Christmas or Holiday Decorating Tips


So what makes me qualified to talk on ANC’s Shop Talk in today’s episode about Christmas Decorations? I tell you, it’s the search engine’s fault.

I am sure you all have uplifting and eye-catching holiday decorations and are experts on your own.

I stick to affordable, recyclable and festive looking decors.


The traditional red-and-green always works for me as it allows me to collect decors through the years. Repeating the color scheme or pattern is essential for that unified look I want in my home.


One item that is most significant among my decors is the Nativity Set, even if it does not match with the rest of the decors. The birth of Jesus is a celebration and evokes the meaning of Christmas in my home.

I’d like to know what your theme or other decorating tips for the holidays. This year, I added a new and cutesy set of decors which I bought from Export overruns at Dapitan.

Please share your tips or decorating ideas.

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Noemi Lardizabal-Dado (1346 Posts)

You may contact Noemi (noemidado @ gmail.com) for speaking and consultancy services in the following areas: Parenting in the Digital Age (includes pro-active parenting on cyber-bullying and bullying) ; Social Business ; Reinventing One’s Life; and social media engagement. Our parenting workshop is called "Prep to Prime (P2P): Parenting in the Digital Age (An Un­Workshop)" P2P Un­Workshops are conducted by two golden women in their prime, Noemi and Jane, who have a century’s worth of experience between them. They are both accomplished professionals who chose to become homemakers. This 180­degree turn also put them on a different life course which includes blogging, social media engagement and citizen advocacy. They call their un­workshops Prep to Prime or P2P, for short, to emphasize the breadth of their parenting experience. They tackle different aspects and issues of parenting ­­ from managing pregnancies, prepping for the school years of children, dealing with househelp, managing the household budget, to maximizing one’s prime life and staying healthy through the senior years.


About Noemi Lardizabal-Dado

You may contact Noemi (noemidado @ gmail.com) for speaking and consultancy services in the following areas: Parenting in the Digital Age (includes pro-active parenting on cyber-bullying and bullying) ; Social Business ; Reinventing One’s Life; and social media engagement. Our parenting workshop is called "Prep to Prime (P2P): Parenting in the Digital Age (An Un­Workshop)" P2P Un­Workshops are conducted by two golden women in their prime, Noemi and Jane, who have a century’s worth of experience between them. They are both accomplished professionals who chose to become homemakers. This 180­degree turn also put them on a different life course which includes blogging, social media engagement and citizen advocacy. They call their un­workshops Prep to Prime or P2P, for short, to emphasize the breadth of their parenting experience. They tackle different aspects and issues of parenting ­­ from managing pregnancies, prepping for the school years of children, dealing with househelp, managing the household budget, to maximizing one’s prime life and staying healthy through the senior years.

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  • http://teacherjulie.com julie

    My MIL loves going to Dapitan to buy gifts there. Nice tree you’ve got 🙂

    • http://aboutmyrecovery.com Noemi

      yes such a shopping haven.

  • Liz

    my family collects fairies and plushies. Those are really cute decors.

    • http://aboutmyrecovery.com Noemi

      ooh I have a sister in law who collects fairies for her kids sake

  • http://one-twentyone.com lady cess

    you look great in the photo noemi!
    me too, i prefer affordable and recyclable decors. im not very good in decorating a tree, but the kids love whatever i come up with so i guess i do ok =)

    lady cesss last blog post..Because Oprah Said So

    • http://aboutmyrecovery.com Noemi

      Thanks Cess. I just know how to pose to make myself thinner and more photgenic.

      Later on your kids will suggest what decors they want. just like mine. The new decors were actually suggestions from my kids

  • http://www.irisaeirincollections.com/ aeirin

    wow.. I love your Christmas tree. I hope I can have Christmas tree as big and as beautiful as yours. We only have limited space in our house. So I only have 10 inches tall tree you can check it here http://www.biznhoney.com/2008/11/our-christmas-tree.html

    • http://aboutmyrecovery.com Noemi

      it’s just right to have a small tree for homes with small spaces. You can always add a wreath at the door or garlands on stair rails.

      • http://www.irisaeirincollections.com/ aeirin

        Yup. I’m planning to buy wreath when I go to Divisoria next week. Or I can drop by in Dapitan to check some Christmas decors

        • http://aboutmyrecovery.com Noemi

          I made wreaths from garland materials from divisoria then added trimmings on it…sige happy shopping

  • http://www.simplybelle.net/ Belle

    not only pumpkin pie is delicious, it is so easy to make.

    gorgeous tree Noemi.

    Belles last blog post..My Simple Pre-Retirement Dream

    • http://aboutmyrecovery.com Noemi

      The problem now is looking for pumpkin. or even the canned pumpkin.

  • http://www.edelweiza.com edelweiza

    even if i’m not a kid anymore, i still get gleeful at the thought of Christmas.nice decors! 🙂

    edelweizas last blog post..Divisoria Night Market: What to Expect and What to Buy

    • http://aboutmyrecovery.com Noemi

      I know, we will always be a kid at heart.

  • rhyan

    hi tita noemi, hope you will allow me to call you tita.. 😀

    i really love your christmas decors, hope you can post some photos on how you decorate your house… can’t wait to start decoratin this ber months.. im planning to start as early as today.. hehe.. cheers!