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Monthly Archives: December 2014

Happy New Year 2015!

Posted under Amusing, Health and safety, News on December 31, 2014

New Year’s Eve is one of those nights where we all get together and reminisce on the year gone by; have we achieved all we wanted to? Where do we see ourselves this time next year? And of course, what are our New Year’s resolutions?

Depending on where you are in the world, whether you are watching a firework display, out dancing the night away, or having a quiet night in with family and friends, … Read more

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Top Christmas Carols

Posted under News on December 22, 2014

Christmas CarolsSo we are nearly there, the countdown is nearly over, only a few days left until the big fat fellow comes down our chimneys and leaves us presents. We should be getting to the point where children should be finishing off at school and the adults should be winding down at work and if you’re lucky, not returning until the new year. If this is the case, before the big day, why not consider going … Read more

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Fancy Dress for Christmas

Posted under Amusing, In the Community on December 19, 2014

Advent Although perhaps not commonly associated with Christmas, fancy dress ideas for this season are becoming more creatively entertaining by the year!

Whether it’s your workplace requesting you in fancy dress for the annual Christmas party, or you have been invited to a Christmas Eve knees up with the instruction to sport your best fancy dress ideas – we think there are some fantastic designs to win you the best dressed prize there! (We are talking … Read more

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The History of the Advent Calendar

Posted under In the Community, News on December 17, 2014

Advent CalendarIt’s day 17 of our advent calendar and with only one week left until Christmas Eve, we thought this blog post would be most convenient for today!

Considering we have been publishing our Christmas blogs every day throughout December in order to resemble an advent calendar, we thought it was only right to inform our readers about the history of this product – why do we buy these cardboard boxes with flappy doors for mystery … Read more

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Infamous Christmas Quotes

Posted under In the Community on December 14, 2014

Advent CalendarIt’s Day 14 of The Workplace Depot advent calendar and today we thought we would talk about Christmassy quotes and catchphrases!

There are many quotes and phrases that we associate with Christmas, whether they are good, bad or just plain annoying; around this time of year they are certainly one thing – unavoidable!

Most of the expressions that we exchange in daily conversations to each other at Christmas time are quite common and well-known, including: … Read more

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Office Christmas Party Games

Posted under Amusing, Office on December 10, 2014

Advent CalendarIt’s getting in to the last few working weeks of the year and workplaces might be mellowing out for Christmas, so what better way to introduce some fun in to the office to get your staff in to the festive spirit.

A couple of examples we have gathered should get everyone involved in some games, even using some of The Workplace Depot products!

Two Spoons (Egg and Spoon Race with a Twist)

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Secret Santa – Where did it all start?

Posted under In the Community on December 9, 2014

AdventMost associated with the Western part of the World, Secret Santa has become a tradition amongst large families and workplaces in order for everyone involved to receive a gift of an affordable value from one other person.

Although it is not certain when or where Secret Santa originated from, it is thought that the original Secret Santa was Larry Dean Stewart – an American philanthropist who spent twenty years partaking in random acts of kindness … Read more

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The Rise of the Christmas Jumpers

Posted under Amusing, In the Community on December 7, 2014

AdventA few years ago, patterned Christmas jumpers were definitely not seen as a fashion statement. From the moment Mark Darcy donned his Christmas reindeer jumper in Bridget Jones’s Diary, the look wasn’t exactly supposed to portray a trendsetter.

Little did we know however, a few years later the craze of Christmas jumpers would catch on in the UK; with fashionable chains such as Topshop and Urban Outfitters not only supplying a wide range of jumpers, … Read more

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Top 20 Christmas Songs – Getting you in the Christmas Spirit!

Posted under Amusing, In the Community on December 2, 2014

AdventIt’s day 2 of The Workplace Depot Advent Calendar and we are treating you to a good one today!

A recent article by The Independent has discovered that the classic tune by The Pogues – Fairytale of New York was voted as the nation’s favourite Christmas song of all time.

The poll surveyed 2,000 adults, with 23% of them choosing the 1987 track as their favourite festive number, compared to just one in ten respondents … Read more

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