From childhood, we all used to fantasize about Santa Claus riding his sleigh & coming to drop us gifts in the socks we hung. That unfortunately never came true. But 3 years back, we at Webkul decided to become secret Santa to someone else!
Secret Santa isn’t something new, people are playing this game for centuries ago. Here is what Wikipedia has to say:
Secret Santa is a Western Christmas tradition in which members of a group or community are randomly assigned a person to whom they give a gift. The identity of the gift giver is to remain a secret and should not be revealed.
For the past 3 years, we have been playing this game within our office premises. The participant’s name will be written on a chit of paper & then put in a box. Then we randomly choose chits from the box and purchase a gift for the name on their chit.
The gift budget is already defined after mutual discussion. Then on a defined day, we used to put the gift on the desk-space of the individual person- secretly.
Secret Santa in 2020
The recent pandemic has forced everyone to work from home. But like any other year, we didn’t want to break this Secret Santa ritual. So, we planned it remotely!
With extra & amazing efforts by team members, we were able to enjoy this year’s Christmas as well. In case you are wondering how we did it remotely, keep reading!
This fun Christmas event at your organisation is a must-do! Plan, give thought to your gifts and spread the love.
- DrawNames.com: DrawNames is the simplest Secret Santa Generator online. It’s fast, fun, and free!
- Shashi Kumar Singh (Software Engineer) & Varun Soni (Sr. UI Designer): For planning & organizing this event remotely.
- Pratik Kumar (Vice President- SAAS Commerce) & Nidhi Joshi (Team Lead): For making this event successful with full cooperation & efforts.
Here are some images shared by the team members of their gifts: