Holiday Traditions

RAMSA Partner Grant Marani sketching the 2021 holiday card. Photograph Peter Jakubowski.

Holiday Traditions


Celebrating nearly four decades of hand-drawn holiday party invitations.

RAMSA has a longstanding tradition of creating hand-drawn invitations for our annual staff holiday party.

When we organized our first in-office holiday party for staff in 1984, designer Tim Lenahan drew an invitation that depicted jovial scenes framed by an arcade of classical columns. Tim’s festive, hand-drawn sketches became an annual tradition—and after his tragic passing in 1992, RAMSA Partner Grant Marani honored Tim’s legacy by continuing it. This year, with so many of us still apart and unable to gather in person, we wanted to share a special peek of our never-before-seen collection of internal holiday party invitations. Please enjoy and happy holidays!

Tim Lenahan, 1984 and 1985.

Tim Lenahan, 1988 and 1989.

Tim Lenahan, 1990.

Grant Marani, 1997 and 1998.

Grant Marani, 1999 and 2000.

Grant Marani, 2007 and 2008.

Grant Marani, 2014.

Grant Marani, 2015 and 2016.

Grant Marani, 2017.

Grant Marani, 2018 and 2019.

Grant Marani, 2020.

Grant Marani, 2021.