Thursday, December 20, 2007

Is Santa Claus Chinese?

My sister, brothers and I were never introduced to Santa Claus but I love the idea of this character to entertain kids. My nephew once asked if Santa Claus is Chinese while he was busy opening his Christmas presents. The adults looked at each other…my sister-in-law winked and said Santa is from the North Pole. When we asked my 6-year old nephew why he thought Santa was Chinese, he innocently explained that all his toys are “Made in China” so Santa Claus should come from there.

From then on, I gave my sister-in-law all her holiday trimmings and décor---all made in the Philippines, and showed my nephews photos of how each item was made by Filipino artisans. Like these whimsical Santa Claus characters designed by a Filipina artist Weenee Sambrano. These Christmas décor “Made in the Philippines” are adding more than just a touch of color and whimsy to homes around the globe. These have gained the acceptance of discriminating markets worldwide for excellent concept and innovativeness.


Anonymous said...

your nephew is a good observer luna... hehehe. thanks for droppingby... balik ka ha. God bless!

you got a nice blog here as well.

Señor Enrique said...

These Philippine-made Christmas ornaments are truly wonderful. When I was living in NYC, used to get a kick whenever buying such goodies; even gave them out as holiday gifts :)

Merry Christmas, Luna!

Unknown said...

Thanks for dropping by, Lino. I will definitely visit your site again. Happy Holidays!

Unknown said...

There's so much creativity here. Even as I work with these designers, I'm still amazed at the ideas they come up with.

I hope you had a great Christmas, Eric. Thank you!