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A Greetings Cards Subscription to Make Life Easier

Greetings cards. It is just me, or do you end up buying all the cards, for every occasion?  I get every single one. I may even be buying my own for our anniversary later this week! I have already bought three Father’s Day cards, for Ryan and both grandparents. I am also default Christmas card purchaser and writer too. I don’t want to be sexist, but I suspect that it’s the girl’s task in most families (do let me know if I’m wrong…)

I actually don’t mind as I love stationery. But it can be hard to keep on top of them all, especially now that the girls are being invited to birthday parties, and we’re getting into wedding season. I’ve recently discovered a rather exciting card subscription service called Proper Post, and I thought you might be ready to have your stationery world rocked  too. This is my first pack – could it be any cuter?

A selection of monochrome and copper stationery and cards that came in my Proper Post stationery subscription pack.

Monochrome and copper stationery: my idea of heaven.

Each month has a different theme, this month is Monochrome and Copper, which if you have seen my latest post about my home office, you will know is right up my street. I’m thinking of sticking the copper triangles along the shelf, what do you think?

The Proper Post subscription service is £13.99 a month if you sign up for a year, and there are other options for a one off pack. I signed up for the year as I think it’s great value considering if you bought greetings cards like these on the high street, they’d be up to £3 each, plus the pencils, postcard and tape added to them would be way more than £13.99 if you bought the seven items all together. It’s delivered to your door (I LOVE getting post) and will contain surprises (ditto.) The cards are much more unusual than you’d find on the high street. I do love Paperchase, but can spend ages in there, trying to find a new card that I haven’t sent to someone before.

I love the way the pack has beautiful cards but also the added extras, like the copper washi tape and stickers, and the sweet copper foil pencils. The postcard comes with an envelope so the person you send it to can keep it, and pop it in a frame as it won’t get all mangled in the post.

We are big fans of subscription services in this house – Ryan has one for beer, and now I have one for stationery, could we be more gender stereotyped? Ha ha I don’t care, and I can’t wait for next month’s delivery. What do you think to my goodies? Do you think it would save you time and stress? I’d love to know what you think.

Cuddle Fairy


  1. Debbie

    25th June 2016 at 6:04 am

    Hi Becky, I love the simplicity of the cards. It is hard to keep finding nice, original cards and these cards have that homemade look about them which I like. Definitely something I would consider if I lived in the UK.


    1. Becky Pink

      26th June 2016 at 1:29 pm

      I totally agree Debbie, that’s what I am most excited about! Thanks so much for popping by xx

  2. Sarah HP

    24th June 2016 at 9:24 pm

    This is a handy idea. I have so become my mum and have a card box with cards ready for every occasion. I hit on the idea of buying loads of blank cards, spreading them out on our path outside. I gave the kidspots of watered down paint and got them to splatter paint them. They look fab and I can use them for loads of occasions (great for last minute thank you cards).

    1. Becky Pink

      26th June 2016 at 1:29 pm

      What a great idea Sarah, it’s so nice to have a stash ready to go isn’t it! xx

  3. Mudpie Fridays

    17th June 2016 at 8:25 pm

    This is a great idea, we too like subscription services in our house too. I’m a little but if a stationery nut too and these look right up my street. It would also stop me forgetting… Lol. Thanks for joining us at #BloggerClubUK hope to see you again next week x

    1. Becky Pink

      20th June 2016 at 11:39 am

      Thank you – I am already super excited about my next month’s arrival, in fact I can’t wait! xx

  4. Naomi

    17th June 2016 at 9:11 am

    I saw this on your instagram and loved it! Such a good idea, I’m very tempted. #BloggerClubUK

    1. Becky Pink

      20th June 2016 at 11:39 am

      Ha ha I have a bad habit of tempting people to spend money! #sorrynotsorry xx

  5. Jess Powell (Babi a Fi)

    15th June 2016 at 5:38 pm

    What a fab idea for a subscription service! The moment things got serious with my partner all gift buying / card sourcing duties mysteriously transferred to me – even for relatives I never knew existed until the day of their birthday or other special occasion… lol. #bloggerclubuk

    1. Becky Pink

      15th June 2016 at 8:51 pm

      Ha ha I’m glad it isn’t just me! Why do those relatives keep on crawling out of the woodwork demanding cards?! Thanks for popping by lovely xx

  6. The Mum Project

    15th June 2016 at 10:45 am

    Ah these are lovely, I especially like that they’re black and white. : ) My Mom always buys three of four cards for each occasion and sends them ALL to me, so for mother’s day I received a total 6 cards because I had a mother’s day in the UK and a mother’s day in the U.S. lol! #bloggerclubuk

    1. Becky Pink

      15th June 2016 at 8:53 pm

      Ah I always forget we have different dates for Mother’s Day. But the same one for Father’s Day, for some reason! Well lucky you to get double the love! xx

  7. Clare

    13th June 2016 at 7:41 pm

    Oh my! Once we sort our finances this will be on the top of my list! You have a serious habit of making me spend money lady! Don’t EVER take me shopping! xx

    1. Becky Pink

      14th June 2016 at 6:51 pm

      Oops sorry! Just think of it as a little test of your willpower….. xxx

  8. Laura's Lovely Blog

    13th June 2016 at 6:55 pm

    I have yet to get a subscription service, although make up ones and stationery ones have tempted me. But this is a great idea as like you I buy every single birthday card in this house and have just bought three father’s day cards too! Moonpig is my friend for last minute ones. The black, white and copper box must have made your day 🙂

    1. Becky Pink

      14th June 2016 at 6:52 pm

      This is my first subscription service and I’m a bit worried it might lead on to more! xx

  9. Rachel

    12th June 2016 at 3:56 pm

    I love the look of your stationery pack! I’m a huge fan of stationery as well. I always use pencils rather than pens!

    1. Becky Pink

      14th June 2016 at 6:55 pm

      I love a good pencil, I agree, so much nicer than pens. Thanks for visiting xx

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