The holiday season is officially upon us this week. The holiday season is loosely defined as Thanksgiving Day to New Year’s Day. Do you remember celebrating New Year’s Day of 2020? It was an exciting time as the year 20-20 seemed like such a futuristic date. Can you imagine what people living in the 50’s thought 2020 would look like? We are willing to bet that they never envisioned a year that was spent mostly in quarantine. They probably never imagined shortages of basic necessities such as toilet paper, paper towels, flour and meat. They certainly never would have imagined people walking with masks on their face looking like bandits. In fact, a person walking into a bank with a mask on their face before 2020 would cause certain panic. Today, if you walk into a bank without a mask on – people will panic! Our government declared Thanksgiving to be a national holiday back in 1863 and now, for the first time ever, our government asking us to cancel our annual Thanksgiving feast with family.
We are winding down the craziest year most of us have ever experienced in our life. The pandemic has affected 8 year-old kids and 80 year-old adults in ways we never could have predicted. From mental problems caused by isolation to unemployment caused by business failures, the pandemic has had a profound and sweeping affect on all of us.
Despite the pandemic, we will celebrate Thanksgiving this Thursday. Whether that means scaled down celebrations or a normal family celebration, Thanksgiving is a time that we set aside for giving thanks for the things we have in life. We should continue to use this day to reflect on our successes and achievements over the past year. Whether that means good health, a great family, a new job or simply good luck, we all have things to be thankful for.
Despite the pandemic, Chosen Payments has continued to grow in 2020. We opened a new office in Michigan. We developed some great new partnerships in the funeral industry. We renewed our contract to provide credit card processing services at every NHRA in the United States and we learned how to attend conventions virtually. While Thanksgiving 2020 is likely to look very different than past Thanksgivings, we will celebrate the day.
Today, we want to say – THANK YOU to you. We are thankful for your loyalty, your friendships and your business. We are thankful that somewhere along the road of life our paths crossed and you placed your trust and confidence in us to handle your financial transactions. We wish you and your family a wonderful Thanksgiving and a joyous holiday season.