Christmas is traditionally a time of celebration for many. Yet, for expectant and new parents experiencing depression, anxiety or a loss the signs of Christmas festivities can trigger painful emotions.
That’s when a gentle embrace or kind word from friends and family can be a beacon of support.
When Rebecca was expecting her son, she faced overwhelming anxiety that made every day challenging.
But through those tough times, Gidget Foundation Australia stood beside her, providing the emotional support she needed to keep going. Today, you can be there to remind all the ‘Rebeccas’ and their families they are not alone.
How it works
Include a message, add a photo and dedicate a gerbera with any donation amount.
See your gerbera bloom on our virtual Christmas tree and social media during the Christmas period.
Share your gerbera on email and social media and spread a piece of warmth to those around you.
See your gerbera bloom on our virtual Christmas tree
All gerberas added will bloom on our virtual Christmas tree.
Click the ‘Find a gerbera’ below to see yours and share this unique token of hope with your loved ones.
All gerberas added will bloom on our virtual Christmas tree. Click the ‘Find a gerbera’ below to see yours and share this unique token of hope with your loved ones.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Christmas gerbera?
Dedicate a Christmas gerbera is Gidget Foundation Australia’s Christmas campaign to recognize and stand with parents experiencing perinatal depression and anxiety (PDNA).
Whether it’s to honour someone who has overcome PNDA, to extend gratitude to those who’ve been pillars of support in your own journey, or to cherish the memory of a dearly missed loved one, each dedicated gerbera carries a story.
Every gerbera dedication is a beacon of support, uplifting the emotional wellbeing of new parents in this festive season.
How do I get involved?
Embrace the spirit of caring by adding your very own gerbera to our virtual Christmas tree. Simply tap on the link, ‘Donate a gerbera’, and follow the prompts to add a heartfelt message, name and upload a cherished photo to our gerbera display.
For every gerbera you lovingly dedicate, we kindly suggest a small donation. All contributions will go towards supporting our mission to bring early intervention and treatment to those experiencing perinatal depression and anxiety.
When can I get involved?
You can dedicate a gerbera anytime up until 31 December 2023. Each gerbera added during this time will bloom on our virtual Christmas tree, letting you revisit and share this unique token of love with your loved ones anytime.
Can an organisation dedicate a gerbera?
Yes, you can dedicate a gerbera as an individual or as an organisation. If you’re representing an organisation, simply add the name of your organisation during the registration process.
Where can I see my gerbera?
All dedicated gerberas will be on display on our virtual Christmas tree. Click ‘Find a gerbera’ to search for a dedication.
How can I share my gerbera?
Easily share your gerbera with loved ones through email or spread its warmth on social platforms. Simply visit our virtual tree, find your gerbera, and tap the appropriate share icon.
Where does my donation go?
Your donation will help us support the wellbeing of over 100,000 expectant and new parents who experience perinatal depression and anxiety each year in Australia; providing them with timely, appropriate and specialist care.To learn more about our work, visit our 'What We Do' page.
All donations are tax-deductible.
Is my donation tax-deductible?
Yes, all donations over $2 are tax-deductible.