You may be familiar with subscription boxes and with Kickstarter but if you are not - let me fill you in...
Subscription boxes come in many forms but in general they are a curated box of mystery items that are delivered to you each month. There are subscription boxes to suit all kinds of interests, whatever your interests be it socks, beauty products, cats, stationery, retro sweets, healthy snacks, kid's crafts...there will be a subscription box service for you. Because the contents are always a mystery it is like having a little present arriving in the post to yourself each month - who doesn't like a nice gift in the snail mail?!
You choose a subscription that suits what you really like, that means the chances are you'll like and use everything that arrives...and if for some reason one of the items included doesn't sing to you then you can always pass it on to a friend as a gift.
Kickstarter is a crowdfunding website where people go to get financial support to get their idea off the ground. It works by people pitching their idea and then offering different tiers of donation but - and here is the important bit - in return for any donation they offer rewards to the donor. Often this works as a way for people to simply pre order the item being created but some rewards are really creative and offer some great one off gifts that you just couldn't otherwise get.
So I am creating a Kickstarter campaign in the next couple of weeks to launch the brand new #SherbetBox stationery subscription box! Each box will have a theme and contain 3-4 quality greeting cards, a notebook or note pad plus a selection of other bits such as collectible postcards, art prints, bookmarks, magnets, pocket mirrors, badges, colouring sheets, pens or stickers - all designed and illustrated my yours truly!
Claire Keay is an illustrator who has spent many years working in the children's picture book industry. With Sherbet Lane she has now branched out into the grown up world to create a truly unique monthly stationery subscription box bearing her cheery illustrations. Each month subscribers get delivery of a box packed with beautiful stationery illustrated by Claire based around a different theme every time. Want to keep up to date with her new illustrations and happy stationery? Just sign up below for the newsletter!