Do you love stickers? And snail mail?? Of course you do! And so do I. I have been collecting stickers since I was in grade school and can’t bear to part with much of my collection. It is a little crazy, but I know I am not the only one out there with a slight obsession with stickers.
Late last year, I discovered Pipsticks via Swap-bot user luluvision’s Instagram. In April, I couldn’t resist any longer and I subscribed to the monthly sticker mailing! Above you can see how my first Pipsticks mailing arrived. I love how the sticker packs are mailed with real stamps, and the vellum envelopes are so lovely. The packs are basically excellent mail art stuffed with stickers! Below you can see some of the contents of that first sticker pack I received. The stickers are all high quality from a wide range of manufacturers, including some I’ve never seen before. Of course, there are hits and misses when it comes to loving everything in these types of surprise subscription services, but so far, I really like and know I will use the majority of what I have received in my two Pipsticks mailings.
Pipsticks was started in September of 2014 by Maureen, a mom of four living in California. The full Pipsticks operation is run by her and her husband in a small cottage on their property. They send stickers to thousands of subscribers in over 50 countries! Wow. You can read a lot more about the business in this interview on Babyccino.
There are a couple different Pipsticks subscription options for both kids and adults, but all of them come with lots of stickers and some extra paper goodies. The larger subscriptions come with a pre-stamped postcard that you can decorate with your stickers and pop in the mail – perfect for our postcard swaps!
If you use and enjoy stickers, or if you are an avid sticker swapper here on the ‘bot, I think you would love Pipsticks. You can learn more about subscribing here. You can also follow Pipsticks on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. Or, if you just want some creative inspiration in your email box, sign up for the Pipsticks “happEmail” newsletter.
The awesome news is that Pipsticks is sponsoring a giveaway for YOU, the Swap-bot community! Hooray! Pipsticks has created two huge Studio Sticker Boxes (seen below) full of stickers, postcards, and washi tape to mail to two lucky Swap-bot blog readers.
To enter this generous giveaway you must be a Swap-bot member, and you must comment on this blog post with an answer to this question:
What are your all-time favorite stickers?
For example, my all-time favorite stickers are Star Trek: The Next Generation stickers that I bought during the previous millennium. I still have a few sheets!
Be sure to include your Swap-bot username in your comment. You must enter to win this giveaway by commenting before July 18th, 2016. The two winners will be randomly chosen and announced by July 22nd. Your sticker prize pack will be mailed directly from Pipsticks, so by entering this giveaway you agree to have your mailing address shared with Pipsticks if you win. As always, let me know if you have any questions… and, Good luck!