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Tradition of Holiday Gift-Giving Going Strong After 20 Years

Everyone loves a holiday tradition. Some you inherit. Others you create yourself. One of the holiday traditions we at The Garrigan Lyman Group (GLG) look forward to most is our annual holiday gift.

Every holiday season for 20 years, we’ve been giving our clients a special gift dreamed up, designed, produced, and delivered by the GLG family. It’s truly a team effort, and it’s our way of saying thank you for all the collaboration that took place throughout the year, and of celebrating the successes our partnerships have produced.

Over the years, the gifts have ranged from the very practical, like a travel mini-mouse that’s still a must for many folks’ go-bag, to the purely fun, like last year’s pro-level, aluminum yo-yo. As for this year? Not all GLG clients have received it yet, so readers will have to solve that puzzle on their own (hint, hint).

Another great part of the tradition is the guesswork and expectations about what each year will bring. And it’s not just our clients who don’t know what the gift will be; aside from the group of volunteers on each year’s gift team, mum is the word even inside our own walls. We think it adds to the excitement and the spirit of the season. Whether you’re hoping for something practical, silly, or fun, everyone seems to agree that the simple process of putting thought, creativity, and care into something to be shared and enjoyed is the true gift.

I think it proves that even in an age of big data, the most important connection can still be made with a personal touch.