How to Make Baby’s First Christmas Special
Over the first year of baby’s life, you'll document a lot of major moments--but when it comes time to make memories there's nothing quite like Christmas. Good news: You don't need spend an arm and leg on presents because they're much more likely to be smitten with their present-filled cardboard box than anything inside! Instead focus all your energy into creating little traditions that will ensure this holiday happiness lasts forever in both child AND parent hearts alike (or at least until next Dec 25th). Here are some ideas for how best start building those everlasting treasures today...
1. Create a Holiday Countdown Jar
The holidays are a time of year where many traditions are celebrated. One tradition is to make a countdown jar for Baby’s first Christmas. This can be done by filling up the jar with things that represent the holiday season, such as cinnamon sticks, peppermint candies, ornaments and stickers. The mom can then use this jar to count down the days until Christmas morning when Baby will open their presents! It also gives Mom an opportunity to include some fun activities she can do with her little one each day leading up to December 25th so they have something special every day during this time of year.
2. Decorate the Christmas Tree
The Christmas Tree is always a big part of the holiday season. This year, you can make it extra special for your baby by decorating it in ways that are safe and fun. You can use all kinds of items to make this tree unique, cute and even educational! There are lots of ideas out there; here are just some examples: paint one with glow-in-the-dark paint, place toddler friendly ornaments on lower limbs (think large plastic shapes with no sharp edges), hang photos/pictures or holiday themed cards from ribbon (just be sure to use ribbon that will not cut into the branches), give each person in your family their own ornament with their name written on it so they know which branch belongs to them,
3. Preserve Baby’s Handprint
You’ll have photos to look back on, but there’s something extra-special about preserving baby’s handprint in salt dough or paint to remember how tiny your child was at their first Christmas. You can even turn it into a Christmas ornament! This is an easy project that makes for unique holiday gifts and keepsakes that will never be forgotten. Make sure you take the time to preserve those memories while they are still fresh in your mind because as soon as they happen - it'll feel like yesterday when looking back over these winter holidays spent together
4. Attend a Tree Lighting Ceremony
Baby’s eyes are sure to light up as they witness a towering Christmas tree sparkle to life. Cities and towns across the country host local tree lighting ceremonies in the weeks leading up to the holiday. Even if the events take place slightly past baby’s bedtime, it’s worth the outing so that they can see all of those twinkling lights dance before their very own eyes! There is no better way for your little one to experience Santa Claus than with his favorite reindeer Rudolph and other festive friends at a live event. These experiences will surely become treasured memories that you both cherish for years to come. Which city or town do you plan on visiting this year?
5. Decorate Baby’s Nursery
Get the entire family involved in decorating baby’s nursery. Get some white twinkle lights and string them up, or add a tiny tree with sparkly ornaments for an enchanting look that will make your child feel like they are sleeping under snowflakes at Christmas time every night!
6. Visit Your Local Santa
Braving the lines with an infant in arms may not be for every family, but if you feel that a tradition at home has been too long since said hi to Santa Claus or visited one of these stores near us- then I have great news. You will get some adorable photos from your little ones meeting their favorite person!
7. Read Christmas Stories
Are you excited to read Christmas stories with your little one? Reading is a great way to bond and create memories. It will also help them develop language skills. In addition, it can make their first holiday extra special. There are many classic stories that include the magic of Santa Clause, elves, reindeer and more. Here are some examples:
"Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer," by Robert L May "The Night Before Christmas," by Clement Clarke Moore "Twas The Night Before Christmas," by Clement Clarke Moore & “How The Grinch Stole Christmas!,” by Dr Seuss."
8. Make a Christmas Eve Box
This is a great way to make baby's first Christmas extra special. Making a Christmas Eve box for your little one can be fun and easy! In this blog post, I will go over the items that you should consider putting in this box, how to make it, what not to put in it and some other tips.
This blog post was written by someone who has been through all of these experiences before so they have advice on what works best. The tone is informative but also personal because they are sharing their own experience with readers. This would appeal to mothers looking for ways to add more magic into their babies first holiday season without going overboard or being too expensive.
9. Take a Holiday Photo
You can’t let this historic holiday go by without taking a Christmas photo of your baby! You have plenty to work with, from going all out in theme or just getting them looking cute and festive. It will be one for the books when you get back home later tonight after finishing up some last minute shopping before returning their presents tomorrow morning
You might not think there is anything special about celebrating Christmas time but wait until they grow up knowing how much fun it was being immersed into enchantment while wearing colorful clothes AND opening gifts under bright lights
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