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Article: Our Guide to Celebrating Baby’s First Christmas

Our Guide to Celebrating Baby’s First Christmas

Our Guide to Celebrating Baby’s First Christmas

We're over the moon to announce that we've recently welcomed a sweet baby girl into the Johnson family: Kyle and Warren's daughter, Emma Hill.  She will be celebrating her first Christmas this year, and we are oh-so-excited to relive a favorite childhood milestone yet another time

Because of the most recent additions to our growing family and the upcoming holiday season, we've got "Baby's First Christmas" on our minds, and we have the designs to make it extraordinary! Between your darling baby's first pictures with Santa Claus and commemorating all the incredible firsts of the season to reminisce on years later, there are countless ways to commemorate this special season. Whether you're interested in registering for holiday additions for your new baby registry or shopping for yourself, get inspired with our helpful guide.

The Importance of Celebrating Baby's First Christmas

Baby's first Christmas is a heartwarming, important milestone in not only your baby's life, but in yours as a parent. Whether it's your first baby or you have other little ones, nothing compares to the feeling of celebrating your child's first Christmas. From their first large family gatherings to creating new traditions, it's important to document every event of the season. 

7 Ways to Celebrate Baby’s First Christmas with Your Newborn

There are amazing opportunities, both big and small, to celebrate your newborn's first Christmas. Try our seven favorite ways to make the season as special as your kiddo.

  1. Visit Santa (or have one of your family members don the beard and belly).
  2. Find a special baby outfit for Christmas Eve, Berry Christmas Morning, and other essential holiday events. 
  3. Dress your child up in festive pajamas all season long — and tuck them in with a soft pink gingham baby blanket.
  4. Add holiday decorations to the baby's nursery like a petite tree, a sweet nativity scene, or a collection of nutcrackers!
  5. Choose an adorable stocking to hang by the chimney with care.
  6. Collect a personalized baby's first Christmas ornament and hang it on the tree!
  7. Make sure to jot down all these special happenings one line at a time in your Celebrate Me baby book.

The Inspiration for Our Baby's First Christmas Designs

As you or your baby's ornament collection grows as they grow, your Christmas tree will begin to tell the story of your life. Each year, decking the halls will be much more than just a holiday activity... it will be a nostalgic remembrance of past celebrations! Start this timeless tradition young and stock up on beautiful baby’s first Christmas ornaments from their very first holiday celebrations.  

Our baby’s first Christmas ornaments are designed with vibrant colors, sparkly accents, and playful illustrations that blend the whimsical magic of childhood with timeless designs. 

Discover Our Baby's First Christmas Ornament Designs:

Each commemorative Christmas ornament is unique and sweet, with a design perfect for every child. Browse some of our recent, instant-classic baubles to find the perfect fit for your Christmas décor:

My First Christmas Snowman Ornaments

With a carrot nose and two eyes made out of coal, a snowman is a classic symbol of the holidays — making it the perfect symbol for your child's first Christmas season. Discover the green scarf, blue hat, and ribbon of the My First Christmas Snowman ornament for your son or the pink and purple accents of the My First Christmas Snowman girl ornament to add to your curated ornament collection. With "My First Christmas" written out underneath the snowman in a timeless font, these baubles will serve as a reminder of your beloved child's first holiday season.

My First Christmas Ornaments

Make the memories count and commemorate every special event of the holiday season with our timeless My First Christmas glass ornament. With a rich green background, a drawing of a smaller red ornament, and blush pink accents, this ornament is the perfect bauble for welcoming a baby girl into the world. The traditional red and green hues make this ornament an instant classic in any home, whether you're searching for a personalized ornament gift or a starter piece for your child's ornament collection.


My First Christmas Hat Ornaments

What says "Merry Christmas" more than a cheerful Santa hat? We've designed two different colors so you can take your pick, whether you've given birth to a beautiful baby boy or a gorgeous little girl. 

Inspire unforgettable holiday experiences for your son with a baby boy’s First Christmas ornament. The My First Christmas Hat ornament features a mint-green background, red polka dots, and a hand-drawn Santa hat, making it a popular choice for parents everywhere. With the words "my first Christmas" and a red and white striped bow at the top, this bauble makes the perfect accent for traditional holiday décor. Celebrate by hanging this stylish ornament on the tree for his first year — and every year after.

Make your baby girl's first Christmas ornament one to remember with a timeless and bright My First Christmas Hat ornament for girls. With a bubblegum pink hue, classic red dotted accents, and a red and white Santa hat, your family will love the look of this ornament on the tree. Capture memories for future holiday gatherings and celebrate her first Christmas with this beautiful bauble. 


My First Christmas Animal Ornaments

What's more adorable than a baby elephant? A Baby's First Christmas elephant ornament, of course. Featuring a light pink background, subtle yellow spots, and a playful, hand-drawn pink and green elephant, this ornament brings cheer and color to any home. With a bright green and white bow at the top, adorable dots, and a gingham pattern on the elephant’s ears, this glass ornament will make you smile year after year. 

