Christmas Cheer

By Super Kristi

‘Twas the night before break, and all through the office
Not a staffer was working, or making a ruckus;
The stockings were hung on the windows with care,
In hopes that vacation soon would be there;
The office was decorated with color and cheer;
While visions of elves danced by the mirror;
And the chief in her sweater, and tall socks too,
Had just finished really riling up the crew,
When out in the parking lot there arose such a clatter,
We sprang from our chairs to see what was the matter.
Away to the window we flew like a flash,
Tore open the doors, and put on a sash.
The reindeer antlers on the car in the lot,
Gave a glimpse of Christmas to more than not,
When what to our wondering eyes did appear,
But Emily in an outfit, too many colors to wear,
With a sweater so ugly it sure was to win,
Surely she’d wear it over and over again.
More colors revealed as she walked through the lot,
And we whistled and shouted and called them by shot:
Orange and yellow and green and some red,
Blue and purple and magenta, enough said.
From the top of her head to the bottom of her feet,
She was drenched in the stuff and couldn’t be beat.
Her earrings were shiny and shook when she walked.
I think they giggled and may have even talked!
On her legs were green tights with glittery socks on top,
And a vest over her sweater that could never flop.

Our Volunteer Manager, Emily Herrell, is obsessed with Christmas. Well, really every holiday. She loves to celebrate everything. “There are so many colors, and sparkles, and lights,” she said. “It all feels very special.” Holidays are a time to celebrate, time to reflect; and why not? There is so much fun to be had! So much cheer, too little time.

Emily has been brightening our offices all month long with her shiny decorations and assortment of ugly Christmas sweaters. You can experience what we’ve all experienced by visiting her holiday outfit page and voting for your favorite before Christmas Eve! Also, if you want, you can finish the Christmas poem up top. It’s so long, ya know?

Check out Emily's Holiday Page!

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December
23, 2013
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