Share the true meaning of Christmas with a company Christmas party
Christmas is truly the most wonderful time of the year. It is a season of generosity and goodwill and people should always remember that. Due to the current economic situation in Ireland, many employers are already thinking of skipping the holiday. It is an additional expense.
Despite that, there are other reasons why you should have a company Christmas party. These are some of those reasons.
A company Christmas party gives employers the opportunity to truly thank their employees for a job well done, as Christmas draws near to the end of the year. Doing just that already provides many long-term benefits for the company.
Being part of a Christmas party and interacting with everyone, including the bosses, gives employees the feeling of belonging to that particular group. It is an opportunity for employees to have fun with their colleagues. Other corporate events are held for the same reason.
That gives the company loyal, hard-working and motivated employees. That results in higher productivity. That also gives the HR department a break from hiring and training new hires. It is beneficial for employers and employees.
The true meaning
The true meaning of Christmas is love. Christians know that the season is a reminder of the time when God gave his only son. However, you don’t have to be a Christian to celebrate Christmas. So one’s religious beliefs really shouldn’t matter. It is still a season for giving and goodwill and anyone can relate to that. In fact, even non-Christians celebrate this season. It became a tradition to do so.
Throwing a company Christmas party is a way to give something back to employees. That is part of the true meaning of Christmas. By showing that they appreciate their employees, employers are already doing something out of love. People give gifts during this season for the same reason.
It is not necessary to be a Christian to understand the concept of love and acts of love. Ultimately, that is the true meaning of Christmas. That is why even those who hold other beliefs still celebrate the occasion in their own way.
The party organizer may have a hard time pleasing everyone. People have different beliefs. Also, different people have different lifestyle choices. Recovering alcoholics won’t want to be near the punch table, vegans won’t eat anything that doesn’t meet their strict diet, Jews would rather celebrate Hanukkah than Christmas, and Muslims won’t eat pork. Having that mix of people in the workplace can make throwing an office Christmas party a horrible experience.
So call it a New Years Eve party, as Christmas is usually a week away from the New Year. It’s impossible to please everyone, but keep your preferences in mind when planning an office Christmas party. What matters is that everyone can get together and have a good time during this particular season.