Last year I started a new tradition thanks to my pal, Val, who blogs at Corn Beans Pigs and Kids. Val and I have a lot in common and we first met as part of the North Iowa Bloggers group. I have a huge respect for Val and for her outlook on life. She has been a role model to me in so many ways.
Last year she shared that she was going to leave some goodies out for all of the delivery people who stop at their farm. USPS, UPS, Fed Ex and other package deliverers are some of the hardest working people this time of year especially. I know that we keep ours in shape with all of our online orders .
They navigate our driveway with grace and don’t complain and so this year again I am thanking them with a basket of goodies and a cooler of drinks that they can help themselves to whenever they make the trip down the driveway.
So this year when they find their way down the driveway they can help themselves to some sweets and treats and drinks to help fuel them on their merry way. It’s a really simple thing but one that they remember. I overheard one UPS guy who was training a new driver say “Hey-this is a really nice lady . She leaves us goodies and drinks to take and always gives us cookies at Christmas.” I guess the word gets out.
Do you do anything for the delivery folks in your life? I would love to hear what creative ways others have to show their appreciation. Tell me all about it in the comments and remember that each comment means a 50 cent donation to our Comments for a Cause – Todd H. Bol Vision Fund.