Christmas is just around the corner and, considering how difficult and challenging this year has been so far, it is a great idea to decorate your office to bring the Christmas spirits in.
Here are some simple ideas (and an extra tip!) to decorate the office this Christmas while fostering creativity, teamwork, passion for what you do, and seeking happiness at work.
A Unique Christmas Tree
There are countless types of Christmas trees, from the smallest for little offices to the large ones for meeting rooms, reception areas, common areas, or waiting rooms. Once you decide on the size, you need to consider whether to choose natural or synthetic trees. Synthetic trees are a good option to create environmental awareness in all employees.
Then, you have to choose the type of decoration and its color. For example, you can use corporate colors. You can add ornaments, bows, lights, or Christmas figures that match your business image. Another option is to hang all the Christmas cards received from suppliers, clients, and friends or Christmas drawings made by the children of all the people who work in the office.
If you want to be more original, there are other ways to have a Christmas tree, such as making one out of books, industry magazines, or brand catalogs.
Christmas Decorations and Lights
To provide that Christmas atmosphere that we are looking for, you can also decorate the desks or some office corner with small decorations.
Some ornaments or stars hanging from the ceiling, some flowerpots with poinsettias, etc. Any detail will give a special and original air to the office on these important dates.
String lights add that touch that gets everyone feeling merry. It’s easy to incorporate lights into your Christmas garlands draped over stair banisters or desks. Adding battery powered lights to mason jars makes for pretty centerpieces for the office cafeteria.
Extra tip! Avoid Religious Decoration
Unlike Halloween or Valentine’s Day, Christmas includes religious iconography.
Regardless of your religious beliefs, the recommendation is to use neutral decoration and avoid purely religious decorations.
Neutral decoration is understood to be any character or symbol that is not related to religious iconography, for example:
- Winter atmosphere.
- Deer (and other animals)
- Santa Claus (even though Santa Claus may have origins related to religious traditions, such meaning is long lost in the collective memory.)
Remember that there are many people who represent different cultures and thoughts in your company, the decoration must appeal to all of them.