Disclaimer: I have been given this product as part of a product review. Although the product was a gift, all opinions in this review remain my own.
I was recently sent a Be Brave Box to review for the blog. I’m very into subscription boxes lately – it probably has something to do with the fact that I spend a lot of time in bed and really like when things can come to me instead of vice versa. So when I was contacted by Taylor, a sixteen year-old fellow Canadian with a chronic illness, to see if I would like to try her subscription box that is targeted towards those of us in the chronic illness community, I was on board pretty fast.
Be Brave Box is a Canadian based subscription box that gets sent to your door bi-monthly. It ships throughout Canada and internationally. Each box is filled with 5 items that are surprises tailored to those of us with illnesses to help brighten a day probably being spent in bed/on our couch/on the floor in a blanket burrito. A lot of people with chronic illnesses are stuck in hospitals for a long time or can’t leave their houses very often which can be a very isolating experience. I can easily see how receiving this subscription box can give those with chronic illnesses something to look forward to. Taylor’s hope is that this subscription service will grow into a community of support and a means of connecting with other individuals in similar health situations.
When my package arrived I was super excited to find it in the mailbox. You could tell by looking at the envelope that this subscription box is handmade with care. I opened the package to find a great assortment of products. It was a really nice balance of cute, entertaining and practical.
My Be Brave box included:
– A sticker decal with the words “be happy.” I plan on putting this on my computer (and could really have used the reminder when opening my laptop this morning after waking up to the election results).
– A Simpson’s comic book to help cure some inevitable being stuck in bed boredom.
– A pretty bookmark that is coming very in handy in my copy of Goblet of Fire. It quickly replaced my crumpled up receipt which I was using as a bookmark prior to receiving this in the mail.
– An adorable print that I can’t wait to frame that has the words “Be Brave” written on it. This print will go so nicely next to my “Calm the hell down” print that sits on my night stand.
– A fashionable nautical-themed face mask that I will start wearing any time Boyfriend has a cold or the flu. This item was my favourite in the bundle because it’s so cute and very practical for someone with a chronic illness and weakened immune system.
– A hand-written thank you card.
I loved the contents of my subscription box and just want to say kudos to Taylor for starting up a business that can really help our chronic illness community. I’m certain this is the beginning of a very great thing. I would personally be stoked to open my mailbox bi-monthly to find a gem like the Be Brave Box inside. I hope those of you spoonies who have a thing for subscription boxes will check out Taylor’s website to find out more and start your own subscription!