Christmas is about traditions. Every year in December we start preparing for this momentous annual celebration and reflecting on our own rituals associated with Christmas. By the end of the month, most of us have already suffered from a shopping fever to some extent, with minor or major consequences on our wallet, while the holiday rush is still in our system. The sound of merry laughter, smell of cinnamon and mulled wine, and blushing of our cheeks disclose us.
When speaking about Christmas traditions, we usually think of our family and our circle of close friends. Nevertheless, there is another circle of people with whom we share many ups and downs and precious moments throughout the year. Our co-workers.
Some companies have large corporate parties each year, others don’t practice celebrating Christmas or they stopped due to financial cutbacks. Luckily, to cherish our office Christmas traditions or create new ones, we don’t need many resources except for a little imagination and a giving heart.
One great way of celebrating Christmas at work is playing Secret Santa. The rules of the game are simple. All the co-workers’ names are written down on individual pieces of paper. Each person needs to draw out one name and assume the role of Secret Santa for that particular person. The team should agree on a gift budget that everyone is comfortable with and after that it is up to each person to come up with the most suitable gift for their chosen colleague. Of course, the most important part of the game is for all Secret Santas to remain unknown before the day of the gift exchange.
Setting up a Christmas tree and placing gifts under it while nobody is watching is a great way to create suspense and let the holiday vibe fill the office. In the end, these lovely Christmas printables can be useful for creating personalized name tags and making sure everyone gets their intended Christmas gift.
This year’s Christmas is just in a few days. Let’s make it memorable and merrier than ever!