You are using an outdated browser.
For a better experience, please upgrade your browser here.

Search

56 Results for “Holidays”

Health, Illness & Injury

Remembering with my mom, through her Alzheimer’s

By Heather Oglesby
Read story
Health, Illness & Injury

The New Year is a time for hope, even after tragedy

By Gabby Giffords & Mark Kelly
Read story
Divorce & Family Challenges

“She just sat there and listened—and that meant a lot.”

By Leticia Velilla
Read story
Resilience

Celebrating Mother’s Day with two dads

By Jean Azar-Tanguay
Read story
Divorce & Family Challenges

Redefining Father’s Day after my husband’s arrest

By Kristen Boulard
Read story
Grief & Loss

Paying homage to my dad on Father’s Day

By Abby Fabiaschi
Read story

Support friends and family during the holidays

Discover actions big and small that you can take to offer extra support to friends and loved ones who are struggling with illness, separated from family, or coping with loss.

Read more

Get extra support during the holidays

These recommendations from experts and the Option B community can help if you’re struggling with illness, separated from family, or coping with loss this holiday season.

Read more

#OptionBThere for the Holidays

Discover actions big and small that you can take to offer extra support and help friends and loved ones who are struggling with illness, separated from family, or coping with loss.

Read more

#OptionBThere for the holidays: support others having a hard time

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. Learn how to support friends and loved ones who are separated from family, coping with loss, or going through other challenges this holiday season.

Read more

Resolve to be there beyond the holidays

Steps for making a plan to be there for your loved ones after the holidays are over.

Read more

How to Cope During Hard Anniversaries, Birthday, and Holidays – Option B

Some days can be harder than others. Use these strategies from Option B to find strength on hard days like holidays, anniversaries, and birthdays.

Read More

Help your loved ones make the most of their holidays

Tips for helping friends and family participate in the holidays in a way that works for them.

Read more

Honest holiday cards from Option B

When someone you care about is going through a tough time, cheery holiday sentiments can fall short. Option B teamed up with PAPYRUS to create this special line of greeting cards to help you share love and support when the holidays don’t feel so happy. Whether your friends or loved one are struggling with illness, separated from family, or coping with loss, you can send a card to let them know you're thinking of them.

See cards

Honest holiday cards from Option B

When someone you care about is going through a tough time, cheery holiday sentiments can fall short. That’s why we teamed up with PAPYRUS and and Emily McDowell & Friends to create these free e-cards to help you share love and support when the holidays don’t feel so happy. Simply click the card to email it to a loved one directly from this page. You’ll be able to add a personalized note before you send, and you can send as many as you’d like.

See cards

Discover your empathy superpower

A tool to help you find the best way you can support your friends and family during the holidays.

Read more

Support kids whose families have changed

Advice for how to help children navigate the holidays in the wake of death or divorce, from experts on helping kids build resilience.

Read more

Support a loved one working through addiction

The holidays might be a challenging time if someone you care about is dealing with addiction—whether it’s substances. Learn about the signs that your loved one might be having a difficult time and find ways to support them.

Read more

Comfort a friend facing a lonely holiday

It might surprise you that during this season of holiday parties and family gatherings, some of us feel more alone than ever. Loneliness creeps up year-round, but it can be an especially tough experience during the holidays.

Read more

Ask for the help you need

A guide to deciding how your friends and loved ones can help you over the holidays—and tips for how to ask.

Read more

Declare your holiday bill of rights

A seven-step guide to approaching the holidays on your own terms, starting with accepting your feelings.

Read more

Be an ally at holiday events

Tips for helping friends and family participate in the holidays in a way that works for them.

Read more

Be thoughtful about holiday greetings

Suggestions for what to say when tried-and-true holiday greetings don’t feel quite right.

Read more

Send an #OptionBThere card

Quirky cards from well-known illustrator Emily McDowell that acknowledge how your loved ones are really feeling this holiday season.

See cards

Give meaningful gifts

Holiday gift ideas, like a homemade photo album, that let a friend know how much you care, sourced from the Option B community.

Read more

Write down positive moments

Small steps you can take to appreciate the good in your daily life this holiday season.

Read more

Share the gift of empathy with your kids

There’s something about the holiday season that brings out the spirit of generosity. In addition to making things a bit brighter for others—and helping us feel good in turn—this season of doing good gives us a way to teach children a lesson in caring for others.

Read more

Mother’s Day advice from the Option B community

A guide to hosting an event for friends who are struggling this holiday season, from the experts at the Dinner Party.

Read more

Host an “all feelings welcome” dinner

A guide to hosting an event for friends who are struggling this holiday season, from the experts at the Dinner Party.

Read more

Help your loved ones plan for significant days – Option B

Significant days like a birthday, holiday, or the anniversary of a marriage or a loved one’s passing can be stressful for people dealing with challenges like grief, divorce, or illness. You can help them make a plan for how to spend the day.

Read More