With the exception of some pajamas, Arianna Huffington usually buys her employees some super cozy sweaters for the holidays. It has become quite the annual tradition with every member of the team receiving a sweater-one is left on their desk. After they have had a chance to try them on, they then pose for an annual holiday photo.
It's a tradition that Arianna likes to keep and when The Huffington Post was sold ,she told new owners AOL Inc Chief Executive Tim Armstrong, that they had to continue the tradition. It was started when the site was first launched in 2005 with Arianna selecting the sweaters herself. She broke the tradition herself after nine years by giving pajamas instead.
What began as a nice gesture to thank staff in the early years has now become a fun and interactive way to unite all the different workers in different offices around the world. They all share images of their gifts, try them on and it works because they all get the same gift.
What will the employees get for the 2016 Holidays? Will the PJ tradition be a new one or will Arianna Huffington stick with the original christmas sweater gift?
This article was co-authored by Ross Culliton. Ross is the founder of Roody Originals, creators of original custom sweaters for brands