Monday, December 26, 2011

Becoming Santa

Happy Holidays to all! Tis the season to be jolly and merry indeed. This year we decorated the house with shades of red and gold and lots of little Santas.


With all these little Santas around the house who wouldn't be inspired to become Santa this Christmas? Who says you need to have a belly and a beard to become Santa?

Christmas day I woke up at 5am, ready to bring out the Santa in me. I spent the day with the less fortunate kids in Samal Island. I took part in a feeding program to help feed 200 kids. We chose Jollibee to cater for our event. The kids had fun, there were games and prizes and giveaways. It was so humbling to take part in such a program. It makes me sad to think that not all kids will have a truly very Merry Christmas, that not all kids have something to eat even on such a special time of the year.
The kids live in this area. It doesn't look very safe. =(
children waiting in line to be fed. Some kids pushed and shoved, in fear that the food might run out and they might not get anything.

Loot bags for the kids.
We ran out of loot bags, this little kiddo was not a happy camper. =(

I've realized another thing, who says Santa only comes around on Christmas day? I think we can all be a Mr or a Mrs. Claus all throughout the year. Have a truly very Merry Christmas!

26 comments:

Jane said...

Wow it looks like you spent your Christmas doing soemthing really worhtwhile! The program is a really good idea.

Merry Christmas!

LifestyleBohemia said...

Merry Christmas sweetie & cheers to an amazing 2012!
xoxo
Joanna

RicAdeMus said...

You can see the apprehension on the kids' faces as they stand in line. You did a great thing yesterday Mel. The world would be a mush better place if we followed your advice to do what we can throughout the year.

Ivana said...

Love love LOVE this post, it´s so amazing and inspiring!
Hope you´re having a wonderful Christmas time sweetie!

xx Ivana

Stop by sometimes :)
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Gnetch said...

Awww... This is so nice of you, Mel!!

Zabrinah said...

What a valuable and wonderful way to spend your Christmas! That's wonderful and I absolutely love it.

That last picture is so precious. I don't even have words.

Best wishes from one blogger to another,

~Zabrinah

Nashe^ said...

What a super way to spend your Christmas holiday. :D

Gayatri said...

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year! You're an angel.

Gayatri

jennifer blair said...

That is awesome! This is what Christmas is all about to me! You are a beautiful soul!

Sarah said...

I am full of admiration for what you did - how inspiring.

xxx

Sara Bell said...

What an AWESOME cause!!!

Alexandra said...

Aw so sweet! You look beautiful in those last pics too :)

Hope you had a great holidays!

Alexandra xo

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Grace said...

your home is so cute and you're so sweet! hope you had an awesome holiday being a santa claus! :)

Phoebe Limanta said...

aww i can imagine how fulfilling that would be! merry belated christmas hun! i hope you had an awesome time at home :)

Danielle said...

Wow, this is such an inspiring post. It is so beautiful when people extend their love and kindness to those around them. This post makes my heart warm.

You are amazing!

Hannah said...

You have a lovely blog, I'm following you now :)

xo, H
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Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

Aw, that was such a great thing for the kids!

Tiffany Kaya said...

what program was this? i would love to be able to do it someday. oh! the christmas ornaments are gorgeous! my family doesnt really celebrate christmas but i love love love ornaments. xx

Prixie said...

beautiful decorations and love what you have done for the kids!

hope you had a great day and all the best for 2012!

amy b.s. said...

what an amazing way to spend christmas. so inspiring.

Nikolett said...

Such an amazing way to dedicate your time; so thoughtful, Mel. Definitely agree that the 'Santa' spirit can be around all year round! Hope you have a Happy New year! :)

Johanna said...

So cool that you did this. That's really amazing. Happy New Year!

Carla said...

I hope you had a merry Christmas! You take some lovely photos!
xx.

스마트한걸 said...

I have already come.
As I promised that I would come again, I have already come. Now all the people around the world must listen to this message,

"I have already come"

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Ashley said...

what an amazing way to spend Christmas....this post made me smile this morning! :)

Barry said...

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Hi Mel, I'm dropping by random blogs to pass on my well-wishes. Happy New Year, I hope 2012 brings all you hope for and deserve!

~ Barry
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