Written by Momcents Mom, Krista
I started a new holiday tradition last year and I loved it so much I started it even earlier this year. Kind of like the pumpkin spice lattes start coming out earlier and earlier each year, so does my delivery treat basket! I leave a basket full of drinks and snacks for all of the delivery drivers that leave packages on our front porch. They are working extra hard this time of year; long crazy hours and I love that a little gesture might make their whole day.
I just leave the basket out on a little side table by my front door with a little sign telling the delivery drivers to help themselves to some treats. There are cute signs you can print off Pinterest, I just wrote one out myself. Then I bring the basket inside each evening. When the doorbell rings with a delivery my kids and I love to run and see what treat they took. I think we are more excited than they are! It brings us so much joy. The other day I had to sign for a delivery and the gentleman handed me my package and I told him thank you and to help himself to some treats, his eyes lit up and he said “Really?” He happily grabbed a snack and a drink and it totally made my day. Giving feels so good!!!
Here is a list of things I keep in our basket:
Flavored Sparkling water
Iced coffee drinks
I make sure everything is individually packaged, of course. So far, the most popular picks are the energy drinks, pepperoni sticks, Oreos, and candy bars. I love bringing a smile to someone’s face, even though I don’t get to usually see their reaction. And I love teaching my kids how fun giving to others is, even if it’s just a simple snack. Especially during this crazy year we are having; spreading love and cheer is more important than ever.
Happy Holidays from the Momcent’s family to yours!