January 2017 Holly Journals review time!
If you haven’t heard, Holly Journals is a monthly subscription box that features a handmade journal with other coordinating treasures to inspire and encourage your journaling habit. Each box will feature a different theme which all of the contents will center around. The highlight of the box will be a beautiful, handmade journal (approximately 7.5″ x 5.5″) with at least 50 pages — 100 front and back. Many different sizes, shapes, colors, and specialty types of paper are used to give these journals their custom, one-of-a-kind look and feel. You’ll also receive a list of journal prompts, a themed book dangle with charms, an embellishment pack, one or more pens, and a bonus surprise.
Disclosure: I received this box for review purposes. I was not compensated in any way. All opinions are my own. Post may contain affiliate and/or referral links.
Subscriptions are $39.95/month with free US shipping. — For a limited time, you can save 10% off for life with coupon code “RB10“!
Let’s see what’s in the January 2017 Holly Journals box!
Everything was shipped in a small white box with a retro-inspired Holly Journals sticker on top.
A peek inside!
An info card revealed the theme for this month’s box — “1950’s Retro” — and listed all of the items included inside.
The journal itself was wrapped in bright orange tissue paper and sealed with a retro-inspired sticker.
The Journal – Welp, I don’t think you can get much more 1950’s retro themed than this! 50’s vibes are aplenty inside (and outside) of this beautifully assembled handmade journal. As always, the book consists of at least 50 2-sided pages of various paper textures, sizes, and colors. Some fun 1950’s facts were also sprinkled throughout.
Crazy that it costs more to buy a new car today than it cost back then to buy a whole house.
So colorful! I love how every page is different — some not even “pages” at all, but paper tags, envelopes, bags, food order slips, and more.
Full-color vintage ads were also interspersed throughout the pages. Neat!
More pretty pages and a list of hit songs from the 50’s. — Bing Crosby’s “White Christmas” is my absolute favorite Christmas song EVER.
A teeny tiny envelope to hold your teeny tiny treasures!
January Journal Prompts – Holly always includes a helpful list of journal prompts/inspiration to help you get your creative juices flowing.
Pens – Two totally retro-inspired pens were included (LOVE the mini one!), as well as a small pencil that’s giving me the urge to play Quick Draw.
Embellishment Pack – January’s embellishment pack included a variety of stickers, labels, and paperclips to add even more personality to the pages of your journal.
Journal Jewelry – I had no idea that “journal jewelry” was a thing until I started receiving these boxes. This 50’s-inspired clip fits the theme perfectly.
Bonus Items – The bonus items for this month’s box were a carton of candy cigarettes and a snazzy pair of polka dot cat-eye sunglasses. Dig it, daddy-o!
A fun, unexpected box from Holly Journals! All of the themes up to this point have been holiday/seasonal related, so this retro-inspired box was a nice change of pace. (Though I’m not gonna lie, the holiday themes will probably always be my favorite. ) As always, the journal itself was awesomely put together and almost too neat to write in. — Remember, for a limited time you can save 10% off for life with coupon code “RB10“!
What do the stars mean?
★ = Crummy ★★ = Just Okay ★★★ = Good ★★★★ = Awesome ★★★★★ = Extraordinarily Awesome