customized boxes to nourish the soul after loss
October 15, 2018
Today is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day. It's a special day for anyone who has miscarried or lost a child, because it's a day when we stop and say, "we remember."  Click to read more.

The Love of a Mama Never Fades

October 1, 2018
No matter what type of loss you have experienced, one thing remains the same – the love of a mama never fades. October is Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Month, and we have a special message for any woman who has experienced pregnancy or infant loss. Click to read more.

September 7, 2018
A few weeks ago, my family said goodbye to our loyal dog of 12 years. Sadie was such a big part of our life – a constant and loyal gift during many different seasons. Losing her was harder than I expected. Click to read more.

July 30, 2018
I'm a huge believer that the act of gardening and planting flowers and trees is a powerful way to heal after loss. I'm talking about my miscarriage experience and how gardening helped my grieving process. Click to read more.

July 27, 2018
This week's Meet the Maker series features Jane Fandrey, the artist behind our tea towels and handkerchief. Jane is an illustrator and mother. Click to read more about Jane and her work!

June 25, 2018
If you're grieving, the question "how are you?" is pretty miserable to answer. There is a better way to ask a friend to share. Click to read more.

June 2, 2018
A few years ago, I went through a really painful season. I found my way back to joy again, but it wasn't easy. Here are a few thoughts on "hope" and how to cling to it when all seems lost. Click to read more.

April 22, 2018
So many women ache in unique ways on Mother's Day. Whether you have lost a child, lost a mother, mother children from outside your own womb, or mother hope for a child, your story is important. Click to read more.

April 5, 2018
Bringing food to a friend is such a precious way to love on her during a hard time. And if you want to go above and beyond with your meal, below are tips suggested by our amazing community of women.  Click to read more.

We are big fans of beautiful packaging around here. And Denise prays over each and every laurelbox as she packages them. Tune in for a peek of unboxing one of our sympathy gifts of care and compassion...  Click to read more.


A few weeks ago I walked into a yoga retreat, running kinda late and frazzled because I'm always late and always frazzled. I knew I was supposed to bring a journal, but I couldn't find mine anywhere... typical. In my rushing around, I saw it... a gray journal where I had poured out my heart in the lowest moments of my life.... Click to read more.


Let’s just say it like it is, talking about death is awkward.  Like super uncomfortable, weird, awkward.  What should I say? Do they want to talk about it? Do they not want to talk about it? Ahhh.  We long to validate one’s loss and ask how they are, while simultaneously trying to avoid making the elephant in the room the only topic. It’s a debacle; one that’s hard to navigate. There are no perfect words, only pure intentions... Click to read more.


A few months ago, I saw a post on social media about a precious little two year old named Vivian. Vivian had recently experienced an intense surgery which required a long stay in the hospital during her recovery. Her mother, Ashley, was also mama of two other kiddos. As a fellow mama, my heart went out to the family during this difficult season and I felt a tug on my heart to send them a laurelbox. I walked into my shipping office, and looked around. And while there were a few items that could work to send, I suddenly realized that our shop was lacking the perfect gifts to send someone spending a season in the hospital, dealing with chronic illness, battling cancer, or experiencing prolonged illness... Click to read more.

About Us

Hi! We are Johanna and Denise, cousins, best friends, and founders of laurelbox. Our little shop works hard to support the supporters and bring community during grief. Welcome! Thank you for joining us and we hope you'll stay awhile!

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