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Celebrate More Meaningful Christmas with Wechat

Filipinos are known as one of the happiest people in the world and this can be measured by how we celebrate Christmas. From Simbang Gabi to Monito Monita to Noche Buena, theres no doubt… Christmas is really more fun in the Philippines.

Wechat Christmas Greeting Cards
Wechat Christmas Greeting Cards

Since our society is becoming nearly paperless, we can now easily send greetings to our loved ones even if we are miles away from them. Gone are the days when you are receiving Christmas cards on a Valentines Day or even planning a get together months ahead due to slow communication process.

To help you ride along with the holiday rush, count on WeChat to be your digital buddy with features that let you tick your to-dos for the season in just a matter of taps and swipes.

Send out holiday greeting cards

It’s that time of the year again when postcard stands are all decked out with advanced well wishes for Christmas and New Year. Usher in the season with digital versions of these written notes by claiming your WeChat holiday gift by downloading WeChat by scanning the QR code below or by visiting <>. Then, find Wechat Team in your contacts list and send them a holiday photo and voice message via Hold-to-Talk.

Create your own Holiday Voice Card and share it with friends!
Create your own Holiday Voice Card and share it with friends!

Ten Christmas greeting card templates with your photo and voice recording will be forwarded to you in return. You can send these out to your family and friends via WeChat Moments or via the ‘Share to Facebook’ button on top. Come December 26, these greeting cards will shift to New Year templates which you can again send out to your loved ones. These templates are WeChat’s holiday treats for its community which will be up until January 8, 2014.  Now, you can send the fastest holiday greetings anytime regardless of your location.

WeChat Video Calling Feature
WeChat Video Calling Feature

Organize Christmas parties

Still traveling but you want to organize a party with your friends when you comeback? For a season that bursts with all kinds of celebration at the seams, planning Christmas and New Year’s parties can turn anyone into a real Grinch. Get back into the organizing scene minus the hassle with WeChat’s Group Messaging that maintains communications among up to 40 friends in one group whether via text, voice, or video.

A plus point: Have your friends remember party venues using WeChat’s location-based feature which allows you to send maps in seconds.

Complete Christmas shopping lists

Tired of Christmas Gift guessing game? Im sure we all want to know everyone’s Christmas Wishlist so we can buy what our friends and family really wants as Christmas present. Win at shopping for what your family and friends truly want by inviting them to post their Christmas wishlists via WeChat’s Moments feature.

Compressed in one timeline, you can share and receive photos, videos, links, and comments from your gifts’ recepients even while on the go.

Call relatives abroad

Are you working abroad and you want to greet your loved ones? Say goodbye to expensive long distance call charges, With WeChat, you can also have your loved ones from different points of the globe virtually join in the fun with one quick Video Call integrated in the application.

Wechat Storycam
Wechat Storycam

Record memorable moments

Do you want to have a simultanous party with your family and friends in Manila while in New York? One of the best parts of the season is sharing occasions with special people who have marked or are bound to mark your life. So you never have to miss out on the details, WeChat pins down your stories for you with Storycam, which is developed by Tencent solely for WeChat.

StoryCam allows everyone to share their stories through themed photos including Featured, Place, Weather, Food, and Lifestyle. To do this, users can start by capturing a photo, enhancing it using up to 15 free filters, applying real-time location, weather, and date updates, and even placing watermarks wherever you want on the photo.

Download Wechat via QRCode
Download Wechat via QRCode

About WeChat

WeChat is an innovative mobile social communications application designed for smartphone users.  WeChat is free for download from app stores running on Android, BlackBerry, iOS, Symbian and Windows Phone operating systems*.  It is the most downloaded mobile social app in many markets with more than 100 million registered accounts in international markets.

WeChat users can add friends via a wide range of innovative actions and methods, including scanning QR codes, connecting users’ phone books and activating location-based functions such as “People Nearby” and “Shake”.  The platform enhances social interaction by supporting exchanging of text, voice and video, stickers, and photos with their friends over data networks or under Wi-Fi environments.  Users can choose to communicate one-on-one, or within their closed social network through “Moments”.

WeChat also comes with comprehensive privacy setting functions, which enables user to tailor their security level as needed. For more details and application download, please visit

*Some features are limited to certain operating systems due to the product development cycle.

Visit their website at or follow them on Facebook and Twitter account @WeChatPH.

Written by Melo Villareal

Melo Villareal is the Online Publisher of He is an Accountant by profession who left the corporate world at the age of 23 to explore his beautiful country and the rest of the world. Today, Melo works as a part-time Social Media Manager for local and international clients. His full-time work focuses on discovering interesting culture, explore different cuisines and take memorable photos from local and international destinations he's visiting.

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