FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Of course! Why wouldn’t you?  Each AFTER Sympathy Box includes a custom AFTER Sympathy card with a hand-written message from you.  During checkout, there is a dedicated area for you to write you heartfelt words.  

If you need help, are at a loss for words or just want to hear some ideas from our Grief Team, please note that and we will send options to help guide you or write it for you completely.  We are here for you.

Each AFTER Sympathy Box includes an 8 oz. aromatherapy soy candle, reusable wooden keepsake box, a 16-page booklet filled with inspirational messages and thoughts specific to your candle, handwritten-personalized card, matches, tissues, candle coaster, and small talisman to keep with you for when you feel lonely.

Each piece is hand-crafted, made in the U.S.

USPS shipping arrives in 2-3 business days.

Yes. AFTER Sympathy Boxes exist to bring warmth to a deeply aching heart.  Our Sympathy Boxes explore individual aspects of bereavement. Each is curated to fit different situations regarding the loss of a loved one. These range from things like the deceased’s birthday and the day they died to special anniversaries and celebrations they are no longer present for. Each candle has it’s own unique aromas.
AFTER LOVE and LIGHT is the first Sympathy Box we created.  We like to think of AFTER Love and Light as the introduction to our Sympathy Products.  We recommended sending upon loss and anytime during the first year.  “May this simple candle ease your sorrow, even if only for a moment. This candle is a helping hand for when the flowers die, all the food is eaten, and life moves on without us.”

We get that.  Candles can absolutely irritate you if they are done with less care and consideration of each ingredient.  We have sold hundreds of candles and are happy to report zero sensitivities! 

Our candles: Aromatherapy benefits, non-GMM soy wax, 100% pure essential or fragrance oils, 100% natural organic coconut oil, 100% pure cotton wick, low soot emission, synthetic free, vegan, burns for approximately 60 hours, made in the U.S.

This day, as you know, is the Darkest Day.  AFTER Deathiversary was created to allow grievers a small ritual on this challenging day. The intent is for your grieving loved one, or yourself, to light this candle to bring light into your aching heart on this horrible day… the day you lost a piece of yourself, your heart.

This day, as you know, is the Darkest Day.  AFTER Deathiversary was created to allow grievers a small ritual on this challenging day. The intent is for your grieving loved one, or yourself, to light this candle to bring light into your aching heart on this horrible day… the day you lost a piece of yourself, your heart.

No and we want to be sorry but the truth is, the AFTER Sympathy Boxes are just that.  They encompass so much more than a candle.  While the candle is certainly the centerpiece, each and every piece included is intentional.  Each Sympathy Box includes all the necessary pieces they might need to honor the memory of someone taken too soon. 

At this time, we do not have anything priced lower. We do, however, take care in ensuring the highest quality for each component in our AFTER Sympathy Box collection. As an eco-friendly company, everything is sourced locally. Each step of production is done with utmost love and care. We believe that such a genuine product deserves attention to detail. Unfortunately, the quality does come at a cost that impacts the final price of the AFTER box. 

Any ritual you can do to help ease your grief is helpful. It differs from person to person, and it’s most important to do whatever works for you. We have put a lot of consideration into the completeness of our AFTER boxes. The keepsake box, 16-page booklet of supporting messages, matches, talisman, and tissues add a special touch from our hearts you yours. They are designed with care to aid in the grieving process, but of course these components do add to the cost. If a single candle suits your needs more than what we have to offer, feel free to grieve in your own way. Grief is hard, we understand. Whatever you choose, we wish you love and light in your journey with grief.