Sadly and pitifully, Christmas under economy-driven culture has degenerated into unlimited consumerism, indulgent partying and epicurean holidays – simply a superficial entertaining idea, anything but spiritual and religious. With God’s love and grace we a group of christians working in fashion got together in fellowship this Christmas to create an exceptional festive experience which revealed the true meaning of Christmas. We did not have either an expensive luxury feast or Santa Claus coming to town to give everyone their dream gift. All we had was a simple down-to-earth picnic in the pasture overlooking the scenic beauty of Inspiration Lake. Feeling blessed to be in a little oasis amid the hustle and bustle and get close to nature, we praised the greatness of God displayed in His creation and celebrated the birth of Jesus Christ – the best Christmas gift we ever receive from God by singing hymns. Without fancy food, we enjoyed a delightful casual meal filled with love with all the goods that God has given us, whether they be fresh fruits or colorful blooming daisies to spruce up the picnic basket, we gave thanks with a grateful heart. But God gives us even more grace. We had among us some amazing cooks who shared their yummy homemade snacks and desserts, which was absolutely the perfect way to round off our Christmas lunch.
This thoughtful picnic themed as “The Sound of Music” was the birthday present we gave to Jesus. Knowing that the creative and aesthetic sense we have is on loan from heaven above, we make the best use of our talent and offer it back with our love. See how the ladies transformed themselves into Maria von Trapp with style:
Different styles of hats are the must-have items to create the modern “Sound of Music” look. Which one best suits your personality, a girly monogram fedora or chic leopard print hat? Renowned for her classic glamorous design, Hidy, who dressed up in feathers for our fashion picnic, exuded a sense of casual glamour.
With the prestigious Hong Kong based designer Lu Lu Cheung
Who said glam and comfort cannot coexist in a picnic wear? Accessory designer Ivy gave a stunning demonstration.
We played “Giving Thanks Merry-Go-Round” hosted by millinery designer Bil Tam taking turns sharing our most grateful moment in 2013. Bil’s black and white houndstooth pillbox hat went great with the black polka dot dress, timeless and everlasting elegant!
We love because He first loved us (1 John 4:19).
Christmas is all about the birth of Jesus Christ and His unconditional and sacrificial love which transcend all material possessions. With Jesus Christ laying down His life for us – the greatest gift of all, we can live the good life fully and abundantly. What more could we ask for?
It’s never too late in January to wish you all gratitude, abundance, happiness, and peace in a new year of 2014 filled with God’s love and grace!