Now that many of us have been working from home or participating in virtual social events for a while now, how about freshening up your virtual background and making it festive for the holidays? You can find items at your local Goodwill to bring some merry to your gatherings! 

Draped Background
Use removable hooks to hang a colorful backdrop on the wall. Attach garland, lights, tinsel, ornaments or any other festive decorations you may have to make a bright and merry backdrop. You may even want to include a message on your backdrop to wish your colleagues, friends and family a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, and Happy Kwanzaa.

Decorative Shelves
Position your set up in front of a bookcase or set of shelves. Drape garland and lights on each shelf and fill with decorations. Consider filling vases with ornaments, putting Christmas cards in pretty picture frames or maybe put tinsel in a collection of stemware. You can even wrap books to look like gifts. Anything goes.

Decorate Yourself
Maybe you can’t change your surroundings, but you can decorate yourself. Find an ugly Christmas sweater, or a pretty one, to brighten up your meetings or events. Add to the festive mood with a fun coffee mug or glass. Suggest one day during the holiday season that all of your colleagues, friends and family wear their most festive look and go all out!