I have seen a few of these "Mail Carrier Holiday Signs" over the past few years, and each year I find myself thinking, "Gee, what a wonderful idea! I should do that."And then low and behold, the seasonal busy-ness gets the best of me, and I don't get around to it.
This year as I saw another one of these signs come across one of my social media feeds, I told myself - no excuses. It is not hard to buy a few delicious snacks, draw up and print a sign and stick it out on our front porch. And I was exactly right. It took less than 20 minutes (minus the grocery part which I already needed to do for the week), and it will hopefully serve to bring just a little joy to the many men and women busily bringing packages day-in and day-out to avid online shoppers such as myself this holiday season.
Now I'll admit, many of the sign displays and treats I have seen provided by others, for sure outshine my valiant effort. However, given it is currently -20 degrees where we live, and I was trying to "work with what we had on hand", our options were limited. I snagged a potted plant holder and a wooden salad bowl we had on hand to hold everything, and purchased assorted chocolate bars for our treat. I decided it was either that or popsicles, because frozen granola bars and bottles of ice likely weren't going to cut it!
I'll admit I'm pretty pumped to set out our little treat basket over this next week as the holiday craziness reaches it's maximum speed. I would encourage you all to do so as well. Don't be like former me and think how nice it would be to do - do it! And to ensure you have even less excuses, I am sharing my sign with you here. All you need to do is print it out, rummage around your home for a bowl and chair, for that matter, and grab some snacks at your next grocery trip! I'd love to see what you come up with so feel free to post a photo to inspire others, and tag me @kristahapp.
Happy online shopping & Christmas card sending!