Make Christmas more memorable with these fun ideas


Posted at Dec 01 2016 04:13 PM | Updated as of Dec 02 2016 02:33 PM

No matter how many times we’ve celebrated Christmas, no matter how many Christmas trees we’ve decorated, or how many Noche Buena we’ve feasted on, nothing can diminish the joy or the excitement we Filipinos have for the holidays. Every year, we try to go bigger and grander with our celebrations. We spare no expense!

For this coming season, try something new and fun with your family, and discover new ways to make your holidays more memorable.

1. A family affair: Staycation during the holidays

Make this year extra special by going on a vacation with your family. See the bond of your brood become stronger as you share in the experience of making new memories. You don’t have to go far as you can also book a stay in the city or resorts that are just a short drive away. Treat your family to a day that’s just for them. At least for one night, you can thoroughly enjoy each other’s company.

2. Feast for the family: A Noche Buena like no other

Lechon, spaghetti, queso de bola, fruit salad and your mother’s signature dish – the Noche Buena is not only a feast on your taste buds but all your senses. As Filipinos, we take pride and pleasure in feeding the clan, but we must admit that it takes a toll on our body.
This year, give yourself, the elders and the family cooks a well-deserved break by having your Christmas Eve dinner catered. You can still enjoy your favorite dishes, but this time, it’s care of your favorite chef or restaurant. Prefer to dine out? You can easily book a reservation for your intimate party at a hotel or restaurant for that truly deluxe celebration.

3. Picture perfect: Your own family Christmas card

Revive the time-honored tradition and have your family portrait taken by a professional. Shop for matching outfits or even put your own creative spin with a fun, themed photo shoot. You can have the photos printed out as your family Christmas cards, blown up on a bigger canvas that you can hang on your walls, or have them copied into smaller prints, which can fit perfectly in your wallet. Not only will this put a smile on your faces, it will bring more joy to the people in your life. This is the perfect memento for Christmas.

4. Good tidings : Personalized DIY gifts

Nothing says a gift from the heart like a personalized gift. Head to malls and look for unique finds wherein you can put a thoughtful touch to your gifts. Have your loved one’s name engraved on a vintage pen, his monogram stamped on luggage, or even have their name fashioned into a beautiful, stunning piece of jewelry. The possibilities are endless.

5. Home for the holidays: Decorate to the hilt

Bring the magic and whimsy of the season into your home by sprucing up the corners of the house with fitting decor. From classic trimmings of mistletoe to themed possibilities like a winter wonderland, there’s a lot that you can do, and most of these decor can be found at the mall. You can take the extra step by buying matching dinnerware and accent future. Spread the holiday cheer for ‘tis the season to be jolly indeed.

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