It’s the most wonderful time of the year, a time to stop and appreciate the ones you cannot imagine your life without. Here are five ways to spread holiday cheer with your friends in healthcare:

Decorate the hospital or office

The holidays wouldn’t be the same without decorations. Create team bonding activities while decorating a tree, making paper snowflakes and other holiday crafts, and lighting the menorah and kinara. Display the patients' and team's artwork throughout the facility. 

Host a friendly holiday bake-off

Who does not love holiday sweets? Discover your team's hidden bakers by putting together a holiday bake-off. This is a great way for your team to connect on a deeper level, through their stomachs while also boosting morale. 

Decorate gingerbread houses and sugar cookies 

There’s no better way to boost the morale of patients and staff than working together to build a gingerbread house. This activity will get everyone in the holiday spirit while building deeper relationships through teamwork. 

Dress up

Although many healthcare workers wear scrubs, you can still get in the holiday spirit by wearing a festive hat, reindeer ears, or elf ears. For those who don’t wear a uniform, dig out your favorite ugly holiday sweater.

Arrange a visit from Santa

Many simple holiday traditions are not always accessible for children under constant care in the hospital. Make sure to have Santa come to them! Encourage the team to bring their children to work to boost morale while spreading holiday cheer. 

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