customized boxes to nourish the soul after loss
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.  This collection of gifts honor your heart.

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.

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...


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....


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...


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...

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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