Feeling Festive (even in a cast!)

December 1st, 2019

Have you recently broken your arm or hand and now you’re panicking about how to get sorted in time for the big day? If you’re unfortunate enough to have suffered a break and will be wearing a cast over the festive period, you might be wondering about how you’re going to cope. But don’t worry! With some extra planning and a bit of prep, Christmas can still go without a hitch!



Of course, if there is someone you can ask for help, make sure to delegate as much as possible. Christmas can be a stressful time, but it’s also a time that people are feeling the giving spirit and should hopefully be feeling very generous with their time and support!


  • Present wrapping

Gift wrapping is difficult at the best of times and when you’ve got use of both hands! A good way to work around the problem when wearing a cast, is to use gift bags as much as possible. Simply pop the present in a suitably sized bag and seal it – voila! Job done.


  • Decorations

Decorating the tree and putting all the baubles on it should be do-able with just one hand. But when it comes to bigger items, like wreaths and lights, this is the perfect time to delegate! Remember that you don’t have to do everything yourself. Ask for help from family or friends. They’ll be more than willing to help out while you’re less able.


  • Food

When it comes to the big day and Christmas dinner, preparation will be key. Prep as much as you can in advance. A great shortcut here is to minimise chopping as much as possible – by roasting similar sized vegetables in one pan, you can cut out a lot of the hard work. While preparing the food, wear an Outcast mitt to keep your cast clean. Keep it simple and don’t put too much pressure on yourself – remember, it’s about spending time with loved ones. People will remember what a nice time they had, and not how fancy the trimmings were at dinner! And before you sit down to enjoy the rewards of your hard work, pop a cast sleeve on to smarten up a bit. Enjoy!