WASHINGTON – Brace yourselves: Valentine’s Day is coming up, and while it is supposed to be a celebration of love you have for your significant other, you may want to tone it down at the office.
Parade offers a few pointers to help make Valentine’s Day fun but professional. Some of these include bringing in sweets for everyone and sending funny Valentine’s cards instead of romantic ones.
Here are a few:
Don’t flaunt around your gifts. I know you are excited your Valentine sent you flowers and chocolate, but it’s doubtful that everyone in the office received a gift. Keep this in mind.
Don’t be jealous. If you don’t have a Valentine be supportive of those who do. Even if you are a little upset, Valentine’s Day only comes once a year.
Bring gifts for everyone. That way, you make everyone feel special.
Send less-serious Valentine’s cards. If you do have a crush on someone in the office, don’t give them a passionate card. Send something that’s more light-hearted. If they are interested in you, they’ll notice it. And if they’re not, it will create less tension in the office environment.
If you follow these tips, you can create a better work atmosphere and help all your co-workers enjoy Valentine’s Day.