Postmark’d Studio: November 2019

I received the November Postmark’d Studio Box to review for A Year of Boxes. This review also appears on A Year of Boxes website.

Postmark’d Studio is the heart-filled snail mail subscription box you’ve been needing in your life. With this premium stationary subscription you’ll receive a selection of beautifully handcrafted limited-edition greeting cards, vintage postage, and an artsy doodad based on a fun theme. Never find yourself without the perfect greeting card, they’ve got you covered! They kindly sent us this box for review.

Subscription Details

There are four different options to choose from when you sign up for your Postmark’d Studio subscription.

  • PostBox: 1 Month – $25.00
  • Post Box: 3 Month – $67.50
  • PostBox: 6 Month – $127.50
  • PostBox: 12 Month – $240.00
    Subscribe for yourself or gift to a loved one!

Here’s a closer look at the November “No Place Like Home” PostBox…

Theme – No Place Like Home
As we head into the holiday season the yearn for bringing together friends and family and the memories of “home” is stronger than ever. Sometimes the miles and distance or life itself make it impossible to reunite. But thought the power of snail mail you can create a feeling of togetherness filled with love and care…

Ruby Slipper
On a June afternoon over coffee, I excitedly explained my concept idea to Carl and Catherine, the husband and wife duo behind Catherine Greenup Visuals, located in Cambria, CA. Summer came and went, and we all got busy. I wasn’t sure we were going to make this happen, but late September we reconnected and the idea came to life! The slipper is designed after the actual shoe that Judy Garland wore in the Wizard of Oz movie. And of course, it didn’t seem complete without a little gingham, hence the envelope liner!

How stinking cute! I remember wishing I had a pair of Dorothy’s ruby slippers each time I watched the Wizard of Oz. Being 13 hours away from home, I often get that same feeling that there’s just no place like home.

Next to You
It is so fun to bring back an old friend! I began including Violet Press cards in some of our first boxes back in 2017! I have always loved the retro letterpress style of her cards. Vi (rhymes with sky!) is the owner and designer behind Violet Press. She fell head over heels in love with letterpress printing, left her corporate attorney job in 2015 to pursue her passion for design and printing and hasn’t looked back since.

I’m a huge fan of this card! Not only do I love the sweet message behind this card, but I absolutely love the color scheme and the texture you can feel on this card.

Home Hearth
This card is so true! It doesn’t matter how big your abode is, where does everyone end up? In the kitchen! Gotamago, located in Toronto, Canada, was founded by designer Lichia Liu. At Gotamago, they are letter-writers and storytellers. Their products reflect their belief in (and the power of) correspondence, the kind that comes directly from the hand to the heart. I love that each of their hand-drawn creating have a feeling of being perfectly imperfect.

Boy, does this card make me miss home! I love this unique little design and all of its imperfectly perfect details.

No Place Like Home
Colby Beck is the designer and printer behind Post Rider Press located in Los Angeles, CA. She began her career in fashion before crossing over to the stationary world. While working as a menswear designer in New York, she had an opportunity to apprentice with a letterpress printer and it was love at first print run. She brought a press, left New York and Post Rider Press was born!

This is my favorite card from this month’s box because it is so true. Nothing beats spending the holidays at home with your family. You don’t realize how special those moments are until life happens and leaves you away for the holidays. Those situations make holiday gatherings so much more meaningful.

Hello from…
A set of 5 postcards from Lantern Press created just for Postmark’d Studio. I have included some little dot stickers so you can drop a quick “hello” from wherever home may be!

Artsy Doodad – Red Glitter Washi Tape
Glitter washi tape that does not flake off when touched, This moth washi tape is excellent for cards and gifts.

Postage
A collection of red vintage US postage stamps to mail 4 letters.

I love seeing the stamps that arrive with each monthly Postmark’d Studio PostBox, and this month’s vintage stamps are all RED!

Bonus Card – Hate Has No Home
Send a smile. I just couldn’t resist this card! I love every sweet detail from the mouse to the pup wearing the bandana. La Familia Green, located in Chicago, IL, is the work of Mollie Green. Mollie is a Midwest transplant originally from Texas. La Familia Green is an eco-friendly company that donates a percentage of every sale of her cards to Chicago-area animal charities.

How perfect! This bonus card is the perfect way to round out this month’s “No Place Like Home” themed stationery goodies.

Postmark’d Studio Review November 2019 – Final Thoughts

November subscribers also received an adorable sheet of stickers with a variety of houses made for someone to call home. This month’s PostBox gets me right in the feels because I certainly miss being home. I am excited to send these cards back home to let my loved ones know just how much they’re loved. “Life takes you to unexpected places, love brings you HOME.”

