Here’s How You can Spread Holiday Cheers at the Work Place
The holiday season is finally here! There are festivities all around and it seems as if warmth and hope are radiating off people. Truly, December is one magical month.
With the onset of December, the countdown to Christmas and the New Year begins all around the world. With all the anticipation of the holiday season and the New Year, December becomes a month of fun, hope and happiness. Houses are decorated with great pomp and streets are filled with beautiful Christmas decorations. It surely is a sight to see.
Kids stay in anticipation of gifts from Santa Claus, analyzing laboriously whether they would end up on the nice or the naughty list that year. Red and white colours adorn the marketplaces, malls and several buildings. The joy of Christmas seems to take the world by storm.
People in India do not discriminate when it comes to celebrating festivals. Instead of giving in to thoughts regarding regional and religious differences, we celebrate all festivals that come our way. Hindus, Muslims, Sikhs, Christians, Jains, Buddhists and all the other groups come together when it comes to festivals no matter how many disturbances might exist between them. This is one trait of the Indians that marks them higher on the pedestal of celebrating and life as it comes.
When it comes to celebrating Christmas, it is a festival that is celebrated with much pomp and gaiety. Just like the United States, United Kingdom or Paris, the streets around India are also decorated with the colours of Christmas.
However, during celebrations like these, the working adults often have to deal with the fear of missing out on all the festivities. Plus, instead of availing of the holidays, the office-goers often have to spend a lot of their time at the office, needing to bail out on all the holiday fun. It is in moments like these that several adults end up questioning life decisions and sometimes end up making wrong decisions in haste that may cause them severe problems in the long run.
But, all is not lost. Sure, there is a lot of work at the office, But, who says that one cannot experience the holiday cheer at the workplace? After all, it is a season of hope and happiness. And everyone deserves to experience that. So, here are some small tips and tricks that can help you have a beautiful Christmas experience at your workplace, without having to miss out on all the Christmas fun.
- Decorate the Space: December is a month of decorations. There’s Christmas and the New Year towards the end of the month. And what better than some beautiful decorations to bid adieu to the current year and welcome the new? Throw in some red and white themed decorations to create the perfect Christmas vibe at the workplace. The decorations will bring in some Christmas cheer and will also simultaneously increase the energy of people at work.
- Get a Christmas Tree: How can one forget a Christmas tree while discussing Christmas celebrations and decorations? Christmas tree is, after all, the very life of Christmas celebrations. Each employee can be allowed to add a decoration of their own to the Christmas tree, allowing them to truly be a part of the Christmas celebrations at the workplace.
- Secret Santa Gift Exchange: Since the past few years, Secret Santa has become the life of many Christmas parties around the world. Just write the name of your employees on pieces of paper, fold them and throw them into a bowl. The name that a person picks out at random is the one that they have to get a gift and become the Secret Santa for. The guessing game that follows the gifting is the most fun part of Secret Santa.
- Christmas Snacks: Visit any café or restaurant around Christmas and you are bound to be washed away by the many beautiful and unique Christmas based food and snacking options. Likewise, replace the usual office treats with special Christmas snacks. These snacks, like Christmas cookies, can also be brought and shared among employees. Christmas themed cutleries, like mugs and plates, can also be brought into the office to spread that extra Christmas-y vibe.
There are numerous other ways that one can come up with to make Christmas celebrations a thing in the workplace. Small friendly Christmas-themed competitions can be organized, with special Christmas-themed prizes. One day can be picked out where the employees are allowed to dress down for the office, allowing them to spend a day in hoodies as they take in the feel of Christmas even while working.
Even Christmas music can also be played at the workplace to make sure that the holiday cheer stays alive. This can work wonders as such music is surely enough to hype up the energy at the workplace and also jerk off people’s bad moods.
So, this Christmas, do not be troubled with having to spend your days at the office. Do not let the fear of spending Christmas away from home dampen your holiday spirit. After all, Christmas is all about hope and happiness; which as Dumbledore says, can be found at even the darkest of places.