For the past two christmas seasons, I allowed laziness to stop me from decorating our home. I made excuses such as Yesha will not appreciate it or that Yesha will just toy with the christmas balls. I believed it at the time, but now I`m not so sure if they really are valid. Sabi nga, pag gusto maraming paraan, pag ayaw maraming dahilan.
This year is different. My excitement spiked up to the point that I probably overdone our house. I had a yearning that I wanted to feel the season of Christmas. This move from me is one sign that I`m beginning to live with my body senses and not living inside my head. So I`m doing this for my own enjoyment, for my own good. If hubby and Yesha enjoy it too, then that`s good. If they do not, then I can`t do anything about it. But thankfully, they showed their appreciation. Hubby said “ang ganda ng christmas tree, picturan mo,” and Yesha said, “mommy, I love the christmas tree.”
So here are what I have done.
I was thinking of having a Nativity scene in our living room, because after all, that`s what Christmas is all about. But after a visit to Robinsons, I didn`t find any Nativity scene. I scourged our stock room, and this is the closest I could find. I just placed the leaves at its base and put shiny christmas ball around it.
Next is our centerpieces for our kitchen counter top and dining table. I was eyeing for items in Handyman, but they were expensive. So I made do with the cheaper ones.
Now our Christmas tree. This was kind of bare at first with only few flowers. I was planning to fill it up with additional flowers, but upon seeing the price for each, I changed my mind. I decided to go for christmas balls and ribbons. And this is what we got!
And lastly I also hung christmas balls on the plastic plants in our living room. Tada!
So when you`re in our house, everywhere you look, you will see the sign of Christmas.