Enhance your baby's holiday milestones with a playful Baby's First Christmas giraffe ornament. A pale blue color is a subtle background for the whimsical depiction of a bright yellow giraffe — complete with light green spots and a smile. With the words "baby's first Christmas," this sweet trinket will let you relive this joyful time as a family year after year. Topped with a white and green striped bow, this vibrant glass ornament is the perfect touch for any nursery or tree. 


My First Christmas Stocking Ornaments

Nothing is more delightful than a stocking full of carefully wrapped gifts. Match your baby's new stocking to the illustrated one on our My First Christmas Buffalo Stocking ornament. The stocking is adorned with a sophisticated white and silver buffalo check pattern, with visions of presents and candy canes peeking out the top. With a white sheen background, silver dotted accents, and a bright red bow, this ornament never goes out of style. Showcase this stylish ornament amongst your favorite decorative plates display on an ornament stand or on the tree all season long. 

Why Gift Baby’s First Christmas Ornaments?

If you have friends who are expecting or first-time parents in your family, our newborn ornaments are the perfect gift. Every ornament comes in a pretty box, perfect for grab-and-go gifting during the busy holiday season. With hand-crafted illustrations and colorful ribbons, every ornament design offers a timeless yet playful style to any tree or ornament stand. From gifting a first milestone ornament set at the baby shower to wrapping up a sophisticated design for Christmas morning, give the gift of a personalized baby ornament and celebrate this special time together.

To complete your thoughtful Christmas gift, choose a stylish ornament stand that complements the bright colors of the ornament. That way, when the holidays have passed, they can continue to show off your kind gift and celebrate their child’s milestones long after the tree has been taken down. With these clever and modern stands, they can display different family milestone ornaments around their home for years to come. 

Pro gift-giving tip: If the person receiving the gift has any older children, don't forget to find the perfect ornament for those big sister or big brother as well. Make sure they're included in the fun with a Santa's Little Helper ornament, and show them you're excited for them to celebrate the holidays as a growing family. 

5 Unique Methods for Displaying Our Christmas Ornaments

Ornaments are a staple on Christmas trees around the world, but our family loves finding new and creative ways to display them in different spots around the house. Enjoy the sight of your personalized baby's first Christmas ornaments all season long:

  1. Decorate your Christmas tree with customizable ornaments to personalize the look of your tree with meaningful pieces.
  2. Set out your favorite baby girl's first Christmas ornaments with a white ornament stand in the nursery to appreciate at every nap.  
  3. Hang your favorite festive ornaments on red and green ornament stands within your bookshelf to add dimension and style. 
  4. Set a table at any gathering during the holidays by delicately arranging ornaments in a glass bowl as the centerpiece for all to admire. 
  5. Get crafty and intertwine your ornaments in a garland to string around the house.

Why Personalize Baby Ornaments?

Give your ornaments an extra dose of holiday magic and personalize them. When you customize your baby's ornaments, every commemorative keepsake is unique to you, helping you and your family to remember each precious memory for years to come. Add anything to the delightful baby’s first Christmas ornament designs, from a name to a birth year or any other personal detail, and guarantee a personalized ornament that will be treasured forever.  

We hand-paint personalization details on each ornament, taking the time to ensure that each bauble is extra special. Let us be a part of your family's new favorite ornament tradition and personalize an ornament today.

Ideas for Ornament Personalization:

Play around with different personalization additions to make your ornament gift as unique as the beautiful baby: 

  • Name (or nickname.)
  • Birth year
  • Parents’ names
  • Special messages
  • Birthplace

Add Baby's First Christmas Designs to Your Registry

When you first sign up for our registry, whether it's the middle of summer or right before the holidays, don't forget to add festive and fun baby's first Christmas ornaments to your wish list. This is especially helpful for friends and family members who may be unsure of what to gift you at your baby shower or after the child arrives. Amongst all the regular must-haves for baby registries, like baby blankets and baby books, including holiday ornaments to celebrate baby's first Christmas helps gift-givers this past the newborn stage and provides a variety of clever and thoughtful gift ideas to choose from.

When you first go to sign up for your baby registry, whether in person or online with MyRegistry, make sure the baby's first Christmas designs you choose will match the rest of your holiday décor. Our styles come in a wide array of colors and patterns, whether you prefer the classic reds and greens or elegant silvers and golds.

There's nothing that warms our hearts more than decking the halls for Christmas and pulling out years of personalized ornaments. Every season, when we place our new baby's First Christmas ornaments on the tree, we add to our sentimental tradition as we introduce new members into our ever-growing family. Join in on the fun and choose between different whimsical and cheerful designs to commemorate your baby’s first holiday season, and look forward to reminiscing on the sweetest times year after year.

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