Monday, January 13, 2014

Ginger Mail: Review and Giveaway!

Specialty subscription services have come a long way since Clark Griswald got a subscription to the Jelly of the Month Club as a Christmas gift from his boss. (Please tell me you all know what I'm talking about. If not, click here.)

Anyway... the more that we communicate electronically, the more fun it is to get something in the mail that's not a bill or a catalog (or, in my case, mail that is actually supposed to be for my neighbor.) And if you like to get mail and you like to send mail (or if you scrapbook, or if you think you really should send more mail, or if you always put off buying greeting cards until the last minute, or if you just like paper...) Ginger Mail by Ginger P Designs is for you! Every six weeks, subscribers get a package stuffed with greeting cards, stationary, and other paper-y fabulousness (I made up that last part of the description myself, but they're welcome to use it in their marketing if they want to.) It only costs $15 per six weeks, and when you consider that one greeting card in the store can cost you more than $5, this is a really great deal! Each mailing revolves around a specific theme and has a card that tells you a little more about each item. You can sign up for one mailing, for a whole year, or for something in between.

When Ginger P Designs asked if I'd be interested in doing a review and giveaway of their new Ginger Mail service, I said, um, definitely yes. (Except I maybe said it more eloquently than that. Hopefully.) Because A- I never remember to buy cards or stationary for any event, ever, B - shopping for greeting cards with a toddler is not fun, and C- Dan and I sponsor three kids through Compassion International, and the only things we can mail to them (besides letters) are items made of paper, so I'm always on the lookout for awesome paper things I can mail to them.

The December Ginger Mail package showed up in this fun envelope:

And contained all of this exciting, paper-y goodness:

Greeting cards, gift tags, a December and January calendar,
a recipe for candied pecans (Ginger's mom's own recipe,) and a note pad.
My favorite thing in the package was this adorable little note pad:

"Making a list and checking it twice"
Everything in the envelope was well-made and really elegant; there weren't any throw-away items. I'm planning to use the little December calendar for a scrapbook page...

...and we already used some of the greeting cards (I told you I never remember to buy greeting cards.)

Ginger P Designs also has an Etsy shop, and when I went to check it out in order to write this post, I realized that I'd already shopped there, because almost a year ago, I purchased this card from Ginger P Designs to give to Dan for Valentine's Day:

"I am so glad we're stuck with each other for the rest of our lives!"
(Perfect for a man who's not particularly mushy.)

You can buy a Ginger Mail subscription for yourself or for someone else, and then you're guaranteed to get something in the mail that's not boring. And one lucky reader will win the newest packet of Ginger Mail for your very own! Enter below! (For the blog comment entry option, make sure you check out the Ginger P Designs Etsy shop and then comment letting me know which item in the shop is your favorite.)

Open to US residents, 18+

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  1. The 2014 desk calendar is super cute.

  2. I like the Yellow Thank You White Folded cards.

  3. Not that I need them, but I love the THANK YOU FROM THE FUTURE MRS. SO-AND-SO cards!

  4. Do I have to choose just one thing? I like all of the Thank You notes :)

  5. Oh, I like the "not particularly mushy" man card! 'Cause, ya know, my man isn't particularly mushy and he is stuck with me :) Although, I realize this isn't part of the!

  6. I love paper! I asked for scrapbook paper books for Christmas and I don't even scrapbook lol! The fancy package makes it that much more exciting!

  7. This is so cool!!! I seriously love lots of the cards!!

  8. I like the "Congrats Lovebirds" card.

  9. I like the 2014 desk calendar


  10. The Love is all you need card is so me.

  11. Honestly I didn't really have a favorite. All her stuff is so adorable!

  12. oh my I love all of it! I really love the cards! Thanks for hosting! I am giving away a Starbucks Verismo Brewer on my blog. I would love if you would check it out.

  13. Happy Fricken' Birthday (card) is my favorite so far.

    ky2here at msn dot com

  14. I think those are really neat paper crafts :)