Thanksgiving is this week, which means the countdown to Christmas and Hanukkah is officially on! And if you have a new baby to celebrate the holidays with, it’s an even more exciting time and one you really want to make extra special.
We’ve come up with some ideas that will make baby’s first holiday a truly memorable one by utilizing a mixture of personalized baby gifts, events, photo opportunities, and DIYs.
Holiday-themed personalized onesies and tees are an ideal gift. Of course, you may not want to wait to unwrap these personalized baby gifts and instead give them to your wee one at the beginning of December so they can wear them throughout the month for various photo opportunities. (Shown: My First Christmas and Shine Bright personalized onesies)
Start an ornament collection for baby that can be added to each year and don’t forget a personalized stocking. We adore this DIY photo ornament we found on Better Homes & Gardens.
Plan a family photo shoot with baby and be sure to take a range of pictures – baby alone, with one parent, with both parents, with siblings, with grandparents, the whole family, etc. This is a great time to have kiddos wear their coordinating big brother shirts and big sister shirts for a sweet cohesive look. Want some additional ideas for props? Check out this post on Babble here.
Attend community events, like tree lighting ceremonies, lighted boat parades, etc. Seeing their eyes light up will make these events feel even more special.
Sing holiday themed songs and read your favorite holiday stories.
Take the requisite photo of baby sitting on Santa’s lap and don’t feel too bad if baby isn’t exactly thrilled. It’s a real memory maker either way. (Image courtesy of SF Gate.com)
And finally, in our opinion, no one is too young to enjoy an advent calendar!
We hope these personalized baby gifts, events, photo opportunities, and DIYs help you make baby’s first holidays the best ever!
P.S. Did you know we’re giving away a free 8×10 non-personalized alphabet poster with your purchase of personalized growth chart, big sister tshirt, big brother t shirt, holiday tee, and even our 1st birthday shirts until Nov. 30.