Today is Thank a Mailman Day (February 4th)
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Today is a very special day… it’s Thank a Mailman Day!
Today is the day to give a BIG thank you to your Mail Carrier who brings super sweet deals to your mailbox and doorstep six days a week! And with all of the freebies and samples we score every day… well, most of us keep our Mail Carriers super busy :).
Here are some ideas on how to show your Mail Carrier you appreciate their service:
* Put together a gift bag of some of the recent freebies you’ve scored. For example, sample sized products from Bath & Body Works or non-holiday packaged treats you scored from various Christmas Clearance deals would make for a great inexpensive, yet still thoughtful thank-you gift.
* A pair of gloves or a package of hand or foot warmers would be a great way to warm up your mail carrier’s day. These are usually inexpensive and can be found at any sporting goods store or online…I’ve posted many glove deals previously as well.
* Have your kiddos make a card or draw a picture for your Mail Carrier.
* No matter what, a big smile and a thank you is always appreciated by anyone!
(Photo Credit: Who Arted)
Here are a few comments Hip2Save Readers left when I posted this last year…
My dad’s a mailman, and I can tell you that (if he speaks for all mail carriers) they appreciate even the slightest thoughtful gift/card/note. He brings home gifts from his customers, usually they’re things they’ve baked for him (no kidding, he’s brought home pies, cakes, homemade candies and more!), but even if it’s just a ‘thank you’ note, he is always grateful to be appreciated.
As a rural mail carrier, I can tell you it is very nice to be remembered. I feel like all 385 families on my route are a part of my family. I have done this for 22 years and I seen many of kiddos grow up and now are parents themselves. It is nice to know that sometimes they think of me too. Sometimes I bring good news and other times not, but I always try to do it with a smile!
With all that in mind, how are YOU going to thank your Mail Carrier? Will you make them a snack or give them a smile and a wave? Let me know what you will be doing to show your appreciation below.