Right before Emmie’s first Christmas, I sat down and brainstormed all of the ways I could celebrate the holiday with her. Many of you know I was an elementary school teacher before Emmie was born, so activities to do with a smaller baby didn’t necessarily come naturally to me at first. After brainstorming and tearing the internet apart for developmental and memory-making ideas, my 25 Days of Baby’s First Christmas post was published.
Over the past four years, that post has become one of the most popular ever on this blog. (I just looked because I was curious, and it’s the seventh most popular post ever as of right now, out of over 1500 posts). I still see a ton of traffic around the holiday on this one…I’m assuming from parents that are in the same boat I was on that night in 2012.
Today, as a little bit of a follow-up, I thought I’d make a little printable to accompany this post (because what’s a post on Lamberts Lately without a good printable to go with it? ?). How fitting since follow-up post falls on my Jackson’s first Christmas. This one is formatted for 2016, but who knows…I might just keep this tradition alive if enough people keep showing interest in the original post!
You can download your copy of the 2016 calendar printable here. And, for quick reference, here’s a reprint of the original 25 Days list. I really thought about coming up with 25 more ways this year, but the original list was so popular I figured “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” Maybe next year I can think up a few ways to celebrate a toddler’s Christmas!
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1. Watch your favorite Christmas movies. The ones with the most colors and sounds (How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, A Charlie Brown Christmas) are great ways to get your baby interested in holiday movies!
I hope you new parents are enjoying every second of this holiday with your baby! Now, four years into it, I can truly tell you how quickly it goes…soak up every memory you can.
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