With dragging feet, the Expressionery team gathered together for a bittersweet celebration – one of our team members has moved away. The leader, founder and visionary behind the Expressionery blog, Elaine, found herself a new adventure and while we were sad to see her go… we couldn’t let her leave without a proper Texan farewell.
We rustled up a Texas sized gift basket filled to the brim with Lone Star State memorabilia! From Texas shaped tortilla chips (yes, we have those here) to Bluebonnet seeds, we made sure Elaine had everything she needed to keep a bit of Texas deep in her heart.
We munched on burgers, sipped on sweet tea and enjoyed lots of jokes and laughter during her farewell luncheon, but the highlight of the event came in the form of Elaine’s last request. Our resident baker, Johanna, made Elaine a special batch of cake balls in a shade of Texas-sky blue!
It’s so easy to show appreciation for the people you encounter on a daily basis at work or at play. Take time to gather as co-workers and friends with good food, a bit of fanfare and fellowship. Our Texas style send-off, we hope, will be part of Elaine’s memory for years to come – especially when she’s enjoying the Texas shaped tortilla chips.
We wish Elaine all the best in her new endeavors!