The Angel Story

The Christmas Box Angel of Hope was first introduced to the world in the international best-selling book and hit television movie "The Christmas Box", written by Richard Paul Evans. The original Angel of Hope statue, inspired by the book, was dedicated on December 6th, 1994 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Since the placement of this first statue, it has become known as a place of hope and healing for anyone who has suffered the loss of a child. Each year, individuals and agencies in support of grieving parents sponsor new statues to be placed throughout the world.

Remember, everyone is a child of someone.


Individuals can purchase pavers to be placed around the base of the Angel of Hope in memory of their loved one from the City of Sartell. Also, available are trees, benches, and swings that can be purchased and placed around the lake and walking paths. These items will all have a plaque that will include who it is in memory of. You can find information on the city's website. Also, there is a link to the order form below if you want to mail in your payment.