Growing up, I am used to spending Christmas in a simple way. My father is a seafarer and most of the time, we were spending Christmas without him. Most of my family’s relatives are in Aklan and since we are just a small family, our Christmas is just a simple celebration. My mother, brother, and I will usually hear Mass in the morning and then eat in a restaurant. When we go home, we will wait for visitors or relatives to drop by. Nanay will just cook a simple meal so that visitors will have something to eat like spaghetti, ham sandwich, and macaroni salad.
When Jeff and I got married, I got to spend Christmas at my in-laws. They have a big family and there are kids everywhere. It’s a big contrast to what I was accustomed to but I was happy nonetheless. This photo was taken last year and they’re not even complete.
Now that we’re starting our own family, we make it a point to let Gwen know the true meaning of Christmas. It’s not about the gifts and the abundant spread of food on the table, what matters is that you get to spend this special day together with the people you love.
Happy family photos are lovely to look at and Lady’s Choice Philippines are inviting everyone to post their own Christmas moments with the hashtag #ThankUTogether. Your photos can help light up a Filipino home this Christmas.
Watch the video below on how meaningful a simple lamp can be to family.
Let’s help other families experience a brighter Christmas. To know more about the #ThankUTogether campaign, visit Lady’s Choice Facebook page.