Welcome to the twelfth edition of my Supporting Small Businesses series. Subscription boxes are all the rage right now and they come in a range of subjects and sizes. I love stationery and writing letters, so I was immediately interested when Spotlight Post released its first subscription box in April 2021.
Spotlight Post is the brainchild of Mary & Rob of Spotlight Stationery and Lucy, one of their subscribers. The subscription box is aimed at people who love writing letters and keeping in touch with pens and paper rather than email and text. It raises money for From Me To You, a wonderful charity that encourages people to write letters, anonymously, to cancer patients. £2 from each subscription box is donated to the charity.
The great thing about Spotlight Post is that while their primary option is a monthly subscription, you can subscribe bi-monthly or, if they have any left, you can pick up a previous month’s box as a one-off purchase.
When June rolled around, I decided to finally treat myself to a Spotlight Post subscription. Having already got a stash of stationery I need to use up, I chose to go for the bi-monthly subscription. June’s subscription box was mailed on Monday, 28th June and swiftly landed in my mailbox on Wednesday, 30th June. As I chose the bi-monthly subscription, my next box won’t be due until the end of August, but no doubt I’ll see what’s in the July box and will want that too!
Upon opening the box (which fits through any letterbox), I was greeted with an A5 sheet of paper welcoming me to the third Spotlight Post box. As well as listing this month’s contents, it also gives some fun facts. This month it asks if you’ve ever wondered about the difference between “Mail” and “Post”? You know what, that question has crossed my mind in the past! If you don’t know the answer (and haven’t subscribed to Spotlight Post), then the answer can be found at Flea Market Love Letters (a blog that I can see myself spending a lot of time reading!).
There is a whole host of goodies in the Spotlight Post box including writing paper, envelopes, stickers, stamps, greetings cards, postcards, pens and washi tape – all wrapped up in red tissue paper and a gold sticker. All of these are things I would use and they are good quality products too.
My favourite thing in the box is the Räder Poppies greetings card and I already know who I’m going to send it to. I’m really looking forward to using these products and I’m sure my pen friends will enjoy them too.
Spotlight Post subscription boxes currently cost £25 + delivery costs (£2.50 in the UK).
Spotlight Post = Happy Mail!
Do you subscribe to any subscription boxes?
Please note: I bought this subscription box with my own money and I am in no way affiliated with Spotlight Post.