My Uncle Was a Man of Few Words, But Our Quiet Christmas Eve Drives Are Some of My Favorite Memories
Uncle Ed was a tough guy of few words. But when he took me on a Christmas Eve drive, he...
7 True Stories About Funny Thanksgiving Mishaps
These true stories of snafus past will make you laugh—and breathe a little easier about your own Thanksgiving.
A Teacher Told Her Students to Draw What They Were Thankful for—This Was One Student’s Moving ...
As this teacher learned, some of the most moving lessons are taught by students.
Why I Stopped Making New Year’s Resolutions
Was it me failing my resolutions? Or were my resolutions failing me? Here’s how a shift in perspective helped me...
What It’s Really Like to Be a Hallmark Holiday Writer
Ever wonder who comes up with those sweet stories of snow, St. Nick, serendipity, and soulmates? It's authors like Barbara...
13 Sweet Vintage Letters to Santa—from Almost 100 Years Ago
Sweet, vintage letters to Santa from Texas farm kids recall a simpler, more generous time.
10 Christmas Stories That Will Melt Your Heart
Delightful tales to help you embrace the spirit of the season
These Are the Christmas Battles Every Family Wages Each Year
Not everyone gets the Christmas they want, but everyone gets the Christmas they deserve.
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.
How to Celebrate a Winter Holiday, According to a Florida Transplant
In most states, Santa's sleigh is pulled by reindeer. In Florida, it's pulled by ... wait for it ... horses!...
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...
When My Mom Collected Ornaments, She Collected Memories
Her mom collected ornaments every year when she and her siblings were growing up.
Why This Town’s Featured Christmas Decoration Is a Tractor
Struck by tragedy in the winter of 1937, this family formed a Christmas tradition that's continued ever since.
A Grieving Soldier Is Visited By the Divine In This Unforgettable Christmas Classic
A struggling patient teaches a student nurse that miracles come in many sizes.
How the Gift I Wanted Least Became the One I Needed Most
The flimsy package didn't contain the ice skates that I wanted. Instead it was bursting with magic.
The Year My Mother Saved Christmas—With a Sad, Threadbare Tree
We had very little that Christmas, but Mom managed to pull off a holiday I will never forget.
Pennies From Heaven—A Christmas Miracle
A skeptical journalist begins to find miraculous rare pennies from her deceased father.
This Soldier’s Long Walk Home Was the Best Christmas Present for His Little Girl
Surprise reunions are extra special during the holiday season.
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,...
The First Thanksgiving of This Immigrant Family Who Lived in a Tent While Dad Built Them a House Wil...
There's nothing like living in a tent without things we had taken for granted, like running water and electricity, to...
This Sales Clerk’s Story Will Make You Long for a Small-Town Christmas
Mr. Johnson showed up at the last-minute every year on Christmas Eve, but this sales clerk had done her homework...
Warning: You Will Want to Steal This Family’s Quirky “Yule Chicken” Tradition
When this family's annual Thanksgiving game went awry, the fun lasted all year long.
This Family Would Spend 5 Months Prepping for Thanksgiving
First the harvest, then the canning, and by fall, the barn and back-porch pantry smelled of spices, apples, and California...