Kierra Pierre – Miss Reviews A Lot

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Gentleman’s Box: November 2019

I received the November Gentleman’s Box to review for A Year of Boxes. This review also appears on A Year of Boxes website.

Gentleman’s Box is the perfect subscription box for men with style and class. Calling all modern gentleman, here’s a subscription that caters to you. With unique monthly themes designed around noteworthy men, you’ll be wishing you had subscribed sooner. With each box you can expect anything from lifestyle essentials to grooming necessities. They kindly sent us this box for review.

Subscription Details

When you sign up for Gentleman’s Box, you have two options:

Classic Subscription: Monthly ($29.00) or Annual Subscription ($299.00)

  • With the Classic Subscription, you’ll receive four to five hand selected products that honor an iconic gentleman.

Premium Box: Quarterly ($100.00)

  • With the Premium Box, you’ll receive a selection of seasonal handpicked products inspired by luxury brands. Each box is curated by fashion experts.

All US subscriptions come with a 1 year subscription to GQ Magazine.

Here’s a closer look at the October Classic Box…

November Theme – Honoring Our Favorite People’s Champion

This month we are honoring a gentleman who is an actor, producer, and former professional wrestler. He was a professional wrestler for the WWE for eight years prior to pursuing an acting career. Our honoree was a college football player for the University of Miami. Our honoree had his first acting role in The Mummy Returns and since has starred in numerous roles including The Rundown, The Other Guys, Moana, Jumanji, and Fast Five. Our honoree uses his success to help him help others.
Keep reading to find out who this month’s honoree is!

Windsor Tie Co. Tie – $35

Windsor Tie Co. are committed to giving you the best accessories to complete your look. Whether you’re walking down the aisle or climbing the career ladder, you’re sure to find something to impress. This month, we went with a color that will pop during the holiday with a darker Pantone to compliment the season.

This is my favorite item in this months box! As soon as I opened my box, my eyes went straight to this beautifully designed tie. This tie would look great on your family Christmas cards, and is sure to impress your coworkers. I love that this tie is a darker red instead of a brighter red because it still grabs your attention without being over the top. Think subtle but very classy! You can’t go wrong with this tie.

Sock Panda Socks – $13

Sock Panda Socks are designed in Venice, CA and are truly one of a kind. Each pair is made from high-quality Peruvian cotton combined with stretch yarns for comfort and shape, ensuring that each pair is held to the highest standards.

Another GREAT pair of socks from Gentleman’s Box! They work with only the best brands to ensure that each pair of socks you receive is of the highest quality, and that is something I treasure about them. These socks are a perfect match to this month’s tie, with an added striped detail on the bottoms. I’m definitely going to be wearing these, sorry hubs!

Mr. White Pocket Square – $20

Canadian born with a British flair, Mr. White is both classic and contemporary at the same time. What better way to demonstrate you are dressed like a gentleman than with a classy pocket square and lapel pin?

Up your fashion game with this statement pocket square. This pocket square features a unique design that is sure to spark conversation. Whether you put it to use or leave it for show, this is one pocket square you won’t want to leave at home.

Wurkin Stiffs Cufflinks – $25

The Holiday seasons are all about dressing formal, which is why this month we feature an accessory that accomplishes just that. The Wurkin Stiff cufflinks are made of brass and have a simple yet elegant design that will add to a classy look.

Now we’re talking! Behold… the ultimate sign of elegance and class. You might think that these cufflinks are simple, but if you ask me they do all of the talking. Looking for the perfect finishing touch to your outfit? You’ve arrived.

Gent Life Catch-All Tray – $20

Gent Life brings you an exclusive leather accessory tray. Now you have a central home that makes your accessories more accessible. Keep track of your watch, keys, phone, cufflinks, or whatever else you wear or use on a daily basis!

Okay. This is the coolest thing ever. When I first saw this at the bottom of my box, I had no idea what it was. Thanks to my handy dandy style guide, I learned it was a tray for your accessories. Not just any tray, but a high-quality leather tray. This is so practical! I’ve never seen anything like this for men’s accessories. My hubby is forever losing his chapstick, and now he’ll have somewhere to keep it. 5 Stars.

Genleman’s Box Review November 2019 – Final Thoughts

This month’s People’s Champion honoree is… Dwayne Johnson! Did you guess correctly?

It’s always so much fun trying to piece together the information to reveal each month’s special honoree. It did not take me any digging to figure out who this month’s honoree was. I’m a huge fan of Dwayne Johnson’s movies! Subscribers also receive a bonus recipe for Apple Cider Margaritas. I appreciate the monthly extra touches for subscribers. This month’s Gentleman’s Box is valued at $113! The value of each Gentleman’s Box always impresses me. I can’t wait to see my hubby rocking his new accessories, especially his new tie!

Kierra Pierre – Miss Reviews A Lot