National BRAVE Day

Probably our new favorite holiday :D

If Tiny and Snail had a day on the calendar that captured our mission, this would be THE DAY. 

Let me cut to the chase: 

National Brave Day is about women empowering women through small acts of support. 

"On the last Friday in September, National BRAVE Day honors women who lift each other up, rescue each other and make each other BRAVE.


"Sometimes just a flutter of encouragement comes in the form of timely guidance from another woman. Other times, groups of women provide the energy to coordinate thoughtful efforts for someone in need. Women empowering women.

"Despite varied experiences and backgrounds, women come together across generations to support each other. 

"These small tokens come in many forms. For example, a momentary reprieve over a cup of coffee during a hectic day makes all the difference. A well-written letter may change the course of a life*. 

"These small tokens strengthen a woman who may have undergone unspoken tragedy or struggles. The opportunities to empower sisters, friends, family, even a stranger are limitless. National BRAVE Day, seeks out tangible ways to encourage women to keep moving forward and to be BRAVE."

Article Link Here.

*Originally, the article said "a well-written letter of recommendation." However, why limit it to improving a career? A well-written letter from a friend may change the course of a life too!

The Tiny and Snail way to OBSERVE NATIONAL BRAVE DAY

There are many ways to lift up other women, but cards are one the easiest (and best!) ways to show up for people in your life. 

Text messages and emails aren't the same as a letter. Digital media overwhelms our lives right now. A card in the mail cuts through that noise. It is now a rare and magical experience to find an real card in your actual mailbox!

It was like we created this Courage Collection for BRAVE day years before we knew about it. Use this set to encourage 7 women in your life this month!

***WIN THIS COMPLETE SET! WRITE A COMMENT BELOW about who you are writing to this weekend to celebrate National BRAVE day. Details at the bottom of this post!**

Women you could write to & Celebrate National BRAVE day:

-a mom of young kids

-a mom of a teenager!

-someone who is physically suffering

-someone who is mentally or emotionally suffering

-someone who has experienced a large loss recently

-someone who has gone through a large loss years ago 

-as a Thank You to a woman who has been there for you when you needed them

-someone you admire for their bravery

Imagine if every person who reads this to write to at least one of the suggestions from this list. What wave of good we could do in the world.

Frida Kahlo was always pushing the boundaries in her life and art, all while fighting the horrific pain that she endured from a bus accident.

 Do you know anyone who burns brightly like that?

 I bet they'd LOVE to get this card from you!

People have used this card for when a loved one goes through a heart procedure, and we've had customers use this card for someone going through a divorce.

If you are really inspired by this post, consider getting yourself the "My Firefirely Kit." This kit includes 12 cards (6 of gratitude, 6 of sympathy and support) and monthly emails to encourage you to write a card. 

In Summary:

It's National BRAVE Day — Sept. 30th, 2022

Show up for women in your life who need some encouragement

Leave a comment below with who you are going to write to in honor of BRAVE day, and we will gift one of you with a complete set of the Courage Collection! (USA only, sorry!) 

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I am often inspired by stories of simple bravery and stories of profound bravery. (In my mind, the have equal weight). You sisters inspire me on the regular. Thanks for teaching me about this new, special day!

Aniseh Burtner

the first people i thought of were friends who just celebrated their 50th anniversary, but she has a degenerative disease which has now left her unable to walk or speak clearly, and he is going thru treatment for colon cancer. they’re both so caring & brave with each other and their family!


I would write a card to my best friend! They have been through so much in the past year and I know a card would surprise and encourage her. Frida Kahlois her favorite artist!


I am writing to a friend who is currently in the heat of a law school semester. She inspires me every day to seek out joy and to work hard in everything I do. She has taught me how to take risks and has been there for me throughout all of my life. I appreciate her so much and I’m so thankful to have her as a friend.

Allison Woodworth

I’m writing to my best friend – as a thank you to her for helping me be brave as I faced uncertain medical concerns (all fine!), anxiety, job changes, and every day life hurdles. She’s ALWAYS there for me.

Pam Vizdos

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