We want to wish you a very happy holiday season! We hope that you all take time to spend with family, friends, and loved ones. Whether you gather around a Christmas tree and open up presents, come together for a delicious dinner, or simply stop by a friend’s house to say hello, we hope it’s memorable. Maybe you’ll even have some time for a Christmas jewelry project or two. Whatever your holiday tradition is, make sure to enjoy every minute of it.
We have some traditions of our own here at Artbeads, including our office holiday gift exchange.
Our purple sequin stockings were hung in the office with care in the hopes that St. Nick soon would be there! St. Nick couldn’t make it to our annual gift exchange, so our executives made sure to leave us some goodies (check out those candy canes). We also all brought snacks to share while we opened presents:
While swapping gifts, we shared some of our favorite family Christmas traditions. Our graphic designer Megan plays board games with her family on Christmas. For them, it’s a wonderful way to spend time together and they always have a great idea for an extra present – more board games! Cynthia and Devin, co-owners of Artbeads, shared their experience with the tradition of putting shoes under the Christmas tree to be filled with presents. Cynthia’s family in France does this and it was a fun tradition for them to see for the first time when they spent Christmas there. For many of us, traditions involve food. Artbeads designer Cheri enjoys two days of wonderful Christmas Eve and Christmas dinners with her family. Email marketing specialist Katie shared that her family opts for all kinds of hors d’oeuvres instead of a big dinner on Christmas. That way there is something for everyone and they can snack away while opening gifts.
Our customer service team also started a new tradition – desk decorating. They put on a Christmas competition for decorating and personalizing their desks and our employees went above and beyond making each space festive.
Customer service representative Kris turned her computer monitors into a cozy Christmas fireplace! The details are amazing, like Santa heading down the chimney, the crackling fireplace monitor, and the phrase “Merry Krismas”. Vashawn, our customer service lead, says that the attention to detail she has shown in creating her decorations mirrors that of the attention to detail shown when attending to her customers and making a memorable Artbeads.com experience.
Erin, another one of our fabulous customer service representatives, kept her desk merry and bright with cute decorations. She put up a cheerful miniature Christmas tree. We love the jolly snowmen sitting under the tree. All of these decorations certainly light up the office with holiday cheer.
Making jewelry is a tradition for many of us, too. Holiday jewelry is so festive and makes for an excellent gift. Artbeads employee Katie shared her Chestnuts and Cinnamon Bracelet with us earlier this year. We love the TierraCast charms and all of the Swarovski accents.
Our customers have also made some cute Christmas jewelry. Artbeader BCH made adorable seed bead gingerbread charms with our Miyuki Delicas. Stacey, another Artbeads customer, got creative and used Artbeads Designer Wire to wrap red and green beads around a cork screw and bottle stopper. We love the beaded wreath Artbeader Carissa made, complete with red and gold accents. A TierraCast snowman charm was the perfect focal for Janice P.’s festive bracelet. Artbeader LS4avon used SuperDuo beads to create beautiful poinsettia shapes. Finally, Artbeader emregan tried out the flat spiral stitch for her Christmas bracelet.
Everyone at Artbeads.com would like to thank you for being awesome customers and creating a wonderful beading community we can all turn to for inspiration and education not only during the holiday season, but all year long. We love interacting with you every step of the way, whether you’ve called or emailed our customer service team, left a review on our website, or reached out on Facebook.
Make sure to leave a comment below to share some of your favorite Christmas traditions with us. If you want to ring in the New Year with a $500 shopping spree at Artbeads.com, make sure to enter our giveaway for a $500 Artbeads gift card. Hurry before the giveaway ends January 9, 2018. From all of us here at Artbeads, have a Very Merry Christmas!