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One of the best gifts you can give this holiday season is to be there for those who need it most. #OptionBThere is about helping you find the right words and thoughtful gestures to support your loved ones, show them that they’re not alone—and maybe even spark a little joy.
Plus, we have free e-cards to help you send love and support to those near and far.
People who’ve experienced hardship are about twice as likely as those who haven’t to associate the holidays with negative feelings like sadness, loneliness, and worry.1
While you can’t change what your family and friends have been through, you can give them your love and acceptance.
The majority of people experiencing hardship just want their loved ones to spend time with them.2 Tiny gestures that remind people they’re loved can make a world of difference. We’ve gathered resources from experts and the Option B community to help you navigate supporting your loved ones.
While most people know someone who has experienced hardship, few make a special effort to support them during the holidays. Even if it’s tricky to find the right words, saying something is always better than saying nothing at all.
Try these conversation starters to let your loved ones know it’s okay to share their true feelings. Or find a way to help with this list of small things you can do to make a big difference, sourced from the Option B community.
You can show your loved ones you’re there for them—even if the holidays aren’t totally happy—by sending an #OptionBThere card, developed in partnership with PAPYRUS and Emily McDowell & Friends
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