Creative Ideas for a Memorable Baby's First Christmas

Celebrate baby’s first Christmas with our favorite ideas filled with the spirit of the season!

A baby’s first Christmas is a very sweet and special occasion full of joy and cheer. It’s a little one’s first introduction to Christmas traditions, songs and Santa! Your baby’s first Christmas is a wonderful time to enjoy all of the traditions that your family loves and to even celebrate the ones that you loved as a child. We’ve gathered our favorite ways to get a little one into the Christmas spirit, from ornaments to meeting Santa himself. Get inspired by our favorite ways to celebrate a baby’s first Christmas and get ready for a very merry Christmas!


  • Count down the days to Christmas with baby’s first advent calendar! This knit stocking advent calendar by So Lucky Gifts is adorable for baby's first Christmas. Fill each stocking with a note of a Christmas activity to enjoy that day, a special treat or simply hang the calendar as is. You can even create a DIY version using baby socks!
  • This DIY Christmas ornament from A Sorta Fairytale adorably features the hand print of your baby. You can add glitter to the hand print for a shimmer effect, or add your own creative touch to the design instead! This ornament is a wonderful keepsake and can make an appearance on the tree year after year.
  • Introduce your baby to the sweet tradition of baking Christmas cookies like these delicious treats found on Marshmallow Mondays! Whether or not they can get hands on with decorating yet, they will love the Christmas shapes and colors, and will enjoy watching how the sweet treats are made.
  • Dress your baby up in a festive outfit for Christmas Day! Your baby can take inspiration from the jolly man himself by wearing a tiny Santa hat, like this one found on Etsy, or can wear the colors of the season with a red, green, white or Christmas print outfit.
  • Make a tradition of reading your favorite Christmas story each year, and one year your baby will be reading it along with you! Babies often love big, bright illustrations to accompany the tale. Read a favorite story from your childhood or a Christmas classic like “The Night Before Christmas”.
  • Bring your little one to meet Santa for the first time! Your baby will start to learn who Santa and his reindeer are, and how he comes to town each year. Not to mention, you’ll probably get an adorable photo for the albums! Image via Zimbio
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