The Most Random Gift Guide in Ever
Last year, I wrote a Christmas Letter giving an update on all things 5 + 8. I love any opportunity to talk about our company and our people. In lieu of extolling praise on them, I thought I’d let you get to know our team through their favorite things. Introducing our first (and maybe last) Annual Gift Guide. Hopefully the following will spur some good gift ideas, and maybe give you a little insight into our growing team. Without further ado, the 5 + 8 Gift Guide written in the words of someone other than me…
Things You Don't Need (But We Think You’ll Want).
Jeff’s Gift Guide
Adam’s Gift Guide
Sarah’s Gift Guide
David’s Gift Guide
Camila’s Gift Guide
Katy’s Gift Guide
Linda’s Gift Guide
Gabe’s Gift Guide
That’s our gift guide. Now, I’ll do a little updating and a little lauding.
Our team has grown by 38% since January. Sure, it grew from five to eight people, but growth is growth. Welcome Katy, Camila and David! Katy is so freaking talented, she’ll likely end up being a famous Instagram hand-letterer (yeah, that’s a thing). David is arguably the kindest person on the planet, and has more big agency experience than Jeff and I combined. And, Camila is so industrious, she will likely take my job one day. They’re our badass batch of newbies that round out our agency perfectly.
The only thing more cliché than saying your team is the best is saying your team is family. They are not my family. They are a group of people that I spend a ton of time with who come from various backgrounds, experiences and other actual families. The one thing I cannot deny about our team is that I love these people. I wasn’t sure about saying this, but that is the synonym closest to the feeling I have for them. It’s weird, but I do. I love them like Michael Scott loved his employees. In a weird dad / older brother / cool uncle way, I love them all. A company is not a family, but 5 + 8 is as close to family as I’ve experienced. So, Merry Christmas to the entire fam; Jeff (Darryl), Sarah (Kelly), David (Oscar), Katy (Erin), Camila (Pam), Gabe (Nate) and Linda (Creed).
And, to my actual family. Piper (Karen with a sprinkle of Jan) is the best. The actual best. And, I am so excited, scared and appropriately ill-prepared to welcome our third child into the world in less than a month. But, I wouldn’t want to go into the unknown with any other tribe than mine. I love you Piper, Poppy, Phoebe, and our newest woodland creature, more than this silly blog can ever express.