We’re only less than two weeks away from Christmas, can you believe it? This month is just slipping away, which can be a somber feeling.

However, we could all use a pick me up. That’s where these throwback stories from winters past come in clutch. They include tales of helping strangers, writing letters to children, and next-level holiday decorations.

Santa’s mailbox at the Schultz home in Lake Highlands

Take a look through these five stories for some good ol’ mood boosting. Let us know on social media which ones you enjoyed most.