It’s Beginning to Look a lot Like Christmas with These 5 Holiday-Themed Motifs and Christmas Events

We’re now living in the post-pandemic era, which means mobility restrictions have relaxed. It’s also expected that people will shop for Christmas home decor until the last minute.

The end of the year is fast approaching and so is the season of giving. Next thing you know, the streets are already filled with Christmas lights and adornments. So what better way to anticipate the holidays than to spruce up your home?

Lamudi is here to give you different Christmas themes and decor inspirations that you can style your home with. 

Choose from these five themes for Christmas decorating: 

White Christmas

White Christmas

Have you ever dreamt of a white Christmas? This chic and clean theme is simple and easy to achieve, especially if you already have white furniture and trinkets. This theme is perfect for Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) who are located in places with winter seasons. 

Don’t forget to bring out the snowglobes and snowmen figurines! Fashion your Christmas tree with white lights, ribbons, and ornaments. Wrap Christmas presents with white wrapping paper to stay true to the theme. 

Cottagecore Christmas

Cottagecore Christmas

Autumn and winter elements collide with this quaint Christmas theme. Incorporate wooden decorations, faint floral patterns, and have an earth-toned color palette throughout the room to uplift the cottagecore vibes. 

Adding cute mushroom ornaments in your Christmas tree and placing classic pieces like a vintage mirror will not only highlight your chosen motif, but also attract guests over to look at the centerpiece tree. You can go for a brown tree and style it with golden linings. This theme will surely make you want to get cozy and sip some hot chocolate while reading a Christmas novel. 

Minimal Christmas 

Minimal Christmas

This Christmas theme is the most practical for those living in condominiums or small apartments. Space is never a problem as long as the Christmas decorations are placed properly. Instead of having a tall Christmas tree, you can be innovative and make Do-It-Yourself paper trees that can be put on side tables. You can also buy a Christmas wreath and hang it on the front door as you welcome guests over. Less is truly more with this minimalist Christmas theme.

Gingerbread Christmas

Have a sweet tooth? Then this Christmas theme is for you. Apart from Santa Claus and Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer, the Gingerbread man is one of the staple mascots of the Yuletide season. You can place miniature inedible gingerbread cookies to add fun to your tree. This is also the perfect opportunity to light up cinnamon-scented candles to set the holiday spirit. Come Christmas day, you can also serve a gingerbread house cake sprinkled with different toppings. 

Classic Christmas 

One can never go wrong with the classic Christmas theme. Splash some reds, greens, whites, and golds in your overall decorations. Change your pillowcases and bed sheets to the colors of the Yuletide season to feel the holiday spirit throughout your home. Prepare Santa hats for your guests when you invite them to your house. Play your favorite holiday songs on repeat to further elevate the atmosphere. 

Whichever Christmas theme you choose, always remember to be grateful for the blessings and experiences you have endured as you welcome a brand new year ahead. 

Three Christmas Lighting Events You Should Check Out 

After styling your home with one of the theme suggestions, why not visit some of these Christmas lighting events across the country? Ready your phones and cameras to capture the moment because these places will leave you in awe.

Visit these holiday lighting events if you’re near the vicinity:

Ayala’s Festival of Lights

If you happen to pass by Makati City during the night, check out the Ayala Festival of Lights at the Ayala Triangle Gardens. The lights and sounds show will run from 6 pm to 10 pm, starting on November 10, 2022, until January 8, 2023. These spectacular Christmas displays are a sight to behold, especially after a day’s work at the financial epicenter of the Philippines.

UST’s Paskuhan Festivities

Light it up, España, Manila! For the first time since 2019, the University of Santo Tomas’ (UST) Paskuhan festivities will be held in person. The lighting of campus Christmas lights and decorations will commence on November 29, 2022, according to The Varsitarian. The much-awaited grand concert is set on December 19, 2022. Only Thomasians, alumni included, are permitted to attend the concert to limit on-campus participation. 

Northern Samar’s Giant Christmas Tree 

Planning to return to your province this holiday season? Make sure to snap photos of this giant Christmas tree in the Visayan region. Last November 4, 2022, Northern Samar lit up its 18-meter foot Christmas tree at the provincial capitol compound in Catarman town, according to an Inquirer report. Santa came early in Eastern Visayas because up to 1,000 children received gifts like toys, candies, and school supplies. 

Apart from these Christmas events, the traditional Simbang Gabi will also begin on December 16 until December 24. Attend mass at your nearest parish and don’t forget to grab some puto bumbong and bibingka on your way home!

Click this link to discover more holiday tips and tricks. 

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