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Nebraska's First Angel of Hope ~ Sidney, NE

There are over 118 Christmas Box Angels placed throughout the world, dedicated to those who have suffered the loss of a child.
Sidney's Christmas Box Angel is #87, and the only Angel dedicated to all loved ones lost too soon.


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Annual Day of Remembrance December 6

December 6th is the
Annual Day of Remembrance,
honored each year at all of the Christmas Box Angels throughout the world, in memory of loved ones lost too soon..
The annual remembrance ceremony is on Dec. 6, corresponding with the date of the child’s death in The Christmas Box. Coincidentally, Dec. 6th is celebrated in many parts of the world as Children’s Day. If you look closely you can find on the angel’s right wing (west) the word “hope”.

Special Showing of “The Christmas Box” Hallmark movie
Hosted by the Living Memorial Gardens-Angel of Hope
Sunday, December 6th, 2015, at 2:00 P.M.
Fox Theatre in downtown Sidney, NE

This Hallmark movie is based upon the book, The Christmas Box, written by author Richard Paul Evans and is rated “G”.
(Run time:  92 minutes)

Admission is FREE, with a donation of 2 canned goods.  Donations of Christmas hams and turkeys will also be graciously accepted for our local Salvation Army for distribution to local families.  The Fox Theatre seats 200, so please plan to arrive early.  Paperback copies of the original printing of The Christmas Box will be given to the first 50 adults to arrive.  Drawings will be held immediately after the movie for two hardbound copies of the children’s book “The Dance”, autographed by author Richard Paul Evans, music CD’s and “HOPE” Christmas items. This is a special showing of The Christmas Box Hallmark movie – Children must be accompanied by an adult.  Please plan to join us with your family to celebrate the beginning of the Christmas season!

For more information, contact Steve or Rita Anest at 254-7370; “like” our Facebook page at “Angel of Hope – Sidney, Nebraska”

Overall view of The Christmas Box
“Richard, Keri, and six year old Jenna are a loving family helping to make ends meet by acting as caretakers in an apartment building as Richard starts his brand new business.  Keri learns about another caretaking position in one of the grand old homes in town and persuades Richard to accompany her on the interview.  Although stately homeowner Mary Parkin seems a bit aloof, she likes the young couple and offers them the position.
Keri, Jenna and Mary become good friends but Richard spends long hours hard at work and grows more distant.  When he finds an exquisitely carved Christmas box tucked away in the attic, containing letters that reveal a surprising clue to Mary’s past, a bond of affection finally develops between them.  In the busy weeks before the holidays, Richard learns a valuable lesson from Mary – about the true meaning of Christmas and the special bond that a family shares.”


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