The summer of 2013 has certainly been a warm one for much of the country. In fact, it has been downright hot in some locations. Unfortunately, for members of the workforce the increased temperature does not necessarily mean time away to cool off and relax. However, there are some projects you may want to tackle now in order to enjoy some cool thoughts during the hot summer. For instance, you may want to start looking into how your company plans on celebrating the holiday season. Yes, it is months away, but it is never too early to start planning things like your business holiday ecards.
Now is the perfect time to start forming a committee and planning your company’s holiday party. This is especially important if you are planning on holding multiple events. For instance, you may choose to have a party for your employees and their families and you may choose to have an adult only party. When planning any type of corporate event it is important to delegate the duties as needed. This way no single person is overwhelmed. One way to do this may be by forming a planning committee.
Prior to letting the committee embark on their planning, it is important that you lay out any guidelines you feel need to be followed. For example, giving them a budget at the very beginning is important because it will guide them through the rest of the planning process.
If you are a member of the planning committee it may be wise to recommend scouting out multiple locations in the area. This will not only allow you to have a sense of what types of packages are available, but also prices. The earlier you do this the better as it will give you a chance to lock in the best price possible.
If your company prides itself on community involvement during the holiday season, now is a good time to also plan for the public. You may choose to hold a party and invite the public to meet yourself and your employees on an informal basis. You never know if one of these connections may lead to a potential client in the future!
You may also choose to participate in a charity in order to give a little something back to your community. For example, you may wish to look into the Marine Corps Toys for Tots program. This is one of the more popular organizations during the holiday seasons as its aim is to provide presents for children who may not otherwise receive something.
It may seem a little early to don the Santa suit but now is a good time to plan for your holiday communications. This is especially true if you are going to produce business holiday ecards.
Planning for the holiday season now not only allows you to think cool thoughts during the hot months, but it will relieve some of the stress of that time of year. Plan early, enjoy the process, and look forward to the end result!
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