In April I signed up for Mister Ghost’s Highly Enviable Monthly Parcel of Simple Yet Amazing Wonderments for some monthly Halloween fun! The cost for the monthly box is $12 + shipping. Included in every box is the following (taken from Evil Supply Co. website):
Art print: 5″ x 7″ (12.7cm x 17.78cm), unframed
Embroidered patch: The size and shape varies slightly from month-to-month. The patch will either be a 3″ (7.62cm) circle or square, or a 2″ (5.08cm) x 4″ (10.16cm) rectangle. All patches include an iron-on backing, though for longevity, we recommend sewing it on after ironing. If you don’t sew, a local dry cleaner can typically handle it for a small fee.
1 notebook: Our notebooks have a different cover every month and our infamous “Last Will & Testament” on the back. Each notebook has 32 blank pages inside.
1 greeting card: Greeting cards are printed with artwork revolving around the month’s theme and have a blank interior. We include a colorful envelope printed with “TO and “FROM” fields with a unique icon.
1 postcard: The front of each postcard will revolve around a character, monster, or location in the Netherworld, and the back will be lined for easy writing.
1 enamel pin: 1” (2.54cm) metal pin with a a hard enamel pin. Pins are die cast with metal with the enamel baked.
Haunted newspaper, The Peyroux Dispatch: A large (11″ x 14″, 27.94cm x 35.56cm folded) newspaper with yet-published stories, articles, news, and gossip from around our tiny, haunted village of Peyroux, and the Netherworld at large. Includes illustrations and advertisements from various Peyroux businesses. Stories appearing in The Dispatch may be published in the future on social media, but parcel purchasers will get the scoop way ahead of everyone else.
I believe May’s box theme is Monsters in Space – Vampires and Werewolves #025; however, I’m not 100% sure on this. The box is definitely spaced theme though. Now on to the items full of silly fun:
First is The Peyroux Dispatch newspaper which is a four page newspaper. I read the articles and had a few chuckles. My favorite was “Kissing at the Carnival” which was a charming story about Petal and May and their romantic night at the Halloween themed carnival.
Next is the 5×7 art print. It is printed on card stock paper and reminds me of font used in 1980’s computer and video games. I plan to hang this in my cubicle at work to let people ask me about my “space ship docking”.
Hands down my favorite item in the box is this adorable embroidered patch. I recently purchased my first bomber jacket in the last 30 years (they’re back!) and plan to get it stitched on my jacket. It shows what appears to be a spaceship control panel with a fruit-stripe gum-esque planet and some twinkly stars in the background. I love the colors and the detail of the patch!
Each monthly box comes with a “notebook” as well. I wouldn’t call this a notebook myself, more of a scratch pad type book. It is not laminated but the cover does feel made of a slightly thicker cardstock material. All the pages are blank inside and I envision budding artists or high school students may enjoy a doodle book of this kind. The cover states “The Stars are Calling My Name, The Stars are Calling Me Home”.
I have to admit, one thing I really love about these boxes is that they include a greeting card and post card! This is the greeting card that came with the box and it also included a pretty turquoise envelope as well. I love sending and receiving mail, so I was excited to get this card. I plan to send it to my sister and let her chuckle at the space monkey man.
Here’s the cute Galact-A-Gram postcard included in the box as well. I love the artwork on these and look forward to sending out some space mail soon!
Finally, each pack is said to include a pin. This month it appears the pin is actually a magnet. I was a little bummed as I would prefer a pin I could attach to a bag or hat, but this will have to go on the fridge instead.
Bonus items – a few stickers were also in the box to boot!
Overall, I found the box to be full of silly fun. The one thing I was not too happy about is my May box arrived on June 5th.. it sounds like there were some issues with shipping and many parcels were lost in limbo somewhere. The cost feels a little bit on the high end for what you receive; however, that being said this is obviously an indie operation and someone is putting a lot of time and care into these packages and artwork. For those reasons, I’m looking forward to my June box!