Our secret to a wonderful and stress-free holiday season? We’ve found Santa’s Elves in real life: the postal workers at USPS! Not everyone ships as much as we do year round, but during the holiday season, the US Postal Service is especially busy. Just to give you an idea of how hectic this time of year can be:
- On December 14th — AKA the busiest shipping day of the year! — about 612 million pieces of mail are processed in the US.
- Over 240 million Americans will visit their local post office between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day.
- Approximately 15.5 billion card and packages will be mailed this holiday season (WOW).
With so much going on, this feels like the perfect time of year to recognize the hard work our Postal Workers put in for us every single day. We are so thankful for Jay, Nick, and Keisha, the Cardtorial mail carriers! They always go above and beyond to help us out (and trust us, we always have TONS of mail for them to pick up at ALL hours of the day!). Seriously, they rock.
We’ve been brainstorming some good gifts to let them know how much we appreciate them, and we hope you’ll join us in saying an extra ‘thank you’ this holiday season. Some of our favorite ideas include:
- A heartfelt, handwritten holiday card, telling them how much their work means to us
- A basket of snacks and portable drinks to keep in their truck (We’ve decided to keep a snack box at our door so that they can grab something to eat and drink all year long!)
- A gift card to a local shop or restaurant that they’ve mentioned they enjoy
- A cozy hat, gloves, and scarf (okay, maybe this one is better for our friends outside of SoCal..)
- A genuine, detailed letter, sent to the Postmaster, outlining the exemplary work our Postal Worker has done throughout the year. This letter will go in their permanent personnel file and might help them get a promotion or raise down the line!
Let us know how you chose to say ‘thank you’ and ‘happy holidays’ to the USPS this season! This time of year, a little heartfelt appreciation goes a long way.