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National Thank a Mail Carrier Day

Show your appreciation for hard-working mail carriers on National Thank a Mail Carrier Day - send them a card, gift, or simply say "Thank you"!
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Get ready to show your appreciation for mail carriers this February 4 on National Thank a Mail Carrier Day! This special day was created in the late 1960s as a way to recognize and thank mail carriers for their hard work in delivering important documents, packages, and letters. It's also a great opportunity to learn more about the history of postal services around the world. So make sure you take some time out of your day on Feb. 4th to show some love and appreciation for all those who deliver your mail!

History of National Thank a Mail Carrier Day

National Thank a Mail Carrier Day Dates

National Thank a Mail Carrier Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1639</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First American Post Office</div><div class='timeline-text'>Richard Fairbanks' tavern in Boston, Massachusetts was designated as the first post office in America.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1775</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>U.S. Postal Service Establishment</div><div class='timeline-text'>The U.S. postal system was established by the Second Continental Congress, with Benjamin Franklin as its first postmaster general.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1847</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First U.S. Stamps Debut</div><div class='timeline-text'>The first stamps of the U.S. Postal Service were issued featuring Benjamin Franklin and George Washington.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1860</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Pony Express Launches</div><div class='timeline-text'>The Pony Express, a mail service delivering messages and mail using horse-mounted riders, was launched.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1913</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Parcel Post Service Introduction</div><div class='timeline-text'>The Parcel Post service was introduced, expanding the kinds of items that could be sent through the mail.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1960s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>National Thank a Mail Carrier Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>National Thank a Mail Carrier Day was established to appreciate and thank mail carriers for delivering important correspondence and packages.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Thank a Mail Carrier Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Write a thank you note</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Take a few moments to write a heartfelt thank you note expressing your appreciation for the hard work and dedication of your mail carrier.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Send a gift</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Send your mail carrier a small token of your appreciation. A nice mug, flowers, or even something homemade like cookies or muffins can show your gratitude.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Invite them for dinner</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Invite your mail carrier over for dinner and include them in the celebration. You may not know each other well, but that doesn't mean you can't enjoy some food and conversation together.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Send a care package</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Put together a care package with snacks, beverages, and helpful items like sunscreen, bug spray, and hand sanitizer to help them stay safe while they're on their routes.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Thank them in person</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>If you have the opportunity, find time to thank your mail carrier in person. A few kind words can go a long way in showing how much their work is appreciated.</p></div></div>

Why We Love National Thank a Mail Carrier Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Mail carriers go the extra mile</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Mail carriers work hard to deliver our mail and packages in a timely manner. Whether it's braving extreme weather conditions or navigating busy streets, they always make sure that our mail gets where it needs to go safely and securely.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Mail carriers are dedicated professionals</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Delivering mail is more than just a job for many mail carriers; it's a passion and a service that they take pride in. Most view their role more as public servants rather than an occupation, and do whatever it takes to ensure customers receive their mail on time.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Mail Carriers provide valuable communication services</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>In this day and age of technology, mail carriers still remain one of the few sources of direct communication between individuals. Birthdays cards, notes from friends and family members, even bill payments - all these come through the mailbox with the help of our dedicated mail carrier!</p></div></div>

5 Unexpected Facts for Thank a Mail Carrier Day

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>1</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Mail Carriers Deliver to Almost All Americans</h3><p class='facts-content'>As of 2019, the U.S. Postal Service delivered to over 159 million addresses, ensuring that even the most remote homes and businesses can receive mail and packages.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>2</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Mail Carriers Walk Long Distances Daily</h3><p class='facts-content'>Some mail carriers walk up to 12 miles a day, delivering mail door to door. While some use vehicles, others deliver entirely on foot or by bicycle.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>3</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Dog Attacks are a Real Hazard</h3><p class='facts-content'>Believe it or not, dog attacks are a real hazard for mail carriers. In 2019 alone, a surprising 5,803 mail carriers were attacked by dogs in the United States.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>4</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>The USPS Loves Their LLVs</h3><p class='facts-content'>The Grumman LLV (Long Life Vehicle) is the boxy little truck that many mail carriers drive. These vehicles were specially designed for the USPS, with a lifespan of at least 20 years. Unbelievably, many have been in use much longer and are set for replacement by 2023.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>5</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Mail Carriers Work Six Days a Week</h3><p class='facts-content'>On a typical week, mail carriers deliver to your doorstep six days a week. Regular mail delivery takes place from Monday to Saturday while Priority Mail Express deliveries occur 365 days a year.</p></div></div>

National Thank a Mail Carrier Day FAQs

When is National Thank a Mail Carrier Day?

National Thank a Mail Carrier Day is celebrated on February 4th every year. In 2024 National Thank a Mail Carrier Day will occur on a Sunday.

National Thank a Mail Carrier Day Dates

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Day

2023

Feb 4

Saturday

2024

Feb 4

Sunday

2025

Feb 4

Tuesday

2026

Feb 4

Wednesday

2027

Feb 4

Thursday

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