15 Nov Celebrate & Commemorate Your First Christmas Milestones
Your first married Christmas. The first holidays in your new home. Your precious baby’s very first Christmas Day. Commemorate all these special moments in a memorable way you can cherish for years to come.
There’s something truly magical about the holiday season. Many of us can easily recall Christmases past, even as far back as our early childhoods. The time spent with family and close friends, decorating, caroling, sharing a meal, giving and receiving gifts, and religious celebrations make this time so special and significant.
The most wonderful time of the year is even more wonderful when you’re also celebrating an important milestone. Make these once-in-a-lifetime memories unforgettable with holiday keepsakes you can treasure every Christmas.
Baby’s First Christmas
Your sweet baby’s first Christmas will surely be remembered by the whole family. This is the perfect opportunity for family pictures by the Christmas tree or by the fireplace on Christmas morning with baby dressed in adorable Christmas pajamas. Plan a visit with Santa or a local lights display for more photo ops.
But make sure that the photos aren’t the only thing to remember this very special Christmas by. Create at least one keepsake you and your child can enjoy each year and recall your first holiday season together.
Make a personalized Christmas ornament you and your child can decorate the tree with every year. Customize a stocking with the child’s name or monogram to hang up by the fireplace. Or find a special toy or heirloom gift your child can enjoy this Christmas, and perhaps one day pass on to your grandkids.
A personalized Christmas outfit and adorable holiday themed baby accessories are great for making your baby’s Christmas day photos more special. You can also include a baby blanket, stuffed animals, toys and other personalized items as props in your photos. Customize a holiday picture frame to hold baby’s photo on Christmas day and display it each year to remember this special milestone.
First Married Christmas
Your first Christmas as a married or newly engaged couple is something to celebrate. Revel in this exceptional time in your life by starting your own Christmas tradition, throwing a holiday party or getting away for a romantic weekend with just the two of you.
While you’re enjoying hot cocoa and sugar cookies by the fire, think of a way to remember this time in your lives. Create at least one keepsake, whether it’s a framed photo, a Christmas tree ornament, stockings, wall art or other decorations you can reuse every year and remember your first Christmas together as Mr. and Mrs.
Personalize Christmas decor, like a cozy throw blanket, throw pillows or a festive sign with the your names, wedding date, established year or your favorite holiday traditions. If you’re buying a gift for a newly engaged or married couple, consider practical items for the kitchen, like a custom engraved recipe box so they can start collecting their favorite holiday recipes, or a beautiful cutting board that can double as a charcuterie or cheese board for holiday parties.
First Christmas In A New Home
If this is your first Christmas in your new home, celebrate big by inviting your friends and relatives for a housewarming holiday party, or volunteer to host this year’s Christmas dinner for your family. Create a casual atmosphere and give your guests a tour of your new home. If you’d like, you can have your house blessed, smudge your home by burning sage, or create a secular home dedication with family and close friends.
To commemorate this exciting time for your family, personalize a special keepsake that will help everyone remember your first Christmas in your new home. Consider a custom wall art piece or decoration for your fireplace mantel or shelf with your family name or established date. You can also create a more practical keepsake with a custom engraved cutting board. Or simply customize a Christmas ornament you can hang on your tree every year and remember this holiday season.
If you’re looking for a unique housewarming gift for someone, adding a personalized touch will make it more special and meaningful for the person, couple or family. Include their house number, street name or new town, or simply add a name to a homey gift they can enjoy each and every Christmas in their new home.
First Christmas Without A Loved One
Christmas is a special time to be with and remember those we care about most, even if they’re not with us anymore. If you or someone you know is spending this holiday season without a friend or family member, create a heartfelt memorial keepsake to remember them and keep their memory alive this Christmas.
Personalize a Christmas ornament with your lost loved one’s name and memorial dates. Customize a wooden angel or a photo shadow box to display on your Christmas mantel or shelf. Or create a beautiful table centerpiece with an engraved glass hurricane candle holder to honor them and keep them close to you at Christmas.
If you’re looking for a unique memorial gift for friends or family, consider picture frame ornaments engraved with names and memorial dates or one of our Cardinal designs that feature the heartfelt quote “Cardinals appear when angels are near.” Even something as ordinary as a throw blanket or pillows can make a beautiful and thoughtful gift for someone spending their first Christmas without a loved one.
Cherish all of your first Christmas memories with personalized keepsakes and gifts that will be loved forever.