Christmas is a very special time of the year for families. It's a time to indulge in all your favourite holiday traditions and create new ones with your little one! The festive season is even better when you have kids because they get so excited about everything going on around them! Whether it's their first Christmas or their 30th Christmas, there are plenty of ways to make each year extra special. Your baby's first Christmas is a momentous occasion for the entire family. To make it memorable, start new traditions to include your little ones and remind them to know that they are truly loved throughout the holiday season, and don't forget to make sure that Santa has a few snacks waiting for him as he delivers presents all night long.
A Christmas tradition is something that takes place every year during the holiday season. It's a special reminder for your family or personal history that has been or will be passed down from generation to generation. If you want to start some new traditions with your baby, here are some ideas for making this first Christmas unique and the best ways to celebrate the festive season with your family.
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Children love getting homemade gifts at Christmas time, and it's something you will cherish forever when they're all grown up and out of the house. A simple picture frame decorated with their handprints is always a hit during this time of year, and even better if it includes one of those cute Christmas baby photos too!
Bake Biscuits Together
Making memories around food starts from day one, so why not make each holiday about baking treats together? Even really young babies will love making the mess. Make sure to dress your little one in a Christmas bib to keep their outfit clean from any biscuit dough that makes its way to your baby's mouth. Baking and decorating biscuits is an activity that the whole family can join in on, even grandparents, to spend some quality bonding time while making and decorating these yummy goodies with icing using baby safe food colourings.
Baby's First Christmas Ornament 2021
Each new child should receive a Christmas ornament that has their name on it. These types of souvenirs can also bring back memories as your little ones grow up. It is a gift that can be treasured for many, many years to come. These ornaments can also represent loved ones you have lost to keep their memory alive during all the family festivities.
Decorate Christmas Stockings
In many families, children hang up stockings on Christmas Eve to discover the following day that Santa has filled them with all their favourite treats. You can decorate the stocking with their name and keep it for years, embedding the family tradition, and it's never too late to start the tradition. Christmas stockings are something that can be treasured from your child's very first Christmas, right up until their very last.
Christmas Trees and Presents
Another popular Christmas tradition is the decoration of your Christmas tree. Whether you buy a real tree each year, use a plastic one or make an alternative Christmas tree, the decoration of your tree is a significant event for your child's first Christmas. You could also consider wrapping up as many presents as you can for them to open. The tearing off of wrapping papers is an excellent exercise to help develop your baby's fine motor skills.
Festive Season Pictures For Family Albums
You can take photos of the faces every year on Christmas morning and put together a book full of memories later on! You can get them their very own Christmas outfit to wear for photos on Christmas day. You could take one memorable photo each year to put in an album. You could even reenact that special moment each year and add it to the photo album. Photos are imperative in helping children of a few years old understand their identity within the family and remind them that they form part of a family that cares for them.
Your baby's first Christmas will be very special no matter what you do, as it will be all new experiences for them. However, a baby's first Christmas is more for parents to enjoy and remember the celebrations and excitement with the latest addition to the family. According to grandparents, their memories of the festive seasons are often some of their most treasured life memories, so don't hold back. These family traditions will be able to be continued even when your children have children and grandchildren of their own.
For some more great ideas on activities with your little one over Christmas you might also like to read 5 Precious Tips for Baby's Best First Christmas
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