On Thanksgiving this past week, many people gave thanks for the good things in life, visiting far-away family members, and stuffing themselves into a turkey-coma. For many of you, last week meant just two days of work between you and that delicious turkey dinner. For others of you, Thursday may have been another day at work. Yet, that doesn’t mean this holiday season of thanksgiving and celebration has to be forgotten! Here are 5 ways to bring some holiday cheer and thanksgiving to your work place!
- Put some turkey or other holiday treat in your lunch! Or better yet, make some for your whole team. Partaking in a miniature version of a holiday feast can really get you into the spirit. A simple turkey on rye or an entire roasted bird—you decide! Just try not to fall asleep.
- Call a family member or friend you rarely talk to. Odds are, they’ll appreciate the gesture (and it’ll be easy to excuse yourself from an extended conversation by reminding them you’re at work!)
- Decorate your work space. Now that Thanksgiving is officially over, decorate with a mini tree, picture of your favorite holiday symbol or even a small string of lights if allowed!
- Send thanks through cards or small gifts. Thanksgiving and the entire holiday season is a great time to remind coworkers that you appreciate them. You can pass around personalized cards, verbal thanks, or even candy or DIY gifts!
- Share what you’re thankful for. It’s the point of the holiday, after all - a poll, newsletter, or anonymous drop box are good ways to get you and the rest of your department thinking about the good things in life.
Thanksgiving and the holidays are about more than stuffing a turkey and stuffing your face; they are also about remembering the things and the people that made it possible for you to be here today. Remember to give thanks and spread goodwill this holiday season, even while at work.
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