Advent Calendar

Advent meaning "coming" is a time for us to wait for Christmas, or more specifically, the celebration of Jesus' coming to be with us.  It is also a time to remember Jesus will come again, this time to be with His people forever!  One of the best ways to anticipate His coming is through the use of a special calendar. 

Starting December 1, the first card (called an ATC* for Day 1) is to be mounted (pasted or taped) on the corresponding space on the provided base. One ATC is mounted for each day of December until Christmas Day by matching the day’s ATC to the corresponding space on the base (in ascending order: 1, 2, 3, etc.) The whole picture comes together on Christmas Day.

A more meaningful way to celebrate the Advent season and use this calendar is to read and reflect on the given bible verses (indicated at the back of the card) before mounting the Card on the base.

The idea is based on the tradition of having a poster or a tree in the church or home, which during Advent is decorated with symbols to represent stories leading up to the Birth of Christ.

*Papemelroti's Advent Calendar is a reproduction of a mixed media piece made up of twenty five Artist Trading Cards (ATCs). ATCs are artworks that measure 2.5 x 3.5 inches which are usually traded or collected. Each ATC in this set portrays a symbol that stands for a bible character and a bible story (indicated at the back of the card). For more information about ATCs, visit our website at



ECOrner: Paper Christmas Tree

When you're finished with the magazine or telephone directory, stack it up and recycle for Christmas decor.  This craft will take you about half an hour to make.  It's really easy! 

You need:
old magazine or telephone directory, scissors, green poster paint or spray paint (optional)

To Make:
1. Tear out the front and back pages of the magazine.
2. Fold the magazine paper page like this -

3. Repeat to all the pages and then paint or spray green.
Variation: Spray with silver or gold instead of green for a more elegant effect!


We're Giving Away: Aviary Jewelry!

If you've visited the Papemelroti website recently, you'll have seen our slideshow of Aviary Jewelry.  We've had a good number of responses about these winged wonders so we thought some of you would like to have 1!

We want to make your hearts soar by giving away not 1, not 2 but 3 pieces away to 3 lucky winners!  More chances to win!  This is open worldwide!

Giveaway #1 is a Aviary Medal Leather Bracelet.
Giveaway #2 is a Bird's Nest Leather Cuff.
Giveaway #3 is Periwinkle Dream Flight Bracelet.

To join:

Post a comment on this Facebook page telling us what Papemelroti product you like best and why. - click here  This serves as your entry to the raffle.

To see which Papemelroti product you like best, visit our website at

Don't forget to put your e-mail address so we can inform you if you win!

Click here to know how to have additional entries.

This contest is open worldwide!  Winners will be picked by a random number generator.  We will be announcing the winner in our January e-Newsletter so watch out for that.

Click here see our slideshow so you can view our other new Aviary Jewelry designs we have now.


To know more about these products and to see more, click here.  Gift suggestions?  Click here. 

Click here to order or inquire about these items.


Vol Opp: Help the Prison Ministry

It's that time of the year again when we are able to share our blessings, and give joy to those forgotten by even their closest friends and family.  Papemelroti managers are preparing a merienda party for 100 inmates, and gift bags for 300 inmates of QC Jail.  Would you like to help us?

We need soap, shampoo, detergent, toothpaste, towels, canned sardines, soup packs, crackers, and money to buy clothing for them.

You may drop your donations at any papemelroti branch 

Read more about the ministry here


Papemelroti Updates 

1. Congratulations to Diane Dolorfino for winning the You Better Believe It Giveaway!  She will be receiving one of our popular original Papemelroti products, the "Believe" desk signboard made of strong metal with a classic black finish.  She said "Thank you so much Papemelroti! I can show my love to our Mother Earth in my little way of buying your products. Thanks for inspiring me to believe. =)"

2. Papemelroti's Patsy Paterno graced Kumare Klub, Channel 5's early morning show last Nov. 30, 2011.  They shared Christmas gift suggestions priced at P30 or less!  Click here to view the segment

3. Papemelroti was featured on's "Holiday Gift Guide 2011: 50 Fun Presents Below P100".  Click here to view  They also included some of our products in their article on "Over 60 Pretty and Practical Gifts for the Home"  Click here to view

4. Watch out for a feature about the Papemelroti story on Entrepreneur Magazine coming out in January!


Reseller's Corner:

Finding your Business and Gifts: Giving Back (Part 6)
by Patricia Alejandro Paterno

Another important thing to do is to give back to the community. Be a blessing to others.

