This weekend, the Remake Christmas project will bring boxes of Christmas decorations to fire recovery centres in Cobargo and Quaama for those impacted by last summer's bushfires.
Co-founder Juanita Watters said the seeds of the project began when she was helping her parents sort through fire-damaged buildings at their property in Wandella, outside Cobargo, after the fires had passed through.
"They didn't lost their home, but they lost storage buildings on the property," she said.
"One of the things they had that we found was the trunk of Christmas decorations that they had, of course, only just put away.
"It was really emotional going through these decorations. We'd always been big on Christmas and we had a range of special decorations we'd built up over the years."
These included ones made by her grandmother, or ones she made herself in preschool.
When Ms Watters was talking about about the experience to her close friend and project co-founder Bianca Brownlow, Ms Brownlow suggested it would be special if crafters made replacement decorations for those affected by the fires who had lost their own.
"Around that time there was an outpouring of love and concern for people who had been through the bushfires and everyone was looking for something they could do," Ms Watters said.
They began a callout which was met with a huge response.
Seven hundred people joined a Facebook group for the project, and decorations were sent in from participants that included girl guides in Tennant Creek, NT, crafters in Western Australia, as well as people from the US, UK and New Zealand.
Ms Watters said they were sent the "full spectrum of crafts"; paper craft, sown decorations, felt and pottery, and a recent packing day showed they had about 2000 tree decorations that were divided into 100 boxes, in addition to packs of cards, stockings and table runners.
She believed people jumped at the chance to help with the project because many had a close attachment to their own Christmas decorations and enjoyed the experience and memories that came from unpacking them each year.
"While we can't replace what's been lost, here's some new decorations that have been made with love and have a story behind them," she said.
Ms Watters said her parents were recovering after the fires, but she said it had been a tough year and there was a collective grief and trauma in the whole community.
"I think this would be a tough time of year as well, with it being almost Christmas, people not having rebuilt, and the anniversary of the fires. So I think it will be a tough time for a lot of people," she said.
There is still time to contribute to Remake Christmas, as the cut-off date for receiving donations is December 20.
To contribute, visit the project's Facebook group by clicking here or post decorations to PO Box 370, Dickson, ACT, Australia, 2602.