Last week, Elements enjoyed a wonderful, relaxing five-star holiday lunch at the Union League. It was great to sit around and enjoy phenomenal food in a lovely atmosphere and be waited on like royalty. It was also nice to enjoy some downtime with my staff. It’s great when you really like the people you work with ~ and Ben and Chelsea are both creative, interesting and fun people. They keep teaching me new things all the time – and isn’t that what’s so enjoyable about working together?
Okay, back on point!
We also had our annual holiday gift exchange during our luncheon. This year, to mix things up (because we’re creatives, after all), we picked two Pantone color swatches from a hat and our gifts had to incorporate the two colors into our present – but they also needed to have at least one handmade element to them. Ben’s gift tags did both and were beautifully executed. So special, in fact, that I couldn’t throw mine away! And both Chelsea’s and Ben’s gifts were so thoughtful that, as a boss, I’m sincerely flattered. And that’s no joke. You guys rock!
What did you do to celebrate the holidays? Did you have a chance to gather with your co-workers? Share with us your stories. We’d love to hear from you!
Wishing everyone a joyous New Year! Here’s to looking forward to 2011 ~ Not only are we ready, but I’m genuinely excited about where we’re headed next …