This year at work the staff did not want to do the Secret Santa gift exchange thing, because of the expense and time that it takes.
I’m going to start You’ve Been “Jolly-ed”, from the idea of Boo-ing in neighborhoods. I’m going to start off with two baskets or buckets and begin it on Monday November 29th. This will give us 15 days to get out 20 “Jolly” baskets before we are off for the winter holidays.
Each person will have a chance to show some one else the spirit of the holidays, that we are all blessed to be surrounded by caring, giving co-workers, but most of all friends.
Here is what I started with:
• 2 plastic buckets from the dollar store
• 1 roll of wired ribbon from the dollar store
• 2 photo copies of a poem and the instructions on what to do
Total cost to start the Jolly buckets $3.00
Here is one of my finished “Jolly” buckets.
Here is what is inside:
• Hand knitted scarf
• Knitted gloves
• Menu Planning Calendar
• Hot chocolate mix
• Candy Cane sucker
Let those that you spend large portions of your day with; know that they have meaning to you.
This treat is for you, we hope you enjoy.
The idea is simple, one we hope you employ.
You pass “Jolly” along to one other co-worker.
Along with any kind of Christmas cheer.
If we all do our part, and spread the good cheer,
By Christmas night it will be very clear,
We’re a friendly bunch, we like to share fun
So please do your part to keep “Jolly” on the run!
“You’ve Been Jolly-ed”
*Once you’ve been hit by the “Jolly” bucket it’s your turn to “Jolly” someone else at work.
*Hang your bells on the Jolly board (Bell Stop) in the staff lounge so that everyone can see that you have been “Jollyed”. This will also let you know who you can “Jolly” next. Find a bell with a name in the basket next to the board.
*Fill the bucket with good cheer (treat). Include in the bucket with the treats a copy of the letter, and the red bell with their name on it.
*Place the Jolly bucket where that co-worker will find it along with their name bell on it. Do not let the person that you are “Jolly-ing” see you, or anyone else. This will add to the fun of it all.