I don’t know about anyone else, but my favourite thing about the back to school season was always the bit where I got to go and pick out stationery for the new term. New notebooks, folders, pens, post-its… it was all a bit addictive.
Now that I’m a grown-up and I’ve finally given up studying, I don’t get to buy these supplies very often (somehow raiding the stationery cupboard at work isn’t quite as satisfying). So I was excited to discover the Happy Paper Club, a subscription service run by gift website, the green gables. Each month, members receive a box of stationery, including inspirational messages and other surprises. You can sign up to receive just one box, buy a six-month membership, or subscribe on a rolling monthly basis.
I decided to try a sample box to see what sort of goodies it contained – then promptly forgot all about it, until the parcel arrived a couple of weeks ago. Here’s a quick breakdown of what was inside:
Shopping list pad: as someone who tends to write shopping lists on the back of envelopes, or any other bit of paper that happens to be lying around, this is going to be really useful. Although I don’t have an other half to give the list to after I’ve written it. But that’s okay.
Greeting cards: all the items in the Happy Paper Club box are samples of the stationery available from the green gables, and I love these cards. The only question is who to give them to…?
Temporary tattoos: I’ve never been a massive fan of tattoos, and I’m not about to get a real one (besides the fact that it looks like it hurts, I’m far too indecisive to choose something to be on my body forever) – but I have been admiring my friend’s cat tattoo lately, so maybe temporaries are the way to go. Either way, there are some pretty cool options on this sheet; I particularly like ‘Live Happy’ (surprised?).
Wrapping paper: I’m always assuming I’ve got wrapping paper at home, only to find I don’t – and then I end up wrapping birthday presents in Christmas paper, or not at all. So this Simple Things giftwrap will be useful, and I like the design, too.
Postcard: this is going on my wall, I love it 🙂
There are plenty of great reasons to check out the Happy Paper Club, besides the cool goodies. 10% of their annual profits are donated to charity, and their products are all made from recycled paper. You can even buy a box for a friend, if you know someone who might enjoy it.
Visit the green gables website to find out more, and check out their full range of stationery. I’ll be having a browse myself, I think…