#SpreadKindness this Season! Say “Thank You” to your Mail Carrier & UPS Driver

My mail carrier and UPS and FedEx carriers work hard all year long because I get a ridiculous amount of mail and packages.  It’s one of the side effects from working from home.

But ESPECIALLY this time of the year, they work EVEN harder.  I do 90% of my Christmas shopping online…  on top of my regular online shopping (thanks to services like Amazon Prime Pantry and Subscribe & Save).

So I wanted to do something to say thank you.  I rarely see these people face to face though.  And I don’t really want to be that weird lady that gets a lot of packages AND chases after the delivery guy waving a bottle of water after him.

The solution?

A Gratitude Basket on the Porch with a simple note!

Now they can grab a drink, snack or treat when they have to drop a package on the porch!

It wasn’t hard at all either.  I had the basket (I had PLENTY of baskets to choose from) stored in the basement.  And I just grabbed drinks from the fridge and snacks from our own “snack basket” which are always overflowing anyway.

It’s cool enough here right now that water and canned drinks will stay at a drinkable temperature.   But I avoided anything chocolate because the porch does get some afternoon sun – regardless of the temperature outside.

>>>Get the printable sign to use on your own Gratitude Basket.  Click HERE.<<<

Ideas to put in a mail carrier gratitude basket:

  • Canned Sodas
  • Bottled Water
  • Single Serve Bags of Chips/Popcorn
  • Snack Packs of Crackers
  • Trail Mix Packs
  • Single Serve Beef Jerky Sticks
  • Granola Bars or Cereal Bars
  • Hard Candy (peppermints, butterscotch)
  • anything you have lying around that won’t spoil or melt that is individually packaged!


  • Bring your basket in at night.
  • Don’t put canned sodas in it if it’s going to be below freezing.
  • Don’t include chocolate.
  • Don’t put homemade goods or unsealed goods (i.e. don’t take chips out of a big bag and put in individual baggies)

Remember to print your sign here to add to the basket.

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