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Making Memories For Your Newborns First Holiday Season

Updated: Feb 5

With the holiday season approaching quickly, it's an excellent time to create magical moments in your newborn's life and share the joy of the season.

To navigate this sometimes stressful part of the year, here are some suggestions to help new parents.

Discuss Plans Honestly With Your Partner

Although COVID-19 has changed how many people will celebrate this year, being forthcoming about your feelings, expectations, or travel plans ahead of time helps avoid misunderstandings or stress.

Remember, it's OK to take care of you, even if it means cutting some activities out.

For instance, if you typically host family and friends, caring for a newborn baby while cooking, cleaning, and entertaining can be overwhelming. You might consider allowing someone else to take over these duties. Or, keep the meal small and stay home to avoid travel risks, hassles, and disrupting your baby's routine.

By talking to your significant other and being open to each other's ideas and expectations for the holiday season, you can avoid holiday stress and friction triggers.

Schedule Newborn Photography With Plenty Of Lead Time

Regardless of what plans you decide are right for your family this holiday season, professional newborn photography ensures that you can remember - and share - these fleeting moments with family and friends.

Since many professional newborn photographers tend to book quickly around this time of the year, you should prioritize making your appointment! If you reside in the Fort Worth, Texas area and need newborn photography, contact Sweet Magnolia Photography. Professional holiday pictures are ideal for creating custom holiday cards, perfect for scrapbooks, and hung as wall art throughout your home.

Establish Holiday Traditions

Not surprisingly, your baby's first holidays are the best time to establish traditions and create memories and keepsakes that last a lifetime.

Here are some fun ideas for family traditions perfect for the holidays.

Start An Ornament Collection - Start a collection of commemorative ornaments for your child. You can even buy customized decorations that feature your child's picture or other favored creatives these days.

Wear Matching PJ's - There's nothing cuter than your entire family wearing matching PJ's for your Christmas morning pictures! From cute and cozy to fun and amusing, holiday pajamas are always the best!

Schedule Video Calls With Family And Friends - Due to numerous circumstances, this holiday season could look different from other years, especially for newborns' parents. If you're limiting travel or scaling back in-person holiday visits, video calls offer a way to connect with friends, family, and loved ones virtually. Whether you use Facetime, Zoom, or Skype, you can create rooms to invite everyone! While maybe not ideal, video calling offers an inexpensive and convenient way to visit safely.

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