5 Ways to Get Your Baby in the Holiday SpiritLauren Jimeson
The holiday season has always been my favorite time of the year. As a mother, I’ve come to love it more. The look and spirit of a child during Christmas is one of the greatest things to experience.
Although Avery is too young to understand the meaning of this time of year, I still want to get her involved and into the holiday spirit. She sees the decorations around the apartment and the lights that sparkle in our city at night. The look on her face when she sees the bright lights is one of joy.
I’ve always tried to get my girls in the holiday spirit no matter how young they were. It’s a memory for me to cherish and the photos are ones that they will love to see once they are older. Check out five ways that I get my girls in the holiday spirit.
Put Them in a Santa Hat 1 of 5It's not just the big jolly guy in the red suit that can wear the hat! Look how happy Avery looks in Santa's hat. We have an elf hat too and the girls take turns wearing each of them. Although they are entirely too big for them, they have so much fun wearing them. It brings a smile to everyone's face.
Put Them in Christmas Pajamas 2 of 5Baby pajamas are so cute, but Christmas pajamas are even cuter. I've ordered the girls matching Christmas pajamas this year and cannot wait to let them open them on Christmas Eve.
Get Them Their Very Own Tree 3 of 5I bought this tree for Harlan on her second Christmas. She has looked forward to it every single year. I have put it in the girls room and they love to look at the colored lights that sparkle in their room.
Dance to Christmas Carols 4 of 5We have our nightly dance parties with the family and during this time of year the Holiday music is always on. My oldest has recently learned so many holiday songs in preschool and sings them to Avery. Dancing not only puts us in a good mood, but the holiday music makes it extra special.
Let Them Help Decorate the Tree 5 of 5Even if they are only months old, get them involved in decorating the Christmas tree. Avery has absolutely no idea what Christmas is, but the joy that she experienced on her face when she touched that tree for the first time was something that I will never forget.
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