Baby’s First Christmas – 8 Things to Make it Special

Baby's First Christmas Bucket List. Everything you need to do to celebrate your little one's first Christmas.

Never worry about the size of your Christmas tree. In the eyes of children, they are all 30 feet tall.” – Larry Wilde

Baby’s first Christmas is the most special time! Your new bundle of joy brings all sorts of excitement. Our little pumpkin was still only a few months old when it was Christmas time.

After many years of it just being my husband and I, one thing became certain after after having a baby; Christmas will never feel the same–but in the best way possible!

Treasure every moment with your little one. Christmas may be your baby’s first holiday but one things for sure it will definitely be your baby’s last, first Christmas.

However, many months your baby is, it is sure to be wonderful. Take lots of family pictures and pictures of baby. But don’t just take the photos, have them printed, framed or tucked nicely into a photo album.  No matter how big your baby is getting, he or she will never again seem so small!

Check out some of Baby’s First Christmas Musts.

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8 Baby’s First Christmas Musts

A to-do list for Baby and Family this Christmas Season

1. Take a Family Photo 

Take a family photo for a Christmas Tradition  

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If you don’t have a family photo tradition yet, this is the perfect time to look for the right one. You can take it year after year and watch your family grow. 

Perhaps you would like a formal picture in your nice Christmas outfits in front of a roaring fire place. Or maybe even a photo in Christmas pajamas holding onto the banister of the stair case.

2. Make Hand Print and Feet Print Ornaments 

Hand print ornaments are wonderful to pull out of the Christmas decorations box every year. My heart melts every year when I see how little Libby’s hand and feet were that first Christmas.

Capture those little feet and fingers in paint or clay ornaments and show them off on your Christmas Tree. In another years time you will be amazed at how big those little toes and fingers have grown.

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3. Baby Photo Shoot 

Make Baby’s First Christmas special by doing a photoshoot. You can have it done professionally or just use your phone. Either way make it special and have an “aww” moment. There are lots of options such as a Santa hat, or elf outfit. These photos are also perfect for Christmas cards.

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4. New Christmas Pajamas

A new baby will be constantly outgrowing jammies. This is the perfect time to get some new ones to celebrate the holiday season. If you don’t want to wait until Christmas Eve, you can do a Christmas box on December 1st. So you and baby can enjoy them all season!

I love seeing the kids in Christmas jammies the whole month of December. It makes it feel extra special staying up late and watching Christmas movies and eating popcorn.

5. Pick out Baby’s first stocking

The stockings will be hung up, all in a row, with one new addition!  There are endless options for baby’s first stocking. You can go with a more traditional red, white and green option.

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6. Touch Snow

If baby will be closer to one by Christmas time, he or she will probably enjoy playing with some snow. Unlike the first time at the beach, fresh snow will be much tastier if it finds its way into baby’s mouth.

This will also make for good memories to add to the Christmas photo album.


7. Watch a Christmas Movie

Baby may be too small to remember, but these will be special family moments. Take the time to slow down and snuggle up with your littles.

Watch one of the many Christmas favorites like,  How the Grinch Stole Christmas, A Christmas Carol, or Elf Another option is to watch some classics, A Christmas Story,  Miracle on 34th Street, or It’s a Wonderful Life We watched Miracle on 34th Street for my Pumpkin’s first Christmas. It was my first time watching it, so I will always have that memory.

8. Read Christmas Books

Find some favorite stories to read. Baby maybe too small to understand now, but it will make for some fun traditions when baby is older.

Make sure to right a special note for baby to read when he or she grows up about the why you are giving the book, and include the date of the first time you read it out loud with baby.

It’s a fun way to encourage reading and create a special collection of Christmas books. You can always get used Christmas books on Amazon, sometimes for a fraction of the cost.  Here is a list of Baby and Toddler Christmas Books.

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1 Comment

  1. Karissa
    November 12 / 7:52 pm

    Great ideas!! I just hope it snows so she CAN touch it. Down here in the south, we don’t get much snow at all.

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