Photography by Aaron Matheson
Thanksgiving is probably my favorite holiday of the year. It’s interesting that Lincoln declared it an official holiday in the midst of the Civil War when finding something to be thankful for was probably challenging. Yet, the holiday has endured, for it represents something so genuine and innocent.
“Tradition” by Jill Martin
I love Thanksgiving for what it is not. It is not full of gifts and over-the-top decorations. Thanksgiving is, however, a time to share with friends and family. I love that it is a kickstart to the holiday season and when I can officially start ordering my eggnog lattes. I love that it is a day filled with wonderful foods such as garlic mashed potatoes with dressing, turkey, cranberry relish and stuffing with Jimmy John’s sausage and rosemary (stick to this and skip the oyster stuffing), and so much more.
But I love Thanksgiving most because it is a day where we step back and reflect on what we are thankful for. Third & Wall Art Group is no different. The year is winding down, year-to-year comparisons are being made, current year budgets are being reviewed and the rush to complete annual goals is in full swing. But through all of this I still wish to step back and acknowledge all that I am thankful for at Third & Wall.
“When Autumn Leaves Start to Fall” by Liz Jardine
I (we) am thankful for the incredible and talented artists that we get to work with. Each day we receive the gift of entering an office filled with beautiful artwork. I am thankful for a wonderful and loyal group of employees that strive to make every one of our customers happy. I am thankful for our vendors who have been true partners and have shown us patience and support. I am thankful for our customers. I am thankful that with all the options available to them for wall décor, they come to us. I am thankful that they have placed their trust in our abilities to meet their needs. I am thankful that they allow us to open our doors everyday ensuring that we can continue to represent the interests of our artists and to keep the business of art alive.
Every year has its challenges, yet every year also has its rewards. Today, I am thankful for all those rewards. ~ Brian Henn, President
“Rust & Water” by Lisa Ridgers
I’m thankful to work with a group of artists who, through their work, make even the darkest days bright. And for coworkers who are more than just people I work with, but who are also wonderful, supportive friends.~ Melissa
I’m thankful for my family and friends, my two dimpled daughters and the songs they sing, my awesome co-workers, and hot coffee on a cold morning. ~ Kay
I’m thankful that I get to work with a team that’s committed not only to each other, but to doing the best we can everyday for our clients. Also that I get to do something every day that brings joy into people’s lives and homes. ~ Melody
I’m thankful that Third & Wall provides me the flexibility to fulfill a creative and artistic working role while also empowering me to achieve my own personal artistic dreams. And I’m thankful for the best co-workers a girl could ever have. ~ Patti
“Tranquility II” by Randy Hibberd
I am thankful for all of the opportunities that have been put in front of me this past year. And I am even more thankful that I could take those opportunities and turn them into something great. ~ Kali
I have a lot to be thankful for – my family, friends, good health, my home and a great job. ~ Debbie
I’m thankful for all the incredible individuals I connect with every day. Not only are they talented and creative but also kind, generous, lovely people. . .artists, clients, co-workers and vendors. ~ Aimee
“Red Leaves” by Simon Addyman
I’m thankful for a loving and supportive family and rockstar friends! ~ Katherine
I am thankful for all the awesome coworkers I have, because without them the days would be far less interesting, less funny and way more stressful. ~ Aaron
I’m thankful for my amazing friends in Seattle! I moved here 6 years ago without knowing anyone and have accumulated a group of friends who are compassionate, inspiring, and weird. ~ Maddie
And last but not least…
I’m thankful to work alongside so many generous and talented people. I’m thankful I still have all ten fingers. I’m thankful this country celebrates Thanksgiving! ~ Peter
HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYBODY!