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7 free printable signs for porch snack baskets for delivery drivers. Be a blessing this holiday season!
I was talking with one our regular UPS delivery drivers in August and he told me that they’d been as busy as Christmastime for months. Months!
My guess is, that level of busy-ness hasn’t slowed down a lot this fall.
I have seen this idea of leaving a basket of snacks on your porch for delivery drivers before, but for some reason, this year…well, I think we can all agree that 2020 is a year much in need of some extra acts of kindness.
So when I decided to put together a thank you basket for my porch for the numerous delivery drivers who frequent our home each week, I thought I’d share some of my ideas with all of you and perhaps we could all spread a bit more cheer together.
A basket of porch snacks and appreciation
I’m using a wooden tote that I had in the garage, but you could use any kind of tub, basket, bin or box for this. Make it as pretty or utilitarian as you like.
The Dollar Tree has great options for this! I got this Santa tub there that I thought would be cute to put out closer to Christmas.
The point is to be a blessing and have some fun…not stress yourself out!
Next just collect whatever variety you like of individually wrapped snacks and/or beverages to put out. Here are some ideas:
- Granola bars
- Protein bars
- Trail mix
- Packs of gum
- Beef Jerky
I’m not thinking I’ll be leaving beverages out here in our Minnesota temperatures. But depending on where you are, they might be a great idea.
Choose a sign to print
I designed seven different signs you could use with your basket. Some are decidedly for Thanksgiving or Christmas, and one is one that you could use all year long if you wanted to continue the practice.
I’d love to know which ones you like best! (You can find the links to print them at the bottom of the post)
Make sure that the basket, and especially the sign, is in a place the the driver can see it easily and knows that it is for them.
If you have littles, your kids could even make signs for your basket. That would be fantastic, and I’ll bet appreciated by the drivers!
A few additional ideas
* I’ve heard others suggest that they’ve left notes on their mailbox and trash cans inviting those service workers to come grab a snack on the porch. (Love it!)
*You could leave notecards with encouraging sayings or Bible verses in your basket for them to take to keep in their vehicle to lift their spirits throughout the day.
*Be mindful of weather and critters. Neither would be good for your tub of goodies.
*And remember: You get to decide how long you leave this basket out. What I mean is…don’t pressure yourself to spend money you don’t have.
You can be a blessing for one day with one basket of goodies just as much as if you restock the basket for the whole holiday season.
The first day we had our snack box out we got three deliveries, only one driver took a snack. (I think my husband was more disappointed than I was) …LOL… But the longer it stayed out, the more drivers took them.
And just like other things we’ve done over the years (I’m thinking of you, Family Bible Journal) I expect we’ll do this for a season and then we won’t. And that’s okay with me.
Grab your free printables below, and have fun with this! I’d love to hear about your boxes, baskets, tubs.
FREE Porch Sign Printables