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… and we have a mission for you, if you wish to accept it! 😉 February 4th is Mail Carrier Appreciation Day and every year, we encourage you to make something nice for your mail carrier on this day. They’re the ones who walk, ride or drive miles and miles every single day, sometimes enduring harsh weather conditions in order to deliver all our mail… without them, this hobby would not be possible. So it’s time to say thank you, and make sure they know we appreciate their hard work.

This year though, we thought we’d give you an extra incentive… how does a $50 voucher from Pipsticks sound like?

All you need to do for a chance to win it is grab a postcard, write a nice message for your mail carrier or postwoman on the back and decorate it. Put your heart into your thank you message, and make use of that stash of crafty things you’ve been collecting for a while now: your rubber stamps, stickers and all those lovely washi tapes. Feel free to use old stamps as decoration too, if you’d like — these cards are meant to be delivered by hand or stuck on your mailbox for them to find on February 4th (or February 3rd, since this year the date falls on a Saturday). Make it sincere and make it stand out!

Thank a mailman day

Once you’re happy with the result, take a photo or scan the postcard you’ve decorated and send the image to thank-a-mailman@postcrossing.com until the end of Feb 2nd (GMT). The best submission will win a $50 voucher from Pipsticks. We’ll announce the winner on Feb. 4th, and also show you the submissions we’ve received until then.

I’ve already started my postcard… but I really want to see yours! 😍 Come on, show us what you’ve got — and let’s make our mail carriers extra happy on their special day!

28 comments so far

helen0203, Germany
I have never heard before. That's a great idea!
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Luziaceleste, Brazil
What an extra incentive! Thanks!
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Norway_girl, Norway
Oh, lovely! I think I'll have to do this!
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TheWizardofOz, United Kingdom
I'm in! My post lady is lovely and I always get her a Christmas prezzie to say "Thank you" on behalf of not just me, but all the postcrossers around the world she is enabling. This will be a wonderful extra surprise for her!
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fourdogfarm, United States of America
Such a great idea! Thanks for letting us know. I plan to do this for my postman, and I hope all the other post crossers do to!
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Lidwien3, Netherlands
Nice, I`m a mail carrier and a postcrosser :) I post this at my facebook
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marthapayl, Greece
Great idea! We write this one in our language right? Cause my postman does not know English...
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BOOGIE_PIPPIN, United Kingdom
Lovely idea! Our Postman hides my cards in all our other post so when I think I don't have cards there they are in amongst the junk mail. My Postman is never without a smile.
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meiadeleite, Portugal
@marthapayl: Yes! Any language is ok :)
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macgillavry, Netherlands
Wish that somebody thank me on this day.I work at the dutch post and never had a thank u.Even though I offered people extra services,wich I do volunteerly
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towonder, Germany
@macgillavry although I am not living in your city and your not my post lady: Here is my thanks for your work!
I appreciate mail carriers work and am in good contact to my carriers. So I am in to do handicrafts card and say thank you!
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alterego, Canada
I like this idea! Thanks
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PaulaLop, Ireland
I usually buy sweets to my postman. His name is Frank and he is great :)
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ThePOSTCARDPerfect, United States of America
I am so gonna do this!!!
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Mauersegler, Germany
Really a lovely idea!
But please, don't use stickers! All plastic is a heavy problem for our environment, and I always try to avoid it.
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Aaltoska, Finland
Great idea. I am going to do this. Finlands post is in bad situation. I think all thanks are wellcome. 📫
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maxcat1, United States of America
I hope our regular carrier is delivering that day. I'll leave a thank you surprise. :)
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Flippie, Canada
Hi, what a great idea, I'm in. I hope that I see the look of my mail carrier that day!
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ingenieurin, United States of America
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meiadeleite, Portugal
@ingenieurin I don't think so — clicking your link goes to the right page. Perhaps you could try again?
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ladyfrances, United States of America
this is a great idea im on it
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hwsamuel, United States of America
They are working seven days a week here in America delivering our mail through rain snow sleet and dark of night. Thank you our postal man and woman for your service ‼. ❤💕✍️✍️✍️💕❤
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emilionutty, Philippines
I'm in! :)
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janosh, Ukraine
Totally in!✉
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mlandman, Netherlands
Done!
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girl_of_ink, Netherlands
I just gave my postcard to our mailwoman. She was quite surprised and very happy with it. She said that it made her day! :) What a great initiative!
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bsm09, United States of America
Just put mine out, for my postman in the morning! :)
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Antonella-, Italy
Ready, steady... goooo! My Thank you card is patiently waiting for him to come! ;-) Thanks for this brilliant idea!
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