Christmas only comes once a year, and Filipinos have a knack for making this season extra special. While establishments have over-the-top holiday displays, homes are spruced up for an extraordinary holiday “hindi magpapatalo ang Pinoy” feel.
For many, it starts with the Christmas tree. When I was a kid, my mom had a grand time decorating our tree with ornaments like baubles, ribbons, colorful leaves, and poinsettias, then topped it off with a gold star. But over the years, Filipinos have also started experimenting with their Christmas tree decorations. We asked our readers what their trees look like, and we were not surprised that many did not stick to a traditional ‘look.’
Why spend money on decorations when you can just use the bills as trimmings? For mom Diana Reyes, it’s a way of ensuring a prosperous new year. “Ito ay para sa masaganang pamumuhay sa darating na 2019,” she tells Smart Parenting.
6. Display your family photos!
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