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  • 17 Christmas Trees And Decoration Ideas To Help You Ring In The Festive Season

    Tired of pulling the same decorations every year? Try these ideas to give your tree an update!
    by Kitty Elicay .
17 Christmas Trees And Decoration Ideas To Help You Ring In The Festive Season
PHOTO BY courtesy of Clarriz Zarraga, Ish Chua De Leon, andErica Yu-B
  • Christmas is only 58 days away and the whole country is already feeling the holiday vibe. Establishments have started putting up festive decorations and blasting Christmas tunes, and many Pinoy families have begun sprucing up their homes, too. It got us curious about what Christmas tree ideas moms have come up with!

    Christmas tree ideas that are not boring

    Over the years, Filipinos have started experimenting with their Christmas tree decorations. While some still aim for a more traditional look with balls, poinsettias, leaves, and stars, others have begun using a variety of items to decorate their tree, like stuffed toys, candy, and even money! If you haven’t put up your tree yet, we asked members of our Facebook group, Smart Parenting Village, to show us their Christmas trees to hopefully inspire you when you put up your own.

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    1. Keep it classy with gold.

    Gold is one of several colors traditionally associated with Christmas. It’s one of the presents brought to the baby Jesus by the wise men and it’s also the color used to show the star that the wise men followed.

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    Mom Barty Sto. Domingo opted for a gold tree with red Christmas balls as decoration. Look at that wonderful shine!
    PHOTO BY Courtesy of Barty Sto. Domingo

    2. Decorate it with candy!

    One of the Christmas tree ideas we loved last year is the ‘Candyland’ theme, and mom Rizamira Fleur continues the look with her candy canes, cupcakes, ice cream, and lollipops!
    PHOTO BY Courtesy of Rizamira Fleur
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    Mom Victoria Mariano used ice cream decorations on her Christmas tree and baby pink baubles for extra sweetness!
    PHOTO BY courtesy of Victoria Mariano
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    3. Add Christmas stockings.

    If you’ve told your kids all about Santa Claus then you might have asked them to put up Christmas stockings so Santa can fill it with presents if they have been good children. These can also be lovely decorations for the tree!

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    Mom Ish Chua De Leon’s Christmas tree is a sight to behold. Just look at those decorations!
    PHOTO BY courtesy of Ish Chua De Leon
    Apart from the tiny stockings strung up on the tree, mom Vanezsa Mori-Redona’s little one is the cutest ‘decoration’!
    PHOTO BY courtesy of Vanezsa Mori-Redona

    4. Put up your children’s favorite stuffed toys!

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    Another one of the Christmas tree ideas we saw last year was to put your kids’ toys to good use and hang it on your Christmas tree. Just make sure to keep an eye on your little ones because they might not be able to resist playing with them, heh.

    Mom Ginyn Noble-Cadavillo opted for a tabletop Christmas tree and decorated it with characters from BT21 that’s based on the K-pop boy group, BTS. “Parang sa kanila ko pinaglihi si baby boy on the way, hahaha,” she shares.
    PHOTO BY courtesy of Ginyn Noble-Cadavillo
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    Look closely and you’ll see Paw Patrol characters as the topper for this Christmas tree!
    PHOTO BY COURTESY OF TIFFANY CHLOE SANTOS-CANSECO
    Mom Xutchelle Unabia set up a Sesame Street-inspired tree last year!
    PHOTO BY courtesy of Xutchelle Unabia
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    5. Opt for a slim Christmas tree.

    Mom Cristia Salvadora-Reyes shares that she bought a slim Christmas tree “para tipid sa decoration and space.” Wais!
    PHOTO BY courtesy of Cristia Salvadora-Reyes

    6. Or decorate it with blue trimmings!

    Traditionally, red decorations are used against the green of Christmas trees, but some moms (and a dad!) opted to use blue.

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    Mom Aimee Chriselda’s husband designed their tree with blue leaves and balls!
    PHOTO BY courtesy of Aimee Chriselda
    Mom Anda Cabuco also decorated their tree with blue lace and stars, and added silver snowflakes and balls for contrast.
    PHOTO BY courtesy of Anda Cabuco
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    7. Poinsettias are Christmas tree staples.

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    For some parents, it just won’t be a Christmas tree without the poinsettias. According to Why Christmas, the shape of the flower and leaves are sometimes thought of as a symbol of the Star of Bethlehem, which led the Wise Men to Jesus, while the red-colored leaves symbolize the blood of Christ.

    Mom Karen Ysug opted for gold poinsettias for her Christmas tree.
    PHOTO BY courtesy of Karen Ysug
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    Mom Sofa Mae used silver poinsettias against a predominantly red palette.
    PHOTO BY courtesy of Sofa Mae
    Mom Erica Yu-B used periwinkle blue and pink, saying, “Gusto ng kids kasing color ng school uniforms nila, haha.”
    PHOTO BY courtesy of Erica Yu-B
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    Mom Jhoy Feudo shares she only spent Php200 for the decorations and the Christmas tree, can you believe it? Her secret — she bought it from the palengke!
    PHOTO BY courtesy of Jhoy Feudo
    Mom Cess Jamias jokes that her Christmas tree is inspired by the show Kadenang Ginto. “Di pa nakakabit pictures ni Romina and Daniella dyan,” she says
    PHOTO BY courtesy of Cess Jamias
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    We love the dainty look of this tree, with the gold, white, and pink trimmings! It's the perfect Christmas tree idea!
    PHOTO BY Courtesy of Clarriz Zarraga

    Don't worry — it's perfectly fine to put up Christmas decorations this early! In fact, study says it makes people happier! Click here to read up all about it.

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