Getting organised for the festive season
The festive season is upon us and there is a lot to consider – from card writing and mailing, list writing, gift wrapping, shopping for presents and posting gifts, putting up the Christmas tree and decorations, Christmas baking and Christmas events or entertaining – you name it, there is a lot to do!
Want to be ready for Christmas and the festive season? We can help!
If you are aged 65+, ACH Group can support you with tasks to help you feel organised to enjoy the festive season. Did you know that these services can be funded from your Home Care Package, through the Commonwealth Home Support Program or privately funded? Learn more about Help at Home and Christmas Support Services.
If you feel overwhelmed or just need a bit of inspiration, here are some tips on how to get organised for the festive season…
Christmas planning made easy
Success is where preparation and opportunity meet, and Christmas is no different to any other celebration or event.
Make a ‘to-do’ list
Making a list will not only help you keep track of tasks in progress and those to be done, but the feeling of accomplishment when you can tick a task off the list as ‘done’ is very satisfying.
We created a print-friendly resource you can download and start planning today!
Download: Christmas to-do list and gift item list
Local is the best when it comes to Christmas shopping and there are plenty of Christmas markets and fairs being held across South Australia. From stocking fillers and original artwork to doggie bow ties, there is something for everyone.
See the list of Christmas markets with dates and times, our favourites are Bowerbird Design Market, Campbelltown Moonlight Markets, Hewett Christmas Fair, Ebenezer Night Market, and Gathered Design Market to name a few.
Tip: Your support worker can organise a shopping trip and accompany you to visit markets or shops.
Food and entertaining
For those looking to enjoy stress-free Christmas lunch or dinner, here’s a complete guide to Christmas Day dining in Adelaide.
If you love to cook and entertain with style, plan your menu and recipes in advance.
Tip: Try award-winning Beryl’s Christmas fruit cake recipe which also makes a beautiful present for friends or relatives!
Christmas lights, carols and concerts
For many families, it’s the Christmas experiences such as Adelaide’s National Pharmacies Christmas Pageant or the Magic Cave at David Jones that become cherished traditions for many generations. We found the top things to see and do around Adelaide this Christmas which can be added to your Christmas event planning.
Tip: This December, our Discover & Explore concert series includes a show called A Classy Crooner Christmas. The inimitable local crooner – Will Metzer will bring a joy to your Christmas season and will get you grooving. See more on the event page, with venues located in Marion, Port Noarlunga and Golden Grove. Bookings are essential.
What are your Christmas traditions?
Whether you indulge in Christmas or not, this time of the year is a good opportunity to learn about different customs and traditions, and how different nationalities celebrate Christmas.
According to idCommunity, the top largest non-Australian cultural groups in South Australia are: English, Scottish, Irish, German, Italian, Chinese, Indian, and Greek.
Who sets a traditional table with loaves of ‘Christopsomo’ and whose main Christmas meal includes carp or goose? Learn about Christmas traditions and how Christmas is celebrated in different countries and cultures.