Staff Favorites Part 3
For our third and final episode of Staff Favorites, we’re combining some of our management team, customer service team and accounting to reveal their most cherished Old World Christmas ornaments. Our ornaments are so easy to love, decorate with and give as gifts. They represent our deepest memories, connections and characteristics of ourselves and our loved ones.
Rob oversees the Customer Service Department. His favorite ornament is the Yellow Labrador ornament, which commemorates his family's last two dogs. They are reminded each Christmas of all the memories, and they love the way she sits on the tree. Their ornament always gets the place of honor near the top, just below the star.
Doug is the President and CEO of Old World Christmas and his favorite ornament takes him back to his childhood two-week summer vacation at his grandparent’s beach house in Delaware. The Beach House ornament represents all the best parts of being there: being at the beach all day every day, the boardwalk and amusement rides at night, and topping off the days with cotton candy or caramel corn. They would reconnect with their childhood friends and never missed a beat, and Doug built memories fishing for flounder with his grandfather off the pier, digging for clams and riding tandem bikes through town. This idyllic yearly vacation left a strong impression on Doug, filling him with special memories, all represented by Old World Christmas’ Beach House ornament.
Kimberly is on our Customer Service team. Her favorite ornament is the Sport Utility Vehicle ornament. Since before she could drive she wanted a bright yellow Jeep. The top off, no doors and the wind through her hair embodies the ultimate care-free life. She fulfilled her dream as an adult, and now she and her husband load up their two kids and hit the open road. Her kids learned to drive in her Jeep, and after making so many great memories on family drives, coffee runs, wind and rainstorms they sold the Jeep to a new owner. The ornament on her tree reminds her each Christmas of the piece of her dream and a reminder of a life well-lived.
Nancy is another member of the Customer Service team, and her favorite ornament is the Tent Camper ornament. It is an exact replica of their family’s first tent camper. Though it was a hand-me-down from the 1960’s, and didn’t have the bells and whistles, it kept Nancy and her family dry and off the ground on their myriad of camping trips. When their family outgrew the camper, and the camper started to show its age with disappearing straps, brittle sides and sagging hinges, Nancy’s brother gave it a second life and transformed it into a utility trailer to haul gear for his Boy Scout troop. The reminder of all the camping memories and the camper living on has a special place on her tree each Christmas.
Last but not least is Gina in Accounting. She picked two animal ornaments as her favorite. She has decorated her Christmas tree each year with reindeer ornaments. Most of them she has hand-crafted herself, but she is going to add at least one, but probably a few, of the Whitetail Deer ornaments to her tree this year. Her other pick is the Eagle in Flight ornament because it reminded her of her first time visiting the annual gathering of the bald eagles on Lake Coeur d’Alene. This ornament was her souvenir.
We’re so thankful for the great people that make up the Old World Christmas staff. Their favorite ornaments highlight special aspects of their lives and memories, and we wish the same for our loyal customers.