This week, our entire National family gathered to celebrate the start of the holiday season! This family has grown to include more than 200 of our closest friends, and the Christmas party remains one of my favorite traditions…because I get to see everyone with whom I grew up. We include all current employees and retirees for a full afternoon of food, fun, and of course, – BINGO.

A few of my favorite moments from our Christmas celebrations:

  • All. The. Food.: Every year, we have a big spread including mashed potatoes and gravy, turkey, green beans, biscuits and loads of pie. (Of course, don’t forget the sweet tea!)
  • Bingo: This was my grandmother’s favorite game, and as such, a requirement at the National Christmas party! And, in the true spirit of real Bingo – we play for cash, y’all.
  • Giveaways: We have drawings for just about everything! Gift cards, centerpieces and more. As a child, I had the privilege of drawing names…my absolute favorite job at National.
  • Anniversary Honors: Every year, we celebrate the work anniversaries of our team members. Without fail, I am amazed by the commitment and dedication of our National family, many of whom have been a part of the team for more than 30 years.

Do you have any special Christmas traditions with friends and families? Share them with me in the comments below, and enjoy a few snapshots from this year’s big hurrah!

Happy Christmas,



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