CHRISTMAS is celebrated across the world in many different ways.Some traditions that originated centuries ago are still upheld, while new ideas, styles and innovations ring in the changes of how we decorate our homes, what meals we serve and what gifts we give at this time of family and festivity.This year, the Greytown Garden Club is combining the talents of chef Ashley McDonald and committee members to present a collage of Christmas ideas for the festive season. Table settings, festive tree ideas, gifts and decorative items in styles that vary from traditional to contemporary, will be presented by members of the committee.McDonald, who has many years of catering experience, will demonstrate how to make pain au chocolat, a delicious but deceivingly simple dessert that can easily be changed by using a variety of different fillings. This, the final meeting for 2019, takes place at the Greytown Country Club on November 12, with registration starting at 9 am.Members and guests will be welcomed with a glass of delicious festive punch and mince pies to set the tone for the meeting. In keeping with the festive theme, a number of stalls offering an interesting array of quality, home-made gifts will be available, while everyone can enjoy the traditionally lavish Christmas meeting tea and eats after the presentation. It has been decided that there will be no charge for guest attendance or teas but donations will be most welcome. A number of lovely prizes donated by generous Greytown businesses will be raffled at a cost of R10 per ticket. The winners will be drawn after the meeting. All proceeds from this meeting will be distributed between Greytown 911, the SPCA and Letcee’s “Playenable” Cerebral Palsy Unit. Members and no-members who wish to attend this meeting are asked to reply to Jen Cowie at 082 921 2134. — Supplied.