Share a bit of kindness with the folks delivering cards and packages during the holiday rush.

Greet Deliveries with Gratitude

Create a display to share sweet treats and thanks.

The growing popularity of online shopping requires a fleet of bustling delivery professionals. Take a moment to say thanks!


Possible Recipients

The myriad of folks delivering cards and gifts through UPS, USPS, FedEx, Amazon, and around the world.

Print this brand new 2016 version and start making big-hearted memories - and a difference! - with your family.

What you’ll need

Tape a heavy duty straw or decorated dowel to the back of your card stock.

Tape a heavy duty straw or decorated dowel to the back of your card stock.

  • Card stock, white
  • Card stock, decorative

  • Markers

  • Scissors

  • Tape

  • Heavy duty straws or dowel

  • Decorative container

  • Candy, candy canes, or other simple takeaway treat. Northerners may want to hand out mitten and boot warmers!

Instructions

  • Write your greeting on a piece of white card stock. Create your own message or use this from one of Doing Good Together's compassionate families:

    UPS, USPS, FedEx, Amazon, etc.
    Happy Holidays!
    Thank you for working so hard to deliver gifts and cards.
    Please take one!
    (Our visitors are welcome to enjoy one as well, of course.)
  • Glue or tape your sign to a piece of decorative card stock.

  • Tape the straws to the back of your assembled sign.

  • Display your sign in your decorative container filled with treats.

  • Place your display near the door where you receive deliveries. Be sure to keep it well-stocked!

Reflection Questions

  • How would your holiday be different if you had to pick up every package and greeting card at the post office or store instead?

  • How would you feel if you discovered an unexpected treat with a thank you note?

  • Brainstorm creative ways to share kindness and appreciation with service providers in your life.

Resources

  • The Giant Hug by Sandra Horning. Follow a hug on its heart-warming adventure through the postal system all the way to Granny’s house. This story offers many opportunities to empathize with the emotions of mail carriers.

  • Good People Everywhere by Lynea Gillen. This sweet book helps children recognize and appreciate all of the kind things people do to make our communities great.

Take it Further

  • Leave a handcrafted note and a gift card in your mailbox or taped to your garbage and recycling receptacles.

  • Keep cheerful thank you notes on hand to leave for servers in restaurants or cashiers in busy stores.

  • Call store managers to "report" especially kind or gracious service.

  • Share this project beyond the winter holidays. Share Valentine's Day candy, May Day flowers, or Halloween treats. Adapt this project for any of your favorite holidays and spread cheer when you feel it most.

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