Celebrate the holiday season and bring joy to your remote team through video

Posted by Xana Castle on December 18, 2023
Xana Castle

The holiday season is upon us, and even if your company works remotely, it doesn't mean you can't spread some festive cheer. Using video to celebrate with your remote team is a fantastic way to boost morale and a creative approach to staying connected during the holidays.

Why video celebrations matter:

Create a personal connection:

One of the challenges of remote work is the lack of face-to-face interaction. Video celebrations bridge this gap, allowing team members to see and connect in a more personal way.

Boost team morale:

The holidays are a time for joy and celebration together, even virtually. This can lift spirits and create a positive atmosphere.

Inclusivity:

Remote teams often span across different locations and time zones. Video celebrations allow everyone to join in, promoting teamwork and ensuring every team member feels a part of the festivities.

Team bonding:

Celebrating together creates a sense of unity and strengthens team bonds. It's an opportunity for colleagues to share laughter, stories, and a collective sense of celebration.

Easy and fun video celebration ideas:

  1. Virtual Secret Santa:

  • Set a budget for the gift exchange.
  • Use a random name generator to assign each team member a Secret Santa.
  • Use VideoScribe's Secret Santa invite template to invite everyone to join in. 
  • Have team members record short videos revealing their gifts and expressing gratitude. Compile these videos into a heartwarming montage.

  1. Recipe swap

  • Ask team members to share their favorite holiday recipes through short cooking videos.
  • Compile the videos into a digital cookbook that everyone can download and use during the holiday season.

  1. Digital greeting cards:

  • Create animated holiday greeting cards featuring personalized messages from team members.
  • Use cheerful animations, holiday-themed graphics, and your company branding.
  • Share the animated cards during a virtual meeting or via email to spread festive vibes.
  • VideoScribe has several festive templates that you can start with here.

  1. Ugly sweater contest:

  • Encourage team members to don their silliest holiday sweaters.
  • Host a virtual fashion show with each participant showcasing their sweater on video.
  • Vote for the "ugliest" sweater, and perhaps even offer a prize for the winner.
  1. Year in review animation:

  • Summarize the team's achievements and memorable moments throughout the year in an animated video.
  • Include milestones, project successes, and fun team events using playful animations.
  • You can use the customizable sharing success template from VideoScribe to get started. 
  • Premiere the video during a special year-end virtual meeting to celebrate accomplishments. 


  1. Holiday trivia night:

  • Organize a virtual trivia night with holiday-themed questions.
  • Encourage team members to form small groups and collaborate via video.
  • Award prizes to the team with the highest score.
  1. Interactive virtual scavenger hunt:

  • Create an animated video introducing a virtual scavenger hunt with holiday-themed clues.
  • Incorporate animations of team members' avatars searching for clues in a festive virtual world.
  • Have participants submit their answers through a virtual platform, and reward winners with animated certificates or badges.
  1. New Year's resolutions:

  • Have team members share their New Year's resolutions through short video clips.
  • Create a compilation video that inspires and motivates everyone for the upcoming year.

 

Working from home tips:

To make your remote team celebrations even smoother, we've prepared some handy tips for online remote work. This resource is designed to help you navigate the challenges of remote work, offering insights into creating a productive and happy virtual work environment.

This holiday season let's make our remote celebrations memorable and joyful. By leveraging the power of video, we can bring our teams closer together, despite the physical distance. Whether it's a virtual Secret Santa or a festive trivia night, the key is to embrace the spirit of celebration and foster a sense of togetherness. So, grab your favorite holiday sweater, hit record on that video, and let the festivities begin!

VideoScribe can get those creative videos started with a selection of festive and business templates. Start your free trial today!

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