Gift Ideas
SM's fairytale Christmas
by Marica Hontiveros-Cheng,  December 03, 2015
Attendees during SM City Masinag's Fairytale Christmas. 
Last Friday, November 6, 2015 Paul and I were fortunate enough to have been invited to the grand Christmas launch of SM Masinag through a "Fairytale Christmas" where children dressed as princes and princesses themselves awed and cheered as they witnessed a beautiful dance from Disney princesses Snow White, Cinderella and Belle.
During the program we also got a chance to hear all about SM's Give A Bear of Joy Today campaign, it is an annual charity program of SM Supermalls wherein shoppers can also participate by buying a pair of Christmas Teddy Bears for P200 from the Bears of Joy booth. One of the two bears will be donated to a selected charity of SM City Masinag, while the other one can be taken home by the donor. For Christmas 2015, the pupils of City Gates Academy in Cogeo, Antipolo will receive the donated bears. 


Screenshot of SM Cares' Bears of Joy campaign from SM City Taytay's Instagram account. 

You can check with the SM Supermall near you what their charity is :)  
-and that actiually got me thinking that, while Christmas is the time for giving gifts, family-get-togethers and parties. It is also a time and chance for us to get to do good and spread the Christmas cheer to our less fortunate brothers and sisters.

While some people are loosing their minds over a plain red coffee cup, we can actually do something and make a difference this Christmas. 
Writing about this has gotten me in the mood for the festivities and makes me want to take gifting to the same level - so here are some gifting thoughts:
For myself - I'd get a book, a record, CDs, DVDs and some clothes probably. I've been good and worked hard this last year and I think I deserve a little treat :)
For my loved ones -   It could be framed photos that we took of them during special occasions. We could easily have them printed in SM Supermalls and purchase the frames in the department store :)


Snow White and a little Princess during the Fairytale Christmas launch in SM Masinag. 

I would like to give back - and share my blessings, I'd be sure to keep an eye out for toy drives or ways and means to spread the Christmas cheer :) Actually, SM's Give A Bear of Joy Today campaign seems to be a great idea! The bears are so cute and by purchasing them you get to do your good deed already - so plus points!

I notice that we spend a lot of time in the malls whenever Christmas is around the corner, it's  like an endless list of Christmas choirs that need to be done, gifts that need to be bought etc.

Good thing - SM Supermalls make it easy with their wide selection of products and stores and it definitely helps taking gifting to the next level :) 
For more updates about this year’s “Merry SM Christmas” campaign, visit SM’s official Christmas microsite ( and follow its official social media accounts at Facebook (, Twitter (, and Instagram (; and get an insider access to all the fun happenings at SM Supermalls nationwide through Viber ( Shoppers can actively share their holiday merriments inside the SM Supermalls by posting their photos on social media and adding the hashtag #MerrySMChristmas2015.”

#MerrySMChristmas2015 #SeasonOfGiving #EverythingsHere


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