Have you heard of #Paperhaul ? It’s a fantastic monthly stationery subscription service run by Glasgow based company Crafty Creatives.
It launched in November 2014, with the first box popping through letterboxes in December.
One has landed on MY doormat every month since then 😀 Actually, that is an important point; #Paperhaul is shipped in a neat slim brown cardboard box that fits easily through your letterbox; so no pesky red cards telling you that the Postie couldn’t deliver ‘your monthly paper fix’!
The first thing you see when you open the box is a sheet featuring the paperhaul logo on one side & on the reverse it encourages you to write a word that you feel sums up this box then share it on social media.
Yes, it is basically a clever marketing ploy; but it’s also quite inclusive! It makes you feel like you really are part of a special club.
So, without further ado; this month’s box:
There’s always a theme for each monthly box. The team at Paperhaul put a lot of effort into collating a wonderfully cohesive collection in terms of theme and colour palette, whilst incorporating a wonderfully varied selection of design & style.
Let’s take a closer look:
The varied selection of postcards perfectly illustrate my point with regards to how the folks at CC include such a wide range of designs whilst keeping the box contents as a cohesive collection.
Usually there are more folded cards included in the box but, as you’ll see further down, we got something else instead this time. The cards are always varied styles but all great quality.
I tend to use these as gift cards or to include in parcel swaps detailing what it’s for & who from. These ones are a lovely thick hammer textured card with a fantastic doodle design that is also featured elsewhere in the box.
The sheet of stickers included is always good quality & well cut. I use a lot of stickers, especially to decorate outgoing mail, so I can always use them.
I’m never quite sure what to do with these big stickers, but they are always fun!
The little hanging tags appear every month, they are always on the top of the bundle and give a clue to what the monthly theme is going to be.
I like the way they choose 4 such different styles for the good quality papers included each month.
There is always a roll of tape in the paperhaul boxes. It is great quality, tears well and sticks smoothly.
Finally, there’s one more nice little touch:
Postpals is a fantastic project that facilitates the sending of mail (& smiles!) to poorly kids and their siblings. I send quite a bit of mail to postpals kids, and suitably cute items regularly appear in the paperhaul boxes.
What do you think of this month’s Paperhaul? Do you have a favourite subscription box? Let me know in the comments!
Thanks for reading!