In God’s economy, it is those who are generous that He blesses. And so whatever talents we have received from God, we use it to help others earn a living.

We are helping He Cares, a foundation for street children. We design jewelry and have the mothers of street children make the jewelry for us so they can have a livelihood. We give ideas of what can be made to them and to our other subcontractors. When they are successful, we are successful.

When we are successful, they are successful.  We invite and encourage our customers to take part in many activities - Habitat for Humanity, Haribon, International Coastal Cleanup, birdwatching, etc. Our customers have participated in our drive to gather books for an elementary school with a meagre library, to give gifts to children and families of Tahanan ng Panginoon, to sign up to build homes for Habitat. In a past tie up with Haribon we collected signatures to stop commercial logging and mining in our country’s natural forests. So it’s important to give back to the community and to stand for something.

(To be continued)

Food for Thought: In your business, where do you plan to give back?

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Sell Your Stuff! We are open to consigning items from you!  Do you have an evening gown you just used once?  A pre-loved item that became one or two sizes smaller?  Shoes that were given to you but these didn't fit?

Where we are: 2nd Floor, Korben Place, 91 Roces Ave. Cor. Scout Tobias St. Quezon City, 1103 Philippines 

For inquiries, look for Noelle at our main branch or call (632)375-1069

Watch out for the newest branch of Books for Less at Cyberzone in Eastwood!
See our selection here

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It's easy to find the book you need at Books for Less!  Just e-mail or contact the TEXT Hotline at 630-9999 (no format needed).  

- Dec. 6 - Jan. 15 (Fri) Ilustrador ng Kabataan celebrates 20 years of Children's Book Illustration, G/f Gallery, Ayala Museum, Makati more info

- Dec. 9, 16, 23, 30 (Fridays) - Lingkod ng Panginoon Meetings, join young professionals in Christifying the workplace at 9/F Banco Filipino Bldg, Paseo de Roxas, Mkti. City contact, La Salle Greenhills contact or Immaculate Conception Church, 39 Lantana St., Cubao, QC  contact to confirm the schedule

- Dec. 9 (Fri) Advent Recollection with Rev. Fr. Dave Concepcion, 5/f, SM Megamall

- Dec. 9 (Fri) Paper Cut Art Workshop by Elle Battung at Brown Bag Vintage and Crafts Market, Filipinas Heritage Library, Makati more info

- Dec. 9 (2nd Fri) *Ayala Recyclables Fair at Glorietta 3 Parkway, Ayala Center, Makati City

- Dec. 10 (Sat) *Ayala Recyclables Fair at Market! Market! Bonifacio Global City, Taguig

- Dec. 10 (Sat) Movin' UP, UPIS Last Grand Alumni Homecoming in UPIS Diliman Grounds, QC more info

- Dec. 10 (Sat) Alabama Christmas Fair, 10-a Alabama St., New Manila more info

- Dec. 11, 18, 25 (Sundays) - Free Concert at the Rizal Park, 5 PM, Rizal Park Open Air Auditorium more info

- Dec. 11, 18, 25  (Sundays) - Kakaiba Ka inspirational radio show DZIQ 990 on your AM dial, 4 PM more info

- Dec. 16 (3rd Fri) - *Ayala Recyclables Fair, Alabang Town Center (parking lot in front of St. Jerome's Parish), Alabang-Zapote Road

- Dec. 17 (Wed) -  *Ayala Recyclables Fair at Pavilion, Biñan, Laguna

- Dec. 19 (Monday) - Pathways Choices Open Prayer Meeting, at 3/F Obispado de Cubao, 41 Lantana St. Cubao, QC, 7:30 - 10:00 PM  more info

- Dec. 23 -  *Ayala Recyclables Fair at Trinoma Mall, EDSA, Quezon City

- Dec. 25 -  Christmas Day

- Dec. 28 (Wed)Manila Lecture Walk Tour by Nature Awareness more info

- Dec. 30 -  Rizal Day

Click here for marathons, climbs and other fitness events

*Ayala Recyclables Fairs open at 9 AM to 2 PM, accept your printer cartridges, broken appliances, paper, plastic, metal, used batteries, etc.  For more info contact Ayala Foundation (632)752-1084 or


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