National Thank a Mail Carrier Day
The National Thank a Mail Carrier Day, popularly referred to as National Thank a Mailman Day comes on the 4th of February as a reminder that someone ensures we constantly receive our emails.
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Why National Thank a Mail Carrier Day?
The day serves as a timely note of the degree of importance that the mail carrier holds in our lives. In appreciation for their efforts individual mail carriers put in to ensure that through 6 days in a week and 365 days in a year our mails are progressively flowing, this remarkable day has been passed from generation to generation.
It is commemorated as a way of giving back to the mailman in kind for their consistency and effort to ensure the system flows uninterruptedly. It is a gesture that was first witnessed during the time of the Pony Express Riders, a team of professional mail people that run the mail delivery service. Serving in this capacity, the Pony Express Riders made a famous name for themselves even though their services were short-lived. During the cross of the professional tenure, the dedicated mail deliverers believed in the notion that regardless of the presence of rainy or snowy weather, or that they should die in the middle of the night, nothing would ever be able to stop them from having your mail delivered. With this motto, they earned quite a reputation that has far outlived them even after so many years now.
How can we celebrate National Thank a Mail Carrier Day:
You can celebrate day by doing any of the following activities, or all:
- Gifting a mail carrier
Giving a gift to your mailman or providing them with a significant tip is one of the ways to observe the day. This will show them just how much you appreciate them and what they do in ensuring that our mails get to us effectively and efficiently.
- Post on social media
You can also observe the day by giving a shout out to your mail deliverer or their hosting company on social media under the #NationalThankAMailCarierDay. This hashtag can be posted on social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and even Instagram with the intention to ensure that the message reaches a wider audience. Soon everyone will be doing the same in appreciation for the mailman that serves them.
- Encourage your mailman with kind words
This is another way to observe the National Thank a Mail Carrier Day. By offering a few kind words to motivate them for their work and thank them for the efforts they put in place all year round will go a long way in making them feel appreciated. It will also make them feel valued by the people that they serve.
Interesting facts about National Thank a Mail Carrier Day:
Among the interesting facts to note about day include:
- The ZIP code as we know it today was invented in 1963
- The Continental Post was set as the first organized mail service in America by the 2nd Continental Congress in the year 1775.
- Benjamin Franklin, popularly known for his role and service as America’s very first Postmaster general set up most of the conventions that we enjoy in this day and age.
- The year 1847 marked the transitional period when postage stamps were first introduced.
- The renowned Pony Express was officially launched to start operations on the 3rd of April, 18601.
- After the inception of the Pony Express, many others followed include the Free City in 1863, and later the Free Rural Delivery in 1896.
History of Thank a Mail Carrier Day:
There is no known origin for the National Thank a Mail Carrier Day, although researchers continue to investigate who could have started the movement. The only known history involves the United States Postal Service carrier for having being the first nation to set up a working mailing system under the Continental Post during the 2nd Continental Congress that was held in the year 1775. It is however crucial to note that research is still ongoing and there will be informative results soon.