It’s the last time I’ll have a baby’s first Christmas with one of my kids and I’m trying to make it extra special for everyone. Over the next few weeks, I’m going to share with you some of the ways we are keeping it magical around our house and even have a chance for you to win a $50 Babies R Us gift card to make your baby’s first (or whatever number) Christmas cheery as well.
We started our holiday off with putting up the Christmas tree. In our house, we have dogs and allergies so we go artificial and pre-lit because, well, ain’t nobody (in this house) got time for that stringing lights stuff. We waited until the Friday after Thanksgiving and my husband was home from work and we got to decorating as a family.
It took us about an hour to get the whole process completed, maybe a little longer, but you can watch it all in a little over a minute with my time-lapse video below!
With the addition of our little K-Bear (her little nickname), we also added some new ornaments and a personalized stocking.
We have sort of started the tradition of pizza and tree-decorating followed by a Christmas movie. This year, it was Micky’s Christmas Carol. My husband’s family previously did this as well. In our house, growing up, tree decorating was better left to my brother. I hated putting the artificial tree together or stringing lights. Sometimes I hung some ornaments on it. Most of the time, I had to help put it away. Never fun.
These days, my kids wait so (im)patiently while my husband unwrapped every ornament and gave it to one of us to hang. I did the top, they did the rest of the tree. Most of the ornaments were congregated in a little area and I had to spread them out afterward, but they loved each one and wanted it front and center.
Hopefully next year all five of us will be hanging ornaments, eating pizza and cozying up for Christmas movie afterward.