Five ways to spread festive cheer while working remotely

by Harriet Muir
Published on November 10, 2020

2020 has been an unprecedented year full of restrictions, isolation, ‘new normals’, and balancing kids at home. People are feeling tired and more than ready to bring on 2021.

The holiday season is coming. And with it brings all the simple things we love, good food, family and friends, holidays and a good amount of festive cheer. But, where the silly season usually comes with work parties, decorating the office, and gift-giving campaigns, this is no ordinary year.

With the #WorkFromHome movement, it’s likely that many of your people are now working completely remotely, or somewhere in between. On top of this, ongoing restrictions, not to mention tightened purse strings, make it incredibly challenging to roll out the usual festivities.

But, now more than ever, your people are craving meaningful connection, a sense of community and of course, some excitement and joy. So what can you do to celebrate your people with little to no budget while they’re apart?

Your ready-made festive content plan!

We’ve pulled together some ideas for you to run with, no matter what communications tech your organization uses! Read on for the highlights, or download our advent calendar for your festive content calendar, ready for you to roll out some festive cheer each week in December!

#BuildConnection by matching employees randomly to have a virtual coffee or meal together. Better yet, surprise them with a coffee or meal voucher beforehand. Encourage people to share a photo of the virtual meet up and something they learned about the other person!

#GiveThanks by filming a thank you message from your CEO and/or members of the leadership team to say thank you for a big year, remembering milestones and looking forward to 2021. You could also use this to kickstart a conversation about what people want to see at your organization in 2021. Crowdsourcing strategy anyone?

Run a #HolidaySnaps photo competition! This could be for people to share photos of their home decorated for the holidays, their festive pets, or of their travels over the holiday break. Use the photos and stories that come with them in your internal channels in 2021.

Nominate your #2020Superstar! Ask people to nominate those people who do the small things to make a difference and share the feel-good stories!

#CelebrateDiversity by asking people to share their favorite holiday memory with family, friends and community. These stories can be shared in your internal channels to foster understanding and connection between your people.

Download your free advent calendar with your ready-made plan for festive cheer content!

Enablo’s FREE Festive campaign for Workplace users

For Workplace customers, access our festive campaign with your automated campaign loaded and ready to go, complete with festive bots – Holiday Frames, Pair Up Elf and Festive Fred.

It’s free and you don’t have to do anything. WE KNOW!



If you’re not already on Workplace and you’re keen to see how your holiday campaign could look if you were, get in touch for a free demo. We’d love to hear from you!

Meet the Author
Harriet Muir
Harriet discovered the power of Workplace when she rolled it out at a large energy company while in their internal comms team. Now she gets to bring together her love of collaboration tech and internal culture with her experience in marketing and storytelling as Enablo's Marketing Manager.

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