Every family has holiday traditions. In my family, my grandmother comes over the night before Thanksgiving and helps my mother and I perfect the family stuffing recipe, passed down for several generations. There are no written instructions - just what has been handed down by spending time together, preparing one of our family’s most favorite dishes.
Since I joined Text 100 close to two years ago, I have come to find that we also have our own family traditions, one of those being “Textgiving.” You can probably tell from the name of the event, but Textgiving is Text 100’s version of Thanksgiving. Everyone in the office contributes to the meal, bringing a delicious spread of turkey, cranberry sauce (or “relish,” as Michele calls it), mashed potatoes, stuffing, macaroni pie, shrimp cocktail and all the desserts you could ever dream of! This year, we had apple pie, nutella cookies, pumpkin chocolate chip bars, pumpkin pie cupcakes and MORE.
At Text 100 Boston, we’re usually a pretty busy crowd with different schedules - some of us have meetings during the normal lunch hours, some of us go out and do errands during that time - so we rarely have the opportunity to have a meal as an office. Textgiving is one of those times - and a tradition that I have come to really appreciate. My coworkers are awesome people - and as corny as it may sound, I really look forward to the times when we spend time together as an office - talking about our holiday plans, learning new cupcake recipes or talking about the cutest kids in the world (that would be Lisa, Ken, Sean and Steve’s kiddos).
From Text 100 Boston to you and yours - we hope you all had a wonderful, very happy Thanksgiving!