With the holiday season approaching, many businesses are already thinking about planning some activities. However, with the changing sanitary rules, the 10-person table with a maximum of 3 family bubbles or other pending rules, you will have no choice but to plan the festivities remotely, like last year. To do so, here are some new and innovative ideas.

Virtual animation

In order to adapt to the current situation, several companies now offer virtual Christmas party animation services. In short, it is now possible to plan activities remotely according to your tastes. All you have to do is shop around to find the best ideas. Among other things, it will be possible to :

  • Enjoy a virtual stand-up comedy show with one of your favourite comedians
  • Plan a conference on culture or other fashionable topics
  • Organise a virtual musical or song show
  • Hire a virtual cartoonist for your employees
  • Organise a training course on wine or cocktail creation (mixology)
  • Online magic or hypnosis

Annual Awards of Excellence

Employee recognition is a must during the holiday season. To do so, you must take advantage of the opportunity to showcase your employees at their true value. A remote gala will allow you to :

  • Recognise some key employees
  • Rewarding some of the teams that have excelled this year
  • Offer personalised gifts to your employees

In short, this year everyone is being recognised for their efforts

Online games

This year, the offer for online games has become exceptional. It is possible to organise almost any game. Here are some popular ideas:

  • The online casino
  • Online Bingo
  • Fury, draw me a picture or other trendy games

Don't forget the goodies for the winners!

Virtual gift exchange

Of the most popular, take advantage of the festivities to consider a remote gift exchange. To end the year on a high note, it is possible to send all your employees a gift box in your organization's colours. In short, we favour fairness and we favour local purchases for greater visibility. In 2021, we are banking on :

  • Quality advertising gizmos
  • Various gift cards of $50, $75 or $100 that offer flexibility while maintaining a sense of fairness
  • The $25 mystery gift draw for fun

In short, many companies offer services to help you choose and shop better.

Support for a cause

In order for everyone to enjoy the holidays, supporting a cause is often a must for large companies. This year, a large fundraising event is being organised remotely between employees and their families. An effective way to give back. We particularly like :

  • Raise money for an organisation or organisations of your choice. Invite an artist, the mayor or your MP to present the money, to show your support and set an example to other organisations
  • Friendly challenge to organisations to emulate you in order to duplicate self-help movements

In short, this year, it is the heart that speaks first!

To remember...

Although the social distancing guidelines have not quite gone away, it is possible to stand out and mark this important time of year in an exceptional way while highlighting the achievements of your staff. Be generous, be proud and most importantly, plan ahead for a safe Christmas for all your employees.