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Why make a Here & Then box?

My name is Jodie and I started my own Here & Then box almost 13 years ago. As a young teen, I was always frightened of death. That was until I lost my aunt in a motorbike accident; she was 49.

I realised it was not dying that I feared, it was the thought of the pain and grief my loved ones would go through when my time was up. After experiencing the loss of my aunt, I wanted to find a way to somehow lessen this pain for my family when my time one day comes. So, I began my Here & Then box.

Over the past 13 years, I have filled my box with notes, jokes, recipes, photos, documents, keepsakes, a family tree, and lastly, but most importantly, I have all the information and instructions about where & how I would like to celebrate my last hurrah.

At the end of my life, I want all the tough conversations to be answered, the decisions family and friends cannot agree on to be already made. I want the most important people in my life to sit down together, open my Here & Then box and find all the answers they need - while reading special messages, thoughts, and stories I have written over the course of my life. That's my Why.

What does it contain & what is it for?

A Here and Then Box is a beautifully crafted wooden keepsake box, available in two styles for people of all ages and stages of life.

The Box includes:

  • a dot point checklist and a chart of prompts with tips outlining important items and details to include.
  • a hardcover A5 Journal with gold foil lettering - containing both lined and blank pages – available in four colours.
  • a hardcover Photo Album – acid free.
  • a timber box, containing an engraved pen with a matching engraved USB for storage of digital files.
  • four acid free embossed envelopes – four sizes included.
Explore Our Range

Your Here & Then Box contains special prompts to help you to capture all of your wishes, without the need for a face-to-face conversation with your family. This gives your loved ones time to reminisce and remember you, removing the added stress of making difficult decisions. They can be confident that they will celebrate your Last Hurrah exactly the way you would want it.

Explore Our Collection

Your Here & Then Box is a collection of your most precious memories, stories, family history and traditions, recipes handed down, letters, heirlooms, photos, and much more. Collected over your lifetime, for your family to open, share, and treasure.