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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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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.

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.


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...


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,...