Helping bereaved parents and families since 2001, the Christmas Box Angel of Hope Children's Memorial in Stow Silver Springs Cemetery was created to help those who suffer the death of a child. This beautiful memorial is a peaceful place for grieving parents whose children have died, before or after birth, to mourn, heal, and remember their beloved children.
A beautiful replica of an angel statue inspired by the book, "The Christmas Box," by author Richard Paul Evans, stands at the center of this unique memorial. A best-selling book, it lovingly tells of a mother's grief and eventual solace over the death of her child.
More than 500 bricks, all in memory of children, have been placed at the Angel of Hope. Memorial bricks will continue to be sold throughout the year at a cost of $100, with placement in the spring and fall. Bricks may be purchased in memory of any child, regardless of age or where the child was born or lived. They did not have to be Stow residents. Bricks may also be purchased as gifts in memory of a child or children. Following placement of the bricks, an inspirational ceremony will be held for the families and friends to honor their children who have become a part of the memorial.
Brick order forms are available at the memorial in Silver Springs Cemetery at 5080 Stow Road, by going to the website www.christmasboxangelofhopestowohio.com, or by calling Sara Ruble at 330-689-1089.
Brick orders must be received by Feb. 15 for spring placement. The brick ceremony will take place in May.