Holidays

Sure, they roll around at the same time every year, but somehow it’s still easy to be caught off-guard. Never again! Whether you’re planning ahead or at the very last minute, these handy holiday guides will help you make the most of your celebrations all year long.

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13 Heartwarming Stories of Dads Going Above and Beyond for Their Kids

These men have a powerful way of showing their love that goes further than simply saying it.

26 Love Quotes to Add to Your Valentine’s Day Cards

Instead of struggling to find the perfect sentiment, tap these authors, producers, journalists, poets, and writers for their most inspiring...


9 Places to Donate the Christmas Gifts You Can’t Return

What can you do with the gifts you can't return but don't want? Donate them, of course!


13 Tricks for Keeping Your New Year’s Resolutions, from People Who Actually Did

Want this year to be the one where you actually keep those goals you set for yourself? Take it from...


The Heartwarming Reason Why We Put Oranges in Christmas Stockings

This age-old tradition has a few surprising origins.

27 Inspiring New Year’s Resolution Ideas You’ll Want to Keep

Go beyond losing weight and hitting the gym this year by making resolutions that will uplift, educate, entertain, and help...


Charities Where Your Donation Goes the Farthest

As the holiday season and new year approaches, you may feel inspired to donate to a special cause close to...

Native Americans Share the Meaning Behind Their Most Important Traditions and Beliefs

To celebrate Native American Heritage Month, here are the traditions and beliefs that some Indigenous people hold dear.


5 Heartwarming Stories of How Veterans Continue to Help Each Other Even After War

When the men and women 
who served our country are in need, who do they turn 
to for a helping...


22 Businesses That Are Changing the World

When businesses give back to the community, everybody wins. Here are some savvy corporations with a heart, that are doing...


The Best Place to Celebrate the Fourth of July in Every State

From awe-inspiring firework displays to quirky small-town traditions, these are the best spots in every state to celebrate the red,...

This Young Soldier Received a Heartwarming Christmas Greeting—When He Thought He Had Made a Mistake

The sergeant was parked outside a Christmas mass when a transmission from an unfamiliar radio call sign broke in.


This Inspiring Story Proves It Is Possible to Find Joy in the Holidays After a Devastating Loss

After losing her 3-year-old to cancer, a grieving mother discovers that the secret to surviving Christmas is to keep making...


This Heartwarming Christmas Tradition Has Been Passed Down Through Multiple Generations

Oversize Christmas stockings were 
a labor of love for avid knitters.


10 Lives That Were Forever Changed Thanks to the Power of Generosity

These stories of radical compassion reveal our inner humanitarians, the part of us that believes that if we live with...


9 Powerful Ways to Give to Charity Without Breaking the Bank

Especially during what's considered the happiest time of the year, the importance of helping those in need becomes even more...

11 of the Most Inspired and Meaningful Holiday Gifts Ever Received

We asked you to tell us the most thoughtful, meaningful, and/or inspiring holiday gifts you've ever received, and thanks guys,...


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These 167 Drivers at an Indiana McDonald’s Got the Most Heartwarming Father’s Day Surprise

The drivers paid for the following cars over a span of three and a half hours in Scottsburg, Indiana.




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21 Behind-the-Scenes Secrets from the Set of ‘Love Actually’

An all-star cast, a heartwarming storyline (or should we say, storylines), Christmas cheer—It’s no wonder the 2003 film is now...


20 Cutest Valentine’s Day Books for Kids

Sweeten children's Valentine's Day by reading a heartwarming book together!


10 Thought-Provoking Movies to Watch on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Revisit the history of the Civil Rights era and the incredible legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in these...


This Impoverished Family Would Have Missed Christmas if Not for One Inspiring Group of High School S...

During the Great Depression, this teenager learned that it truly is more fulfilling to give than to receive.

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4 Heartwarming True Tales of Vintage Christmas Kindness

These true stories from readers like you prove that, deep down, Christmas has always been about the joy of giving.


4 of the Best Viral Holiday Stories

What happens when the Internet explodes with the joy of human kindness and Christmas spirit?


3 Stories of Gratitude and Powerful Love

A narrative project called "StoryCorps" illuminates inspiring stories of generosity and love from across the United States.


Holiday Spirit: Top Tips For Charitable Giving

With so many people in need around the world — and so many charitable organizations to choose from — it...


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5 Christmas Photo Card Templates

What could be more heartwarming than sending a homemade photo card to your loved ones for the holidays? Just print...