Gilson Graphics’ Holiday Luncheon celebrated the season in style with food, fun, and festivities here in the snowy heart of Grand Rapids, Michigan. This year we went with a Flannel dress theme that let employees channel their inner lumberjack and share in the lively activities we had planned. Reminding everyone that we like to work hard and play hard here at Gilson–especially during the holidays!
Holiday Luncheon and Reindeer Games
After a tasty spread of chicken, ravioli, and sliced beef with all the trimmings, we had holly jolly activities for everyone to jump into. First on the list was an unwrapping challenge for each table. Contestants had to try to open gifts with multiple layers of wrapping paper while wearing oven mitts. The catch was that other people at the table would roll dice, and each time they got doubles the oven mitts passed to the next person. There was fierce competition to grab the prize inside–a voucher to grab a gift from Santa’s gift bag! But some of the boxes were filled with coal.
We also had a photo backdrop for employees to take festive pictures with funny holiday-themed signs. Nothing really captures the spirit better than holding up a funny sign next to a coworker in a snowy setting.
But we didn’t stop there! We also had an ornament station so that employees could create their very own ornaments to take home and decorate with. Bringing out the holiday magic, busy hands created some stunning home decorations to celebrate the spirit of the season.
Season’s Greetings from Santa
Dave Gilson addressed the partygoers and thanked them for all the hard work they’d put in over the year. Not to mention the party planners who were able to make the Holiday Luncheon possible.
And just when we thought it was over, Santa Claus made a surprise visit to the event! After Mr. Gilson took his leave from the party, Santa arrived to personally greet the guests. Funny how we never saw Mr. Gilson and Santa in the same room…
Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year!
Christmas might be a busy time for everyone, but it’s always important to take a step back, take a deep breath, and let out a holly jolly belly laugh to spread cheer and warm wishes. After a festive and fun holiday luncheon, everyone at Gilson Graphics wants to wish you a Happy Holiday and a Happy New Year!