Some offices allow employees to get into the Christmas spirit during the holidays, and decorating an office cubicle is one place to start. One of the most popular methods of creating a Christmas cubicle is placing a small tree on the desk, and hanging either traditional decorations or assorted office supplies on it. Wrapping sparkling lights, garland or holiday wrapping paper around the cubicle, desk or computer is another method of showing off Christmas decorations. Setting out a dish of candy on the desk is likely to attract coworkers to the Christmas cubicle, as are holiday-themed photos.
Few cubicles are large enough to fit a full-sized Christmas tree, but they are usually just right for miniature versions. Employees interested in creating a Christmas cubicle are encouraged to choose a tree that is small enough to fit on the desk but just large enough to peek over the walls of the cubicle so passers-by can see it. A small artificial tree is often considered a good investment, because it can last several years, but it tends to lack the smell of a real tree, so employees are advised to weigh the pros and cons of each type before buying. Once the tree is selected, employees can add typical Christmas decorations to it or allow it to blend in with the environment by hanging office supplies on it. Examples of creative office Christmas decorations to hang on a tree include a small stapler, pens and sticky notes.
It is quite common to see office cubicles wrapped in either colored or white lights for the holidays, but there are other options, too. For instance, garland made of shiny tinsel or fake pine boughs can be wrapped around the walls of the cubicle, as well as around the chair, computer and desk. Some employees opt to put wrapping paper around their cubicle walls or the sides of their computer, allowing them to choose from several patterns, colors and textures for their Christmas decorations. No matter what items are draped around the Christmas cubicle, employees should be sure they do not obstruct the ability to work in or enter and exit the area.
Some decorating methods are likely to attract co-workers to the Christmas cubicle, ensuring the employee's efforts are not wasted. For example, setting out a dish of candy can increase the number of people who stop by the desk throughout the work day. In addition, placing holiday-themed photos around the office should catch the attention of others, especially if the pictures include co-workers. Photos from the previous year's Christmas party may be appreciated by co-workers, as long as they are appropriate for the office. In a similar vein, people should be aware of their setting and strive to keep all of their decorations both tasteful and appropriate for the office.