Paula Darch 27 November 2020 5 min read

Ho ho ho.. is your intranet ready for Christmas?

Christmas is a great time of year to boost your intranet engagement and a global pandemic doesn't change that, in fact it makes it even more important. Your intranet is a great central place to connect, engage and get your workforce into the festive spirit. This isn't the only time we will be talking about Christmas, but to get started, here are just a few ideas you can implement now.

Getting your intranet Christmas ready, simple ideas to implement now.

1. Virtual Christmas party

Can you organise some virtual festive events through your intranet? From festive pub quizzes to carol singing, to charades, let your imagination go wild and get creating. From creating your event, to promoting it, your intranet can help.

2. Festive Hi five

Recognising great work is even more important at the moment as many of us continue to work remotely. Create an area where colleagues can thank each other for their help and great work well done by giving each other festive Hi Five. 

3. Secret Santa

What better way to get everyone excited about this year’s secret Santa than your intranet. Go virtual this year!

4. Advent calendar

24 days to Christmas virtual advent calendar with interesting company facts, team jokes or did you know interesting facts about each other.

5. Get some snow on your intranet

It could be snow, trees or whatever you choose. Christmas images, video and music all generate great engagement. Create your own Elfie Selfie and share it through your intranet.

6. Deck the halls 

Run a festive intranet treasure hunt, hiding images across your intranet and give everyone clues as to where they are. Everyone completes their treasure hunt form and enters a raffle to win a festive prize.

7. Christmas fundraising

Use your intranet to promote and launch a Christmas fundraising event. Whether it be a Christmas bake off, gift collection or an event for a local charity, your colleagues will love the chance to get involved.

8. Christmas holiday booking

Take the opportunity to ride the festive wave and remind everyone about important procedures, such as how to go about booking holiday, Christmas cover, gifting policy and anything else relevant to your business.

9. Festive photo gallery

Invite colleagues to post their festive home offices. Everyone loves a bit of competition and will love to show how festive they are.

10. Online christmas cards.

Use your intranet as the place to go to download your corporate digital Christmas card.

11. Finally, don’t forget to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and include a message of thanks for all of the work the company has achieved over the year. This might be a great festive video or message from the CEO.

I hope this has got you thinking about how you can get your intranet into the festive spirit and generate some great engagement amongst your colleagues.

Here at Sorce, as intranet software and consultancy providers our software powers the intranet and extranet for hundreds of organisations. Our clients cover a wide range of sectors from finance to manufacturing, not for profit organisations (such as charities and housing associations) as well as local authorities and other public sector agencies. If you would like to find out more please get in touch.


Paula Darch

Paula is our marketing whizz and is passionate about intranet engagement and getting the most out of your intranet software.