That first Christmas with your new favourite person is a magical time. Baby may not be old enough to remember it yet, but Mummy and Daddy will never forget a single moment.
If you’ve just had your first child, then Baby’s 1st Christmas is also a first for you: your first Christmas with a family of your very own. If you already have older children, it’s a delight to watch them get to know their new sibling and share in festive traditions together. For Grandma and Grandad, too, Christmas offers a special chance for the whole family to get together. It might even be their first time meeting Baby in person.
Such a momentous occasion deserves to be celebrated in style! Check out our top tips for making Baby’s 1st Christmas as beautiful and meaningful as you want it to be.
Ways to Celebrate Baby’s 1st Christmas | Get Picture Perfect
There’s no way you’ll let Baby’s 1st Christmas pass by without taking a million photos and videos! Take our advice, though, and go for quality over quantity. If you end up with loads of blurry, dark shots it will be a huge task to go through them all and find the good ones for Baby’s 1st Christmas Photo Album. Take great photos by choosing a well-lit spot near a window. Use the quick filters on your phone camera to up the contrast and increase the saturation for an instant brightening effect.
To make your photos and videos a bit more special, choose a photo-ready, personalised outfit for Baby. Our My 1st Christmas Bodysuits can be personalised free of charge with up to nine characters. Choose from two adorable designs: our sleepy star in white and our cuddly bear in grey. Then wrap up Baby in a cosy personalised blanket, which makes a beautiful memento for many years to come. Our star motif blankets in wintry shades are an ideal choice for festive photos. Or perhaps you’ll pick a fluffy 1st Christmas Robe? Be sure to have Baby’s 1st Christmas Present Sack or Stocking in the background by the tree as the perfect finishing touch!
Ways to Celebrate Baby’s 1st Christmas | Collect Your Keepsakes
Along with your snapshots and videos, you’ll want some physical, touchable items to keep as reminders of Baby’s 1st Christmas. Keep them tucked away in a Christmas Memory Box and you can bring them out again every Christmas. As your little one gets older they will love to look at these keepsakes as you tell them stories of your first ever Christmas together.
Choose a 1st Christmas Star Bauble, personalised with Baby’s name, to hang on the tree. It’s a great way to start a collection of baubles for your child to hang up themselves every year. Our 4-piece 1st Christmas Breakfast Set is also a charming and creative keepsake. It’s made of high-quality bone china, so your child can feast from it for many Christmases to come. And don’t forget to hang a year-round reminder on the walls of the nursery, so your little one can marvel at how much they’ve grown: this beautiful My 1st Christmas Photo Frame will do just the trick.
Ways to Celebrate Baby’s 1st Christmas |Make Memories For Each Other
Don’t forget to make mementoes for your co-parents and grandparents. All the caregivers in Baby’s life will love to remember their first Christmas together with a unique, personalised keepsake made just for them.
Mummy and Daddy will love these 1st Christmas Socks. They come in a variety of colourways, from rose and hot pink to festive red and green. Each sock is adorably personalised on the sole with your child’s name. How’s that for an excuse to put your feet up at every moment? If you’re looking for something a little more elegant, choose a pair of personalised cufflinks, a golf set, a gorgeous compact mirror or a trinket box as Baby’s first gifts for the family.
Ways to Celebrate Baby’s 1st Christmas | Match Up With Baby
What better way to get in the festive spirit than a set of matching outfits for everyone? Dressing alike is a lovely way of welcoming Baby to the family. Not to mention, it’s a great look for a Christmas card photo shoot! Get matching outfits for long-distance relatives, so they too can get in on the fun over Christmas morning video chat.
Heading out to a festive party or gathering? Our jolly red Totally Crackers Tops are made just for the occasion, and they come personalised to boot. Choose jumpers for grown-ups, long-sleeve t-shirts for little ones and an adorable Little Cracker Bodysuit for Baby. Staying in and getting cosy? Everyone gets personalised pyjamas and robes! Dress Baby in a pink or grey onesie and gift older siblings with pink or grey checked pyjama sets to match up with Mummy and Daddy.
Shop Christmas Outfits & Gifts at My1stYears
However you choose to celebrate Baby’s 1st Christmas, My1st Years is here to help you along. Almost every single item on our website can be personalised free of charge. That means every gift, from the most simple to the most special, becomes extra meaningful. Pick your favourites now and let the celebrations begin!