I love to put out thank you notes and gifts for the people who deliver mail and packages at Christmas. A friend of mine suggested that I share those ideas in light of how much we’re having delivered during quarantine life – and I thought it was a great idea!
During the holidays I put out a basket or box like this – I apologize for the blurry photo that I grabbed from my Instagram stories archive. 🙂
This doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive. Here are a few suggestions that might be appropriate for right now:
- Bottled Water
- Pre-packaged snacks like granola bars, cookies or peanut butter crackers
- Pre-packaged gum, mints or candy
- Clorox Wipes (if you have any!) for them to wipe off the item after they take it
I have found that if you slide your sign into a sheet protector and leave it on the porch, it stays dry and stands up nicely in the basket. I just grabbed one from my piano bench, but you can purchase them pretty inexpensively on Amazon.
You don’t even have to do the basket to let your delivery service people know that you appreciate them! Print this sign, add your last name and display it on your porch – and I guarantee it will bring a smile to their faces. You can download the image from above or grab the PDF version here.
Better yet – download this one and let your kids color it! (This is also for those of you who, like me, are running low on color ink!)
I have an annual subscription to PicMonkey which is where I made these signs! It’s also great for making cards, invitations and gift tags. Even though PicMonkey is not free, it’s a great tool for creating all sorts of things. If you want to go the free route, try a 30 day free trial of Canva.
PSA: PicMonkey’s “7 day free trial” is not free – they make you pay for an account before you save any of your photos. It’s a great, easy to use editing program – but don’t fall for the free trial. 🙂
One more way to bring a smile to their faces is to spruce up your porch. Clear the dead leaves and the pollen fronds, hang a nice wreath and make it as cheerful as you can. They’re your only company for the next few weeks, anyway! 🙂
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Thanks to my friend Brandi for this great idea! I hope you’ll find a way to let your delivery friends know how much you appreciate them. 🙂