Typically in the Philippines, the Christmas season starts in September. We Filipinos, probably celebrate the longest Christmas season in the world. It's October, and this post about Christmas may already be late by a month.
I asked myself a few questions on this year's Christmas:
- What is my personal wish list for Christmas 2015?
- What Christmas gift ideas do I have for my loved ones this year?
- How do I plan to give back to others this Christmas?
Continue reading should you want to find out about my answers to these questions.
What Is My Personal Wish List for Christmas 2015?
I am not a very materialistic person and would be happy with a contented heart, good health, and a happy family gathering this Christmas. But if there were a few material items in my wish list this Christmas, these would be a reliable power bank for my mobile phones, a reliable Android mobile phone, or a decent DSLR camera.
What Christmas Gift Ideas Do I Have For Loved Ones This Year?
To be honest, I haven't thought of gift ideas for my loved ones yet for this Christmas season. But since we are a family that loves to eat, I might just get each of my loved ones a gift certificate they can use in different restaurants around Cebu.
Or I may have to check their own wish lists for the season and see what I can get them. Then I came across SM Supermalls' Merry SM Christmas campaign for 2015. Let the holiday shopping begin as early as the first day of October. For as low as PhP 350, I can already buy a Christmas basket or Watson's gift sets can be had for as little as PhP 99. Since I already have nephews and a niece, I might check out the kid's sale where I can enjoy up to 50% discounts on kid's shoes and accessories.
How Do I Plan To Give Back To Others This Christmas?
For the past several years, I always go around the streets of Cebu City with some family members on some days in December. We go around and give out food to the homeless who seem to increase in numbers during the Christmas season. We plan to do the same this year as a way of giving back and in thanksgiving to the blessings we have obtained in life.
I'm also looking at reorganizing my closet this yearend and I'm sure there are items in there that I will no longer be using. Others may have better use for these items. So I plan to donate them to charity. These are mostly clothing that I have outgrown but are still in good condition.
I also learned about the SM Cares Bears of Joy Campaign wherein for PhP 200, I get to keep one bear for myself and donate another to children in various orphanages and charitable institutions through the SM Cares program.
- This post is my blog entry in Nuffnang's #MerrySMChristmas2015 Blog Contest #MerrySMChristmas2015 #SeasonofGifting
- This post is my Day entry for the 30-day blog posting challenge organized by the Cebu Blogging Community #iBlogforCBC #CBCLevelUp #CBC30DayChallenge