Time to spruce things up and get the most out of your office Christmas tree
Whether it be a Nordic Spruce or Balsam Fir, the sight of a Christmas tree is enough to get even the most Grinch-like of people into the Christmas spirit. Enter any room with a festively decked-out tree in the corner, and the smell alone is enough to transport you to a cosy log cabin with a glass of mulled wine in your hand. Mmmm… mulled wine. 😋 And whilst the wine might have to wait until the weekend, an office Christmas tree is a sure-fire way to lift spirits all through the festive season.
An office Christmas tree can’t fail to bring joy and a positive holiday atmosphere to anyone that basks the glow of its LED fairy lights. That feeling will soon spread to your customers as your people pass on their new-found festive goodwill and bonhomme. And we all know a happy customer is a repeat customer!
Office Christmas trees also provide great social media and office Christmas card ideas - who can resist a team photo with everyone standing in front of a lovingly decorated tree whilst wearing their favourite Christmas jumper?
So now you know why buying an office Christmas tree is good for everyone, let’s have a look at what you need to know before picking your perfect Pine.
Things to consider before buying an office Christmas tree
When bursting with Christmas mirth, it’s easy to forget to consider the practical logistics of shopping for an office Christmas tree. So here are a few pointers to keep in mind:
Location, location, location
First things first. Work out where in your office your tree will look best, assess the space you have to play with, then work out which tree size will best compliment it. A general rule of thumb is to allow roughly 15cm between your ceiling and the top of your tree (including star or angel etc). Whilst a towering 10 footer might seem like a good idea, a modest, well decorated tree will look much better in offices where free space is hard to come by. Learn from the Griswalds, bigger isn’t always better.
Driving home for Christmas
Unless you are using an office Christmas tree delivery service, you’ll need to make sure you have arranged suitable transport (with enough room for you and your new pride and joy) before you head down to your local garden centre. No matter what size you go for, Christmas trees are heavy and cumbersome, so an extra pair of hands to help you carry it is also a good idea - and no, an Uber driver doesn’t count.
Fake it till you make it
If the phrase ‘artificial Christmas tree’ conjures up images of scrawny, thread-bare plastic trees that are best confined to the 80s, you are in for a pleasant surprise. Companies like Balsam Hill produce modern artificial trees that are every bit as beautiful as their genuine counterparts. Just remember to get some pine room-scent so you don’t miss out on that dreamy pine-wood smell.
If you punt for a real tree, make sure you are buying from a reputable supplier that sources their trees from a sustainably managed forest.
Christmas tree decorations for the office
As the old saying (probably) goes: an undecorated Christmas tree is a sad Christmas tree, so once yours is standing proud in the corner of your office, you’ll want to get it properly pimped.
Whether you go for the classic retro vibes of tinsel and baubles, or more contemporary options such as ribbons and bows, make sure you spend a little time planning your Christmas tree decorations for the office. If you start hanging your decs whilst others are in the building, you can bet you’ll have a number of willing helpers in no time. Decorating the office Christmas tree really is a natural, unforced team bonding opportunity, so make the most of it.
Speaking of which...
Office Christmas tree competition ideas
As we come to the end of the year, sending small prizes and gifts is a fantastic way to boost motivation and get the most out of your hard working team. So why not organise a fun office Christmas tree competition and maximise the benefits it can bring - with prizes for the winners of course.
Here are a couple of our favourite competition ideas to get you started...
Art Attack - Buy a large pack of plain baubles, hand them out around the office, then ask each person to decorate their bauble using whatever artistic medium they prefer. Once the entries are in, hang them on the tree and ask everyone to vote for their favourite (not including their own work of art obviously).
WFH Wonders - If you have people working from home, one way to include them in the festive fun is to send them a cute Bloom & Wild mini Christmas tree. Get them to send in a photo of their decorated tree and offer a small prize for the best dressed. Extra points for creativity and artistic flair. Check out our Happy hybrid Christmas guide for more ways to ensure no one is left out this festive season.
How Huggg can help your business this Christmas
Huggg is a simple to use gifting platform that is perfect for sending gifts to your colleagues this Christmas. We have a fantastic range of festive favourites to choose from that will suit budgets big and small, and a host of intuitive, time-saving features that will take the hassle out of sending presents at work.