Christmas Box Angel Candlelight to take place December 6th

Published on November 29, 2021

Christmas Angel of Hope statue

CHEYENNE – On Monday, December 6th at 7:00 p.m., a Christmas Box Angel Candlelight will take place in Lakeview Cemetery (2501 Seymour Ave.). The candlelight is open to all who have lost children, siblings, or are grieving a loss. Event organizers ask those who attend to bring a candle and a white flower to leave at the base of the statue.

Based on Richard Paul Evans’ best-selling novel The Christmas Box, there are more than 120 Christmas Box Angel of Hope statues across the country. In The Christmas Box, a widow mourns the loss of her child at the base of an angel monument and discovers the precious gifts of life alongside a young struggling family that moves in with her.

Since the book’s release, demand grew for an angel memorial as a place to grieve and heal. The first Angel of Hope statue was dedicated in Salt Lake City, Utah on December 6th, 1994, corresponding with the date of the child’s death in The Christmas Box.

With the face of a child, upturned palms and outstretched wings, the Angel of Hope offers solace to the grieving. The angel stands as a symbol of hope and healing for parents and families who have experienced the death of a loved one.