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Gifts for the Mailman: A Holiday Idea for Postal Carriers

Mix up a little snack magic for those hard-working postal guys and gals…then use the easy template to turn this treat into the perfect holiday gift. No postage necessary!

  1. Start by shopping Publix for your supplies. We are going to make a snack mix that includes Smartfood Popcorn, Rold Gold Pretzels, and General Mills Cheerios Cereal. You will also want to hydrate your mail carrier so, be sure to pick up some Capri Sun Organic Juice Drink.

  2. You will need a few other ingredients for your snack mix. I used walnuts and dried cranberries. Feel free to replicate this or choose some other things to mix in. It is completely up to you! Be sure to also pick up some sandwich bags as you will need those to package your snack mix.

  3. Once you have your snacks ready you can start mixing up some fun! Be sure to let the kids get involved with this activity. The recipe is super simple and they can learn all about making someone feel special during the holiday season. After all, the holidays are all about creating lasting memories with family and friends.

  4. Snack Mix Recipe

    Start by mixing the following in a large bowl:

    • 2 cups walnuts
    • 2 cups Smartfood Popcorn
    • 1 cup dried cranberries
    • 2 cups Rold Gold Pretzels
    • 2 cups General Mills Cheerios Cereal

  5. Toss your ingredients until they are completely mixed. Now, this snack mix is ready to eat but we are going to turn it into great gifts for the mailman!

  6. Gifts for the Mailman

    You will need some copy paper and a printer for your sign and bag toppers. You will also need a stapler and either a paper cutter or scissors. Start by downloading and printing the files below:

    Bag Top Labels
    Sign for Gift Container

  7. Make as many or as few of these as you want. The beauty of the snack mix in the sealed bags is that it will last a long time. But the recipe itself is so easy to whip together that you can just mix some up whenever you get low.

  8. Tape the printed sign to the front of a large tub then add in your Capri Sun Organic Juice Drink as well as some bottled water if you would like. This is also a great place for kids of all ages to jump in and help. Helping to create a gift like this that gives to others is a meaningful way to celebrate the holidays.

  9. Then you just need to add your tub to your porch or anywhere your mailman can access. You can bring it in every night and put it out every morning. Your postal workers or package delivery persons can grab a treat or drink whenever they need it!

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Angie Holden

Angie Holden is a full-time working busy mom of three, and a lover of all things crafty and décor. Her blog The Country Chic Cottage is an adventure through budget-friendly DIY tricks and tips, home decor, crafts, tutorials, and recipes — all with farmhouse flair! Read and be inspired season after season as she transforms her own cottage and shares “private” tours of the spaces she loves the most.

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