The big question on everyone’s lips at the moment is, ‘will Covid-19 Scrooge up our Christmas plans this year’…
It’s looking more and more likely that this Christmas is going to be different to what we are used to and celebrating with your colleagues in person may not be possible.
After such a challenging year we know that it is more important than ever to reward, celebrate and recognise everything that your employees have achieved despite the ever-changing situations of 2020.
At Neon we are working closely with a multitude of incredible suppliers to make sure that no matter where you are and what the current government guidelines are; you can connect with your team and help make this a Christmas to remember.
Over the past month or so, we have been working with some of our clients to make their festivities this year virtual. We have partnered with live streaming specialists to ensure that no matter where employees are, they can still enjoy the festive fun with their colleagues – and they can even invite their families and kids to join in!
The options of what you can do to bring your team together to celebrate Christmas are endless and our experienced team have been working hard to make sure this year’s Christmas celebrations and rewards are tailored to suit the needs and brand values of our clients.
Here are some ideas to get you in the Christmas spirit!
‘Tis the season to be jolly and what better way to connect and reward your team than with some mouth-watering treats and feasts.
We work with leading suppliers across the globe to provide authentic festive foodie experiences that your team will love. Some examples include chocolate making with a master-chocolatier, making and decorating your very own gingerbread house and cooking up a storm in the kitchen with an interactive cooking demonstration with an expert chef. Fancy Michel Roux Jr in your kitchen – no problem!
The wonderful thing about these foodie experiences being interactive is that they can transport you to anywhere in the world – from your home. Chocolate making in Switzerland, gingerbread building in Germany and cooking demonstrations from anywhere across the globe!
Fancy a Christmas tipple (who doesn’t…)?
Bring your entire team together virtually for a fun festive Mixology evening that will get everyone into the Christmas spirit (literally!) All cocktail making equipment and ingredients will be delivered directly to their door so all they will need is ice and Christmas tunes!
Alternatively, we can arrange a wine tasting evening from leading Sommeliers from all around the world! If you wish to sample superb wines from Italy live from Tuscany, French wines live from Bordeaux or Californian wines live from Napa… we’ve got it covered. All the wines will be sent to you in advance and we can even include a cheese selection that will pair perfectly with each glass.
To ensure your Christmas Party really stands out this year we’ve sourced some of the best virtual interactive performers, magicians, actors and celebrity guest speakers. All of our virtual activities and events are tailored to each of our clients, creating a truly unique experience.
Many of our clients have also asked for us to come up with unique ways to reward their employees for their support and achievements during this challenging year:
Christmas ‘Night-In’ Hampers
This year, they feel it is more important than ever to reward and recognise their network. Our team have been creating some unique ‘Christmas night-in hampers’ full of festive treats, a film subscription and a take-away of their choice so that they can enjoy a cosy night in with the family. Each hamper will be wrapped with a beautifully branded ribbon and delivered just in time for Christmas! These festive bundles don’t have to cost a lot but are guaranteed to put a smile of each employee’s face.
If you would prefer to give your colleagues more choice this Christmas, you can offer them a variety of bundles to choose from, each with their own theme! These could be used to upgrade their home cinema system, change their house to a smart-home or give them a head start on their fitness journey.
Our team will provide your employees with access to an Award Collection of the bundles with full details of what they include before they make their choice. The bundles are refreshed regularly to ensure that the latest and most desirable tech and products are included.
After a year of staying in you may wish to reward your employees with the promise of a luxury overnight escape, which they can redeem at a time of their choosing throughout 2021. We have been working closely with some of the UK’s finest luxury hotels, restaurants and unrivalled experiences to create a range of bespoke overnight and weekend packages that will create lasting memories.
We understand that this is such a challenging time for businesses and their employees but there are countless ways you can still ensure you reward, recognise and celebrate your employees for their efforts this Christmas – even from afar!
If you need help organising a virtual Christmas party, get together or gift or, need help with ideas to celebrate Christmas 2020, then please get in touch.
Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!
The Neon Team x
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