Healing Gifts for the Grieving, Crafted by Grievers.

AFTER: Holiday

The Empty Seat

This candle makes for a thoughtful gift during Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years and other religious holidays.

The holidays can be an especially challenging time for a recently bereft family, as they navigate through traditions and festivities with the palpable absence of their loved one. Grieving during this season intensifies the sense of loss, magnifying the empty spaces where once cherished memories were made. Your steadfast support as a friend can provide a crucial anchor, offering comfort and understanding during these difficult moments of remembrance.

Each sympathy candle is delivered with a 6 oz aromatherapy soy candle, reusable keepsake box, inspirational card filled with messages and thoughts, tissues, and a handwritten personalized greeting card. 

Perfect to send for those challenging, lonely holidays. Loss of a father, loss of a mother, loss of a grandparent, 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.

Benefits: Aromatherapy benefits, non-GMM soy wax, 100% pure essential or fragrance oils, 100% pure cotton wick, low soot emission, synthetic free, vegan, burns for approximately 45 hours, made in the U.S.

The empty seat at the holiday table. The holidays can be brutal. Everyone around you will be joyful, yet you will feel a hole so big it swallows you up you can’t breathe. The place setting numbers have changed, there may be an elephant in the room, and you will not know how to act. Light this candle to keep their memory around this holiday season.


Availability: In stock

Aromatherapy | Cinnamon, Clove, Orange

  • Cinnamon: Promotes: Digestion, Circulation | Reduces: Exhaustion
  • Clove: Encourages dreams, creates a sense of protection and courage | Promotes: Sleep | Reduces: Fatigue, Nausea
  • Orange: Uplifting, works as an antidepressant | Promotes: Sleep | Reduces: Depression

Our AFTER Story:

The first Christmas after my brother Daniel died was non-existent. My family decided we were not going to celebrate anything; to not enjoy ourselves. We couldn’t and didn’t want to deal with ‘happiness.’

Friends texted ‘Merry Christmas!’ and I responded ‘happy random Thursday!’ Everyone was off having fun and enjoying their alive loved ones. I was bitter and angry. Only a handful of people acknowledged the pain I was experiencing. Those people had experienced it too. I created this candle to be there for you when everyone else seems to be so merry, and you are so not. We acknowledge your pain.

Lisa Marie, founder

Weight22 oz
Dimensions3 × 3 × 3.25 in


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