The most wonderful time of the year is finally here! And itís extra wonderful this year because its babyís first Christmas! Itís also a great time of the year because of family traditions. Do you have traditions in place yet for your family? If not, donít worry! It might seem like most family traditions are passed down from generation to generation but that doesn't have to be the case. Some of the best family Christmas traditions are the ones that you start on your own, especially with a new baby in the house! Create your very own family Christmas traditions today!
A Family Christmas Card
If you have never sent a family Christmas or holiday card, now is the time to make a commitment to send one this year and every year after! Itís a great way to track your babyís growth every Christmas, starting with their first! Another added perk is that family and close friends will love it! Donít forget to add a special Christmas note about babyís first milestones such as smiling, laughing, and their first words!
This will be a tradition that your family will have a blast doing year after year! If you havenít already purchased a stocking for babyís first Christmas then this is the time to make one. You donít have to invest a ton of money into it either. All youíll need to do is run to the local craft store and purchase one stocking for each member of your family as well as embellishments such as jingle bells and assorted paint colors as well as non-toxic glue to help secure the decorations to the stocking. We recommend picking up a tube of red, green, and white paint because itís perfect for placing little hand prints on the stocking. Donít forget to take a picture of the stocking when youíre done, so that it can be the first photo in the Christmas album!
Family Movie Night
The holiday season is a great time to introduce baby to first Christmas classics like Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer, Frosty the Snowman and The Grinch! If you do not already own any of the Christmas classics we selected, pick up a copy of each as well as some popcorn and other essentials for family movie night. This is a Christmas tradition that your baby will grow to adore! Donít leave the hot cocoa behind!