From what I found searching on the internet, National Postal Worker Day has been in effect since 1997 and was chosen because it is also the date in 1775 in which Benjamin Franklin appointed the first ever Postmaster General by the Continental Congress. The inscription on the Main Post Office in New York City reads:
“Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.”
I don’t know about your city, but where I live right now, it’s HOOOOT! So, I put together a little “Sunshine in a Box” (found the idea here) to brighten our postal worker’s day.
First, I found a box that would fit in our mail slot. (It’s actually our can dog food box!) I prettied it up with paper.(I actually ended up covering the inside walls, too. That darn perfectionist in me!)
Next, Cooper helped me string a cute little banner that our postal worker can take back to hang at the post office so everyone feels some love. I hung it quick to take a picture. It says, “Happy Postal Worker Day”. (a little closer up so you can actually see it) I wrapped it up so it’s compact, but ready to hang!
Next, we gathered sunshiney yummies and goodies for our postal worker! The box includes the following:
- Lemon Bar Mix
- Yellow Laffy Taffy
- Peach Rings
- Lemonade Mix
- Lemonhead Candy
Lastly, we printed out a cute little card that said, “Happy Postal Worker Day” and wrote the following: We’re ready to head to the mailbox!It fit perfectly! I hope our postal worker enjoys the unexpected surprise! They really do deserve to be thanked. =)