It’s just the beginning of November but it’s already decorated Christmas here in our house. Before I mostly decorate the house the day after Thanksgiving. I know most people here in the Philippines decorate their houses during the beginning of September or late August. I guess I just went with the flow with the style here in the RP. I am decorating the house early now. I decided to decorate the house early November. I want to decorate at this early because during this time the kids had semestral break for a few days. In honor of All Souls and All Saints Day. See our kids here especially college students have sem-break during end of October until mid of November for college. Some high schools and grade schools, they maybe have like a week off. But Ateneo grade school and high school just a few days off though, just the 2 days off not including the weekend.
So while my niece who is in college is on the sem-break I have to get the opportunity to let her helped me decorate the house. She already knew from years of living with us on how I like to decorate the house. While in the middle of decorating and all of a sudden I had to go somewhere to meet up somebody or had some activity to attend to at the kids school, at least she already had an idea how and where to put the decor into. When I come home from somewhere I just had to make a small adjustments of the arrangement or something. She’s been a big help to me together with our helpers.
We decided to lower the amount of Christmas lights that we put in our tree now. We did put like 5000 pieces in our tree before. But the lights went off because of our good and friendly cats. They like to play under the Christmas tree and climb on the branches. Of course some of the bulbs of the lights fell off. One Christmas all our lights just went off, to find out our kitties were pulling the wires of our Christmas lights and the Christmas tree garland. Gosh, I could have strangled them. Ha ha ha.. But I love those cats that we have. So now I got lessons from the past. Better not put that much decor at the lower part of the Christmas tree. For the past few years I had just been decorating our Christmas tree only. But the kids wanted me to decorate the whole house now. I did and they liked it a lot.
This is the first time that my helpers saw the Dickens Village decors. They really are in awe of all the decors I had in the house. It’s new to them to have so many Christmas decors. It fascinates them that I also had trees and snow with it. That’s also something that made me decorate more with my kids love the spirit of Christmas when the house were filled with decors and also seeing the eyes of my helpers sparkle looking at the new stuff they are seeing at our house. Plus its really nice watching in the evening the decor that we had put in the house. It’s all worth the while.We also decorated with Christmas lights outside in our pine tree that I had planted 12 years ago in the big pot. It looks like a big Christmas tree outside. Pretty cool.
So are you itching to decorate ladies? lol… Nah… It’s not the typical style there in the West. For you Filipina’s that lives abroad just enjoy and watch the shows on the Filipino Channel there. Artists here already singing Christmas songs. You will also see the studios or places they featured already had lots of Christmas decors.
Have fun decorating you guys!!!
***On the other note: We had other excitement this year for Christmas too. I will tell you more about it next week!***