During the holiday season, we know there are tons of people out there who deserve a bit more attention and kindness, especially this crazy year. With all the online shopping that's being done, none deserves a bigger thank you than all those delivery workers out there.

During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic we really kept the USPS, Amazon, UPS, FedEx, and many other delivery companies plenty busy. The USPS alone will deliver about 15 billion pieces of mail and about 800 million packages between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day.

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Those packages just don't jump off the truck alone and make their way to your door. Delivery drivers will be working long, and depending on the weather, cold hours from now until the end of the year. Not exactly the easiest gig in town. So once again this year,  I am leaving a little "thank you " outside my door.

How to Say 'Thank You' For All Those Holiday Deliveries

A few years ago a friend of mine posted a picture of her front porch on her Facebook, showing off her annual tradition of leaving a little "thank you" for all those packages she has delivered during the holiday season. She leaves a basket filled with snacks, bottled water, and other little "grab & go" goodies. The sign above reads "Delivery People, please help yourselves. Stay healthy & safe. Happy Holidays".  I immediately fell in love with the idea and have been doing the same ever since.

Photo: Lisa Marie
Photo: Lisa Marie

Such a simple thing, but something that may just make someone's day. They are pretty easy to do...just add some bottles of water, maybe a few energy bars, crackers, and even bags of chips. We all know how those workday munchies kick in, and these drivers are on the road the whole day so you might as well make their workday a little more enjoyable. After all, they are the ones who bring the magic of the season, and those late-night shopping orders, right to our doorstep.

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