This a feel-good story about an opportunity to create a postal worker gift for a stranger on Etsy. Spreading Christmas cheer this Holiday season.
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Recently I got an order from a customer named Corrine. She left a note saying “I am a postal worker. I want to know if it will cover my ears and stay in place if I move my head around.”
I let Corrine know, yes the Claire Bun Beanie will stay in place, but this got me thinking.
She is a postal worker, postal workers are basically the unofficial team member for every small business owner. Without them, small businesses, like mine, would be nonexistent.
I wanted to send her a gift as a thank you for her hard work. They deliver mail when it’s cold, snowy, rainy, all the things, and I am extremely grateful.
I wanted to share with all of you what I did for Corrine, in case you want to spoil your local postal worker too.
First thing I did was, of course, crochet Corrine’s Claire Bun Beanie. She got a gray/black beanie. I used Hobby Lobby’s I Love This Yarn in the color Gray and Black.
After crocheting her beanie, I sewed in all my ends and added a wooden “A Crafty Concept Tag”. I got my tags from All This Wood on Etsy.
I think these tags add a nice finishing touch to beanies, and I have gotten a lot of positive feedback since I started selling them in 2017!
After adding her tag, I wanted to handwrite her a “thank you” note.
In her note, I wrote
Thank you so much for your order, Corrine. I hope you love your new Claire Bun Beanie, and I hope it keeps you warm while you’re delivering packages this holiday season.
Postal workers like you, mean the world to small business owners like me, and I am so thankful for your service as a postal worker. I included a free gift for you, just to say thank you, and to hopefully keep you extra warm this holiday season.– Ashley
I decided to make Corrine a red ear warmer using my Sentro 40 Needle Knitting Machine.
These ear warmers are super thick (they are double thick!) and really warm and squishy! Now Corrine will have 2 options for keeping her head warm while delivering mail.
For this knit headband I cranked 90 rows on the knitting machine, then cinched both ends and tied it in the middle.
I added her ear warmer to her package along with her special “thank you” note and sent it out in the mail.
I hope she loves it, and it arrives to her safely and keeps her warm.
Something that I wish that I could have done in this package, but I wasn’t able to because I don’t have a printer, was make a custom postal worker themed “thank you” card.
I thought it would be fun to make them anyway and share them with you so you can gift them to your postal worker.
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I hope you love them and they help you spoil your postal worker this Holiday season. They really do so much for us. If you make a postal worker gift for your mail carrier I’d love to see it! Feel free to tag me on Instagram @ACraftyConcept if you post any pics.