The history of giving during Christmas stems from the three wise men who gave gifts to celebrate the birth of Jesus. The original presents to Jesus were Frankincense, Gold and Myrrh. Since then, the tradition of giving gifts to family and friends is observed all over the world during the Christmas season.
Very few people realize that the holiday season is also a time to thank people (outside of family and friends) who make your life a little easier. The following is a list of some people who deserve some recognition and/or a small Christmas present serves as a token of appreciation.
Mail Carrier: Your postman or postwoman tirelessly delivers your mail six days a week – through rain, snow, and heatwaves. Mail carriers rarely get any recognition or gratitude from residents whose mail they deliver like clockwork. Don’t you think it would be nice to leave a season’s greeting card with some money inside your mailbox the next time they deliver your mail? If you are strapped for money, how about baking them some cookies or even just a old fashioned hand written Christmas card to wish them a pleasant holiday?
Newspaper Deliver: Much like a mail carrier, your newspaper delivery man/woman delivers your newspaper every morning, every day- rain or shine. It would be a nice gesture to let them know how much you appreciate their daily and consistent effort with a greeting and/or token appreciation this Christmas season.
Doorman/woman: Whether you live in a building that has a doorman/woman, or your receptionist at your office, it would be a good idea to recognize their value and how much you appreciate what they do for you every day. Whether it is saying hello every morning, opening the door or elevator for you, signing for your packages, and taking messages, they deserve recognition for making your life a little bit easier.
The above mentioned are only three types of individuals that you should consider thanking of gifting them this holiday season. There are many more other types of people that touch your life daily in some shape or form. Small tokens of appreciation generate a lot of goodwill and gratitude and don’t cost much compared to other types of presents that you gift your friends and family. Some ideas are: cash, small box of chocolates, or homemade cookies.
Remember, Christmas is not just about gift giving – it is also about expressing gratitude for all the blessings and people you have in your life.