My absolute favorite part of the holidays is spreading holiday cheer to those who find themselves in stressful situations, particularly those who serve the populations of people this time of year in retail, food service, and delivery drivers! I don’t know about you guys, but delivery drivers inevitably find their way to our home during the holiday season at least once a day.
Okay, who am I kidding? They’re at our house every day, holidays or not. I can’t even use that as an excuse. Sadly.
There’s enough stress that people assume during the holidays, and we have to know that these drivers feel it as much, if not more than we do, oftentimes working later than their regular shifts to get packages delivered to people just in time for Christmas.
I think drivers are an easy population to get overlooked because we don’t usually have direct contact with them.
I want them to feel the holiday spirit of appreciation just as much as I hope others do that we have direct contact with.
I can’t take credit for this idea. Recently I saw a Facebook post about someone who left snacks and drinks on their front porch with a thank you note to the delivery drivers, asking them to take a treat for the road. I immediately got excited! This was exactly what I wanted to do for them! All the feels!
I became even more excited about the idea of getting B involved in helping me with it.
I’m always trying to find ways to teach B empathy and reaching out a hand to help others and to tangibly show him what giving back looks like. On the drive from church this morning I spent some time explaining that we were going to go to Target and buy food and drinks to all the men and women who work extra hard for the holiday season to deliver packages that make our lives more convenient during the holidays. (Of course, I never revealed that most of those deliveries were his gifts…) He was especially excited bout helping me pick out snacks, as long as he could have a few of them, too. Parents know, a little bribery goes a long way…
We had fun picking things out together at the store, and he was even more excited to help me arrange them on a tray we had at home. His job was to place them as I unpacked the boxes. He did a great job arranging them!
The bucket behind that you see is filled with water, Gatorade and La Croix.
I wrote the note to let them know it’s for them and laminated it using my favorite at home self-laminating pouches. I have a laminating machine at work, but for home, the quick pouches work the best since I don’t need them as frequently.
I’m pleased with how this came out, and I feel like a giddy little girl who can’t wait to come home tomorrow and see all the treats that are missing! I hope that it brings a smile to their faces, lets them know we appreciate them and adds a little joy in their hearts.
If you’d like to leave treats for your holiday drivers, you can use the note I created. I left the “From” blank so that you can fill in your name.
Get the file for free here, Delivery Driver Note-mommisadventures!
Have you left treats for your delivery drivers before? Do you think you’ll do it this year? I’d love to see your arrangement!
Praying we all find time to spread a little joy this season!
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