5 Lovely Ways to Remember Baby’s First Christmas
At our house we do the holidays big, especially Christmas. After my husband and I got married, I bugged him each and every year to do photo cards and he always declined. He wanted to wait until we had children. You better believe that when my first son was born in 2009 our Christmas card that year was a photo of him sitting on Santa's lap, looking terrified. The baby's first Christmas Santa Claus photo is a must, but there are so many other great ways to remember baby's first Christmas, as well.
Tiny Hands Make for Sweet Ornaments
One of my favorite ways to commemorate my child's first Christmas is with a handmade ornament. I have been in love with this baby's first Christmas handprint ornament since Mandy posted it on her blog, A Sorta Fairytale.
Theme Your Holiday Around Your Little One
Themed Christmas trees have been popular for many, many years. Stephanie Stratton-Manzo decorated her entire Christmas tree in blue for her baby boy's first Christmas. She included a hand drawn ornament, a Santa picture ornament, and various blue ornaments.
Commemorate Their Age Through Art
For my second son's first Christmas I decided to do a handprint canvas art, instead of an ornament. This is a simple and inexpensive craft project that will be treasured and displayed for many years to come.
Makes Something with Your Own Hands
Due to my love of knitting I am excited to knit my six month old a tiny Christmas sock ornament, just as Krista Karels did for her son's first Christmas. The cross stitch ornament she made for her daughter's first Christmas is super creative too! If you have a creative art that you enjoy, use it to create a special treasure that will not only commemorate your child's first Christmas, but their mother's handy-work as well!
Keep it Simple & Involve the Kids: Salt Dough for Handprints and Feet
This year the first Christmas craft on my list was to make salt dough handprint ornaments. I used Melissa's tutorial on her blog, while it rains because it's a simple three ingredient dough – items likely found in your pantry – and so easy to make. I just love how my baby boy's ornament came out and will be sure to do these ornaments next year, as well.
What special things do you do to remember baby's first Christmas?