5 Fun and Budget-friendly Gift-wrapping ideas

It's the time of the year again when we wrap lots of presents for our loved-ones.
Here are some budget-friendly ideas to make gift-wrapping both fun and easy!
It can also be a bonding activity for the whole family! =)

1. Re-use old glossy magazines as gift wrappers. They are colorful, unique, and cheap too! :)

2. Use your old yellow pages to wrap gifts. Choose those listed under "Restaurants/Food establishments" for friends who love eating out. Or pick pages under "Parlors/Spa services" for spa gift sets.

3. Wrap wines using cheap and easy-to-find large bandanas.

4. Use brown manila paper to wrap boxed gifts. Use sinamay ribbon to complete the "native" look.

5. Print your own gift tags, personalize with creative and sincere messages, and tape onto your gifts.

Surely, everyone enjoys receiving gifts, but isn't it more exciting to open presents that are wrapped with love? =) Happy gift-giving! :)


From mommy and daddy with love: Christmas gift ideas

Just want to share with you our fab finds!

We're excited to give gifts to our daughter this year, as unlike the year before when she was just 7 months old, this year she can already react (I'm sure with del
ight! =) ) to all the presents that she will be opening come Christmas eve! Here are our gifts for our precious little one =)

1. A Tea Set - She likes to play pretend, so this one I'm sure she'll love to play with, pretending that she's serving tea to mom & dad! :)
2. A Kitchen Set - She especially loves cooking! This is something she can play with while watching mom cook.

3. A Musical Guitar - My daughter will surely enjoy learning the different animal sounds with this guitar!


Baby Hannah's Story

Remember my blog post about baby Hannah and her Rosaries? My friend's daughter born with CCHS?
Read it again here.

Her story, as well as those of other babies in the
Philippines born with CCHS, was featured in GMA 7's Emergency episode last Friday, December 5, 2008. A clip of the feature story can be seen at http://www.pinoychannel.tv/watch/v-96271.

If you were moved by Hannah's story and would like to help her and her family, please visit Hannah's multiply site where you can learn more about how to extend your generosity and kindness.

I have also created a link on my side bar for Ha
nnah's Rosaries.

Thank you very much and God bless us all.