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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. 🙂
8 thoughts on “How To Show Gratitude To Delivery Personnel During Quarantine”
Great ideas! Such a good way to thank your delivery people and to make your front porch welcoming. We hung Thank You signs on our trash can and mailbox (and even got a reply from our mailman!). My toddler was excited to wave and shout “Thank You!” from behind the screen door yesterday when the delivery man arrived. (Same man we’ve had several times already… he deserves a treat!) Have you found that while we are physically distanced, we are also becoming closer to some people, like our delivery people, in that we greet them in some way and thank them more often now? I think that’s a good thing. 🙂
That’s so sweet! I love your sign idea – and how sweet of the mailman to respond!
Thank you for these great ideas! I’m already planning my basket 🧺
Yay! You’re welcome!
Sweet idea!! My kids would enjoy coloring a sign for our delivery people 🙂
It’s an easy way to get them involved, for sure! 🙂
I remember this idea from Christmas….and how perfect again for all the deliveries these days!!
Yes! I hear the UPS and FedEx trucks going through the neighborhood constantly. 🙂