Christmas

Arlene Wagner, proprietor of Leavenworth's Nutcracker Museum
Travel

Greetings from Leavenworth, Washington

Residents of Leavenworth, Washington, share what's special about their hometown and why it attracts many thousands of visitors each year who are drawn to its Alpine atmosphere during the Christmas season.

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Turkey chili
Positive Living

3 Fresh Takes on Holiday Leftovers

Try these easy, tasty ways to give your surplus feast new meaning.

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Setting a holiday table
Positive Living

How to Set a Beautiful, Inviting Table (for Two or 20)

Take pleasure in laying a table that is warm, welcoming—and practical for your holiday meal.

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Decorating for Christmas
Positive Living

Why It’s Not Too Early to Decorate for Christmas

There are surprising benefits for those who trim the tree early in the season.

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Holiday crafts as gifts
Positive Living

Easy and Relaxing Gifts to Make for the Holidays

Homemade crafts don’t have to be complicated or expensive—they just have to come from the heart.

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Joy to the World; illustration by Jessica Hische
Stories of Faith

Merry Christmas from Guideposts

From the Guideposts family to you and yours, we wish you all the joys the Christmas season brings.

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An illustration of a sitting angel; Illustration by Nicole Xu
Angels

A Christmas Eve Blessing From the Angels

She had been so worried about her daughter’s hearing problems. Then an angelic light filled the house.

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J.P.;Photo credit: Jim Graham
Angels

Peace on Earth in the Parking Lot

He helped a stranger in a stalled car. But he soon realized that she helped him remember the true meaning of Christmas.

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An illustration of a Christmas goose; Illustration by Jackie Besteman
Angels

This Christmas Goose Kept Them Warm

The bird was supposed to be Christmas dinner. Then he protected them during a snowstorm.

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An illustration of a regal angel; Illustration by © PHIL, I2IART.COM
Angels

5 Inspiring Stories of Holiday Angels

Whether it’s the miraculous return of a wedding ring or a mysterious gift giver, these heartwarming tales highlight the true meaning of Christmas.

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