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CircleIt Founder and CEO Art Shaikh sat down with Good Day Chicago’s Sylvia Perez to talk about the story behind CircleIt, who (and what) inspired the development of the platform and what members have been saying about this game-changer of an app.

Sharing a 21st birthday beer with your father is a rite of passage for most American youth. But what if your father has passed away before your 21st birthday arrives? For Matt Goodman, the rite of passage seemed impossible. His father passed away in 2014, when Matt was only 15 years old.

Art Shaikh, CircleIt Founder,  shares “today is truly a day for celebration; the technology that was inspired by my father’s gift of handmade cards left behind after his passing is now in the hands of families around the world.” Shaikh’s father passed away in 2012 and left letters, cards and gifts for him to deliver to family members on future holidays and occasions. It’s this unique sentiment that inspired Shaikh to launch CircleIt.

Imagine getting a Christmas card from your father who’d passed 10 years ago, or maybe a birthday gift from your mom who recently passed away.

Serving as a central communication platform for families, the app is designed to preserve your legacy and store memories to be enjoyed by future generations.

Despite passing away years ago, this mother is still giving her kids life advice – in the form of pre-recorded videos.

Two months after her father’s death, Bailey arrived home to find a surprise bouquet of flowers on her front porch.

Every year since his death in 2012, a delivery and personalized note appear on her doorstep for Valentine’s Day and her birthday.

On Valentine’s Day, a mere 2 months after her husband’s passing, a bouquet of vibrant yellow flowers and a single red rose arrived.

When their neighbor Ken passed away in October of 2018, the Williams’ family was surprised a large bag of Christmas presents for their young daughter for the next 14 years.