Meet the Maker: Maria Schiering
What about your work makes you feel energized? Honestly, meeting the most amazing people along this journey has been incredibly energizing for us! We are so inspired by the wonderful work that you girls at Laurelbox do. To offer comfort to women during some of the most difficult times is such a gift, and is so touching to us!
What accomplishment in your life makes you the most proud? Starting our own business + raising a child + maintaining personal relationships has been the most challenging, yet most rewarding accomplishment!
You hand pour each of the Shining Bright Birthday Candles for the laurelbox shop. What purpose do you hope the candles serve the women who receive them? It is such an honor to be able to individually hand-pour the Birthday Candle for Laurelbox. Knowing that each candle is poured for a special and sincere reason has a special place in my heart. Each candle that I pour, I truly think of the amazing woman that will receive it and be touched by this special remembrance.
Is there any part of your own life story that gives additional meaning to working with laurelbox? I have had a few close women in my life that have experienced loss and have told them about the Birthday Candle. To see the light in their eyes as they realized that not only is there a way to nurture their difficult feelings, but also to be able to light this special candle and experience the comfort of the light of the flame and the sweet warm scent is gives this experience so much meaning.