While it’s very easy to get carried away for your baby’s first Christmas, they won’t really understand the occasion, or any other traditions, such as Santa. Friends and family will no doubt send gifts in abundance, but they won’t even be able to open their own presents.
If you’re looking for some special, more personal ways to celebrate your baby’s first Christmas and create memories to look back on, then we’ve got some ideas!
Even from a very young age, crafting can be fun. And using your baby’s handprint or footprint to create Christmas scenes is a lovely way to mark the occasion. You could even make them into cards for friends and family. A handprint or footprint in paint can be made into great festive things – from a Christmas tree to a reindeer.
Lots of families have traditions at this time of year, so your baby’s first Christmas is the ideal time to start your own. It could be something as simple as wearing matching PJs to bed on Christmas Eve or leaving a carrot out for Santa’s reindeer. You may have traditions that have been passed down through the generations, so it’s lovely to keep these going.
While this festive season may be slightly different to most, there’s no reason why you can’t still enjoy the decorated and lit-up houses around where you live. Even young babies will be mesmerised by twinkly lights on a dark evening, so why not wrap up warm and take a walk around and enjoy the displays.