A Christmas party at work is a wonderful way to show you appreciate your employees/coworkers. Even though you are at work you can still have a festive celebration with these Christmas office party ideas and suggestions for activities! Start your party off on the right foot by sending a fun invitation. You can always send group email, but it will build anticipation in the office if you do something fun. If you are going to have a theme or activity at the party, let your guests know on the invite so that they can be prepared. Here are a few fun suggestions: Gift exchange (white elephant or secret Santa) Ugly Sweater Contest Cookie exchange Potluck/recipe exchange Scavenger hunt Ornament exchange Everyone will be excited for this Christmas party! Easy and FUN is the way to go for decorations for the office. Here are the Christmas office party ideas we recommend: Wrapping paper – buy some inexpensive wrapping paper and bows. You can wrap the artwork on the wall to look like presents, or wrap empty boxes and use them around the room as decorations. Lights – What would Christmas be without lights? Hang a few strings around the party room and watch everyone’s...Read More
As we grow older, it sometimes seems that we lose touch with the people we care about. Old friends become distant memories and family members drift away into their own lives. The longer you go when you lose touch, the harder it seems to get back into contact with the ones you care about and sometimes it can even be nearly impossible, short of hiring a private investigator, if they have moved and changed addresses and telephone numbers. It can be easy to let relationships fade if you don’t see someone everyday, but with just a little effort you can keep in touch. Staying in contact with people shouldn’t be a burden or a hassle. Most people only find the task tedious because they go so long in between contact that they feel nervous and getting in touch again, they don’t know where to begin or because they feel like they need to “catch up” and they don’t have the time to do so. Take some time in your daily routine to devote to staying in contact and it won’t be so hard for you. Make lists of all the people you want to stay in contact with and then...Read More
A society woman’s calling card “follows her everywhere she goes, remains when she is gone, and is the recognized representative in the payment of social debts when personal attention is impossible.” Gentlemen and children also dropped visiting cards along with these “ladies of fashion,” primarily in the 18th through the early 20th centuries. Calling or visiting cards first employed in 15th century China and later used by the aristocracy of 17th century became popular with England’s nobility and rich in the 1800s. The cards served a number of social purposes, such as a means of introduction, to further acquaintanceship, to express congratulations or condolences and to provide notices of arrival or departure. Card etiquette had strict rules. Generally, the bearer waited in a carriage, enlisting a servant to deliver the calling card. The bearer folded a corner if delivering the card in person. This first call rarely resulted in a face-to-face meeting as the conveyor generally expected to deliver the item to a servant and leave. Stringent rules prevented awkward situations. Socialites desiring a relationship with a particular person or family dropped off a card and returned home. The receiver replied with their own card in a few days, inviting the initiator back for an...Read More
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