Another year of Nuggeteering is in the books, and "memorable" doesn't begin to describe it. Through it all, the Nugget team has been up for every challenge, every new hoop and each unforeseen hurdle. We've grappled with COVID-19, with persistent supply-demand tension, and with the growing pains of a brand new factory. And now, from December 24th through January 3rd, we take a short, well-deserved break.
While 2020 has definitely been a more taxing year than usual, Nugget's Holiday Break is an evergreen tradition — a response to the perennial pressures and stresses of working at a toy company during peak gift-giving season.
Global pandemic or not, one thing is guaranteed during holidays in the toy business: intensity. From our CX squad to our production team all-stars, everyone knows the pressure of getting work done when families are expecting certain gifts under the tree.
By this time of the year, it's not uncommon for members of our team to be unsure of the day of the week, or be a liiiitle bit behind on wrapping presents of their own. At Nugget, the holiday season is a whirlwind.
So when it finally comes to a close, and we turn off the lights of HQ for Christmas Eve, we don't just take the weekend off, we take a full week. It's a time to eat, sleep, hang out, nap... whatever. ABN. Anything but Nugget. Not because we don't love the Nug Life, but because we want to bring our best selves to it all year 'round. And that requires a little bit of downtime, post-Holidays, to recharge our batteries.
Thanks for your patience in a year that required it more than ever, thanks for following along on our independently-owned, toy-furniture journey, and thanks most of all for making the Nugget a beloved family item in hundreds of thousands of homes. We'll see you in 2021.