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.

With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the holiday season combined, this year we will be keeping the USPS, Amazon, UPS, FedEx, and many other delivery companies plenty busy. The U.S. Postal Service said it expects to deliver between 850 million and 950 million packages between Thanksgiving and Christmas this year.

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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

Last year 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!

Photo: Lisa Marie
Photo: Lisa Marie

Such a simple thing, but something that may just make someone's day. I decided to do my own basket and sign as well. They are pretty easy to do...just add some bottles of water, maybe a few energy bars, crackers, even bags of chips. We all know how those work day 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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