The Christmas Box Angel Statue
One trip through Michigan Memorial Park and you can feel not only the 90 year history but the beauty of the present, and the promise of the future, all at once. At Michigan Memorial we take pride in offering our community a special statue such as the Christmas Box Angel and a memorial brick paved walkway for children loved, missed and remembered.
The Christmas Box Angel Statue was introduced to the world in the book The Christmas Box, a worldwide bestseller and hit television movie by author Richard Paul Evans. In the book, at the site of an angel statue, a woman mourns the loss of her child. Though the story is mostly fiction, the angel monument once existed but is speculated to have been destroyed. Mr. Evans commissioned the new angel statue in response to reports that grieving parents were seeking out the angel as a place to grieve and heal.
IN 2001, Michigan Memorial Park provided the setting for the first Christmas Box Angel Statue in Michigan. The public is welcome to attend a candlelight healing ceremony each year on December 6th at 7:00pm, standing room only and please dress accordingly. Hot chocolate and cookies are served immediately at Michigan Memorial Funeral Home.
A paving brick for the Angel site at Michigan Memorial Park may be purchased in memory or honor of a child or loved one. The brick will include up to three lines of engraving for $100 with as many as 12 characters or spaces per line. To purchase a brick please call (734) 782-2473