About fifteen years ago, Kristin found a 1955 Pom Pom Aluminum Christmas tree at a Church sale. It was only a dollar and hidden under a table or else it would have been gone much sooner.
This Christmas tree has added so much to the MIGHTYminnow office this season. As we have gone through such a life changing few months, it is a nostalgic reminder of the happiness and cheer the Holiday season brings.
I have been hearing about this tree for a while now and was delighted to see Kristin come into work one morning with Christmas tree and decorations in hand. It could not have been a more pleasant day, as we watched Oakland’s America’s Children’s Holiday Parade, then spent the afternoon listening to Bing Crosby and rediscovering our Holiday Spirit.
The tree, although not the classic green with multi-colored lights, is the perfect addition to our office. The turquoise tinsel matches the walls and the ornaments from the Museum of Modern Art adds the perfect burst of color to the tree. The next morning, as everyone on our floor walked past our office, we received constant smiles and compliments on the tree. Even our normally cross-seeming mail lady stopped to remember her similar Christmas tree from her childhood.
I am the lucky one in the office as I get to watch the tree bring a little cheer to these passersby and it reminds me to count my blessings that I get to work for such a great company and wonderful boss.