We’re feeling a little extra festive this holiday season as we get ready for our first Christmas with Georgia and Hudson. Christmas has always been our favourite time of the year, so we’re looking forward to making it as special as possible for our babes. We realize that at four and five months old, these memory-making activities are more for us than them, but thanks to two camera-obsessed mommas, we’ll be sure to share with them all of the special moments we’re creating this year.
Peekaboo Book: Chapters Indigo
A Christmas story
We love love, love, love a good Christmas story. From the whimsical illustrations to the rhythmic verses, even at four months old, Georgia seems absolutely captivated by The Night Before Christmas (I do a fantastic Santa voice!). We’ve stocked up on children’s Christmas books this year!
All of the lights
Before we had children, we loved driving around to check out the beautiful twinkling lights at night. So we’re keeping that tradition going with our little ones. Hudson is an absolute star when it comes to sleeping in the car, so a relaxed drive for him and a quiet tour of the city lights for his parents is a win-win!
Deck the halls
Any chance to decorate any space is always a favourite activity. From garland on the stairway to stockings hung by the chimney with care, we’re filing our abodes with fun and festive accents. And there are few things better than cueing up some Christmas tunes, pouring a (slightly smaller than other years) glass of wine and decorating the Christmas tree. Seeing their eyes light up with the twinkling lights and sparkly bulbs make it even more magical this year.
Pajamas: Chapters Indigo
Insert cheesy comment here. Is it just us, or does it seem like matching Christmas pajamas has become a must-do at Christmas? From the classic buffalo check to fun and festive reindeer rompers, we have completely embraced the matching threads and mandatory family photo.
Ornament: Amos Pewter
We wanted Georgia and Hudson to have one (or 10) keepsakes from their first Christmas. Along with Christmas pajamas and blankets, the “Baby’s first Christmas” ornament is a favourite of ours. Those special, personalized pieces will take centre stage on our trees this year.
We’re loving every moment of this holiday season with our little ones. What are some of your favourite family traditions?