“I bought my brother some gift wrap for Christmas. I took it to the gift wrap department and told them to wrap it, but in a different print so he would know when to stop unwrapping.”
– Steven Wright, American comedian
For most Pinoys, Christmas is a great time to connect and reconnect with loved ones and friends. Delicious food, festive atmosphere, Christmas music, and the company of family and friends make it one of our most favorite times of the year!
Well, sometimes, it can be our least favorite, too, especially if you are a ninong or ninang with many inaanaks.
#Realtalk, gift-giving can be stressful and costly. It’s not always easy to think of WHAT to give. It’s even more difficult when you have to consider HOW MUCH the gift would cost you.
But giving is a source of joy. It’s not something to be avoided or be scared of. Even the Bible tells us that “it is more blessed to give than to receive,” and it’s true.
The problem is not so much about giving per se. Yep, it’s the price tag that comes with it. When you love someone and you want to make them feel special, we do our best to give them something of great value.
So what can we do to prepare ourselves this Christmas season?
1. Be grateful for anything and EVERYTHING! Remember the reason for the season!
2. Be there for them – regardless if you have something to give them or not, your family, loved ones and inaanaks would appreciate your presence. Share stories. Laugh more. Make memories.
3. Be wise. Think well and personalize your gift-giving. Sometimes a handwritten message on a Christmas card (with some cash) is your best option. Be careful about your spending, and if you have been bitten by the entrepreneurial bug, join us this Monday, Oct 28 at 5PM for another exciting episode of FLIP Chat & Chill where we are going to talk about…
How Home-Based Workers Can Earn Extra Income This Holiday Season (or How Ninongs and Ninangs Can Face Their Inaanaks With Confidence This Christmas )
You never know, the things that you’ll learn from this discussion could make 2019 your best Christmas ever!