Christmass Bliss

Organising the office Secret Santa

No office Christmas is complete without participating in Secret Santa.

The team at Christmass Bliss has enlisted the help of Mrs Claus to organise their Secret Santa this year. She’s shared her process below to help you organise yours with ease too. 

The process

Step one – set a budget and ‘rules’

We find that about £10 and something funny always goes down well in the office. You may also need to remind your participants to disguise their gifts to the best of their ability!

Step two – find out who is participating

A simple email around the office for a yes or a no is the easiest way to find this out, nobody feels obliged to participate if they can respond without others knowing.

Step three – put all of the names onto pieces of paper

Print out the names or write them on pieces of paper (making sure the paper is the same size for everyone)

Step four – pull a name out of the hat

Put all of the pieces of paper into a bucket/bowl/hat (something easy to pick from) – remind them to put the piece of paper back if they get their own!

Step five – set a date

When do people need to ‘drop off’ their gift, Mrs Claus has a Santa sack by her desk for these gifts to be left.

Step six – exchange the gifts

The final piece in the Secret Santa process is to deliver the gifts which can be done in many ways. The most common is during a gathering (meeting or Christmas meal). Nominate a person, aka Santa, to give out the gifts (beard and hat optional!).

See it in action on Process Bliss

Create your own Christmas process

Just like you, our team is busy preparing for Christmas. Head over to our social accounts to see how we’re getting on. 

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