Owlcrate [aff link]
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This month’s theme is “A Glorious Haunting”
Full box spoilers after the jump.
Blanket by Michelle Gray
Inspired by The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe
Enamel bookmark by Lapels and Spells
Sleepy Hallow lip balm by Fiction Bath Co
Skull Spoons inspired by The Bone Houses
The Black Flame candle by Novelly Yours
Inspired by Hocus Pocus
Book of the month: Horrid by Katrina Leno
Pin designer: The Pickey Witch
In addition to some color changes to the cover, the dust jacket had reversible art.
This box was a much closer representation of the Owlcrate that I fell in love with. The blanket was great.
I wish the design of the enamel bookmark as different. Ouija inspired designs aren’t really a great thing to send. Sure, it’s not obvious but people still have strong feelings on it. As cute as the skull spoons are, you can easily find those anywhere (including Wish.)
One of the reasons I fell in love with Owlcrate was the fact that they used their platform to elevate & promote small shops. They still do that do a certain extent. (Novelly Yours is run by a book blogging acquaintance I made years ago when I was still The Cheap Reader.)
I really wish they’d return to those roots. Remember their community. I’d be okay with just a few, solid merch items if they were made by shops within our community rather than a lot of
junk stuff that I can easily buy from Amazon/Wish/etc.