Meiji Electric hopes that your holiday season was filled with the warm company of friends and family. The holiday season is over, which means that it is time to put away your Christmas decorations. Here are some reminders to help keep safely storing your decors a holiday tradition in your home and in the future:

 

Meiji Fiber Optic Trees

 

Christmas tree

Let’s start with the highlight of the Christmas Season, the Christmas tree. You want to make sure that it is stored well, so it will continue to look great year after year. The box that the tree came in can be used to repackage it, but it can be a challenge to fit the tree back in after it’s been fluffed. Good thing the Meiji Fiber Optic Tree is so compact and easy to disassemble. You just have to fold its leaves and you are done in less than 10 minutes!

 

Holiday decorations are meant for temporary use

Leaving your decorations up for extended periods leaves wires unnecessarily exposed to the elements, which can decrease the product’s shelf life and increase the risk of electrical hazards. Store electrical decorations in a dry area that is not accessible by children or pets.

Inspect the wiring

As you take down holiday lights, inspect the wiring and discard any that have cracked or appear to have damaged wire insulation. Always unplug decorations by using the plug or gripping area.  Pulling on the cord could damage the wire and present a shock or fire hazard.

Properly label or store indoor decorations

Make sure to properly label or store indoor decorations separate from those intended for outdoor use. Put your old shoe boxes to good use; wrap your Christmas balls then store them inside the old shoe box.

 

Meiji Christmas Village

Storing your Meiji Christmas Village involves ensuring that it will look as good next Christmas as it did the year before. Most Christmas villages include small, breakable buildings so storing your village properly is really important. Keep the box in which your Christmas village originally came from; this comes with Styrofoam to ensure that the small ornaments in the village do not get damaged.  For older village pieces that are missing their original boxes, you can wrap each Christmas village in bubble wrap before putting it in a storage box. While it might be tempting to put two pieces together, those pieces can bump against one another and cause scratching, discoloration and breakage.

 

 

Christmas lights should be kept away from places with extreme temperatures and humidity

These factors can harm the filament of the bulbs. Also guard against mice because they can chew on the wires and ruin the strand of Christmas lights. Tangled wires are difficult to unwind and prone to bulb breakage. Christmas lights made with incandescent bulbs are normally switched on for long consecutive hours which can cause overheating. For safety reasons, it is advisable to have it checked by an electrician before using it again. Neatly wrap Christmas lights help make the decorating process faster and easier to re-use for the next Holiday Season.

 

Remember that you invested time and money in buying your special Christmas ornaments each year. These decors not only add cheerfulness to the Christmas Season, some also have high sentimental value so they need to be properly kept and maintained.

 

 

 

I can already hear the jingles and the bells as Christmas draws closer day by day! With the once-a-year holiday right around the corner, there is but one thing left to do and that is to get decoratin’!

Can’t quite decide how to go about designing your home this year? Worry no more for Meiji is your sanctuary in finding the best decorations to lighten up your home this Christmas season! There are three things that you cannot miss out on: Fiber Optic trees, Pull-Up Christmas Trees and Christmas Villages! Each one of these decorations are definitely going to make Christmas for you and your family a very merry one!

 

Fiber Optic Trees

When it comes to tree decorations, fiber optic is the way to go; the benefits to be gained simply cannot be overlooked! If it’s your first time to hear of fiber optic Christmas trees and are curious about it’s good traits, then you are in for a treat!

christmas tree with balls

To sum it up, there are three great benefits that fiber optic trees will give you and these are:

1. Cost Efficiency – Working with a 10-20W fuse (varies upon model) you can expect an electricity bill that will shock you, in a good way! Not only will it give you surprisingly lower bills compared to previous Christmas decorations, it also saves you from having to spend time and money on busted light! With the fiber optic tree you will not have to worry about changing old lights that ruin the overall quality of your decoration. You can use it every year and not have to worry about lacking lights on some parts of your tree.

2. Safety – Questions about the safety of Christmas lights had caused quite the stir globally. The last thing you would want to see lighting up the village on Christmas day is your house on fire! Fiber optic trees do NOT generate extensive heat to get your house on fire. You can rest easy on your living room as you drink your Christmas champagne without  having to worry about your pet cat going ablaze. Of course it is always advisable to keep the adapter far away from the fireplace.

