Whether it is your first child, or your fifth, making your baby’s first Christmas special is one of the exciting “firsts” for your child that will have lasting memories for both of you. With some of these helpful tips, you will be sure to not miss anything or have any regrets in years to come.
Purchase Baby’s First Ornament
Nothing makes memories more than a keepsake item, such as a baby’s first ornament for your Christmas tree. You can have the date and your baby’s name imprinted on the ornament, or some even allow you to place a picture of your child inside.
Each Christmas, you will be reminded of this special “first Christmas”. You child could be 25 years-old, and you will look at that ornament and immediately remember the wonderful memories.
Purchase Baby’s First Clothing
There are so many cute Christmas outfits especially made for a baby’s first Christmas. You can dress your little bundle of joy in “first Christmas” clothing, which you can hold onto for years to come.
These outfits are also great when going on errands or family or friend parties, as it reminds everyone that your little one is celebrating his or her first Christmas. The love felt from everyone will create that special memory to hold with you always.
Professional Christmas Pictures
Nothing captures a perfect memory like a photograph. Dress your baby in his or her’s best Christmas outfit, and schedule an appointment with a professional photographer for a Christmas picture. Try to schedule the picture after your baby’s nap, or at a time when he or she is most likely to be up and happy to make this moment not a difficult one.
Each year, you can schedule a picture to be taken and create a display in your home of how much your little one grew each year. It’s usually nice to do until they are at least in the fifth grade, or 10 years old.
Have a Cookie Baking Night
Invite the grandparents over and aunts and uncles that you are close with, and have a cookie baking night. Nothing hard, just simple, basic recipes where, depending on how many months old your baby is, your little one can participate in decorating sugar cookies.
Take lots and lots of pictures with your baby and all the people who are close to you. These pictures will be wonderful memories for you and your child, as so much of these moments can easily be forgotten. It’s amazing how a picture can rekindle that memory.
Create Baby’s First Stocking
Your baby may be too young to know, or maybe he or she was born earlier in the year to be old enough to recognize the relationship between Santa and a stocking. Create your own stocking. Buy a plane, old-fashioned red stocking with the white fur on top. These are the easiest to decorate with your baby’s name and other things that remind you of your little one.
Have your baby hang up the stocking with you. This will be one stocking that may only be used once, but will hold many memories for years to come.