How to Decorate a Cubicle for Christmas. Perhaps you want to spur a Christmas decorating frenzy at your office with a little friendly competition between co-workers or maybe you just want to stand out from the herd. Whatever your motivation, spice up your office cubicle for the holiday season with a few additions to your normal decor and you're sure to hear comments even after the holidays are over.
Change out your family pictures with holiday-themed pictures. Children sitting on Santa's lap, your dog wearing Christmas antlers, even just random holiday pictures you've printed off the Internet.
Decorate a small Christmas tree with office supplies and place it where you normally keep your potted plants. Place a wrapped gift for each co-worker under your tree.
String miniature Christmas lights along the rim of your cubicle. While twinkling lights may be prettier, they might distract your co-workers and lead to a ban on cubicle decorating by the higher-ups.
Play Christmas music from your computer. Many radio stations also play holiday music during office hours if you don't want to splurge to buy your own CD. Keep the volume low so you don't annoy your neighbors, but don't be afraid to sing-a-long if the mood strikes you. Soon your entire office will decide to go caroling through the building.
Create a faux fireplace on the cubicle wall and hang stockings for everyone in the office. Throughout the season people can add little stocking stuffers for their favorite co-workers or lumps of coal for those who have been especially naughty.
Fill a dish with Christmas candy. You'll be surprised how many people find a reason to visit your cubicle for a taste. Don't forget to hang candy canes over the sides of your cubicle, as well.
Add sparkle with metallic garlands taped along the edges of your computer. Also, line the edges of your cubicle doorway and along the top cubicle rim with garland.
- Change the theme to a generic holiday theme to be more multicultural. Chinese New Year, Kwanza and Chanukah are possible additions.
- Unless you work in a relaxed office, make sure to secure permission from your supervisor before adding any decorations.
- Be careful using pictures from last year's company Christmas party, especially if they show your boss in an unflattering light.
- If you work with customers in your office, you may want to keep the decorations more modest to avoid offending anyone.