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When someone you care about is going through a tough time, cheery holiday sentiments can fall short. Share love with these honest holiday cards, made in partnership with PAPYRUS.
Tips for helping friends and family participate in the holidays in a way that works for them.
Tips to help your child learn empathy skills, including a holiday bingo game to make practicing them fun.
A list of small things you can do to make a big difference in a loved one’s life, sourced from the Option B community.
Advice for how to help yourself or a loved one navigate a challenging holiday, delivered to your phone or inbox.
What to say to let loved ones know it’s OK to share their true feelings.
By Alan Roman
By Marisa Renee Lee
A guide to hosting an event for friends who are struggling this holiday season, from the experts at The Dinner Party.
Discover how thoughts and feelings about money can affect how we spend—and how to stick to a budget while still enjoying the holidays.
By Leticia Pizarro Velilla
Understand why loneliness can hurt and how you can offer support during the holiday season.
A custom #OptionBThere card game to help you and your loved ones focus on moments of joy, celebrate small victories, and practice gratitude.
By Robin Roberts
A list of ways to help keep a loved one’s memory alive, from planting a memorial tree to cooking a favorite recipe.
Suggestions for what to say when tried-and-true holiday greetings don’t feel quite right.
By Sarah McBride
By John Duberstein
Six tips on being a supportive “plus-one” at holiday gatherings for a friend who may have mixed feelings about attending.
A seven-step guide to approaching the holidays on your own terms, starting with accepting your feelings.
Join an Option B Facebook group to connect with people who’ve had similar experiences and are ready to offer support.
Advice for how to help children navigate the holidays in the wake of death or divorce, from experts on helping kids build resilience.
By Patton Oswalt
Learn why addiction can be harder to manage during the holidays—and how you can best support a friend in recovery.
Reflections on what different faiths teach us about finding light when we need it most, from Stanford University’s former dean for religious life.
Holiday gift ideas, like a homemade photo album, that let a friend know how much you care, sourced from the Option B community.
By Isabel Hernandez-Torres
Steps for making a plan to be there for your loved ones after the holidays are over.
By Beth Finke
A tool to help you find the best way you can support your friends and family during the holidays, from empathy expert Dr. Kelsey Crowe.
Small steps you can take to appreciate the good in your daily life this holiday season.
By Gabby Giffords & Mark Kelly
Eight ways to show your support for friends and loved ones when distance keeps you apart.
By Liz Prives
Recommendations to help you give back—because doing good for others is good for you, too.
Advice for writing a heartfelt letter to lift your friend’s spirits.
Steps you can take to support caregivers—who give so much of themselves to the ones they love, no matter the season.
By Katie Couric
A guide to deciding how your friends and loved ones can help you over the holidays—and tips for how to ask.
By Keith Hammond
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