The Secret Santa gift exchange for contractors

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Secret Santa for contractors

All across the land, supply teachers, locum nurses and IT consultants go about their work. They’re strangers, but colleagues too – because they’re all part of Key Portfolio. This year, for the first time ever, each of them has the chance to reach out and spread a little Christmas cheer to a fellow contractor.

That’s right – we’re organising a special Secret Santa gift exchange, exclusively for Key Portfolio employees. True to tradition, participants will post someone an anonymous gift and receive one in return.

Secret Santa is a fun workplace custom that contractors often miss out on, simply because they don’t have a workplace to call their own. However, as part of the Key Portfolio community, one thing they’re not short of is workmates. We thought it’d be lovely to bring the Secret Santa concept to contractors – organised online, with gifts sent through the post.

How it works
  1. Sign up for Secret Santa, using the link we’ll email to you on 18th November. We’ll ask a few questions about your hobbies and interests, to give your Santa some inspiration.
  2. We’ll draw names on 1st December – that’s when you’ll find out who to send your gift to! We’ll email you their name, address and any info they provided about themselves, such as their likes and dislikes.
  3. Buy or make a gift, and post it. Make sure it arrives by 21st December, just in time to pop under the tree. You should expect to feel very Christmassy round about now.
  4. Receive a gift from your Secret Santa. Email or tweet us a thank-you note to pass on (we’ll publish them on our blog in January).

You can spend as much or as little as you like. There‘s no requirement to spend any particular amount – you could even send a poem, a thoughtful card or something homemade. If you still have a few questions, head along to the Secret Santa Q&A for the answers.

We were really keen to organise Secret Santa this year, as a small way of building connections between colleagues. It’s the first time we’ve tried this and we’re excited to see where the community takes it. Over to you!