The first thing to consider in decorating your office for any holiday season is making sure to include various belief systems if the office is quite diverse in staff. There is no use in offending clients or staff because their views are not represented. There does not have to be a lot of thought involved in this or much personal insight if the holiday is Halloween or Flag day, yet during the fall and winter holiday season, a little more care should be taken to incorporate symbols that will not be offensive. You can avoid offending anyone simply by not placing up any decoration with religious overtones.
During the winter season, decorated evergreen trees are widely accepted. You can hire someone to create a fabulous decorated tree or decorate one as a group office project. Using ornaments that reflect the industry in which you work is awfully cute and will elicit many compliments. Get creative while decorating a tree. Buying an artificial one for multiple years of use is more economical than purchasing a new tree from year to year. An evergreen tree can also serve to represent all the diversity which your office exhibits, if the whole office decides to participate. Get ideas from magazines or the internet relating to what is in style if you are fashion conscience about decorating. There is no need to go overboard with decorations for an evergreen tree. Less is more.
Holiday decorating is easy to do and pleasing on the eyes with the use of seasonal flowers and lights. Holiday flowers are abundant, can be purchased in live or fake form and have no connotations with any religion. It can brighten any office, desk, entryway or room. For fall holidays, choose arrangements that are in sync with typical fall colors. Switch out those fall colors in December for arrangements of poinsettias, wreaths and small potted evergreens. Stringing lights, as long as they are not too distracting, adds a subtle effect to an office without being overly sentimental to any one belief system.
An alternative to a Merry Christmas sign can be a Season’s Greetings sign. Snowflake ornaments or cut outs are very appropriate to the winter season as well. There are many beautiful, innovative and inexpensive ways to decorate an office for the holiday season and you can move forward with confidence to add a little bit of flair to your office.