3. Hassle-Free – Fiber optic trees are so easy to assemble it will make you want to go on a quick jog! All you have to do is open its branches and switch it on. Now, when Christmas season is over and you have to go back to work (harsh, I know) simply close the branches and you’re done! Time for another run at the oval!

Personally, our fiber optic tree lasted us 8 years, so if you’re looking for a good investment then you’ve found one!

 

Pull-Up Christmas Tree

Not really into the Christmas shopping craze? Not a fan of having to fight an epic battle with enemy shoppers in the mall? Well, Meiji has just the thing for you: The Pull-Up Christmas Tree! A one-pull-all-inclusive Christmas tree that will have you set-up and done in minutes. The Pull-Up tree comes with lights, decors and garlands that will surely drive Christmas right up your visitor’s hearts!

pull-up trees

Setting up the Pull-Up Christmas tree is easy as a bee! All it takes are 3 steps:

1. Assemble the posts that will function as a stand.

2. Pull up the tree and place it on the stand.

3. Plug it in!

There you have it! The spirit of Christmas in 3 steps and a tree!

 

Christmas Villages

Why not spend this Yuletide season a little more creatively? What better way to be creative than having a miniature house decoration filled with lights and good tidings right inside your home! Meiji’s Christmas Villages  come in small, medium and large sizes. These are pretty decors made out of polyresin. Lit by LED lights and/or fiber optics (or both), these little villages will surely make your family feel Christmas as it should be felt – in peace and harmony! So check out the variety of designs for Christmas Villages and let it illuminate, in its own miniature way, your home!

christmas village moving train

There you have it guys! Don’t forget that the spirit of Christmas is all about giving! Merry Christmas!

 

It was a cold and beautiful Monday morning at GMA-7 Unang Hirit studio. Meiji Electric was privileged to be invited again to be part of a morning show program at 5AM-8AM TV program last September 10, 2012.

Unang Hirit was particularly interested in our ‘Instant Christmas Decors’, on which we call Meiji Pull-up Trees. Meiji has 3 models: Red-Gold-Green, Antique Gold and Burgundy Gold. The idea of these Pull-up Trees is that in ONE PULL, you’re all set for the season. Decors are Christmas lights are already inclusive for the price of Php 3995!

Christmas Table top decors

Christmas Tree Showcase

Meiji also showcased their Fiber Optic Christmas Trees. Meiji Fiber Optic  Christmas Trees have been our pioneer item for 8 years and running. As mentioned, with fiber optics trees, you need not add Christmas lights as well. Like the Pull-up Trees, this Christmas decor would surely cut off your worries to the added expenses this coming holidays!

We also have the small fiber optic boxes perfect for gift suggestions and table top displays. Sharing the same table are our snowing table top displays and canisters. Some of which are,  Snowing Santa, Snowing Snowman and Snowing Choir.

Fiber Optic Christmas Trees

And of course, last but not the least are Meiji Christmas collectibles: Christmas Villages. These items are made out of polyresin, ceramic, plastic and glass. Each Christmas Village has a unique moving part that makes your Christmasvillage attractive and lovely to look at.

Christmas Villages

These moving Christmas villages also entertains you and your loved ones as bonding times at home are scheduled more often. Be sure to also check-out our NEW collections this year! 😀

We hope you were able to catch us last Monday. But if not, feel free to contact us for your Christmas decors this 2012.

Meiji Unang Hirit

I can vividly recall one of my family’s pre-Christmas bonding: decorating our Christmas tree. The lights and different ornaments simply enchant you and get your creative juices flowing while you put them on the tree. I remember spending the whole day in front of it, checking if the decorations are in symmetry. Sometimes, we need more than 3 pairs of hands to finish the Christmas tree.

Now, times have changed. As we all grow up, we have different priorities. Taking out one day from the busy week is too much to ask just to decorate a tree. It may come as very tedious job to pull out a big box full of lights and ornaments. You have to dig your way into the attic to get your Christmas stuff. As I look back, it was hard work.

I am aware that a lot of families are probably experiencing the same things now, what with the fast-paced environment we have now.

