In honour of this, The Perth Mint has released a 2013 Christmas Coin.
Struck from 14g of 99.9 per cent pure silver, the coin features a decorated Christmas tree against a backdrop of stars.
The Weekender and The Perth Mint have 10 coins to give away.
For more information, visit www.perthmint.com.au/Christmas13 or call 1300 663 991.
Send your name, address and daytime number to Christmas Coin Giveaway, PO Box 885, Joondalup WA 6919 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.