It’s holiday ham time at Anderson Shumaker! Each year we happily gift our hardworking employees a holiday dinner. Did you know that only 12% of American businesses still continue this tradition? Gifting holiday dinners began in 19th century England. The idea is credited to the ending of Charles Dicken’s “A Christmas Carol,” when a reformed Mr. Scrooge buys a turkey dinner for the Cratchit family. American employers quickly imported this English tradition. Manufacturing companies gave turkeys not only from generosity, but to also welcome newly immigrated workers to the very American Thanksgiving holiday. This spirit of giving continued into Christmas, when many American companies gifted holiday hams as well.
While this holiday tradition is waning in modern times, Anderson Shumaker continues to honors both history and its amazing workforce. I’m already drooling over all the sandwiches, soups, and leftovers my holiday ham will become. Happy holiday dinners to all!
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