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You’ve got to read it to believe it! These true stories seem almost too good to be true, but we promise that we couldn’t make these up. From love to loss and from survival to unbelieavable coincidences—we’ve got the wildest stories to keep you informed, entertained, and inspired.

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12 Real Ghost Stories You Won’t Want to Read at Night

Calling on only the bravest and boldest of ghost hunters. These stories are not for the faint of heart.

My Dad Sent Me a Fruitcake Every Year for Christmas. The Last One Didn’t Arrive Until a Year A...

My father resembled a fruitcake. One year, he even sent one. It never arrived.


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.

18 True Christmas Miracles That Will Restore Your Hope for the Holidays

These true stories prove that a well-timed letter, a handful of pennies, or a single gust of wind can make...


24 Stories About Meeting Santa That Will Fill You with the Christmas Spirit

Santa Claus has a lot of kids to visit each year, but he never fails to get his job done....

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


This Mom’s Poem Is a Brilliant Way to Teach Kids the Truth About Santa

Could it be possible that Santa is real and works through the hands of parents?


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.


This Dad Makes Halloween Costumes For Kids in Wheelchairs–and You NEED to See Them

How one man’s beautiful vision is becoming a reality for children with disabilities across the country.


Finally! Here’s What the Saying ‘Yes Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus’ Means

One news editor reminds us to never stop believing in miracles.


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.


6 Christmas Stories of Wonder and Love

It's a perfect time to read about how other families experience the joy of the season.

Christmas Stories: The Gold and Ivory Tablecloth

A pastor’s impulsive purchase leads to an incredible reunion. Coincidence—or divine guidance? You be the judge in this story of...