For many Filipinos, the start of the “Ber” months can only signal one thing – the Christmas season. As soon as September came, Christmas songs filled the airwaves and bright red and green decors adorned many stores. Shopping for gifts also starts early as many Filipinos get busy with parties during December.
Oh no… Christmas is just a few days away. I’m one of those guys who dread it. Here’s my problem – I never know what to get people. If you are anything like me, you’ll need gift ideas… lots of gift ideas.
The first time I photographed the Christmas Village of Hope in SM City Cebu, I didn’t notice it right away. It was only clear to me when I reviewed the photos in my computer and got a better look.
Last year, the photos didn’t do justice to just how much detail the Christmas miniatures had. It didn’t show the mini stories waiting to be discovered. You couldn’t see the family rushing down the stairs to the Christmas tree to open their presents, to the lonely father clutching presents braving the snow to reach home or the smiling dog at the Dog Hotel and Spa.