SHARING THE Joy of Christmas
I was born on the 23rd of December and even though, as a kid, I had consistently received just one gift from my godparents every year - good for both my birthday and Christmas, it had never doused my excitement for the Yuletide Season. And now, as a godparent in my early 30’s, I deem the holidays even more special. With all of my cute ‘inaanaks’ visiting our home every Christmas, hugging me, and flashing huge smiles on their faces as they rummage through my gifts under the tree, what’s there not to love about the season? Well, I know what you’re thinking: Being stuck on the road for hours because of heavy December traffic and having to fall in line at the mall after a whole day of shopping. Those can be very stressful and physically draining, alright. But what if I tell you that you don’t have to go through all that just to make sure that you’ll have Christmas gifts for all your loved ones? Thanks to technology and the internet, all you need to do is to open applications on your smartphone where you can conveniently purchase Yuletide presents in your checklist and just wait for the boxes to arrive at your doorstep! Yes, you can now do your Christmas shopping right from the comfort of your own home – and that’s exactly what I did this year. In this issue of Smart Move, we’ll share valuable information on the coolest and most trusted online shopping sites in the country, namely, Lazada, ZALORA, and Takatack. Created to provide consumers with effortless digital shopping experience, all of these websites as well as their mobile app versions can be accessed when you subscribe to Smart Big Bytes 299. As a Smart Postpaid subscriber, you can even enjoy big discounts when you purchase items at these sites, making your Christmas online shopping experience a whole lot merrier! So instead of wasting time physically queuing at the cashier or circling the entire city to avoid traffic, you could be spending more time with the people you love and sharing meaningful moments with them in this season of giving. Plan your next travels and shopping sprees around the world as a ‘barkada’ (p.6), play Disney mobile games with your ‘inaanaks’, or simply watch Yuletide flicks with the entire family on iflix. Share the gift of time and togetherness with the people who matter to you. After all, more than the material presents, that’s what Christmas is truly all about. Happy Holidays!