It’s beginning to look a lot like…

2012-11-27 16.23.19Christmas!

And just like that we’re just 25 days away from celebrating my favorite occasion!

Right now, Saigon is not yet in its festive mood as its more looking forward to celebrating Tet in February.  So maybe in a couple of weeks, District 1 will start getting some glitter as it prepares for the new year.

The malls though are starting to put up some Christmas decors finally!

I actually liked the decors in Parkson Paragon but didn’t get to take photos except for —

2012-11-27 16.15.50

You should really visit and see how beautifully decked the place is.

2012-11-27 15.45.09Hopefully soon the frontage of the mall will be all lit up as well. 🙂

In Crescent Mall, there are a couple of trees up as seen from the 1st photo above and this big snowman which I thought was a big white tree from afar — except that there area a couple of branches sticking out.  Upon closer inspection, it was a weird snowman!

2012-11-27 16.46.46A rain of snowballs hang from the mall’s ceiling too!

2012-11-27 16.44.38But what got me really giddy that it’s Christmas are the cake decors being sold at Ben Thanh Market —

2012-11-28 11.41.50Aren’t these cute?

2012-11-28 11.42.08I feel like baking and using these decors as toppings.  That cuts the work tremendously! 😉

And at home, we put up the tree already.  It took a month and a lot of revisions.  I didn’t put the lights on purpose for fear of fire and the socket was way too far too from the best location for our tree.  So I really had to make it look lively even without the lights.

604089_10151527982312646_166108167_nYup, it’s our Instagram-inspired Christmas tree.  But we’ve been actually doing this for a few years now since we moved here in Saigon.  Figured it’ll be nice to put on the tree our favorite moments and photos of our family and friends who we dearly miss back home.

577959_10151527971407646_2018211297_nSome ornaments were recycled from last year and a few more were added from my favorite not-for-profit organization, Mekong Quilts, favorite homeware shop, UMA and the Vietnamese-inspired flat decor from Amai Saigon.

So how about you?  How’s the holidays unfolding for you?

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