The mailman brings you mail through most weather conditions 6 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.
In this post, mailman refers to both male and female mail carriers in the United States.
National Mailman Day is on February 4th and is a great time to thank your mailman. However, I’m sure your mailman would enjoy being thanked throughout the year.
Mailman Thank You Ideas
There are rules for what can be given to the mailman in the United States. The United States Postal Service states on their 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. 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 that the mailman will have to carry the treat with them unless they consume right away.
- Coffee or hot chocolate on a cold day in a travel mug that they can keep.
- Say “Thank you” to them if you happen to be 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.
Mailman Thank You Note Examples
If you know your mailman’s name, you can start the note with their name. If not, start 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).
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!
- 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 knowing that they will not be sitting out 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.
- Wow, the weather has been terrible lately. We appreciate your willingness to still deliver our mail as it contains our medication that 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 break yet (unlike with other delivery services and mailmen).
How have you thanked your mailman?