*Disclaimer: This is a totally unbiased review of a product I purchased myself. I am in no way affiliated with Emma-Louise Smith or The Stationery Geekette
I first crossed paths with Emma-Louise aka The Stationery Geekette in a planner group we are both members of on Facebook and I began following her blog shortly afterwards as she shared similar interests to me. In July she posted about her new business venture, a monthly book club subscription box, and I was intrigued.
The teasers that had been released in the run up for this months theme of fantasy had really sparked my interest and so I
patiently eagerly awaited the pre-order date of 1 August, making sure to set my alarm clock so I didn’t miss the launch at 7am and miss out on one of the limited boxes available. Obviously I secured one of the boxes otherwise there would be no point to this post 🙂
Then came the wait for the box to arrive. The original posting date was set for 27 August but on 19 August I received the dispatch notice from Etsy. Emma-Louise had managed to get all the boxes ready and packaged a week early – talk about efficient. I made sure that I had just about cleared my calendar for the following few days just in case the box arrived when I wasn’t in because believe me, even if I had to answer the door in my underwear and rollers I would be getting my package, that’s how excited I was about it’s arrival.
Although our postman is used to being stalked when he comes to our house, it’s not usually by me in my rollers as my kids have gotten wise to the fact he brings parcels and to them that means stuff to open (I have to arrange for Christmas presents to be delivered to my OH at work for this reason). Luckily for me today, the kids were out with their grandparents so that were no little monsters to get between me and my goodies.
Eventually the box arrived and I’ve got to say, although understated I loved the little touches Emma-Louise had added such as using a paper doily instead of an address label and using washi tape to help secure the box.
Enough about the packaging, I’m sure you’re all dying to find out what was in the box, well wait no longer.
In addition to the book, which this month was Alice by Christina Henry, we received a Uniball Signo Sakura 0.38 (which I believe is Emma-Louise’s pen of choice and one I wholly agree with), some book related stickers from Michelle at UglyBugDoes, a gorgeous owl charm (which just happen to be one of my favourite things at the minute) from AlyMarinaCraft, a bookmark from QuirkyArtsHere and Harry Potter inspired postcard (mine was of a HufflePuff badger) from SushiStudio.
There were also a couple of other decorative items including a cover letter complete with a lovely wax seal, a doily and cute little journal card which are already sidelined ready to decorate my book journal entry once I’ve read the book. Emma-Louise has also added a bit of fun to the book by separating each book box into ‘houses’ and has included a list of challenges (1 a day for 20 days). Every challenge has been allocated points and at the end of the challenge the points are tallied up and the winning ‘house’ will get a reward to be included in the next months box, exclusively to that house. Go Team Cassiopeia!!
All in all for the price (£15 plus postage) I think Emma-Louise has done brilliantly with the selection of products included in the box and I can’t wait for the sneak previews of next months box theme.
If you are interested in purchasing next month’s box then head on over the the TSG: Bookclub Box group over on Facebook. Alternatively, September’s box will be on sale from 1 September over at TSG Bookclub on Etsy, just make sure you leave one for me!!
Well that’s all for now, other than to say well done Emma-Louise, I think you might me onto a winner.
Right I’m off not as I need to go read my book 🙂
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