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Words to Comfort a Bereaved Friend at the Holidays

November 14, 2019

We know that grief is a journey that is unique to every single person walking that path. It can be so hard to know what to say or do for a bereaved friend. And that’s especially true during holidays when there is so much focus on joy and celebration.

That’s why, when one of our customers offered to write up a few supportive phrases that might accompany our Ring in Memory gift bells, we were thrilled to read what she wrote. What better way to personalize our gifts than by offering a heartfelt message?

Karen Mulder discovered our company when she was looking for a unique gift to send a grieving friend; she has since become a fan of laurelbox’s loving and thoughtful gifts. As the founder of a caregiving ministry Karen shares our mission to care for others who are suffering. Karen wrote a wonderful blog post on her website with suggestions for what to write for each of our bells: Ring in Memory, Ring for Love and Ring with Hope.

And, as a bonus, here’s an idea that Karen wrote, just to share with laurelbox blog readers for the Ring with Hope bell: “When you touch the Ring with Hope bell, whisper Jeremiah 29:11 several times.”

Want the full list? Head on over to Karen’s Wisdom of the Wounded website and read her post, How to Care for a Friend Who is Grieving This Christmas.

As always, thanks for caring for those who have suffered a loss.

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!

Words to Comfort a Bereaved Friend at the Holidays

November 14, 2019

We know that grief is a journey that is unique to every single person walking that path. It can be so hard to know what to say or do for a bereaved friend. And that’s especially true during holidays when there is so much focus on joy and celebration.

That’s why, when one of our customers offered to write up a few supportive phrases that might accompany our Ring in Memory gift bells, we were thrilled to read what she wrote. What better way to personalize our gifts than by offering a heartfelt message?

Karen Mulder discovered our company when she was looking for a unique gift to send a grieving friend; she has since become a fan of laurelbox’s loving and thoughtful gifts. As the founder of a caregiving ministry Karen shares our mission to care for others who are suffering. Karen wrote a wonderful blog post on her website with suggestions for what to write for each of our bells: Ring in Memory, Ring for Love and Ring with Hope.

And, as a bonus, here’s an idea that Karen wrote, just to share with laurelbox blog readers for the Ring with Hope bell: “When you touch the Ring with Hope bell, whisper Jeremiah 29:11 several times.”

Want the full list? Head on over to Karen’s Wisdom of the Wounded website and read her post, How to Care for a Friend Who is Grieving This Christmas.

As always, thanks for caring for those who have suffered a loss.

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!