Nearly everyone spends more waking hours at work than they do at home, so it is nice to be able to bring the Christmas spirit into your workspace with some decorations. However, you should check to make sure that this is okay to do before you begin decorating. Here are a few simple steps and ideas for decorating your work desk:
1. Choose a time other than normal working hours to do the decorating. This way you won’t upset anyone by looking like you are “playing” rather than working. 2. Clean up your desk. Dust things off and get them organized. It is hard to decorate a messy space and if you add more things to a messy space (like decorations) it can make it hard to work.
3. If you are going to be adding any lights or other decorations that use electricity, be sure to also bring a surge protector, especially if you have a computer. Usually power surges are attributed to thunderstorms, but during December most power surges are caused by decorations.
4. Now you’re ready to get started. Keep in mind that space is limited at your desk so try to keep the decorations on a smaller scale. Here are a few ideas to help you think of fun ways to decorate:
- Put a Christmas screensaver on your computer
- Wrap your office door with wrapping paper and a big bow to make it look like a present
- Bring in a poinsettia to put on your desk
- Bring in a jar filled with Christmas candies
- Get one of those mini Christmas trees from a craft store (the kind that are meant to be used as a table decoration) and hang small ornaments on it
- Hang a wreath on the front or side of your desk
- Hang a lightweight garland
- Tie festive bows on drawer handles or around plants
- Create a display of holiday cards by hanging the cards over a ribbon strung across the front of your desk
- Hang ornaments over the side and front edges of your desk (be sure they aren’t easily broken because they will most likely get bumped often)
- Hang a festive sign near your calendar
- Enlist the help of your kids and make paper snowflakes to hang from the ceiling above your desk
This article first appeared in the ‘Celebrating Christmas PDF Magazine‘ which is a FREE magazine that you can download and even print out.