When it comes to celebrating Christmas in the Philippines, the Christmas spirit prevails no matter where you are, and no matter what you have on the dinner table. Despite the commercialism placed on holiday celebrations, most Filipinos still believe that it is more important to know how to share the Christmas cheer.
The past couple of years have demonstrated the significance of sharing the Christmas spirit with the community. With this in mind, this post hopes to provide professionals and middle class workers, OFWs, expats and Manila-based individuals tips on how they can connect with other people through community events.
Giving back to the community
One of the best tips on how to share the Christmas cheer is to give back to the community. Your community is not just a place where strangers exist. Rather, it is a place where you coexist with people including your neighbors, family and friends. What happens to your community affects you and your circle so giving back to the community will benefit you as well.
There are numerous ways to give back to the community and share the Christmas spirit at the same time. This is the perfect time to do that because people are in a festive mood and are more willing to join any Christmas activity that will involve the community.
Focus on how to share the Christmas cheer near the place where you live. After all, hospitality starts at home, so your Christmas activity should involve people in your community first. Start with something you are passionate about because that will be a major motivation for you. Christmas can be lonely when spent alone, but you can make it warm for you and your community by engaging in activities that can bring the Christmas spirit. Here are some Christmas activity that can teach you how to share the Christmas cheer:
Here are some Christmas activity that can teach you how to share the Christmas cheer:
Reading for children
Christmas is the best time to show children the real meaning of the Christmas spirit. Make this an exciting event by asking children to dress up as their favorite characters. Choose stories that will not only tell them Christmas tales, but those that will teach them the value of sharing, forgiveness and kindness. One of the best ways to give back to the community is to push for a positive idea that children can emulate as they grow up. Speak the language of the children and you will be able to connect with them.
Christmas in the Philippines can be an opportunity to bring back the bayanihan spirit. Organize your community and form groups that will be assigned to clean public spaces. This Christmas activity is a good way to bond with your neighbors and prepare for the holidays. Take this opportunity to teach the community about recycling. Invite an expert or a guest who will talk about recycling trash that can still be used as Christmas decorations. A shared experience such as cleaning your surroundings or learning a new skill will help establish that connection among community members. N
A community that has established a certain level of connection can work on how to share the Christmas cheer to a much larger community. Why not hold a neighborhood fair that will support the local community? Small and home businesses will thank you for providing them a venue to sell their goods to your community. In return, the community can have easy access to unique and quality gift items like organic produce, homemade goodies, and handcrafted soap. Let the fair be part of your Christmas activity.
Investing in an ideal community
The community where you and your family live matters. You realize this on almost every occasion, but most especially Christmas, when you need to build a connection with your community. When you want to build your roots, you need to choose a location that you would gladly call home for the rest of your life. Johndorf Ventures has a variety of properties to choose from in Visayas and Mindanao. Choose your home and reserve your property now!
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