How Ferrellgas Celebrates the Holidays
Happy holidays from Ferrellgas! Our employee-owners are hard at work, making sure our customers are warm and cozy as they gather to celebrate the season with family and friends.
One thing our company looks forward to every year is holiday traditions. They bring people together to make wonderful memories that will last a lifetime. Whether you bake cookies with friends, attend a religious service, or break out Grandma’s prized tablecloth every year, traditions help make the holidays feel special.
Ferrellgas understands the importance of celebrating all kinds of holiday traditions, and that’s why we’ve decided to feature some of our employee-owners and how they spend the holidays! Read on to see how our amazing team members spend time with the people who are closest to them.
Courtney M., General Manager of Customer Service Training
Courtney is a self-described Christmas fanatic. “Christmas in our house starts promptly on November 1st,” she said. “We have a total of seven trees that will get decorated over the next few weeks. Once all the decorations are up, it’s usually time to celebrate Thanksgiving.” Courtney also hosts a party for all her close female relatives during the first weekend of December. “We make a craft, eat great food, and exchange coffee mugs… It’s a fun celebration to get everyone in the holiday spirit!” she added. Courtney says there are several more parties leading up to Christmas Day, and then on December 26th, she packs up all the decorations until next year, when the fun starts all over again.
Ali F., HR Business Partner
Ali says that growing up, holidays were filled with family, laughter, and the amazing smell and taste of her grandmother’s incredible potato pancakes! “It was always such an exciting time,” said Ali. “Family from near and far gathered and reminisced about all the exciting events and milestones that happened throughout the year!” Over the past 6-7 years, though, many of Ali’s family members have moved to other parts of the country, making it more difficult to get together for the holidays. In 2018, Ali also moved and got married! “My husband and I purchased our first holiday tree. We’ve decorated it every year with blue and white lights and a fun assortment of ornaments. Many are Disney themed!” Ali added, “We still continue our childhood traditions of celebrating with family, laughter, and some amazing potato pancakes!”
Joe V., Senior Technical Analyst
Joe says the best thing about Christmas is that it provides one of the few times in our busy, modern world, when he has the opportunity to gather with all of his loved ones and extended family. “The chance to sit at the table with aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews, nieces, and grandparents all at once is a rare thing for many of us,” he said. “Getting to eat, talk, and laugh together as one big family is really what the holidays are about for me.” Joe says the fact that this tradition has stood the test of time shows how special these days truly are.
Cara G., Logistics Supervisor
Cara’s vivid memories of the holiday season began when she was young. “Every year on the day after Thanksgiving, almost every flat surface in our living room was transformed into a magical Christmas village,” she said. “It was exciting, and forbidden, to rearrange the tiny people and quaint houses. One year, hoping to distract us from her Christmas village, my mother bought us gingerbread house kits – and a tradition was born.” Now, Cara still buys kits for her own children. She and her family have dubbed the second Saturday in December “Gingerbread House Day.” The celebration has grown over the years to include significant others, childhood friends, college roommates, and neighbors. “Last year, we had 15 people crowded into the kitchen building gingerbread houses!” she said. “There wasn’t enough icing or candy, but we laughed a lot, and the memories are priceless.”
Jose M., District Manager
As a Mexican American family, Jose’s loved ones blend their Mexican holiday traditions with American ones. They celebrate Nochebuena, which is held on Christmas Eve. Their families come together to enjoy a feast that usually includes tamales and ponche, which is a hot fruit punch. After dinner, they play games such as loteria, or Mexican bingo, white elephant, or whatever fun games they find on TikTok. At midnight, they open gifts from family members. Later, the kids put out milk and cookies for Santa. On Christmas morning, they wake up early to see what Santa has brought them!
Happy Holidays from Ferrellgas!
From our Ferrellgas Family to yours, we hope you have a wonderful holiday season! No matter how you celebrate, we hope you have an opportunity to spend some time with family and friends. Those relationships, the happy memories, and the connection felt between you and the most important people in your life are truly what make the holidays special. May your holiday season be filled with love and light!