Your baby’s first Christmas is unforgettable for you but not necessarily for your baby! In order to make sure that it will always be held dear and remembered fondly in your family, we’ve got some ideas for how you can celebrate this festive season. Keep reading to find out more...
Plan your Baby’s Christmas Day Outfit
Planning your baby’s outfit for the big day can be so much fun and there’s no shortage of cute Christmas themed options to choose from!
Make an Ornament Using Their Handprint
This is the perfect opportunity to make a Christmas ornament or tree decoration that incorporates your baby’s hand or footprint. It can then make an appearance every Christmas and is sure to become a sweet festive tradition in your home.
Start an Advent Countdown Tradition
Now is the perfect time to begin a new advent countdown tradition in your household. Many families create a nativity scene where they add one new piece to the nativity each day until Christmas Day.
Get Your Little One Involved in Making the Christmas Cards
It can be great fun to get the whole family involved in making home-made Christmas cards. You could use a similar handprint idea to the one discussed above, but use it as the design for a card instead. How adorable!
Have a Christmas Family Photoshoot
Family photoshoots with your new baby will ensure you capture this special time for years to come. What a great way to look back year on year and remember that very special first Christmas with your new baby.
Hang the Baby’s First Christmas Stocking
Hanging your baby’s Christmas stocking over the fireplace for the very first time is such a special moment and creates the perfect opportunity for another festive tradition that can be cherished for years to come.
Read a Christmas Eve Bedtime Story
Before your baby goes to sleep on Christmas Eve, they’ll love snuggling in close to you while you read them a Christmas bedtime story. There are so many to choose from and you’ll both look forward to this beautiful tradition every Christmas Eve.
Decorate the Nursery
Decorating your baby’s nursery for Christmas is great fun and sure why would you not? After all, you’re decorating the rest of the house anyway :)
Visit a Christmas Tree Farm Together
There’s nothing quite like getting wrapped up warm and venturing out in the cold crisp air to explore nature with your baby. You can make this activity really festive by visiting a Christmas tree farm together and picking out a tree for your home.
Make a Special Baby-Friendly Christmas Dinner
Creating a special Christmas Day feast that everyone can enjoy can be a challenge so make sure you give everyone a job to do to avoid becoming overwhelmed and taking it all on yourself.
Your first Christmas together is a special one that you’ll never forget, but it can also be overwhelming so remember to take it easy and not put yourself under too much pressure. Just go with the flow, remember to ask for help and cherish every moment :)