CHRIST­MAS AROUND THE WORLD WITH SM HOME

Palawan Daily News - - Classifieds - (PR)

Christ­mas is cel­e­brated around the globe in many won­der­ful ways. And SM Home takes in­spi­ra­tion from th­ese dif­fer­ent hol­i­day el­e­ments with merry and bright ideas on how to bring Christ­mas to your home.

There are also more than 500 Hol­i­day or­na­ments to choose from, mod­ern ex­pres­sions of tra­di­tional hol­i­day trim­mings with an ar­ti­san touch that cel­e­brate all that is cre­ative and clas­sic. With prob­a­bly the widest as­sort­ment of dé­cor in town, SM Home shares with us some hol­i­day ideas in­spired by Christ­mas tra­di­tions from around the world.

• An Amer­i­can Clas­sic. The United States has many dif­fer­ent tra­di­tions and ways that peo­ple cel­e­brate Christ­mas be­cause of its multi-cul­tural na­ture. A typ­i­cal cel­e­bra­tion of Christ­mas Day in Amer­ica mixes Ir­ish, Aus­trian, Ital­ian, Pol­ish, and Bel­gian tra­di­tions into some­thing that is its own.

What we can call an all-Amer­i­can clas­sic cap­tures the homey warmth of the hol­i­days -with rich reds and win­try whites that never go out of style. A touch of sil­ver adds so­phis­ti­ca­tion, while green sug­gests fresh pine.

• Joyeux Noel. In France, Christ­mas is called Noel, which comes from the phrase les bonnes nou­velles, or “the good news.” Yule logs made out of Cherry Wood are often burned in French homes, and is sprin­kled with red wine to give it an ex­quis­ite aroma when it is burn­ing. This comes from an an­cient tra­di­tion in which farm­ers would use part of the log to en­sure good luck for next year’s har­vest.

Bring a Parisian glow and the warmth of Christ­mas to your home with a shim­mer­ing pal­ette of gold and sil­ver- with a touch of an­tique brass and cham­pagne.

• North­ern Lights Christ­mas. One of the high­lights of a visit to La­p­land is an early evening ad­ven­ture in search for the North­ern Lights. Some­times they de­velop a riot of col­ors, green in­ter­spersed with waves of red, blue, and vi­o­let danc­ing across the sky. The magic of this nat­u­ral phe­nom­e­non with col­ors danc­ing in the skies has to be seen to be be­lieved.

Just as the North­ern Lights daz­zle the hol­i­day skies, light up your Christ­mas tree with an aurora bo­re­alis-like glow and add a wave of aqua for that win­try feel.

• Trop­i­cal Hol­i­day. Not all Christ­mases are white, and if you live the trop­ics, all is merry, sunny, and bright.

SM Home brings out the child in each of us with sweet dessert or­na­ments - cup­cakes, ice cream, and dough­nuts - in pretty pas­tels – baby blue, cream­si­cle, cot­ton candy, and char­treuse.

The lat­est Christ­mas Dé­cor col­lec­tion is avail­able at the SM Home sec­tion at all SM Stores. Also, visit their largest Christ­mas Dé­cor Dis­play at the SM Home sec­tion in SM Makati and SM Aura Premier.

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