February 4th, 2012 is Thank A Mail Carrier Day. This is perfect timing for people like me who had the best of intentions in wanting to give their mail carrier a little something extra around the holidays, but just didn’t get it done.
I know that many people have the argument that since delivering mail is a mail carrier’s job that they don’t need anything extra. With the volume of freebies, online orders, and regular mail that I receive, I think that doing a little something extra is nice. Plus, I’ve had the same mail carrier the entire six years that I’ve been living in this house.
Doing a little something extra for your mail carrier doesn’t have to be a budget buster. Gifts such as cookies, spices, hot cocoa, are all inexpensive and nice.
Here’s what I decided to do this year: Thanks to some pre-Christmas fundraisers, we have a ton of microwave popcorn in our house right now. I grabbed a couple of bags of the popcorn, and printed out a little note that says:
February 4, 2012 is Thank A Mail Carrier Day!
Thanks for popping by each day!
I taped the note around the bags of popcorn, and will place it in my mailbox on the 4th. Piece of cake! If you would like to use the same note that I used, I have made it available here.
Do you do anything extra for your mail carrier around the holidays or in February?