Thanking the Mail Carrier Ideas and Thank-You Note Examples

The mailman brings you mail through most weather conditions six days a week. If they are on a walking route, they may be walking over 10 miles each day delivering mail. Reward their dedication with a thank-you.

While it’s still popular to refer to the mail carrier as the mailman, mail carrier is the correct gender-neutral term.

National Thank A Mail Carrier Day is on February 4th and is a great time to thank your mailman. However, your mailman would enjoy being thanked throughout the year.

Another popular time to thank the mailman or lady is at the end of the year. So, you will find some Christmas messages for a mail carrier near the end of this article.

Mail Carrier Thank You Ideas

There are rules for what can be given to the letter carrier in the United States. The United States Postal Service states on its website:

…Carriers are permitted to accept a gift worth $20 or less from a customer per occasion, such as Christmas. However, cash and cash equivalents, such as checks or gift cards that can be exchanged for cash, must never be accepted in any amount. Furthermore, no employee may accept more than $50 worth of gifts from any one customer in any one calendar year period.

This means cash and gift cards are not options. Please do not insist on giving your mailman a cash tip anyway and putting them in an awkward situation of declining. Follow their rules.

Here are some other noncash ideas:

  • A baked treat. My grandma gave her mailman cookies often. Remember, if you are on a walking route, the mailman will have to carry the treat with them unless they consume it right away.
  • A warm drink. Coffee or hot chocolate on a cold day in a travel mug that they can keep.
  • A Thank You. Say “Thank you” to them if you are near your mailbox when they deliver your mail. I do this when I am home when my mailman comes to the door.
  • A thank you note. A thank-you note will be something they can keep and will not take up much room in their bag.

Mail Carrier Thank You Note Examples

If you know your mailman’s name, you can start the note with their name. If not, begin with Hi or Hello. Each note should be concluded with the signing of your name. The examples following the first example will only include the thank-you note text (opening and closing will be excluded).

Dear Pat,

Thank you for delivering our mail during the rainstorm last week. I am impressed with your dedication. I appreciate getting my mail the most on bad weather days!

Thanks Again,

  • I am thankful for your accuracy in delivering our mail. We rarely get a piece of mail intended for a different address. And thank you for putting the large packages by the side door. I take comfort in knowing they will not be sitting in the rain on rainy days.
  • Each day, I look forward to opening the mailbox. Thank you for bringing the mail. I know it’s your job, but I still appreciate it!
  • I want to thank you for the short visit the other day. We have been attempting to find homes for the kittens for several weeks. Thank you for keeping an ear open for people looking to adopt a kitten. However, we have decided to keep them! You will see them soon in the windows when dropping off the mail.
  • Thank you for delivering our mail. We look forward to seeing your smile every day. Also, thank you for giving our dog a treat occasionally.
  • Wow, the weather has been terrible lately. However, we still appreciate your willingness to deliver our mail as it contains the medication we depend on. We are glad that we can count on you!
  • The children are so happy that you are our mailman. I think Peter may become a mailman someday! He is fascinated with the process. Thank you for being polite and kind when he asks you questions!
  • Thank you for delivering our mail promptly. We have noticed that you are careful with the large boxes, which we appreciate since they often contain fragile items. We have not had anything broken yet.
  • Stamps. They sit in the corner and do nothing all day and somehow still travel all over the world. Thank you for helping the stamps see the world!

Christmas Messages for Mailman

When thanking the mail carrier at the end of the year, you can include a Christmas message in your thank you card or on a Christmas card. Here are some examples.

  • Thank you for delivering our mail, especially in the winter with the snow. We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
  • Warm wishes to you this holiday season! Thank you for always being careful with our packages. We appreciate your dedication.
  • We wish you a blessed Christmas and a Happy New Year! Thank you for being the best mailman we’ve ever had.
  • You’re a wonderful mailman. Thank you for chatting with me sometimes. I wish you and your family a very happy Christmas!
  • Thank you for faithfully delivering our mail. We are also happy when we get a letter from a friend. We wish you a fantastic Christmas.

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Heidi Bender is a writer and author who founded Tons of Thanks. Her goal is to help people write thank you notes by providing  examples examples and tips. She is the author of A Modern Guide to Writing Thank-You Notes.