Mommy Growing up: Christmas Cottage

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Christmas Cottage

Kalibo, Aklan - Philippines. Five years ago, while still working as a mentor on one of the state universities in Panay Island (yes, where Boracay is), I grabbed the opportunity to travel around the huge island. After attending the province's festive Atiatihan Festival, I and my colleagues then proceeded to Aklan's renowned Christmas complex, yes and it's not even Christmas yet. Ain't this colorful Christmas cottage looked so majestic! I just can't get enough of it.  Inside is full of festive Christmas goodies, ornaments, dolls of different kinds, angels,  Santas, snows, toys, sweets and other collectible items ~ name it. Yes, Christmas in this part of the world is all year-round. Fancy a Christmas cottage of your own too? I do.

Me with the lovely Christmas cottage. 

The following photos (as sent to me by my hubby 3 nights ago) were taken (from his mobile phone, I'm afraid not of good quality) from the festive streets of my country showing that this early, people are already celebrating Christmas everywhere! Love it and missed it all!

The Manger: Baby Jesus with Mary & Joseph and the three kings. 
Christmas booths and sparkling/bright cottages and trees are sprouting everywhere.






12 comments:

  1. thanks for linking up to tina´s ww! :)

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  2. I am calling by as another Wordless Wednesday participant, hope this was the right link, as lots of words :) Very pretty nativity scene.

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  3. Very nice shots!
    Thanks for sharing:o)

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  4. Ok I want that house! How cute! :) Visiting from Rolled up Pretty! Kaleigh xx

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  5. Oh my gosh, that house is SO SO CUTE! I want to travel around that island!!! :)

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  6. I can tell I'd love going inside that beautiful home. I love seeing Christmas celebrated all over the world... it's such a wonderful time of year. Thank you for sharing your photographs (and thank your husband too)

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  7. Love the Christmas cottage! SO festive!

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  8. Wow, super festive! That christmas cottage looks just like a doll house. Thanks for sharing!

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  9. Beautiful pics. My OW is up too.

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  10. WOW! You call it a cottage? My girls would call it a dream house, LOL!

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  11. Wow! Quite the Christmas house ~ awesome photos ~ even the ones your husband took are great ~ thanks for following A Creative Harbor ~ namaste, Carol ^_^

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