Our annual holiday photo card challenge is always the biggest challenge of the year and holds a very special place in our hearts. So every year, we try to come up with a fun way to surprise the 1st place winner.
In 2012, we surprised Angela Marzuki by asking her to hop on a Skype call with us to discuss using Dropbox (video here). In 2013, we planned a would-be-routine Minted Meetup in Jill De Haan’s hometown, with our Founder & CEO Mariam Naficy as the surprise guest with the big news (see it here). This year, we switched things up just a bit. Watch the video below to see the surprise for winner Jennifer Wick and read all the details below!
We asked Jen to come out to San Francisco to attend a (non-existent) Minted Board Meeting and give feedback as a member of the Minted Community.
Meanwhile, we decorated our office with tons of bunting banners, balloons, crepe paper, and sweet treats in anticipation of her arrival. We invited all the employees in our SF office to write her a congratulatory note and come join in the surprise celebration.
We brought Jen into the office just as Mariam seemed to be making a very official presentation to the company. Mariam called Jen up to the front and told her she had arrived just in time to hear the big announcement about the 1st place winner. And the rest is history!
As the 1st place winner, Jen wins $8,000 plus a (second) VIP trip to San Francisco, along with the 2nd and 3rd place winners Jessica Williams and Stacey Meacham. We celebrated with a truly giant check and a San Francisco snow globe for Jen to take home!
It was so much fun planning this surprise, and even better seeing Jen’s incredibly humble and heartwarming reaction. Congratulations again, Jen!19 COMMENTS