As Santa’s helpers, truck and delivery drivers make many sacrifices over the course of the holiday season. Being away from loved ones can be especially challenging this time of year. However, we believe it is important that you still celebrate on the road. Our Lee-Smith team has put together a list of ways to enjoy the season with your family and make the holidays special no matter where you are.
The Gift of Technology
Truckers, we know you use technology every single day. We think we can all agree that GPS is one of the greatest inventions of all time. Facetime, Zoom, and Skype rank right up there with it. Video calling your loved ones is a great way to still be involved in making holiday memories. If your family watches a certain Christmas movie or reads a special story each year, you can join them! You can also enjoy a meal with them over the phone. It may not be the same as being with your family in person, but seeing their faces and hearing their voices is sure to bring a smile to your face.
Elf on the… Road
Elf on the Shelf is all the rage these days. As truck drivers, you have a really cool opportunity to take this tradition to a whole new level. If you have little ones, then take an elf with you on the road. Take photos and videos of the elf enjoying adventures. Your kids will have some really cool stories to tell their friends about how their elf caused mischief at a truck stop or saw the world’s largest rubber band ball.
Take Home With You
Your cab is your home away from home, so why not make it feel like home? Decorate it with family photos. Bring along blankets and trinkets that remind you of home. For the holidays, you can even get a battery-powered Christmas tree and hang some lights. Also, if you get to head home before you venture back out, take some of your favorite foods and goodies with you.
Eat With Fellow Truck Drivers
You're bound to run into other truck drivers at a restaurant or truck stop who are in the same situation as you. This is a great opportunity to celebrate together and provide each other with some much-needed company. If you have time, grab a meal together. It may not be your usual Christmas dinner, but the holidays are about sharing joy and love with others.
Be Flexible with Your Holiday Schedule
Just because Christmas is on December 25th doesn’t mean your family can’t celebrate it at a time that works for everyone. By planning your celebration around your schedule, you can make it home for all of the exciting moments. Plus, who doesn’t want a few extra days to sing Christmas carols and watch classic holiday films?
One Last Word
To every driver who will be working over the holidays, thank you. It is because of you that families will get to exchange gifts and gather around the table together for Christmas dinner. You all keep our world going, and we will never be able to thank you enough for the sacrifices you make each and every day.