Spreading holiday cheer to those who perform important services for us all year long is what Christmas is all about. A gift for your child’s teacher or day care provider may be obvious, but there are plenty of other people, including the mail carrier, school bus driver, newspaper delivery guy, doorman and garbage collector who shouldn’t be forgotten.
Everyone appreciates a little recognition or extra tip around Christmastime. It’s a simple gesture, but one that means a lot, to tuck a little cash inside a notelette or holiday thank you note. In lieu of cash, enclose a gift card to a local store, restaurant or coffee shop. A teacher might appreciate a gift of stationery, supplies for the classroom or a gift card to a book store.
Thank you ideas don’t have to be extravagant—it really is the thought that counts—but your thoughtfulness creates goodwill that lasts far into the new year. Brighten someone’s day with a little green, and see if that warm feeling doesn’t brighten your own holidays.