Affordable SA DIY Christmas Hamper

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25 November, 2019

When you scroll through the extensive list of Christmas hampers that are available online, it becomes extremely apparent that you have little to no choice about what brands or products go into each hamper.

Can you justify paying $30 or more each fortnight for a whole year for full priced items you did not choose yourself?

As an alternative option, we have put our thinking caps on to help you design your very own DIY Christmas hamper.

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‘Mental Wellbeing’

With 12 days to go until Christmas, we are now well and truly into the festive season (see if you can find a department store that isn’t playing Michael Buble’s Christmas album).

For the next few weeks, we will be bombarded with Christmas songs on the radio, fairy lights,elves, tinsel and celebrity chefs on TV showing you how to cook the perfect Christmas lunch. For many of us, Christmas is a time for celebration and relaxation, when we get together with friends and family and reflect on the year that has been.

However, Christmas can also be a difficult time for many people. Spare a thought for your elderly neighbor who lives alone, your friend who is experiencing financial hardship, your relative who is going through a separation or your co worker who is struggling with depression.

If you know someone who finds this time of year especially difficult, consider reaching out to them to show that you are thinking of them. As the Grinch said, ‘It came without ribbons, it came without tags. It came without packages, boxes, or bags. Maybe Christmas doesn’t come from a store. Maybe Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more’.

If you or someone you know finds this time of year especially difficult, services such as Lifeline are available 24 hours a day 7 days a week to take your call.

For more tips to get through the festive season, see the link for the ABC interview with Clinical and Health Psychologist, Sabina Lane.