Anyone else really miss the days of school were the most exciting part was picking out stationery? Each August I’d go crazy with everything from notepads to those gel pens that smelt. But my love of stationery didn’t stop there? I would have a desk full of letter writing kits, stamps, and even scraps of wrapping paper so I could make things. Even now I buy my cards on bulk when places like Next and Paperchase have them on sale. So when offered the chance to review a stationary subscription box, I was pretty excited. Anything to add to my stash, especially now that Liv is getting into crafting.
When I first tried to consider what a stationery subscription box could contain I imagined like a scrapbook pack, stickers, bits of pretty paper, possibly some pipe cleaners.. How wrong was I? That is totally not what Yoohoo Stationary is all about! This months box arrived through my letterbox while I was in Disneyland Paris, it was in one of those flat cardboard envelopes meaning the postman had no trouble delivering it which for me with elderly neighbours, it’s an added bonus. On opening I was greeted with some very modern grey tissue paper.. and then it got exciting.
I received October’s Monthly Stationery Box* which you can buy as a one off for £12 (plus £2 p&p) or as part of a three month subscription with free postage. Each box is mailed on the 7th of the month and November’s box is available on the website now. However, in this box I received 6 greeting cards with envelopes, these included general cards, birthday cards and congratulations. One A4 art print, one A4 planner sheet and one A4 to do list. An A5 print and 3 postcards.
I loved how brightly coloured everything was when I opened up the tissue paper. Everything looked so modern and cute. And I especially love the typography. I’d say typography is possibly my dirty little secret.. I am a complete sucker for quotes and cover my walls in them and have a notebook full of my favs. I’m sure from looking at the photos you’ll be able to see what was my fav, I’ve already ordered an A4 frame for the “Always believe something wonderful is about to happen” print as it’ll go perfectly in my lounge. The cards will definitely come in handy too, love the quirky designs they’re right up my street.
Jemma of Dorkface came up with a fab idea in her Yoohoo review about laminating the planner and to do list. My mum actually has a laminator at work which I plan to utilise so I can use these over and over again. I do love making lists and planning.
Over all, I think Yoohoo are onto a winner with their fab stationery subscription box, especially when marketing to bloggers. We’re all for the pretty things in life, and I know well so many bloggers (myself included) love to be in possession of pretty stationery. You get a good bang for your buck (I’ve spent too long in the States, haven’t I?) with what’s inside and I’d definitely be recommending it to those who aren’t into all the beauty subscription box hype!