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Join the Festive Fun: Secret Santa at {{company_name}}! 🎁
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Hi everyone,

It's that wonderful time of the year again! As the holiday season approaches, we are excited to bring a bit of festive cheer to [Company Name] with our annual Secret Santa gift exchange. This fun tradition is a great way for us to connect, celebrate, and spread some holiday joy within our work family.

What is Secret Santa?

If you're new to the concept, Secret Santa involves anonymously giving a gift to a randomly assigned colleague. It's a delightful way to surprise each other and make everyone feel included in the holiday spirit. Don’t worry, we’ll keep the identity of your Secret Santa a secret until the big reveal!

How to Participate:

  • Sign Up: If you'd like to participate, please sign up by [Insert Date] via the link [Insert Sign-Up Link].
  • Budget: We’ve set a gift budget of $[Amount] to ensure that everyone can comfortably take part.
  • Gift Exchange Date: We will exchange gifts at our holiday gathering on [Insert Date], where we’ll guess who our Secret Santas might be!


  • Participation in Secret Santa is entirely optional. We respect and understand if you choose not to take part.
  • When selecting gifts, please keep them appropriate and in the spirit of the season. If you're stuck for ideas, we'll provide a list of suggestions to help get your creative juices flowing.
  • For our remote team members, we haven’t forgotten you! We’ll coordinate so you can participate and receive your gifts too.

We hope you’ll join us in making this year’s Secret Santa a memorable and joyous part of our holiday celebrations. It's a wonderful opportunity to show appreciation for one another and have some fun along the way.

Let the festive fun begin!

Warm wishes,

People Team

Join the Festive Fun: Secret Santa at {{company_name}}! 🎁
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Hey everyone,

Guess what? It's holiday season, and it's Secret Santa time at {{company_name}}! 🎁🌟 This is our chance to sprinkle a little holiday magic around the office and have some fun.

What’s Secret Santa?

For those who haven't played before, Secret Santa is all about giving mystery gifts 🎁 to someone in the team, and yep, it’s a secret who’s gifting who! We'll reveal all at our gift exchange party, so expect some surprises and laughs.

Here's the Deal:

  • Sign Up: Wanna join the fun? Sign up by [Insert Date] right here: [Insert Sign-Up Link].
  • Budget Alert: We’re keeping it chill with a $[Amount] limit, so no pressure.
  • Gift Time: Save the date - we’re swapping gifts on [Insert Date]. Can’t wait to see what everyone comes up with!

Just a Heads Up:

  • Totally cool if you want to sit this one out - Secret Santa’s all about the fun, no stress.
  • Keep those gifts fun but work-friendly, folks! 🤗 Need ideas? We'll send out some cool suggestions soon.
  • To our awesome remote peeps: don't worry, we've got you covered so you can join the festivities too.

So, who’s in for some Secret Santa action? Let's make it a blast and show some love to our {{company_name}} team. 🥳

Happy holidays,

People Team

Join the Festive Fun: Secret Santa at {{company_name}}! 🎁
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Hi all,

The holiday season is upon us! We will be hosting a company Secret Santa Gift Exchange to add some extra joy to our holiday season at {{company_name}}.

  • If you're up for a bit of festive fun, sign up by [Insert Date] with the link we've sent along.
  • We've set the gift budget at a cozy $[Amount] to keep things easy and enjoyable.
  • The big gift exchange bash is scheduled for [Insert Date]. And for our remote colleagues, you won't miss out - you can participate virtually with us.

Let’s make this year’s Secret Santa a merry and bright spot in our calendar. Can't wait to see the smiles and surprises it brings!

People Team

All Employees
Recommended Send Time:
3 weeks before Secret Santa Gift Exchange Date
Recommended Channel:
Slack/MS Teams Channel
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How to host Secret Santa at work

Secret Santa is a popular holiday tradition, especially in workplace settings. In this fun and festive activity, participants are randomly assigned a person to whom they anonymously give a gift. The identity of the gift giver is a secret, hence the name "Secret Santa." Typically, there's a set budget to ensure the gifts are thoughtful yet affordable. This game adds an element of surprise and excitement to the holiday season, as everyone tries to guess who their Secret Santa might be.

Secret Santa is an excellent way for colleagues to engage in the holiday spirit in a fun and inclusive manner. It fosters a sense of camaraderie and light-heartedness among team members. This activity is not only a great icebreaker but also encourages creativity and thoughtfulness. It allows everyone, regardless of their position in the company, to participate equally, which can enhance team bonding and make the holidays at work more enjoyable and memorable.

Tips for Hosting a Successful Secret Santa at Work

  • Set a Reasonable Budget: Establish a budget range that is accessible to all employees to ensure no one feels financial pressure.
  • Make Participation Optional: Respect that not everyone may want to participate, and ensure there's no pressure to join in.
  • Offer Creative Ideas: Provide a list of generic gift ideas to inspire participants, especially for those who may not know their assigned person well.
  • Establish Clear Rules: Set clear guidelines about gift appropriateness to maintain a professional and respectful environment.
  • Plan a Reveal Event: Organize a small gathering or a team meeting for the gift exchange to add to the festivity and allow everyone to guess their Secret Santa.
  • Embrace Digital Options: For remote teams, consider digital gift options or arranging deliveries to include everyone in the fun.

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