Some of you might have even forgot that they should be putting up a Christmas tree by now, and thinking “Great. Do I even have the time to pull out those boxes?”

Here is a good news!

Meiji Philippines is offering a fuss-free way to put up your holiday tree with the Pull-up Tree! In less than 5 minutes, you can already display a decorated tree in your living room, without the mess and hassle and hours to waste. Assembling the Pull up Tree is as easy as 1, 2, 3, literally…

Just follow these 3 simple instructions:

  1. Assemble the posts for a stand
  2. Pull up the Chrsitmas tree
  3. Place on the first-assembled stands and plug in an outlet

Modern Pull-up Tree

It is very evident that you get to save on a lot here.

First, you conserve the energy to get you moving and set up your heavy tree; cleaning the dusty decorations and Christmas light you stored in the far corner of your storage room.

Second, you do not need to spend more money on new decors or lights if you found some of them already broken (By now your money should already be going straight to Christmas shopping).

Third, you can set up your tree even before you go to work, or before you go to bed. You can do it alone, too!

Finally, after the festivities are over and it is time to pack up again, less than 5 minutes is only needed to clean up and put the tree back to its box. It can also save space, as you only need to store it in one area with no other boxes labeled as Christmas Decorations, Christmas Light and Christmas Tree. One container is all it takes!

 I think we all agree that as joyful as the holidays are, it is also tiring and stressful. So cross out one of those chores by getting yourself your own Meiji Pull-up Tree now!

Happy Holidays!

We are less than 100 days away from Christmas! Can you hear the bells? Can you feel the chills? No? It’s probably because of the typhoons coming to and fro our country. Personally I noticed that we have been experiencing a lot of disasters lately, there’s Ondoy, gun shooting in malls, bus accidents and many more. How about you?

Easy Steps to Assemble a Pull-up Tree

Meiji Convenient, Hassle-Free Christmas Tree

But one of the many things I love and had grown into with us Filipinos, is the great faith we have in our Almighty Father. We get back on our feet believing by faith that He will take care of us (Bathala na!); that He has great purpose for allowing things to happen, even if we could never understand why. So whoever, you are, whatever may have happened to you and your family this year, may you trust in your loving, gracious Father to celebrate with His family the joy of having His Son Jesus! May you welcome Him in your hearts this Season.

Many of you must be writing down your must-haves by this time: your wish lists for the annual gift giving you soon will be having with loved ones and family. So before you spoil yourselves of the fun and excitement of receiving your most awaited presents, why don’t you start decorating your own home?

Meiji offers you a convenient and hassle free Christmas tree, the Pull-up Tree!

It’s a one-pull-all-inclusive-Christmas tree, in less than 5 minutes. This tree includes lights, decors and garlands.  So for those of you who will be having relatives over this season and do not really enjoy shopping and squeezing for the best prices with other shoppers in the malls, this is the tree for you!

There are 3 easy steps for the Meiji Pull-Up tree:

Step 1: Assemble the posts for a stand.

Step 2: Pull up the Christmas tree

Step 3: Place it in the first assembled stands and plug-in an outlet.

Voila! You have a fully decorated Christmas tree.

How you used to put up your traditional Christmas tree

Given these 3 steps, I think you can easily point out the BIG advantage of Meiji’s Pull-Up Tree. But to state the obvious, let’s give a brief comparison of how you used to put up your traditional Christmas tree.

First, you need to attach the stems to the tree one by one. Then, you go to a trusted shop and purchase a set or two of your preferred Christmas lights. Trusted, in hopes that none of the lights are busted. You know 1 light busted may not let the others lit, right? So after this, you put the Christmas lights around your tree. And it doesn’t stop there! You still have to put garlands, decors and others to make it a decent looking Christmas tree; one that would not show how little time you gave it because you have so many other things you have to do and prepare for the season. And more importantly, to show and make your guests feel the warmth of Christmas in your home.

Practicality counts

In our day and age, practicality counts. Try the Meiji Pull-up Tree and enjoy more time catching up and sharing stories with your loved ones instead of getting dusted, tired and drenched in sweat while preparing it. You may also enjoy our Christmas Village collection.

Treasure your time, cherish the moments of Christmas and have a hassle free one by Meiji Electric.

Merry Christmas to you all!