laurelbox Stories

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!

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...

Hi beautiful people! Today's Meet the Maker series is going to feature... your's truly! Hahahaha. While it feels funny to say, I truly do make a huge amount of our products, so I figured... why not include myself in this series? So without further ado, here is a little sneak peek into myself, my work, and my life.

One of my biggest privileges in my role of packaging and shipping laurelboxes is writing your personalized gift messages. Seeing the words you sent to each other often brings me to tears or fills me with chills. There is nothing so powerful as purposeful community.

A little video of our handpacked gifts of care, comfort, and sympathy.

Today, we are introducing you to the fabulous Molly Hatch.   We fell in love with Molly's work while browsing Anthropologie. Cute ceramics with cheeky sayings, how can you not love it?

Today's Meet the Maker features Barb Field, the creator and maker of our Prayer Shawls . Barb is a retired stay at home mom originally from California, currently living in Virgnia. She enjoys traveling to visit her family across the country. She and her husband have four married kids and four grandkids who light up their lives! We love Barb and we know you will too!

I will always wonder who you would have been.  When I read this, I wept… and the heart of laurelbox started to grow. During the last six months I experienced a flurry of doubt, excitement, and deep breath-taking weeping. A moment of peaceful confirmation came when the first person Hanna and I didn’t personally know loved her laurelbox. JOY. PURE JOY.

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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