In a year where we’ve seen an exponential increase in online shopping (hello, Amazon) due to the pandemic and stay-at-home orders, it feels important as ever to express our gratitude and appreciation for the long hours that delivery drivers work to get us what we need (and want).
A few years ago I came across an idea to set out a basket of snacks and drinks for UPS, FedEx, and USPS drivers with a little note thanking them for making our holiday shopping easier. My daughter and I went shopping together to pick out the treats and at the end of the day, we’d look to see which snacks they took to enjoy and refill the box. It was always a highlight of our day. We’ve had drivers leave us thank you notes and that always filled our cup. We’ve done it every year since.
Today we started the tradition early and put out our gratitude box. We filled it with popcorn, chips, cookies, snack bars, crackers, sparkling waters, and coffee. In past years, we’ve included things like hand warmers and $5 Starbucks gift cards (these were a hit!). It’s a small token of our appreciation for working sun up to sun down, non-stop. We hope it brightens their day (it sure brightens mine!) and gives them a little fuel to continue on their routes.
I designed a sign to go in the box and am sharing the printable with you to download to make your own gratitude box! Let’s continue to find and share joy this holiday season and beyond.