Christine Coen | Founder of Buttercup Boxes of Love

Tell us about YOU!!  My name is Christine, and I am the owner and founder of Buttercup Boxes of Love. I owe my inspiration and my name to my mother. Sometime during my teenage years, she began calling me, “Buttercup.” For as long as I can remember, my mother has mailed handwritten notes (or “paper hugs” as she calls them). Notes of encouragement, birthday wishes, thank you notes, condolences, etc. She sends so many notes that there is always a stack of cards stamped by the front door to go to the mailbox. On Valentine’s Day of 2020, I got a call from my mother that my father had suddenly collapsed and was rushed by ambulance to the ICU. He had no known health issues and was an active 70-year-old man who enjoyed sailing and walking his dog several miles each day. My father spent 48 hours on life support before we had to say goodbye. We were shocked and devastated. While these were the hardest days of my life, I was constantly reminded of the love around me. My girlfriends showed up for me. They watched my children and my dog. They delivered food, flowers, cards, wine, you name it. They checked on me daily. They were and still are the BEST. As we continued to grieve, COVID-19 entered our lives, and we all remember how difficult 2020 was. Many of my friends were struggling. They felt isolated and frustrated with homeschooling. It was my turn to send some love back. I began creating and mailing them inspirational cards. I quickly realized how a small gesture like a handwritten note to a loved one could make ME feel happier. Buttercup was born!

What makes you different/stand out in your industry? Buttercup Boxes are unique because 98% of our clients and customers are women supporting other women, many going though challenging life circumstances.

What do your clients love about you?  My clients love the luxury women owned local products that we use, the quick turnaround time and the attention to detail. We hand-write each gift message.

What is the best advice you can share with others? My best advice would be to follow your heart and dream BIG.

How has the Women’s Business League helped you? WBL has helped me connect with so many amazing and talented “boss babes”. I have learned so much from all of them and we continuously lift each other up and grow together.

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Christine Coen

Founder of Buttercup Boxes of Love