Company culture is very important to us here at Holmes Stamp & Sign. At the end of every year, right around the holidays, we all get together to celebrate the year. Our Holiday parties are always a blast! It’s a time when we can all forget about work for a little while and have some well-deserved fun.
This year, we celebrated in style at local brewery here in Jacksonville called Intuition. Our dinner was catered by a local restaurant, Black Sheep, and it was delicious! Surrounded by friends and family, we ate, drank and laughed. We played corn hole, ping pong and video games. We even exchanged presents.
To make things interesting, we played a game called White Elephant while exchanging our gifts. It starts with a bunch of wrapped, unlabeled gifts and a hat full of everyone’s names. As names are drawn from the hat, those who are chosen select their gift. The best part is – your gifts can be stolen from those selected after you, so you never know what you’ll end up with. Everyone walked away with something great – from hand-mixers with hidden prizes, to bottles of liquor.
At the end of the night, it wasn’t about the gifts we’d received or the drinks we’d drank or even the food we’d eaten (which is shocking coming from the #Holmies). At the end of the night, it was about the laughs we’d shared, not just during that evening, but throughout the whole year.
Being a part of the Holmes’ culture is more than just working a 9 to 5 and earning a paycheck – it’s about something much bigger. It’s about knowing you can go to work and enjoy your day because you know you matter to those you’re surrounded by. 2016 was another successful year here at Holmes Stamp & Sign and we can’t wait to see what 2017 has in store for us.