This is the season of giving and so why not remember the person who through rain, sleet, snow, heat and barking dogs makes it all possible. Everybody knows all the “going postal” jokes. Some are funny and others not so. It is a job where when things go well you hear nothing, but if something is delayed a day or two a mini rocket goes off. It is for the most part a job that requires the finesse of a diplomat, the strength of an athlete and a memory for obscure details. All of these gifts are less than $15 and simply say to your hero of the every day, thanks!
The Burt’s Bees products I have used are great for people who work outdoors. The ingredients contain beeswax. almond oil and lanolin and are 95.29% all natural products. I have personally tried these readily available products and find them to be effective and not harsh on delicate skin.
For dry, weathered lips, the Beeswax Lip Balm in a tube or tin is a good product. It works! Your postal workers can easily slip one in a pocket and be on their way. It sells for $2.50 each and may be purchased on line or at any local drug store.
If you have a little room in your gift giving budget, The Burt’s Bees Foot Care Kit is a thoughtful gift that will really be appreciated by the tired and aching feet of your postal carrier. It is made with coconut oil and other natural products and again it works. The kit has coconut foot cream, a pumice stone, special socks and an instruction booklet. Purchase on line or at a local store. The entire kit sells for $12.99. http://www.burtsbees.com/
For those frigid days or sizzling days, Starbucks Coffee offers a pick me up for any occasion. Whether it is a hot latte or an ice drink, Starbucks has it. Your postal carrier will appreciate your thinking of the personal side. The job of the postal carrier is a relatively stable type of employment, but the hours are long, the shifts are not always great and currently there is consolidation or reorganization in the air.
Mind you these are mid-middle paying jobs. The average postal worker with 20 years on the job makes below $20 per hour. So, why not give a Starbucks gift card for $15 that will allow your everyday hero to enjoy a quick pick me up for those days when the need arises. The gift cards can be purchased at a local store or on line at Starbucks. http://www.starbucks.com/card/purchasecard.asp
The Pony Express is the ancestor of today United States Postal Service. The Pony Express Museum is located in St. Joseph, Missouri. It is a national museum that holds some of the more interesting facts and artifacts of the original postal carriers of our country. If you want a glimpse of how rough a job can be check out the National Museum of the Pony Express.
For that special postal carrier in your life I would consider the Winds of Destiny by Jacqueline Lewin a new publication that sells on line at the Pony Express Museum Virtual Store or The Pony Express by Fred Reinfield that sell for $10.
Other hard to match items include Pony Express Magnets that sell for around $3 depicting the early days of the Pony Express that your postal carrier can affix to the refrigerator as a reminder of the historical importance of the job.
And also to pick up the dry cleaning. A nifty Pony Express statue for the dresser depicting the early carrier is only $9. All of these items can be paid by Pay Pal and the shipping is nominal. The on line virtual store can be found at: