual cards at the grocery store