Holiday celebrations at MacPherson’s are a great opportunity to connect with coworkers, tell stories of years past and get crafty! We believe it’s important to take time, no matter the time of the year, for a little art-making and a lot of gratitude. Whether you are celebrating Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Christmas, Los Posadas, Winter Solstice, a tradition of your own making or recharging and looking forward to the year ahead, we hope you have the opportunity during this time to pause and connect with staff, customers and fellow community members! Here’s how we like to celebrate at MacPherson’s.
Emeryville’s Tree-Trimming & Ornament-Making
The Emeryville office’s tree-trimming tradition includes ornament making, mulled cider courtesy of Jenn Spotswood, our HR Event Manager, pumpkin muffins and scones, holiday music and a figuratively warm Yule Log to gather around.
MacPherson’s-made ornaments from over the years and our traditional tree-topper, Manny!
We took the time to play with POSCA markers on ceramic ornaments (sealing them before hanging them of course) and chatted with one another about favorite traditions, from childhood memories of various holidays to new traditions that we celebrate with chosen family.
A bracing fifty degree day with loads of fog called for a crackling digital fire to keep us warm…
Reno’s Holiday Party, Complete With Ugly Sweaters
The Reno DC enjoyed prime rib catered with ham, potatoes, salad, rolls, and vegetables and a ton of desserts. Folks in Reno enjoy healthy competition: they held two contests, for the ugliest sweater and the most delicious cookies. Brandy Cline’s Italian Christmas cookies won. Move over Betty Crocker!
The Reno celebration! The team also raffled off gifts, presented All-Star awards and celebrated employee owners who are now 100% vested.
Atlanta’s Holiday Party, Family Style
Atlanta’s holiday party was full of cheer, too! The team appreciated this time to come together and celebrate everyone’s hard work over a delicious meal featuring Southern favorites and Mexican food.