This post was sponsored by Amazon Handmade as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. Are you looking for fun ways to celebrate baby’s first Christmas? Or maybe you’re looking for gifts for baby? This is my baby boy’s first Christmas and I’ve come up with some fun ways to celebrate with him this year!
This is a year full of milestones. At 10 months old, my baby boy will be celebrating his first Christmas. This is such an exciting time in our lives! If you’re a new mom, you’re definitely feeling the exact same way! Even experienced mothers remember their baby’s first holidays. I want all of his firsts to be special for our entire family so I’m squeezing in as much as I can to celebrate baby’s first Christmas! He may not remember these days but I certainly will. If you want your bundle of joy to live their very best life this Christmas, then I’ve got some fun ideas for you!
Baby's First Christmas Ideas
1. DIY Handprint Ornament
When my son was born we purchased a clay ornament kit for our baby's handprint. We figured this was a fun way for us to look back on baby's first Christmas. One day it will be hard to believe his hands were this small. You can wait until Christmas to press baby's hand or do it when baby is born. Just be sure to remember that the younger babies are, the harder it is to get them to spread those fingers out.
2. Personalized handmade ornament
If you want to skip the DIY, artsy stuff but still want something to hang on your tree, then you should visit Amazon Handmade where you can find unique, handmade gifts from artists all over the country. Many gifts can be personalized to put a special touch into your gifting this year.
Amazon Handmade had hundreds of handmade Christmas tree ornaments, with a ton of Baby's First Christmas ornaments to choose from! I picked one that is made from wood and that offered the option to customize. I am so impressed by the outcome! This ornament will be in our family forever. We hope to pass it down to our son when he builds a family of his own some day.
3. Advent calendar
Another fun way to celebrate baby's first Christmas is with an Advent Calendar. While baby's are too young to fully understand the concept of a Christmas Countdown, you can use this as a learning tool. Put fun baby-friendly snacks or infant-safe toys in an advent calendar and start teaching your little one how to count. It's never too early to teach. Even if you think they aren't understanding, they are definitely listening to you talk.
4. Christmas stories
What is Christmas without a Christmas story? My goal is to read my baby boy all the Christmas stories that I read growing up. My hope is to make this a tradition and read him the same story every Christmas Eve.
5. Matching Family pjs
Don't tell me it's cheesy. Nobody ever regrets matching family PJs.
6. Dress baby up for Christmas photos
My stepdad tells me all the time that my son isn't a toy but I ignore him and dress him up in cute little outfits because I deserve these photos. I carried him for over 9 months, birthed him with my body, and spend all my precious hours with him. Plus, I need something to embarrass him later, right?
I ordered the cutest crocheted elf boots and long-tail Christmas hat from Amazon Handmade. I am thankful for the makers who offer sizes for infants and not only newborns. My baby still can wear adorable little costumes as an infant, right? Newborns aren't the only cuties out there. These pieces arrived to my home quickly and fit my sweet boy perfectly!
7. Family holiday photo cards
Don't stop at the baby photos! Family photos are important, too. If you're looking for Baby's First Christmas ideas then a family photoshoot is the way to go! Wear matching outfits, do all the cliché things, and then send those photos out on cards to everyone and their nana.
After all the holiday cards you've collected from friends & family throughout the years – you deserve this moment! Plus, it will be fun to do this every year. Make this a tradition even when the kids are out of the house.
8. Christmas dinner
Okay, I am really looking forward to this part of Christmas. Now, this only applies to infants who aren't on an all milk diet. If your baby is eating solids or purees then take advantage of the holiday! Give baby a plate of food this Christmas and watch them stuff their faces. I'll be pureeing and chopping up everything we eat this year so my boy can experiment with all the new foods and flavors.
9. Christmas lights tour
A Christmas Lights tour should definitely be on your to-do list for baby's 1st Christmas. You'd be surprised at how mesmerized they will be by those lights! Ever since my boy opened his eyes, he couldn't get enough of the lights. I can't wait to take him on a tour through our town to see different holiday displays this year!
10. Meet Santa
Obviously. You cannot skip a visit with Santa if you have children.
If you're worried about germs, stand with baby & Santa for the photos. Make it a family photo.
Whatever you do – DON'T SKIP THE SANTA PHOTOS!
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