Christmas Is In The Air

Ever since I was a kid, I always look forward to Christmas season. I love the cold weather, the felicitous ambiance, the heartwarming Christmas songs, the beautiful decorations at home and in malls, the amusement and theme parks that we visit, the sumptuous food (most especially those that are only available during this time like puto bumbong), the shopping spree that I get for free and, of course, the surprise gifts that I receive from my family, relatives and friends.

Now, that I’m a mother, I am learning to celebrate it in a distinct way. I still feel the excitement that I used to have before but with a different twist since my excitement extends to my 3 year-old daughter. My aim is for Keisha to have a happy, memorable and prosperous Christmas celebration every year just like what I had when I was as young as her. I know all moms are aspiring this for their kids as well.

The best way to have that “Christmas feel” is to start decorating our home. First week of November, we started embellishing our humble abode for Christmas. The Christmas tree, lights and other decors were pulled out from the storage area. My husband took charge of installing the electrical wiring in our plant box where he put the gigantic flowers he bought from Gerona, Tarlac.

Our Christmas tree was assembled by Keisha’s yaya. Yes, she did it without my consent. I would have wanted my husband and I to set it up but, since, we have a plan of buying a bigger one I didn’t consider it a big deal.  Unfortunately, my hubby got sick with dengue fever and  was down on bed for two weeks so we both agree to rescind our plan of buying a new one since it’s already December and we don’t want to buy the left-over decors in the mall.

Gold and Pink Christmas Tree

Anyway, with the additional design that my mom personally made, our gold and pink Christmas tree looks way different than it was last year. And, my little Keisha is still mesmerized with its new look.

On top of all the decorations, gifts and food, let us not forget the true essence of Christmas. Christmas day is the celebration of the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ and this is something that we have to instill in the minds of our little ones. Happy holidays!


  • Reply Raya December 6, 2012 at 4:53 pm

    I am sorry about your hubby getting sick. Dengue is really dangerous I am glad he is ok now. I so love your pink and gold Christmas tree! What a unique combo. I love that shade of pink, too!

    • Reply Maica Ocfemia-Figuracion December 7, 2012 at 11:43 am

      I also find the color so cute. =) Thanks for the concern for my husband.

  • Reply jheylo December 6, 2012 at 5:05 pm

    super cute christmas tree. so girly 😀 your mom surely has talents in decorating stuff like that.

    • Reply Maica Ocfemia-Figuracion December 7, 2012 at 11:41 am

      Yes, I feel bad that I didn’t inherit her talent.

  • Reply tatess December 6, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    Wow ,it is not the usual red decors. i love the pink and gold combination , eye catching. I don’t have talent for this and will let somebody do my Christmas tree, you are lucky to have the yaya and your mom who did your tree.

    • Reply Maica Ocfemia-Figuracion December 7, 2012 at 11:36 am

      Yes, I’m so blessed to have my mom. She really has a gift in doing arts. =)

  • Reply Dhemz December 6, 2012 at 11:42 pm

    awwwww…I just love the Christmas decors…very lively! I miss celebrating Christmas in the Philippines.

    • Reply Maica Ocfemia-Figuracion December 7, 2012 at 11:35 am

      Philippines is the best place to celebrate Christmas. =)

  • Reply Rosemarie/Gven-Rose December 7, 2012 at 12:17 am

    i am looking forward to the simbang gabi… and the cold weather in the morning

    • Reply Maica Ocfemia-Figuracion December 7, 2012 at 11:42 am

      Next week is the start of Simbang Gabi. =)

  • Reply Marms December 7, 2012 at 1:17 am

    When it’s Christmas time, I always feel the cheer. Though I did not have much excitement in this time of year back in my childhood days, every gift I received from my loved ones were cherished.

    • Reply Maica Ocfemia-Figuracion December 7, 2012 at 11:35 am

      I hope you’ll still enjoy Christmas now that way you did when you were young. =)

  • Reply Chubskulit Rose December 7, 2012 at 2:34 am

    Pretty in Pink I always say, love it!

    • Reply Maica Ocfemia-Figuracion December 7, 2012 at 11:34 am

      My daughter and I love pink, that’s why it is. =)

  • Reply Bless December 7, 2012 at 4:08 am

    I like the combination of the pink and gold 🙂 Very nice!

    • Reply Maica Ocfemia-Figuracion December 7, 2012 at 11:33 am

      Thank you sis! =)

  • Reply melandria romero December 8, 2012 at 5:48 am

    i hope this christmas bring us good things. our x-mas tree is red and gold combination though.

  • Reply peachkins December 8, 2012 at 4:23 pm

    I’m planning to take my daughter on Simbang Gabi for her to appreciate it.

  • Reply Shengkay December 16, 2012 at 6:20 am

    ..never in my entire life na nakapag chrismtas tree kami…cant your pink xmastree..

    • Reply Maica Ocfemia-Figuracion December 17, 2012 at 7:24 am

      Soon in God’s perfect time you can afford one. =)

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