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Quirky cards from well-known illustrator Emily McDowell that acknowledge how your loved ones are really feeling this holiday season.
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.
A custom #OptionBThere card game to help you and your loved ones focus on moments of joy, celebrate small victories, and practice gratitude.
A guide to hosting an event for friends who are struggling this holiday season, from the experts at The Dinner Party.
Advice for how to help children navigate the holidays in the wake of death or divorce.
By Alan Roman
What to say to let loved ones know it's OK to share their true feelings.
A list of ways to help keep a loved one’s memory alive, from planting a memorial tree to cooking a favorite recipe.
Tips for helping friends and family participate in the holidays in a way that works for them.
By Leticia Pizarro Velilla
A seven-step guide to approaching the holidays on your own terms, starting with accepting your feelings.
Reflections on what different faiths teach us about finding light when we need it most, from Stanford University’s former dean for religious life.
By Sarah McBride
Holiday gift ideas, like a homemade photo album, that let a friend know how much you care, sourced from the Option B community.
Suggestions for what to say when tried-and-true holiday greetings don’t feel quite right.
Steps for making a plan to be there for your loved ones after the holidays are over.
Join an Option B Facebook group to connect with people who’ve had similar experiences and are ready to offer support.
By Liz Prives
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.
Eight ways to show your support for friends and loved ones when distance keeps you apart.
By Isabel Hernandez-Torres
By Beth Finke
Steps you can take to support caregivers—who give so much of themselves to the ones they love, no matter the season.
Advice for how to help yourself or a loved one navigate a challenging holiday, delivered to your phone or inbox.
By Chana Marie Wynne-Swan
Advice for writing a heartfelt letter to lift your friend’s spirits.
A guide to deciding how your friends and loved ones can help you over the holidays—and tips for how to ask.
Recommendations to help you give back–because doing good for others is good for you, too.
By Keith Hammond
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“Things usually look better in the next morning. Ask for help. People do want to help, but they don’t know what to do.”
“My son loved Christmas, and I will be placing a tree in his room in memory. Let peace be yours as you remember the love you shared.”
“I’ve been where you are. I know holidays can be so difficult. Hold on. Holidays might never be the same, but one day you’ll enjoy them again.”
“Cry as much as you need. But know you don’t have to live in that place of sadness forever. Start with one small thing—one piece of joy.”
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