Usually every year at Compass Point Recruitment we have a Christmas party and participating in Secret Santa is one of the traditions that is part of this celebration.
Whilst so much of 2020 was different, including the lack of the usual Christmas party, COVID was not going to ruin our Secret Santa fun!
So in mid December, we duly put all our presents in the large Santa sack ready for distribution!
We are fortunate to have office space large enough for us to all sit together, albeit further apart than usual, and with a big takeaway collected from Giggling Squid and Christmas music playing in the background, we set about opening the presents and the inevitable annual challenge of guessing who had bought for each person! (We know you're not supposed to guess, but its a tradition that is ours and has stuck!)
Presents this year included a cushion, a candle, a game of Twister, an eye mask, chocolate, smellies, a poncho and for the brave, prepared to potentially risk their bottle of wine, a wooden, magic wine bottle balancer!
It was different to our normal celebration, but we made it as similar as we were able to, ate some delicious food and shared some laughs with our colleagues.
It was lovely to have this time together and we look forward to Christmas 2021 when we hope to return to our full-blown celebrations!