Consider bringing a fun treat to the office once or twice a week (they’re a great pick-me-up for Mondays!). This white chocolate popcorn recipe--linked with Slide 1’s image--makes for a great and easy treat appropriate for the entire office. For nutritional needs, consider replacing some of the ingredients with healthier options like dark chocolate candies instead of milk chocolate M&Ms.
If your office is Christmas-friendly, this DIY tree is a simple task you can do one weekend and recycle afterwards! Made from rolled up paper, it’s an easy and clean way to celebrate and even exchange Secret Santa gifts under the tree. This office also drew a fireplace on the mirror to add that extra oomph!
It doesn’t have to be a Christmas party specifically, but any holiday party will give co-workers something to look forward to. It’s best to plan your events right before or right after the holidays so that people who have to go out of town won’t miss it! You can keep clear of any specific holidays by keeping to a wintery theme rather than a holiday one. Depending on your budget, you could really go all out and rent a venue for the evening.
Gift exchanges at work can be a great way to get to know your co-workers--regardless of whether you’re their secret gift giver. To start, have co-workers fill out a questionnaire with their name, things they like, and hobbies they have. Then, assign everyone a secret Santa (the giver should know who their recipient is). Give everyone a budget--most companies aim for around $20 per gift. You can open them on the last day before the holidays, or at your company party!
If your company has never had an ugly holiday sweater day, you’re missing out. Start one ASAP by finding the most hideous holiday sweaters (you can scour the Internet for some of the best) and send out a company-wide email inviting others to join you. You may be surprised by your co-workers’ sense of humor!
Regardless of what winter holiday you and your co-workers celebrate, making the office a happier place to be and more in the holiday spirit, can be a fun task once November and December roll around.
Between the various feasts and gift-giving traditions, these tips can give you fun ideas for bringing holidays to the office and keeping the spirit up through the end of the year.
Just remember, not everyone gets excited about winter holidays--be sure to be courteous!