Doing what we do, a busy Christmas is inevitable. But having lots on your plate is no excuse not to show some appreciation and spread a little festive love. So we dusted off this year’s naughty/nice list and found the five names at the very very top.
Knowing we couldn’t settle for rewarding these heroes with a simple card, we engineered a little Christmas surprise delivery and employed the skills of Holly the Elf (aka Quest actor Rhian Jones).
One week before delivery day, we sent a little note to each recipient ensuring they knew to look out for a hand-delivered gift from their secret Santa. Sure enough, one week later, Holly the Elf comes to call. She has a hamper with a lovely gift inside but alas! The hamper is locked tight.
Holly, thinking that her new-found friend would hold the key, was stumped. Luckily for everyone, Holly the Elf never goes anywhere without her trusty black light and, as it would transpire, this light was used to detect a hidden twitter handle written in UV ink on the very note that had been sent one week earlier! The handle belonged to a certain @MrEHamper (get it?). This sprinkle of good fortune meant they were one step closer to opening their locked hamper. But it wasn’t easy. The lock’s combination code was hidden inside that day’s edition of the Metro newspaper and, only when inspecting the sudoku pages, could it be revealed.
But revealed it was and, without further ado, the hamper was opened and the lovely goodies inside released. Big thanks to Holly the Elf and, of course, to all the nice people out there who enable us to carry on being nice. Thanks to Matt, Lisa, Jo, Gary, Jane (from Etsy), Cally and all the guys at Inception Group for being such good sports.
Merry Christmas one and all!