I’m a big believer in family traditions! This year is my son Axl’s first Christmas. I want to make Christmas special for him every single year — starting with this one! Want to know how I’m making this year and every Christmas after it super special? Awesome! Let’s dig into some family traditions for your baby’s first Christmas! Oh, and I want to say a big, hearty “thank you” to Proctor and Gamble for sponsoring this post so I can chat with all of you about Christmas traditions!
Do you now why I’m excited about Axl’s first Christmas? This will be the very first time he gets to experience the Christmas lights, hear the beautiful carols, open presents and take part in our family’s Christmas traditions that I’ve come to cherish. What a magical time of year! He will be almost 7 months old on Christmas day. Where has the time gone?!
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Ok, back to traditions!
To make my baby’s first Christmas super special, I’m planning on starting all these warm-your-heart traditions! I hope you can use these ideas for your baby’s first Christmas too!
Family Traditions for Your Baby’s First Christmas
- Trim the tree! Every year, we decorate our Christmas tree on the weekend after Thanksgiving. This is such a special tradition for my family! My husband, Mom, sometimes my siblings, and I get together, drink homemade hot chocolate, and listen to Christmas carols while we decorate. We also put up a snowy Christmas village on the fireplace mantel. I love making the house look very festive. This year my son gets to be a part of the experience too! Even though he won’t be much help, it will still be great seeing the look on his face when we light up the tree!
- Personalize Christmas stockings! When I was a kid, my mom always bought simple red stockings with a white fluff trim. She would make each stocking personal by writing our names in glitter and glue. Last year I made stockings the same way for my husband, stepson, and myself. This year I get to make one for my son too! I can’t wait to hang up all of our stockings together — each with a personalized glitter glue touch!
- Celebrate Christmas Eve! I love our Christmas eve family tradition! Everyone in my extended family gets together at my grandmother’s house for dinner and presents. This is one of my absolute favorite traditions! It’s hard to keep in touch with our large, extended family so this is the perfect way to catch up with everyone again. But this year will be even better since it’s my baby’s first Christmas. He’ll have so much fun playing with his cousins and opening a gift or two! After we get home, we’ll put on our pajamas and open one present under the tree. When I finally put Axl to bed, I know Pampers Swaddlers will keep him dry all night long! This way, both mommy and baby get to enjoy Christmas Eve (without any leaks to deal with!)
- Hang baby’s first ornament. In my family, it’s a tradition to have an ornament for your first Christmas. My mom usually gets one for her grandchildren — all twelve of them! This year, Axl will get one too! This is so special because it’s a tangible memory we hang on the tree every single year. I still have my first Christmas ornament and will probably have it forever!
Those are a few of the ways I intend to make my son’s very first Christmas super special. They are traditions passed down from my grandparents, to my parents, to me, and now to my children. As my family grows, I’m sure we will make some new traditions, but I’ll never forget how magical Axl’s first Christmas was. I hope you and your baby’s first Christmas is as special and leak-proof as ours!
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Have fun celebrating your baby’s first Christmas — MERRY CHRISTMAS!
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Procter & Gamble. All opinions are my own.