We ALL have a story...
Behind The AFTER Company is me. My story is much like yours: I lost someone I loved more than life and it was the darkest time of my life. My family and I suffered the sudden loss of my brother, Daniel, in 2014. I was met by very loud silence and an array of flowers that I only envisioned dying and knew I wanted to do something bigger. Something that would help people talk AND think about grief.
AFTER’s hope, my dream, is to provide grievers with something that is thoughtful, memorable and helpful. Grief is unique to each and every person, but under all grief is love and light – which is why we think of AFTER as Grief’s Illumination.
I offer you Love and Light, always. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to share my story.
Together, let’s illuminate grief.
What types of loss is AFTER appropriate for?
Losing a Loved One. Types of loss: Loss of a father, loss of a mother, loss of a grandparent, loss of husband, loss of wife, loss of a sister, loss of a brother, loss of a cousin, loss of an aunt, loss of an uncle, loss of a friend, loss of a child, loss of a loved one, loss of a family member.
We receive this question A LOT and are so glad you asked. There really isn’t a death that we wouldn’t recommend sending an AFTER Sympathy Box to. We do not recommend AFTER Sympathy boxes for the loss of a pet or miscarriage but we do have products specific for them.
You, or someone close to you, is grieving.
Death comes. Often, it arrives without warning. Sometimes we are allowed a head start: a bit of time to find a way to meet it. No matter how prepared we feel, we are still left bereft and flailing in its wake.
We’ve been where you are. Grief is as painful and hard as it is mysterious. Though we all experience it, the human journey through grief manifests personally, with infinite variety. Each person’s experience is as unique as one’s own heart. The tenderness of the journey relies deeply on the support that surrounds the griever. AFTER products are created to help ease a truly profound pain: the pain of feeling suddenly alone.