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5 Ways To Make Baby’s First Christmas Extra Special and Memorable

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Introduction

Although Christmas is already done when this article made, however, the year-end is still not yet done. Your baby needs to enjoy during their first Christmas in the world of freedom. Although, some of the babies already experienced their first Christmas while in the tummy, however, the reality of giving them the milestone to experience with a smile that we can observe is the one that we, as a parent are gladly to receive to the highest level. There are no words from the babies to say “I like that!” nor “Thank you, mommy!” can hear from them. However, a simple smile from them will simply their answers for their happiness that we gave to them this Christmas. So, here are some of the best 5 ways to make each baby’s first Christmas extra special and memorable.

Send Them In A Mall Where Santa Claus Is Waiting

Santa Claus is coming to town. Those words from a song is a wonderful tune that every baby is waiting. No wonder, even if they do not know exactly how it sang, however, the tune is very inviting. Specifically, if you will give time to your baby to show them, how Santa Claus looks like. There are lots of Santa Claus impersonator at the Mall every Christmas and your baby will surely like it. And to make it complete, allow Santa Claus to hold your baby and take a picture. And in relation with this, when your baby already reach the age to know how to appreciate pictures, your child will be much happier to see the memorabilia.

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Make A Complete Meal of Christmas Dinner

Make sure that, when you celebrate your Christmas, your family should be complete. All of the family members should wear their best suit before taking their first Christmas dinner. Let somebody in your house (it should not be a family member) to take a picture of the family. Tell to the photographer that take the best shot, specifically, when the baby smile in front of the meals prepared in the table. Although, the baby cannot eat all those meals, however, their sense of smell and sight will save the best for last in order them to make smile. As your baby will smile, all of the family members will smile too.

Make A Handprint Of Your Baby

As early as baby's young age, put a wet color paint of any color in the palm of your baby. Then, contract this into a paper or board. Have it laminated to preserve. This will serve as a remembrance of the baby's hand print.

Their small baby hand print will make them satisfied that you've cared them while they're still a baby or an infant. Make it possible to have a hand print every 4 months, in which there's changes in their hand size. If not, every year, so, when they are already grown up at least, you can collect 10 hand prints.

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Buy The Best Cloth For Them

We, as parents, usually, buy the best gifts or clothes for our baby. When we bought them the beautiful dress for them and make them picture while fitting. Then show to them when they're already grown up. Although, I am not saying that you have to buy the most expensive, however, if you can, you have to buy those expensive dress while they are baby to value them. Although, I am not saying that you will give it everything when they are grown up, but make them experience it is a good thing.

Plan For A Special Trip To Make Your Baby Memorable

Most newly weds, go travel in different places as part of their adventure while waiting for their child. And when they have their baby already, the travel adventure getting lesser and lesser. If you have still budget for a travel even if not that far away just like your usual travel when you're newly weds, you have to make your baby experience what you've experience you too.

Not really, going international, but going to one State to another is one option. Or a province nearby, you can offer that to your partner about the possibility for a special trip and document it with a picture as well as video if possible.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2019 Luis G Asuncion

Comments

Luis G Asuncion (author) from City of San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan, Philippines on December 31, 2019:

Thanks for the suggestions Liz. Happy holidays.

Liz Westwood from UK on December 31, 2019:

You could also decorate a bauble for the tree to commemorate baby's first Christmas.

Luis G Asuncion (author) from City of San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan, Philippines on December 31, 2019:

Happy New Year to all

Luis G Asuncion (author) from City of San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan, Philippines on December 30, 2019:

Thanks William for commenting. Happy holidays.

William Kovacic from Pleasant Gap, PA on December 30, 2019:

Some good suggestions, Luis. Thank you for sharing them.

Luis G Asuncion (author) from City of San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan, Philippines on December 28, 2019:

That's great DreamerMeg. Thanks for sharing. I appreciate it. Happy holidays.

Luis G Asuncion (author) from City of San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan, Philippines on December 28, 2019:

Thanks for the comment Ruby. I appreciate it. Happy holidays.

Luis G Asuncion (author) from City of San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan, Philippines on December 28, 2019:

Thanks Devika. I agree with you. As parents, they will do everything for their children.

Luis G Asuncion (author) from City of San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan, Philippines on December 28, 2019:

Thanks Pamela for the share and I really appreciate it. Actually, my eldest son had a baby print but my youngest doesn't have.

Luis G Asuncion (author) from City of San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan, Philippines on December 27, 2019:

Thanks for that wonderful share @RoadMonkey. I appreciate it.

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on December 27, 2019:

All of your suggestions are good. A baby's first Christmas is precious. Thanks for sharing.

DreamerMeg from Northern Ireland on December 27, 2019:

I never found my toddlers very happy to sit with Santa. A strange person wearing unfamiliar clothes is not always a welcome choice for young children. A parent or known family friend dressed in Santa type clothes might be a better choice and cheaper too. I have often found the toys supplied by a Mall Santa to be of inferior quality and often not suitable for the child's age.

RoadMonkey on December 27, 2019:

I think the part I always liked best about Christmas for babies was showing them the lit up Christmas Tree for the first time. The best time is after their first birthday, so the first Christmas after they are one year old, set up the Christmas tree but do not turn on the lights. After dark, take them into the room where the tree is, turn off the main lights, then turn on the Christmas Tree Lights. Every one of my children and grandchildren really enjoyed their first view of a Christmas Tree with its lights on. I think it's the surprise of the lights coming on from the dark.

Devika Primic on December 27, 2019:

Hi Luis interesting and makes me wonder of such ideas you shared here. This time of year most couples want to do the best they can for themselves and their children.

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on December 27, 2019:

You gave us some good suggestions for Christmas. We have the small handprints of our granddaughter and love them. We also had a nice Christmas meal with our loved ones. I hope your Christmas was good also as you sure have the important things listed in this article.

Luis G Asuncion (author) from City of San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan, Philippines on December 27, 2019:

Well thanks for the comment also Eric. Happy holidays.

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on December 27, 2019:

Well this is just fine and dandy. You did a good piece. Thank you.

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