Boxcitement – February 2016: Alphabetty
I absolutely love surprises in the post. Who doesn’t? I’m also a big fan of crafts, stationery, making things and cool bits and pieces that you can stash away for that perfect project. If you’re anything like me and you’re looking for a monthly subscription service which ticks all these boxes, then Boxcitement could be the one for you.
Each month the box has its own theme so you never know what you’re going to get until it arrives. I was sent an ‘Alphabetty’ box which focussed on typography, fonts and the alphabet. I’m a huge fan of typography so I was really excited to see what was in store.
There was so much packed into the letterbox sized package I was pleasantly surprised that I had so much to unwrap. Each item was lovingly packed and wrapped (pretty packaging is another weakness of mine!) so I really enjoyed the attention to detail. It also made it more fun taking each piece out as it wasn’t immediately obvious what each thing was!
So what was in the box?
The first thing I pulled out was a grey and white polka dot paper bag which I was really pleased to find out contained a bunch of alphabet sweets. I’ve not had them in years (they still taste as good as I remember!) and I had to stop myself from eating them all there and then so I could take a photo of them for this review! There were also two greetings cards. One had a cute illustration of a Monster (with the slogan ‘M is for Monster’) but the other using old letter tiles was my favourite. I thought it was a great touch that the card had been personalised for me with my name, and the Love was perfect for Valentine’s Day too. The cards were of a good quality and are handy to have, especially if you know a little monster!
There were also some other letter tiles which spelled out the word ‘HELLO’. I’m going to keep those until I can thing of something cool to make with them.
Sticking on the personalised front, also included was an enamel ‘K’ charm which I think would look great on a keyring or a bracelet or as decoration for a bag or pencil case.
Speaking of pencil cases there was one of these in the box too, printed with the word ‘Stash’. It contained a bright green and orange pencil but now holds all of the other goodies that were included in this month’s box.
I really loved the typographic fridge magnet in a font that was designed by Boxcitement especially for this box. It’s gone straight on our fridge to help with all of those things I constantly forget to do.
Another thing which I really like is the ‘Home Sweet Home’ art print which comes already mounted and ready to pop into a frame. I think this would look great in a bedroom, a craft room or above a desk.
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