Beyond Words Co. Sponsoring MN local nonprofit, Still Kickin, In Real Life (IRL) Event
Beyond Words Co. supports beyond our community to "help build a braver, more supportive world” by donating to local MN nonprofit, Still Kickin
ST. PAUL, Minn. – January 9, 2018 – Beyond Words Co. is pleased to sponsor welcome care packages for attendees at Still Kickin’s first-ever, in-person retreat on February 22nd, 2018 in northern MN. We are even more thrilled that our partners are “kickin in” to help make this possible. A special thank you to Julia Elise, RXBAR, McCrea’s Candies and TeaSource as they have either donated or extended special pricing to support this effort.
More about Still Kickin IRL: “Introducing Still Kickin In Real Life (IRL)—a new storytelling and event series that uses concepts of self-care and intentionality to help build a braver, more supportive world. We’re producing videos (which you can find on YouTube) that share stories of bravery and resilience in the face of hard things. We’re also hosting in-person events where folks can put some of these self-care methods into practice. Visit our YouTube channel or sign up for an in-person IRL event guided by experts (and folks who are experts in their own ways).”
See event link here.
Beyond Words Co. Featured on KMSP-TV Fox 9 News
Emerging from Darkness: MN woman builds care packages to help others through tough times
ST. PAUL, Minn. – November 19, 2018 – Beyond Words Co. was featured on the evening and morning news. See link below for video and story.
Pop UP Market
10/18/2018 & 11/15/2018
Beyond Words Co. to be a Featured Vendor at Shopcicle Markets in October and November at the Union Depot
Shopcicle is monthly, themed, social-hour style pop-up market featuring various makers, that also includes a charitable twist.
ST. PAUL, Minn. – October 18, 2018 – Beyond Words Co. will be a featured vendor at the beautiful and historic St. Paul Union Depot. 7% of our sales and booth fees to participate are donated to a local MN non-profit.
Makers of Minnesota Podcast Features Beyond Words Co.
The Makers of Minnesota podcast, hosted by Stephanie Hansen, features products and services uniquely made in Minnesota -- and conversations with makers, entrepreneurs and innovators in Minnesota about how they conceive of their products and bring them to market.
ST. PAUL, Minn. – September 17, 2018 – Personal grief was the impetus for Catherine Hinz to create comfort boxes that go beyond words for people suffering a tough time. Beyond Words is the gift box company for when you aren’t quite sure what to do. (ep.107)
Listen to the podcast (24 minutes) by clicking the link below.
New Gift Company Beyond Words Co. Presents a More Thoughtful Way to Support Grieving Friends
Beyond Words Co. helps provide loved ones more meaningful support in difficult times
ST. PAUL, Minn. – June 11, 2018 – A new Twin Cities-based startup offers a fresh take on providing comfort and support to loved ones experiencing grief and loss. Unlike traditional condolence gifts like flowers or greeting cards, Beyond Words Co. curates thoughtful gift boxes comprised of products that intentionally support the different stages of grief.
Founder Catherine Hinz developed Beyond Words Co. to offer a better way to comfort loved ones through losses and sorrows that are often difficult to discuss, including infidelity, infertility, divorce, pregnancy loss, new or progressive mental or medical diagnoses, traumatic accidents, or other crises.
Hinz said, “Our goal at Beyond Words Co. is to make it easier to provide meaningful support to those who are grieving. Grieving is not a short-term or one-size-fits-all process. Beyond Words Co. provides a unique avenue for friends and family to show their love while supporting the healing journey.”
Born from her own painful experience of discovering her husband’s infidelity and navigating divorce, Hinz realized there was a gap in how we support each other through deeply personal grief. It can be difficult for family and friends to find the right way to express care. Hinz states, “When helping a friend cope with sadness and personal struggles be it divorce, disease, or even in times of pregnancy loss or death, it’s time we explore opportunities to more holistically provide our loved ones with the comfort, nourishment, and rest that’s so needed.”
Recognizing there are multiple phases of grief that ebb and flow over time, Hinz developed Beyond Words Co. to provide a range of gift boxes that begin with promoting calmness and rest during initial shock and disbelief through providing hope during the longer-term work of reorganizing one’s life in the midst of a new reality.
Gift boxes start at $54 for a Basic Box or $98 for a deluxe Beyond Box and are hand-packaged with a custom note from friends or family. Additionally, an insert card describes each product and its ingredients. Items are carefully selected to prioritize simple packaging, organic and sustainable ingredients, and avoid synthetic fragrances or preservatives. The gift box is recyclable and a majority of the products are meant to be eaten, used, or recycled so the recipient can benefit from the healing gift and move on without painful reminders of a difficult grieving period. Hinz concludes, “It isn’t that anyone ever forgets, but we tried not to leave any constant reminders on a shelf of “that one time I got a gift during tragedy in my life.” To learn more, visit www.beyondwordsco.com.
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About Beyond Words Co.
Based in St. Paul, Minn., Beyond Words Co. is an alternative approach to supporting loved ones through grief and loss. Beyond Words Co. provides gift box options that intentionally support the different stages of grief. Founded on the premise that it’s time to go beyond traditional flowers and greeting cards, Beyond Words Co. provides natural and pure products to promote comfort, nourishment, and rest for those going through heartbreak and hard times. Beyond Words Co. supports multiple women-owned and operated businesses. Products are often made and handcrafted in the USA, sustainable, ecofriendly, responsibility sourced, and organic.