For the past year or so, I’ve kept hearing about these monthly box subscriptions; Twitter, Facebook, magazines, blogs etc have been awash with them, and I started to feel like I was missing out on this craze.
Ive always LOVED getting mail. It doesn’t matter what it is, I just love getting post. Especially if it’s handwritten, but that’s another blog post.
The he idea of combining several of my loves – post, parcels, surprises and ‘things’ I just had to give it a go. I always loved those lucky dips you used to get in shops!
Now bearing in mind that I’m a mummy on maternity leave right now, finances aren’t the best, so I didn’t want to subscribe straight away (however much I wanted to) so I chose to order a one off box. I must add here though that most of the sites offering these boxes offer special prices for the more you order.
I browsed the many sites before choosing which box I wanted to order (it was hard not to order one off every site!) and eventually settled on ihearthomes.co.uk – this is a great little website I’ve ordered from before, so I knew the contents would be lovely.
The box cost £12 and that price included delivery – one of the most reasonably priced boxes I came across.
A few days after ordering, it arrived – yay!! The first thing I lovedwas that it fit through the letter box. A huge plus for me – no having the postman ring the bell and waking up young sir! There were two other options to choose from on the website, priced at £18 and £28 – the £28 box it should be noted will not fit through your letterbox.
I opened this little box of loveliness to find it wrapped in tissue paper inside – it made it feel special, like someone was sending me a gift! Now the contents, needless to say I was a tad giddy by this point. My happy mail box contained: a word print, magnet, photo frame, paper tape (I LOVE this stuff) , paper clips, lollipop, a tissue paper thing I’m yet to open and a little fabric purse / makeup bag.
The whole box is fab – a little box of loveliness that brightened my day. I’ll make use of everything in the box, and if for any reason I didn’t, I’ll happily gift it to someone as a stocking filler.
Im desperate to try some more of these boxes and will do in due course, but for now I’m going off to enjoy my rose lollipop!
The good wife in training xx