Get Creative with Holiday Tipping
This holiday season, take a moment to recognize those around you and tip. If you don’t usually tip, give it a shot. If you do normally tip, do something extra special and creative. Take care of people you normally do and people you normally don’t. For example, if the cashier at the car wash treats you nicely or someone brings your heavy items to your car, slip him or her a couple of dollars. Most people take these folks for granted.
The host or hostess at a restaurant may also be pleasantly surprised by your gesture. The boys at Heinen’s who put your groceries in your car should be treated too. Your postman - neither rain nor snow... - should also be thanked.
Some of these individuals are remembered regularly, but some are not. Use this holiday as an opportunity to thank additional individuals even if you give only a small token gift. The girl that washes your hair at the salon is rarely remembered. The gentleman or lady who puts the groceries in your bag or the casher doesn’t normally receive anything special. The person who puts your clothes in your car at the dry cleaners would greatly appreciate being remembered.
There are many people in the world who help us everyday and go unrecognized. This year get creative and think about everyone in your life who helps you, assists you and tries to accommodate you. Give them a gift or gesture. Use this holiday to show your appreciation.