Take a ton of pictures
We think that the best way to bring the spirit of Christmas to life is to document it by taking family pictures. Choose your best red, green, gold, or silver outfit and find a photographer to take pictures of you and your family. Since it is a baby's first Christmas, a very festive way to dress your child for the pictures is to dress them as a Christmas gift. After all, your child is the best gift that you could've ever asked for and given life too! Your child will be able to look back on these pictures and understand that you all took the time to document such special moments that will last a lifetime.
The staple of the Christmas season is to build a gingerbread house with all of the candy and icing trimmings. Families spend time every year sitting down with their families and create these tasty houses, but that is not the only Christmas treat that you can bake. We recommend that whether it is cookies, cupcakes, brownie bars, or other decadent treats that you choose a treat you and your children can bake together. It is a ton of fun to spend time laughing and listening to Christmas music while decorating the treats that you've baked.
Create family Christmas cards
We recommend that you create a family card every Christmas. Not only is this a cute card to be able to send to all of your family and friends, but it is also a way to document the yearly growth of your children in one photo. This is great especially since there are some family and friends that you don't keep in contact with year round. They will appreciate the update on how big your children are getting and how different they are beginning to look as they are getting older!
Hanging stockings is a Christmas tradition that you won't want to miss out on. You can choose to put whatever trinkets you would like in the stockings, tailoring it to fit the personalities of those that are in your family. Whether it be toys, practical things they need, or baked treats fill the stockings to the brim and wait to see the expressions on their faces when they take all of their gifts out.
Make a trip to see your family
A very important tradition to implement within your family is that of traveling to see family members. It is such a precious time that marks the end of the year and what better way to spend this time of the season than being surrounded by your closest family? Your child will be surrounded by so much love and it will allow them to meet and interact with cousins, aunts, and uncles that they may not see on a regular basis. Meeting with family is a part of any holiday that holds true for families all over the world.
Hopefully, the five tips that we have given you will help you to create your own family traditions and rituals! Always remember that you are giving your family memories that will last for the rest of their lives. These memories will make all of you smile whenever you stop and look at the pictures that documented these special moments in time that you spent together.