Our Christmas video

Each December we create a beautiful end-of-year video to help Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH) families connect, share photos, and raise awareness of this life-threating condition. 


We invite families who are affected by CDH to join our tradition and be part of our story.


Submit your photos and videos by emailing hello@cdh.org.au at any time of the year. 

Photo ideas

  • Your baby bump (expectant parents) with Christmas clothing, Santa hat or decorations
  • Newborns at Christmas time (including when they were in hospital)
  • In front of the Christmas tree
  • Your family dressed up in Christmas costumes (antlers, Santa hats)
  • Photos on Santa’s knee
  • Your CDH angel’s resting place decorated for Christmas
  • Placing a gift under the Kmart tree in memory of your CDHer
  • Your CDH angel’s Christmas ornament
  • Anything that includes your CDH baby and Christmas

Photo guidelines


If you’d prefer to send a photo that is not Christmas themed, or if you are unable to do so before the due date, please submit any photo you would like us to use. We want to make sure everyone is included. Siblings and other family members can also be in the photos of course!

We love your videos too


Do you know someone who loves being in front of the camera? Help us introduce the annual video by filming a short clip that we can include in a montage. 

Video guidelines:

  • Film the video with your phone in landscape (sideways)
  • Film your little one saying one (or all) of the below lines
  1. We wish you
  2. A very merry Christmas
  3. And a happy new year
  4. From CDH Australia


If the video file is too big, send us an email and we can help you save the file to a dedicated Drop Box link.

Photo/video consent

By emailing us a photo or video, you consent to CDH Australia using and publishing your photographs and/or videos in any of our publications and materials (including written, electronic or multimedia materials) for distribution anywhere in the world (including but not limited to the CDH Australia website, social media channels and e-newsletter for educational, promotional or reporting purposes). You also acknowledge that you are not entitled to any remuneration, royalties or any other payment from CDH Australia in respect of the use by CDH Australia of the photographs and/or videos. 

2020 Christmas video

View our Christmas videos from 2013 until now on YouTube


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