From the frenzy of the shopping season to the fellowship with friends and relatives, a lot of parents sometimes forget to capture the rare magic of their baby’s first yuletide experience. Let's explore some of the more important things you can do to capture the memory of this wonderful event and be able to cherish it for years to come.
One of the biggest things that you can do to capture the memory of your baby’s first Christmas is to get him or her a gift that recognizes that this is in fact their first Christmas. What I would recommend is a gift that has “Baby’s First Christmas” written on it somewhere. There are many ornaments that can be custom made for this and even have your baby’s name engraved on it.
A lot of parents also get their baby new clothes that commemorate the baby’s first Christmas. If you don’t have a lot of money to spend, babies are generally known to love boxes covered in wrapping paper and beautiful bows. It would be a good idea to take some pictures of your baby playing with these items, as pictures tend to last a very long time.
Pictures and picture albums are one of the key things to acquire to make your baby’s first Christmas absolutely perfect and unforgettable. Probably the most important picture you need to take of your baby during the Christmas season is of the baby sitting on Santa’s lap. You can usually find a Santa at your local mall, and it’s best for you to hold him or her during the process in case the baby gets frightened. You’ll need a photo album as well to store all of your newly taken pictures.
A really fun thing to do would be to have the whole family gather around and decorate the photo album with creative images of Santa Claus, reindeer, snowmen, etc. to make the photo album more seasonal. You could have someone filming you while you do this, creating a long lasting memory.
In this day and age of technological advances, you want to be able to make sure that your captured memories will last. Getting a video camera and a DVD recorder works wonders for this. You’ll be able to capture your baby’s first Christmas in a way that goes beyond mere pictures and presents. Your baby will be able to see him or herself back then years from now.
As you can clearly see, these are some of the many ways you can capture your baby’s first Christmas while making the experience genuine for everyone around you. Regardless of the many methods you choose to make this experience wonderful for you and your baby, you’ll be able to look back on his or her first Christmas with a sense of awe and wonder, knowing that you did everything you could to keep those memories alive for years to come.