At MGIC we value time with our loved ones all year long, but especially around the holidays. It is a time to reconnect and recharge with those who give us the strength to be the best we can be.

I came across an interesting article about how much Americans will spend on holiday decorations this year. It got me thinking about our own MGIC co-workers and how they like to decorate around the holiday. So I asked them to share with me some of their favorite holiday photos. The result was a flood of submissions from many co-workers who were eager to share their fun and festive photos. Some even shared their new homes they are settling into.

I liked the images so much I decided to create a Facebook album for them.

What I realized is that even though we may seem different at times, we are all uniquely the same. We value family, love and the sharing of the holiday spirit.

Happy holidays everyone. Have a safe and wonderful new year!

Ben Smidt, MA

Ben Smidt - Former MGIC Digital Strategy Manager

Ben Smidt served as MGIC’s Digital Strategy Manager. He led corporate development and management of MGIC's digital marketing strategy across the enterprise. This included establishing a clear vision for all digital marketing initiatives and providing strategic direction for the company's digital and social media marketing efforts. His primary goal is to increase brand awareness and improve user experience (UX). Additional responsibilities included PPC budget strategy and management of ad spend.

In addition to the insurance industry, Ben has a combined 10 years of experience in computer software, education and publishing industries. His focus has always remained in the area of education and digital marketing for media and technology.

He holds an MA from Marquette University in media channel effectiveness and digital communications, as well as a BS from UW-Madison focused in communications. He resides with his wife, daughter and son in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin.

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