Santa visited Balsamiq today!

As Santa gets ready for his annual trip around the world, he came by for a visit to our different locations this morning. We all were ready for him, bouncing off the walls and with big smiles on our faces.

We must have been good this year, because he brought us such beautiful gifts!

Santa loot

  • Creativity, Inc.: a book on what does it mean to manage well from Ed Catmull, the co-founder of Pixar Animation
  • a terrific photo-album from our last retreat
  • a generous Amazon gift card
  • 2 things from our SWAG stores (US / European)
  • brand new Business Cards! So what if they feel corporate! 😉

Santa-Peldi wrote us a little dedication, let me share it with all of you:

I know I say this every year, but it really fells like the years are flying by, and 2014 was no exception. A lot of what we did in 2014 was 'behind the curtains' stuff, but it was nonetheless incredibly important and exciting. I'm going to write a blog post about it around the end of the year, you'll be amazed.

Personally, what I loved the most about this year was noticing how each of us is getting better at what we do, while at the same time getting better at working together, even in our challenging geographically-and time-zone-distributed environment. Such Kaizen... very amaze... wow... 😉

I am SUPER excited about 2015. I don't know about you, but I still think that the best is yet to come for our little company! 🙂

Let's take some time to reflect and get re-energized... Try to be away from a screen as much as possible over the break! Play board games, make something with your hands, have long chats with friends and loved ones, in person! I know, radical.

Merry Christmas and happy holidays, Balsamici.

Peldi

Have a great holiday season, friends!

Francesca for the Balsamiq Team


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