The holidays are a special time for families to come together and celebrate. This year, why not make your baby’s first-holiday season extra special? There are many ways to do this, and we will outline 9 of them in this blog post. From making memorabilia to picking out the perfect gift, we have you covered! Celebrate the holidays with your little one and create memories that will last a lifetime.
Make a Special Keepsake Ornament
Celebrating your baby’s first holiday season is noteworthy occasion. Why not commemorate it with a keepsake ornament? There are plenty of different ways to make one, whether it’s a photo of your baby’s first year or a stamped handprint ornament. You can find one online or make one yourself using family photographs or drawings. Hang this ornament on the tree and bring it out every year to remember how tiny your little one was when they celebrated their very first Christmas.
Dress Them Up in Festive Clothing
There’s no better way to make your baby feel included in the celebration than with a holiday outfit. Whether you choose to go for traditional red and green, or something more modern, dress your little one up and take plenty of pictures to mark the occasion. There are plenty of options to choose from, so find the perfect outfit and make your baby’s first Christmas memorable. These Christmas pajamas are a great option for keeping your baby cozy during the day, or this adorable elf-of-the-shelf onesie to make them feel like they’re part of the Christmas magic.
Take the Perfect Holiday Photo
Capture the moment with a family photo. Have everyone dress up in their holiday best and snap a few pictures. Or bring them to your nearest Santa photo booth and take a picture with the jolly old man himself! Your baby’s first Christmas only happens once, so make sure you get plenty of photos to look back on in years to come.
Go on a Christmas Light Drive
Take a drive around your town and search for the best Christmas lights. Colorful changing lights, inflatable snow globes, and Santa-shaped decorations will make for a fun and festive evening. Pack up some hot cocoa and snacks, bundle up in blankets, and cruise around town taking in all of the holiday cheer. Not only will this be a fun and stimulating activity for your baby, but it’s also a great way to soothe them into a peaceful sleep at the end of the day.
Make a Special Holiday Meal with Baby-Friendly Foods
Invite family and friends to join you for a special holiday meal with baby-friendly foods for your little one. If your baby is already eating solid food, serve finger foods like cooked pasta or steamed veggies that they can pick up on their own. If they are still on baby food, plate it in a fun design like a Christmas tree or snowman. Celebrating the holidays with a meal they can be included in is one of the best ways to involve your baby in the festivities!
Bring Out Your Baby’s Musical Side
Babies are usually soothed by music, so why not introduce them to some holiday favorites? Play Christmas carols while they’re playing or take a break and sing together as a family. Celebrate the season with your baby by breaking out the maracas, tambourines, or egg shakers, and let them discover their musical side! Or sing them a Christmas lullaby, like Silent night, before bedtime to help them drift off into a peaceful sleep.
Create Holiday Art Projects
Gather up some paints, glue, construction paper, and glitter in a variety of colors and textures to create holiday art projects with your baby. Make homemade stamped reindeer cards for family members, or get creative together and make a Christmas tree out of the whole family’s handprints!
Give a Gift to Celebrate Baby’s First Christmas
A baby’s first Christmas is the perfect occasion for giving them something special. Whether it’s a personalized ornament or their very own stocking, find something that commemorates your little one entering into the world of holidays. Although they won’t remember this first Christmas, you will always have your special gift to remember it by.
Start Some Holiday Traditions
Every family has their holiday traditions. Celebrate your baby’s first Christmas by starting some of your own! Decorate cookies, watch a special holiday movie, or go caroling together with friends and family. These little traditions will become part of the way you celebrate the holidays for years to come. Be sure to document them with lots of pictures and videos to look back on in the future.
Celebrating your baby’s first holiday is a unique experience that you won’t soon forget. With these 9 ideas, you can make sure their first Christmas is one to remember! From festive clothing to memorable gifts, there are plenty of ways to show your little one how much you care. Celebrate the season with your new bundle of joy, and make it a holiday to remember!