4 Ideas to Add More Holiday Spirit to the Office
It’s that time of year here in Idaho. As everyone gets ready to celebrate the holidays, that festive cheer starts to trickle into your office. Everyone wants to celebrate, even at work. So how do you incorporate the holidays into your office?
The holiday season is the perfect time to bring some festive spirit into your workplace. With a little bit of effort, the office will come to life with fun and laughter. You can keep things understated or go all out, but either way, it will be a nice way to share your goodwill with your employees.
Your staff will feel a sense of camaraderie with each other, and that’s a great way to build morale and team spirit. Here are a few ways to brighten up your office for the upcoming holiday season.
Decorate with Style
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Liven up your office with some tasteful holiday plants, and you’ll soon see how easy it is to get started. In many offices, the lobby and reception areas are focal points. Bring in a few poinsettia plants for the front desk and decorated wreaths for the door or reception windows
Invite your employees to participate in a holiday tree trimming, and make it more enjoyable with holiday music, hot beverages, cookies and snacks.
It is an excellent time for your staff to socialize with each other. Even your quiet, shy employees will enjoy the music and refreshments. Decorate cubicles and door frames by stringing together the holiday cards that your company receives. You can alternate with strings of white or colorful lights.
Dress for Success
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Encourage everyone in the office to dress with holiday spirit. This will give them a chance to show off a pretty holiday sweater or vest, holiday ties and socks, or holiday earrings and pins are to add a touch of festive spirit. Keep a few Santa hats around the office, and no one will feel left out.
You can also create some excitement and plan a day for employees to wear their ugly Christmas sweaters. They can even have a contest to vote on which ugly Christmas sweater is the most obnoxious. You can have some small prizes around to give out to the winners.
Plan a Holiday Lunch
Your employees will enjoy a tasty lunch hosted by the boss. Decorate the kitchen or a suitable common area for a festive holiday luncheon. Have a variety of foods delivered to the office, and vary the choices to appeal to your diverse staff members. It can be simple or elaborate, but either way, your employees will appreciate your kindness.
Have a Gift Drawing
Your employees might enjoý having a grab bag or Secret Santa gift exchanges around the tree. You can also have some small gifts for lucky-number drawings. Gifts such as candles, scarves, gift cards and boxes of chocolate are inexpensive and fun to open. If your business receives baskets and food gifts from your vendors, have a raffle and share these gifts with your staff.
When you bring some holiday fun to your office, your employees will have fun and feel special, too. It is a heartfelt way to begin the new year.