I'm a firm believer in getting something for our mailman. We live in the country and its not always easy to get here in the winter with the snow. The roads can really be a challenge in the winter and I appreciate our mailman bringing our mail even in inclement weather. Yes, I know that its his job but I'm still appreciative.
I usually bake him cookies and this year was no different. For the third year in a row, I put a plastic baggie of chocolate chip cookies in our mailbox. I don't do anything fancy like ribbon or anything. In fact, this year I didn't even include a note because I was running behind but just wanted to get them in the mailbox before work in the morning.
I always get a handwritten thank you note. Well, actually its a Post-It with a few words. This year it said, "Thank you for remembering your mailman again this year. It really is meaningful. --Ben"
I know that some people will vehemently disagree with getting something for somebody who is just doing their job but I'm a firm believer in something small to show my appreciation.
Side note: When we lived in town, I did not get for my mailman. I had no idea who it was and we had community mailboxes.
Do you do something for your mailperson?