My favorite time of the year is here! This year is especially special because my entire family is home for the holidays. That’s a Christmas present in itself! Our Christmas Eve included parties, church, friends, a laugh trip game with the parents of our Filipino clan, an overload of food and desserts, Christmas carols, and the classic White Elephant gift exchange. It also included a myriad of reunions since this was the first time I’ve seen my best friends and many of my family’s friends since I was last home. Obviously smiles and big, warm, loving hugs were added in. I loved each and every one.
Without a trace of red or green this is what I wore on Christmas Eve. I can’t seem to say exactly where my pieces are from because almost everything I wear is thrifted! I wore this dress I found in an ukay in Manila with pleated shoulder detailing and some major bias-cut skirt flouncing. I also found this thrifted faux fur vest from Forever 21 for PHP 90/$2 along with this cross necklace from the “Q” shop also for $2. S-s-s-steal. Hat and boots: Forever 21.
On Christmas Day we slept in until around 10 and did some last minute gift wrapping which were to be opened in an hour’s time. Last minute, talaga! And ever since my family has been doing R&R at home with naps, Netflix, and, of course, indulging in more Christmas desserts!
I must say this is my favorite holiday not because of the presents under a tree or the holiday music and excitement, but because this was the day my Savior was born thousands of years ago- God’s only son, Jesus Christ. A baby born in a manger who literally changed the fate of the world and thousands of years later CHANGED and SAVED my entire LIFE along with millions of other people. What an amazing thing to celebrate! As the saying goes, “Jesus is the reason for the season” and it is so true. Thank You God for sending your Son, the divine Redeemer and the Hope and Light of this world. Salamat Panginoon.
Hoping your Christmas was filled with an abundance of love. Merry Christmas from my family to yours <3