Commemoration of Undas for OFWs

Aside from the festivities and holidays, one of the most significant occasions in the Philippines is Todos los Santos or All Saints’ Day/All Souls’ Day. It is the time of the year when people gather to celebrate dearly departed family and friends, wherein visiting cemeteries is a must. All Saint’s Day also means instant reunions with family you haven’t seen for a long time.

All Saints’ Day usually starts early in the morning and ends just after dusk. While some people prefer to stay for just a particular period of the day — morning or afternoon — majority of Pinoys choose to spend the whole day in memorial parks and gardens.

Although always popularly attended, there are people who don’t get to celebrate All Saints’ Day with their family. These are Pinoys who are based overseas. This used to be a challenge, but with today’s technology, “bonding” with the family especially for moments like this, is not actually impossible. Here are some ideas on how OFWs can still observe Undas with their loved ones.

Commemorating Our Departed Loved Ones On All Saints’ and All Souls’ Day

Commemorating Our Departed Loved Ones On All Saints’ and All Souls’ Day

Video Chat/Video Call

There are a lot of platforms that can connect loved ones from opposite sides of the world, but the most popular now is video calling or video chatting. Timezone conflicts are now a thing of the past, as with just a few dials, family members can talk, laugh, and offer real-time updates.

Send Flowers

Sending flowers to the Philippines used to be unheard of, especially for OFWs. But because of online flower shops like BULAKLAK.COM, you can now send flowers before All Saints’ Day and ask your family to bring it with them to the cemetery, showing that even though you’re faraway, your departed loved ones are still in your thoughts.

Send Food

Pinoys love food, and potlucks duringundas is a definite tradition. Do your fair share even when miles away by ordering a basket of fruits or a yummy cake  online and sending them to your family a day before the holiday. In turn, they can bring the food to the cemetery for snacks or refreshment. They will not only feel loved, they’ll know that you’re thinking of them.

These are some ideas on how you can still celebrate All Saints’ and All Souls’ Day even when outside the Philippines. You can use these as guide or you can also be creative and come up with unique ways on how to observe undas even when away from the Philippines.

Top 5 Tips on How to Decorate Your Home in Beautiful Blooms

Are you looking into a new way to turn your home from drab to fab? Sprinkle life into your home by decorating it with beautiful flowers. Breathe color into any room with cheerful and exquisite floral arrangements that you can create on your own.

Adding flowers to your home can inject a splash of color to make your home look inviting even when there is no special gathering. Here arefive tips on how to decorate your home using luxurious or simple blooms.

Tip #1 – Choose Local

Fresh flowers that are grown locally tend to be better choices for home decorating because it creates colorful flower arrangements that last longer while looking fresher. Buying local flowers makes the search easier and gives you cheaper options.

Tip #2 – Work at Eye-Level

Arrange beautiful blooms by placing floral arrangements at your eye level. It’s important to face the arrangement head-on, rather than from above so you can watch it come to life on angles.

Beautiful Flowers for Home Decoration

Beautiful Flowers for Home Decoration

Tip #3 – Create Depth with Color and Texture

Add depth in your arrangements by including flowers with different colors, sizes, and textures. Start with small buds and filler flowers then add large, bold blooms in areas of the arrangement where they can make a major impact.

Tip #4 – Make it Proportion

Consider the arrangement scale by making sure that it is proportional with the container. It’s best to remember that your container should be one-third of your arrangement’s total height.

Tip #5 – Use Unique a Pot or Vase

Show your creativity by using a flower holder or vase that has bright colors, odd shapes, or unique designs.Short houseplants can be placed in huge bright-colored pots while a variety of long-stemmed flowers can be in slim vases.

Beautiful blooms for your beautiful home is now as easy as 1-2-3. Remember, when it comes to online flower delivery and gift-giving, BULAKLAK.COM is a local provider you can trust.