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.

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We list here a few ideas to keep the Christmas spirits bright — and celebrate it the socially distanced way. Take a look!

1. Christmas Eve Virtual Party

If people are already tired of Zoom and Teams, HR professionals can spice it up with new games and rules.

- Put your Santa hats on!

- Set a dress code.

- Give your videos a crackling background.

- Bring your own snacks.

- Organize a few games: A virtual mystery box (Do what it says. Tasks can include virtual cocktail making, painting Mona Lisa with crayons in five minutes, etc.), virtual karaoke (after the party is in swing), and more. Reward the winners.

2. Christmas Cookie and Cocktail Swaps

Some from the porch or from inside their blankets, can ask their family members to click a photograph, which can be sent to the HR professionals to share their moments.

Another way to share food and drinks with your employees is by sending online vouchers for a dine-in with the family or booking a known restaurant for a specific time to let employees come with their families and share a meal together.

3. Do a good deed together this Christmas!

Afterward, images of the donations can be shared with everyone in the office to show the smiles they helped enable with their contributions. Don’t put many demands on your staff. Let them share what they can.

4. Christmas Eve Book Reading

5. Gift Time

Secret Santa may not seem as feasible now, but it can be organized virtually with many third-party websites that are helping HR professionals in the feat. Though, HRs will need to go the extra mile to plan the event. Make sure to agree on a spending limit with the participants, discuss who all wish to contribute, and plan other logistics (postage and other things). Gifts can be opened on a team video call.

From company’s end, gifts can be given to the employees in form of vouchers, or a day off for shopping and outing with friends and family.

6. Give Award to the Achievers

We all need something to look forward to this year. Put your Santa hats on and give your employees a Christmas to cheer for.

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