I had the idea to subscribe through other bloggers and did some research on what brands and products were out there. I was shocked when I came across My Subscription Addiction's blog and the plethora of subscriptions that exists ! Seriously, there is something for everyone. I opted for paper goods and stationary, which are things I've always loved growing up. I ordered mine on August 31st and received it on the 13th of September, so just about halfway through the month as promised. September was Friendship Month, so this box revolved around that theme. The contents included:
- 2 Sycamore Street Press greetings cards + envelopes (value $10)
- 2 Rifle Paper Co. passport notebooks/travel journal ($10)
- 1 packet of Pink Olive's "You are Loved" stickers (value $6)
The deets and review :
The handmade greeting cards are one-sided and printed on thick paper, one with beautiful copper-plated writings and the other with smeared blue paint. As for the 2 pastel-colored passport journals (blue and pink), they hold more than two dozen unlined pages so you can jot down notes and sketches on the go; very efficient and great paper quality !
From the descriptions, I expected a little bit more from the Lifestyle membership vs. the Card box. Both are $25, plus an extra $10 for shipping to New York. The total retail value would have been about $26, which isn't far from the boxes' price. I probably got carried away by the mention of "unexpected surprises" and "lifestyle goods." However, I think I've simply long retired the habit of buying myself any more notebooks since I purchased my travel diary last December; needless to say, aspiring writers and notebook collectors alike would have still loved this box. What shall October bring ?
As promised, I wanted to do something special so I am holding my very first sweepstake where I'll be sending (yes, by mail!) 1 lucky winner a mini package made by yours truly, including some items from September's OliveBox. I've always loved receiving letters and packages and I want to share that feeling with you. Happiness is real when shared, right?
How to win :
- Comment below or through my Contact form with your NAME & EMAIL, what you would like to see more OR, your favorite posts of mine and how long you've been following my blog (seconds, hours, months.. years?!) I would love to hear from you, this journey has become more than just about me
- Must be +18 years living in U.S or Canada
- One entry per person, no spams
This will be open from 12:00 AM on Thursday 10/02/14 to 11:59 PM on Friday 10/24/14, so get to it ! I will pick a winner using Random.org and will contact you between 10/25 - 10/26 if you've won. Refresh those inboxes, I will be choosing another winner after 24 hours if I don't hear from you !
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