In the peaceful moments between the busy bridal season and the hustle and bustle of the holiday season I and the rest of the Betsy team took the opportunity to celebrate our third annual Friendsgiving. It was another wonderful chance to be with all of the girls and their families in a setting outside of work, and reflect back on our year together. The crowd was a mix of the past and the present and dotted with those brave enough to sport their ugly Christmas sweaters once again.
Between trays of turkey and ham, bowls of mashed potatoes, and casseroles of broccoli and green beans, I got reacquainted with some of the girls and had the opportunity to get to know some of the newer additions. As dinner quickly turned into tray after tray of sweet desserts, we swapped stories about our memorable brides, our favorite dresses, and our Christmas shopping adventures.
It was a welcome reminder of how fortunate we have been here at Betsy Robinson’s that we can gather together again year after and enjoy good food, good company and a helping of good luck. We wish the same joy for all our brides as they prepare to start their new lives and their own new traditions.
In my one month tenure at Betsy Robinson’s I have learned a lot of things, chief among them that the staff is like one big, very well-dressed, family. Only a slightly less important lesson to learn is that Betsy’s patented Fall Drink, a mix of whiskey, cider and cloves, is amazing. All of these pillars of the company came together in wonderful fashion on Sunday November 24, for the third annual Friendsgiving.
I arrived a little nervous, sporting my ugly Christmas sweater that would prove to be a winner, and clutching a stew pot full of Rosemary mashed potatoes. This being my first social outing with the whole family I didn’t know what to expect. But the moment I walked in the door I was greeted with hugs and smiling faces. The Ravens game played in the background as employees past and present, some of them traveling a great distance to be there, sipped, dipped and chatted.
The evening ended with cookies, pies, sweet victory and a heartfelt speech from Allen Robinson. It was the perfect way to kick off the holiday season and the perfect welcome to a company that cares as much for its employees as it does for its growing collection of brides.