|Manila’s Christmas Tree Project|
Dusit Thani Manila celebrates the most awaited season of the year as it brings back is Christmas Tree Project dubbed as Family Tree.
This year, Dusit Thani Manila invites some of the country’s most sought-after families to join in this Christmas endeavor, and unite in the spirit of the season by providing their very own symbolic Christmas Tree, which best evokes the family they represent. Each original creation will be on exhibit at the hotel lobby from November 15 to December 28, 2011. The families include Aldanese, Carrion, Cruz, Cunanan, De Venecia, Jacinto, Llamas, Villar and Yao.
A symbol of hope will surely be ignited as soon as the Yuletide lights and the flash of holiday cheers come alive at Dusit Thani Manila through the featured Christmas Trees. At the same time, the hotel invites all its guests as well as Facebook fans to cast their votes for the best Christmas Tree, where P350,000 will be donated to and shared by the chosen charity of the top three winning trees (1st Prize is P200,000; 2nd Prize is P100,000 and 3rd Prize is P50,000).
This year’s theme “Family Tree” focuses on bringing families together, reminiscing the values and traditions shared throughout the years from generation to generation. With each family’s endearing story to tell, as translated to the design of their Christmas Trees, it is Dusit Thani Manila’s hopeful wish that a sparkle of hope will be bestowed to all mankind through the message each Family Tree brings.
What for you is Christmas?
It may be the gifts wrapped in fancy papers and ribbons or children’s carols. For some, it is the meal shared on Christmas Eve no matter how simple or festive it may be.
At Dusit Thani Manila, they believe that it is the spirit of giving. And they think that the best of all gifts around any Christmas tree is the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each others’ arms.
And so, this year, Dusit Thani Manila gathers families from different walks of life and invites them to enthuse others by sharing values and traditions their families have been accustomed to. More so, provide an avenue where children of the next generation will be inspired to be a channel of blessings to mankind.
Through this project dubbed as Family Tree, they endeavor to give this season a new and deeper meaning.
The hotel also invites all its in-house and dining guests as well as Facebook fans to cast their votes for the best Christmas Tree, where cash prizes will be donated to the top three winning entries’ chosen charity. Voting is from November 15 to December 25, 2011.
Check out Dusit Thani Manila’s Facebook Fan Page for updates.
The Llamas Family's Christmas Tree (above) is filled with different musical instruments and gift boxes. This represents the various talents and blessings given to us by the Lord - that we should share in our everyday life. The gift boxes represent the different wishes we have for our less fortunate brothers and sisters, such as food, clothing and education.
With the Llamas Family being in the music and live entertainment industry, interior designers Pamela Tan and Aivan Magno have designed the Christmas Tree to symbolize the vision and image of the family. The chosen charity is the Philippine Progress Foundation, a non-profit organization that supports our less fortunate brothers and sisters, including street children in the Philippines.
The Joel Cruz Family Christmas Tree is a modern expression like an art installation with glass cube bases, using recycled perfume bottles in different shapes and sizes. Mirror is used to create multiple reflections of sparkling blue led lights and an illusion of infinity adorned with silver candelabras as accent.
This was created with the recyclable glass as main inspiration related to the advocacy of the family of caring for the environment.
The tree is total representation of the Cruz Family as the materials used from their family business engaged in perfume and fragrances. Theirs is a big tightly knit family working together in their family corporation. The family works with love, respect, togetherness and the “bayanihan” spirit of helping each other while being self reliant.
The chosen charity is the Hospicio De San Jose, as a catholic welfare institution, of the poor where the young and elderly coming from diversified and marginalized families and communities find home. It is committed to serve the abandoned young and old, helping them experience quality life and become agent of social transformation.
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