This post was most recently updated on November 22nd, 2018
Christmas is really in the air.
And while statistics claims that break-ups tend to peak during this season, most of us look forward to Christmas as a great time to share with our loved ones. After all, ’tis the season to be jolly. And this is true today as it was yesterday.
Just look at these 8 vintage photos of prominent and ordinary Filipinos enjoying the holidays:
December 1904: Emilio Aguinaldo (front row, second from left) while attending a Christmas Eve feast at Malate with Gregorio Aglipay (on his left) and Felipe Buencamino (standing to his rear). [Image source]
1930’s: Vintage card featuring a sweet Yuletide poem. [Image source: Pinoy Kollektor]
1912: Vintage Christmas card showing the face of a charming Filipina mestiza. [Image source: Pinoy Kollektor]
A pre-war vintage Christmas card featuring the happy faces of President Manuel Quezon and First Lady Aurora Quezon. [Image source: Presidential Museum and Library’s Official Tumblr Page]
Another vintage Christmas card from the Philippines’ Christmas Past. [Image source: Pinoy Kollektor]
Diosdado Macapagal Jr. inspects gifts prepared for the Children’s Christmas Festival as First Lady Evangeline M. Macapagal, Arturo Macapagal, and the young Gloria Macapagal look on. [Image source: Presidential Museum and Library]
President Elpidio Quirino giving a gift to a little boy in Santa Claus’ arms. [Image source: Presidential Museum and Library]