We actually followed your advice about giving a holiday tip — to a point.
We didn’t tip the sanitation workers because they are never the same guys.
We had always tipped the paper delivery person because we want our paper every day; he then included a thank-you card with the next paper.
For the first time, we tipped the mail carrier and he thanked us personally and then in a greeting card.
My husband and I use the same hair-stylist and we give her one nice holiday tip and she was very grateful.
Contrarily, we tipped our once a week cleaning person with a cash tip in a cheerful holiday card and she has not said a word. Since we each work sometimes up to ten hours a day, a cleaning person, who comes in three hours a week, is part of our budget. Was she expecting more?
–LT, Weston, MA