It’s Christmas of 2020! 6 Ways to Keep the Festive Spirit Up Amid Pandemic

HR leaders and HR professionals are in a conundrum about celebrating Christmas amid pandemic. Here are 6 ways to revive the festive spirit this December.

December is the merriest and most anticipated time of the year.

Christmas parties are not only known for their cheerful spirit, but also as an opportunity to thank people who led us where we are. And who is more conscious of it than HR professionals and talent leaders that people deserve thanks now more than ever. Festivities make daily work-routine a little more comforting and livelier than usual. So, how do you celebrate the much-awaited Christmas during this pandemic?

Burger King decorated its Christmas lights much earlier than anyone with #WrapUp2020 campaign.

Several other brands echoed the sentiments of celebrating Christmas earlier than usual as a symbol of an end to the disappointing times the year brought with it. Do you have any plans to wrap this year with a Christmas party that brings people together and engage them?

1. Christmas Eve Virtual Party

Just like everything else, take your festivities digital this year.

2. Christmas Cookie and Cocktail Swaps

Cookie exchanges are classic at a Christmas party. To do it the socially distanced way, have everyone share their favorite recipes online, and let people try them at home and share the pictures and reviews on video. Similarly, host a happy hour of Christmas cocktails and toast with a warm cup of eggnog, spiced wine, and others (have their recipes also shared among people).

3. Do a good deed together this Christmas!

For the homeless, orphans, senior citizens, and other vulnerable groups, HR leaders can organize donation campaigns and ask the entire office to contribute to help these people celebrate holidays. From hygiene kits to warm clothes, giving for a good cause will nurture gratitude among people and deepen the spirit of togetherness this time of the year.

4. Christmas Eve Book Reading

This one is for the book lovers at your workplace. Have a reading session together of the interested parties of your favorite Christmas play or book. HR professionals can make people bring their favorite snacks, deserts, and drinks to these sessions. Christmas can mark the beginning of these enriching sessions, which can be carried to the next year.

5. Gift Time

6. Give Award to the Achievers

One of the best ways to end the year is on an appreciative note. Recognize the contribution of people who have helped businesses going through in these challenging times. Thank by organizing an award ceremony or sending recognition emails in everyone’s inbox.

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