Have you ever met your mail carrier? Are they a man or a woman? If you don’t know, take the time to find out on this National Thank a Mail Carrier Day! Chances are your mail carrier makes sure you get every single piece of mail that is owed to you 6 days a week all year long. It doesn’t matter if it’s raining, snowing, hailing, super hot, or really cold, they make sure to get you your mail. Even if you have that crazy barking dog at your window. Now you get to make sure that they know they are appreciated for all their hard work. It’s easy to forget the person behind the job, especially if you’re gone at work when your mail arrives. And that person deserves recognition for the service they provide you.
History of Thank a Mail Carrier Day
It’s not clear where or how the holiday was started. What is clear though, is that the idea of delivering mail has been around since the time of the ancient Egyptians.
Facts About Mail Carriers
In 1775 the first organized mail service in America was created
Benjamin Franklin was the first postmaster general
Stamps were invented in 1847
In 1863 free city delivery began & 1896 free rural delivery began
In 1963 the zipcode was created
The first stamp cost 5 cents and now they cost 55 cents
USPS delivers mail 6 days a week
In 1920 children were banned from being sent by post
Ways To Celebrate Thank a Mail Carrier Day
Give or leave a gift for your mail carrier when they drop off your mail
Host a challenge for others to give or leave a gift for their mail carrier
Get your street together to create a thank you gift basket
Gifts can be anything from cold refreshments, candy, or a card. Even a smile and a thank you will be much appreciated.
If you have kids, have them run out and greet the mail carrier when they arrive with the token of appreciation
How Thank a Mail Carrier Day Unites People
Every worker is a person, not a machine, and they should be treated as so. By celebrating this holiday and thanking your mail carrier, you are acknowledging all their hard work. Taking the time to be grateful for something that we take for granted can remind us how lucky we are. Not all countries have the privilege of a daily mail carrier. Showing kindness to a stranger will make them happier and more fulfilled in their job as well. We can all benefit from giving thanks.
Ideas To Share Thank a Mail Carrier Day on Social Media
Thank Your Mail Carrier Today!
Who’s behind your mail?
Be right back! -- I’m thanking the mail carrier
Rain or snow, sleet or hail, he or she never fails!
A famous motto of the mail carrier: “Through rain or snow, or sleet or hail, we’ll carry the mail. We will not fail”
“I’m into Fitness. Fitness this whole package into the mailbox”
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