Very late post! That was some holiday indeed! All work, less vacation, not much time to bond with dolls. Anyway, last christmas, as usual, some of my “inaanak” (godchildren) came in their best dress, and holiday outfits bought by their parents. Here in the Philippines, when we don’t have time to shop for gifts, we usually give money to children instead. As early as November, some folks would reserve/request from their banks for some crisp new Peso bills which we put in an envelope (white/red) to give to our visiting godchildren as our “aginaldo” (from Spanish word aguinaldo, means christmas bonus).
I usually asks children to line up (for fun) and one by one they would do the “mano po” gesture (a sign of respect/greeting where one would press their forehead to the hand of an elderly relative, same like kissing their hands).