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The holidays are known as the most wonderful time of the year. Now that you are a parent, the season is even more wonderful. A baby’s first Christmas is filled is a major milestone that only happens once! If you are in need for some tips on how to make your little one’s Christmas all the more special, keep reading!

Send Out a Holiday Card 

Every new parent can admit that at one point or another, you have whipped out a baby photo to show off to all your friends and family. A holiday card is a great way to highlight your baby’s first Christmas all while sharing holiday wishes to everyone in your address book. Take advantage of online photo publishings like Shutterfly or Minted.

Pick Out Christmas PJs 

Nothing gets you more into that holiday spirit than a pair of cozy and festive pajamas. Christmas pajamas are an easy tradition to keep up with in the years to come. Although your baby will only wear them for a month and grow out of them, you can save them for the next baby or as a keepsake.

Hang A Stocking With Care 

The stocking that you select is something you will be using year after year. Invest in a stocking of good quality that withstands any wear or tear. Many companies, such as, Pottery Barn or L.L. Bean, even offer stockings that you can customize with your baby’s name.

Visit Jolly Old St. Nick

Your baby may have no idea who this man in red is, but you do! Whether you baby laughs or maybe even cries, a first-time visit to Santa is an essential Christmas memory. Best of all you can get a photo to look back on in the future.

Make or Buy a Keepsake Ornament 

The ornaments on your tree are often associated with memories of past holidays. Commemorate your baby’s first Christmas with an ornament. You can create an ornament with your favorite holiday picture, maybe the one with Santa, or personalize one with their name. Another great option is to purchase a clay ornament kit, where you can preserve your little ones’ handprints or footprints forever.

Whether you decide to do one of these ideas or all five, your baby’s first Christmas will be one to remember. Forget about the gifts and the stress surrounding the holidays and focus on making the best out of the holiday.