by Leny Verdejo
Christmas countdown has begun. While it remains the most anticipated and exciting holiday of the year, celebrating it will be a little different this time.
For many Filipinos, Christmas is the most important season of the year. With longer days off from work and school, people get to have enough time to prepare for their holiday plans and to share precious moments with their families and loved ones. However, with the pandemic that has become part of our daily life, we may have to rethink some of our holiday traditions such as travelling, malling and shopping, dining in our favorite restaurants, and witnessing public Christmas events together. Yet, this should not be tantamount to cancelling the holiday altogether.
Our usual activities and traditions may not be possible this pandemic but there are better ways we can safely celebrate this wonderful time of the year. Besides, Christmas is about faith, love, and relationships. We should not forget the very purpose of this celebration – to deepen our faith by praying and being grateful, by truly loving our family, friends, and neighbors, and by sharing our life’s blessings.
Here are a few tips on how to embrace the holidays during these trying times:
I. Virtual Gathering
Visiting our relatives and friends can pose a serious threat to everybody’s health today. But the fact that this pandemic has made virtual meetings possible (via apps like Zoom and Messenger) even with our loved ones from other parts of the country and abroad is something we should appreciate and make use of in our own safe places.
II. Home Decorations
As soon as the -Ber Months came in, we can see Christmas decors anywhere. Seeing our home decked with these colorful ornaments instantly brightens up the day. Luckily, these decors do not necessarily have to be expensive to set the right aesthetic and uplift the holiday spirit. By putting up some colorful lights in our homes, glittery balls in our Christmas Tree, and exciting gift boxes underneath it, we are somehow reminded to be hopeful and to look at the brighter sides of the things that are happening to us.
III. Online Purchases
Gift-giving is the way for most of us to show our appreciation for our loved-ones and for those people who become part of our lives. However, going to malls and commercial stores to shop for gift items can be too risky. Fortunately, technology has made shopping only a few clicks away through online platforms such as Lazada and Shopee among others. By using these apps, we can safely order, shop, and have our items delivered right to our doorsteps, or even to our special someone. If you are worrying about your Noche Buena, various food delivery apps such as Food Panda and the likes can take care of our cravings from our favorite restaurants.
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