Each month, I receive a colourful box of happy in the form of The YAY Makers subscription box. Each month I am never disappointed and it is one of my favourite things to blog about as everything is so fun! You can see the October box here (click if you like rainbows and unicorns).
The YAY Makers is ran by Kate and her husband Stuart who have had six years experience working on a craft and vintage market in Aberdeen meeting fantastically talented people. They now bring the market to you by showcasing colourful exciting products from creative indie makers and designers from all around the world in their monthly subscription boxes.
To keep your social media bright and happy you can follow The YAY Makers on Instagram.
The first happy thing to catch my eye was this bright yellow postcard complete with cheerful animals by Marijke Illustration. Postcards make such brilliant blog props to add that background splash of colour and the louder the better, in my opinion! Marijke is an illustrator from the Netherlands who describes her work as playful, light-hearted, feminine and vibrant. Marijke’s Etsy Shop is jammed packed with awesome animal and botanical prints all on a range of postcards, posters, enamel pins, soap bars and more!
Marijke also designs washi tape (YAY!) and the Wild Woods washi was included. This would have been perfect for my Autumn Bullet Journal but I am pretty sure I can find many more uses. There are so many fun designs available all in these cute boxes (perfect Christmas presents for those washi tape lovers!)
My badge collection isn’t as impressive as my enamel pin collection, so I am always excited when I get a few more to add. These cute cacti badges are designed by Peach Panda Studio to add a bit of greenery into your life. The creator behind Peach Panda Studio is Rachel, a student from Yorkshire who loves making happy little doodles into fun yet practical items. In the shop, you can find pencil cases, badges, mirrors, stickers, notebooks and so much more all designed in a cute, colourful and cheerful style!
My favourite thing about The YAY Makers subscription box is that each month I get a brand new pin to add to my collection. This awesome No Prob-Llama pin by Corin Beth Designs is proud pin no. 40! I wonder if I can put that achievement on my CV (hah). Corin is a Children’s Print Designer offering design for kids and grown up’s, with prints which are inspired by travels and everyday life. Check out the Etsy for pretty, fun and whimsical designs on postcards, posters, tea towels and more!
Keep up to date with Corin’s gorgeous prints on Instagram / Facebook.
I especially love these Happy Envelopes in this months box. The cool thing is, these are made from recycled copies of The YAY Makers Happy Newsletter! How is that for resourceful! The envelopes are so bright and colourful and come with a selection of Happy Notes to pop inside and give to friends, family or even strangers! I would love to randomly find of one of these and think they are such a sweet idea.
I hope you enjoyed seeing what is inside November’s Box as much as I enjoyed blogging about it. Subscription boxes can be a bit hit or miss at times, but I’m pleased to say The YAY Makers never disappoint. I love that in every box you have the opportunity to discover awesome independent businesses and find your new favourite shops. If you would like your own box of happy, you can sign up here.
Which item is your favourite? Feel free to leave a comment, I’d love to hear from you!