I've started some new subscriptions but I'm not sure I've posted them (or talked about them...). So, I'll start with this one as if it's the first in case I've never mentioned it.
I tried to do this with an American subscription (less hassle on the shipping) but that company was not being cool at the time...so I went across the pond. I've shopped with Ohh Deer (plus, some of their cards are available at my local indie) before, so this wasn't a totally new thing for me.
Ohh Deer is a British based stationery shop. They also have a few different subscription boxes. I choose Papergang, which is a stationery box. Each month's box has a different designer collaboration, which is a very cool touch. They also plant a tree every once in awhile to offset some of the paper + shipping. It's 14 GBP a month with the shipping free (for UK subscribers). They also have a quarterly and annual pay plan which might save some money. Shipping to other countries has a different cost structure.
The box lid details the tree planting deal. A tree is planted for every fourth box they sell. The paper sometimes has instructions for origami or for wrapping presents. Always a plus.
The papergang/ohh deer box blog has origami how-tos and desktop wallpaper. February's wallpaper is so pretty (so was the box). Here's another one that's cute--it's a turtle!
I don't always vibe with the design, but I really like the bright colors on this one. I also like how small things are because it means I can send them as little gifts to pen-pals or friends who do like them.
The theme of this box is "Creative Juice." As of today, it's still for sale on the website (there's usually a few months left over). First picture below is all the stuff that was in the box.
The little card included is from Pact Coffee, which is a coffee delivery company. I don't drink coffee regularly so this is all wasted on me. I can't tell the difference in flavors/textures because I smother any coffee I have with sugar and chocolate.
I do like the smell of coffee. So nice.
The second item was a pack of stickers. There were four identical sticker sheets. I've sent two sheets on to pen-pals and have been using the other two to decorate envelopes. They're brightly colored and quite unique. While it's not the style I would normally gravitate towards, I do really enjoy using them. They brighten up my mail considerably. I also used the "creative juice" sticker on my planner for my "just stay home and read day." Does it make sense? Nope, but I loved the pun type nature.
Two cards were also included. I've actually used both! One to one of my friends who was trying a new activity and the other to a pen-pal having a birthday. They both came with envelopes. They're normal cardstock. The size they are is A6, if that matters to anyone.
The last item is a set of colored pencils in a Paper Gang pouch. There are twelve pencils with happy, "inspirational" sayings on them, some of which show up in other places in the box.
The last item is a brochure. The brochure usually has an interview with the monthly artist, perhaps some origami things or other fun aspects.
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