My mail carrier is quite new. Christian delivered my mail for 8 years. I made a point to know the new carriers name, its Mitch. I gave him a Cmas card with a small gift card. The last time I saw him he was so chatty and friendly. Now, if I have something to mail, I put it in a baggie with a big note that says, "Thank you Mitch." He always returns the baggie for the next time. I tell all my neighbors his name so they can say Hi to him as well.