Why You Can Skimp Out on Baby's First Christmas
I've got one word for you: memory. Your sweet, precious little baby will have no memory at all of his/her first Christmas. Take it from me and don't break the bank on a lot of presents.
I truly believe Christmas takes on a whole new excitement and meaning when there is a little one sharing the holiday with you. Christmas and children just go hand-in-hand, and I honestly feel like I have rediscovered the magic of this special holiday through my daughters. While I have always loved this time of year, having young children running around who are excited about every little thing (Santa notwithstanding) just makes the entire month of December so fun and special.
Now, before I go too far and wax nostalgic on Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, I do want to point out something. If this is your first Christmas with a new baby at home, please don’t go overboard on the gifts (or, maybe, no gifts at all).
I’ve got one word for you: memory. As in, your baby will have no memory of his/her first Christmas. I’m no Suze Orman, but buying a slew of gifts just because you’re excited about having a baby at Christmastime, honestly, doesn’t make a lot of fiscal sense. Take my small bit of advice and save your money. Remember, everyone else you know (hello, grandparents!) will be buying your child gifts. And quite frankly, he/she will most likely be more enamored with the lights on the tree and the box the toy comes in than the actual present inside!
Here’s what you can do on your baby’s first Christmas:
Take lots of pictures. Have fun with the festive backdrop of a decorated tree and lights. And make sure to capture some of those really special Christmas moments!
Buy a little something special for your partner. They deserve it (and you do, too).
And lastly, just enjoy yourself. Christmas is a time to celebrate the bond that is family, and there’s no better way to do that than with your little one. And that’s something you will always remember.
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