For many FIlipinos, Christmas celebrations in the last two years were filled with worries and longingness. The traditions we used to celebrate disappeared, and some people close to us felt distant. But despite the situation, the Pinoy holiday-loving spirit still thrived. Many still found ways to celebrate the Christmas season.
Now, as Filipinos begin the countdown to the Holidays with freedom and opportunities to create with loved ones, ride-hailing app Grab wishes to remind the public to look within and reflect on the real meaning of a complete Christmas.
Four personalities weigh in on the true meaning of celebrating a complete Christmas whether with their families or alone.
Spending time together
Quality time with the family is something that Erika Rabara considers as a luxury.
As a medical student and social media influencer, Rabara said she feels complete every time she gets to spend time at home with her loved ones.
To be able to squeeze in a few hours in between her hospital duties and schooling is something that she wishes to do more this holiday season.
Same goes for social media influencer Jammy Cruz spending time with her family is the best feeling this holiday season.
But aside from their bonding moments, going the extra mile to pick out and send gifts to friends and family is Cruz's way of completing her Christmas traditions. She said sending gifts to distant relatives in an instant has been easy with the help of Grab.
Another social media influencer, Hazel Quing, said making homemade cookies for her friends and family is her love language.
She never runs out of ingredients because she said GrabMart is complete with goodies needed for her freshly baked cookies that are always delivered on time through GrabExpress.
For Quing, this is what makes her Christmas special and complete. With the help of Grab she can double her effort to make up to her loved ones for the Christmas season.
A time for healing
For actress Maxene Magalona, Christmas is a time for healing.
As we have more freedom to reconnect with the people we love, Maxene is also reminding us to look within ourselves and understand that the true essence of Christmas is to feel healed and complete inside and out.
Our definition of completeness may differ depending on our realities, but at the end of the day the best feeling that one can get this Christmas is a complete family celebrating together.
Feel the Christmas spirit and reflect on the true meaning of a complete celebration with the family by watching this special video from Grab rating a complete Christmas.
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