Here at Coastal Living, we do everything with a beachy twist–our desks are lined with shells from far-flung shores, we sport sandals on "Flip Flop Fridays" throughout summer months, and we've even named a popular office gathering spot, "the coconut table"…even though there are no coconuts (but there is a table!). It's no surprise that when we decided to have a Christmas ornament contest, every staff member inserted his or her own creative coastal touch. The challenge was to take one plain, glass ball ornament and make it shine. Comment below and tell us which one is your favorite!
Jackie Froeber, travel editor (Santa on vacay)
Bradley Nesbitt, assistant market editor (a glittery, coastal-chic pattern)
Mamie Walling, office manager (a palm tree with lights–just like our December cover)
Julia Rutland, senior food editor (sea glass galore!)
Sarah Latta, assistant features editor (not a snow-woman…a sand-woman!)
Tempy Segrest, senior designer (sailboat on a sea of swirls–made of pages from our December issue)
Holly Goff, production manager
Kendell Cronstrom, editor
Chris Ellenbogen, photo intern
Brett Bralley, copy intern (California, where she's from and Alabama, where she lives now!)
Amy Mitchell, managing editor
Stephanie Gibson, copy editor (a s'more for beach bonfires!)
Kelly Tomas, web/production associate
Happy holidays to you, our fellow beach lovers.