As the economy slowly recovers, so does the nation’s birth rate rapidly grow!  Couples who were waiting have taken the parenting leap in 2010, and those who were trying anyway have been blessed as the stress of everyday life has lifted just a little.  Welcome all the new babies in your family this year with a time-honored Christmas tradition – the Baby’s First Christmas ornament.

Baby’s First Christmas ornaments come in a wide variety of themes.  Most of them are geared toward one gender or another, and pinks and blues are all the rage this year for the new baby boom.  Some beautiful options are a traditional glass ball ornament, or blown glass keepsakes in the shape of booties, prams, or rattles.  Teddy bears and angels are common characters too, welcoming baby into the world by poking out of a Christmas stocking or flying over a snowy scene.

Some things to take into consideration when buying ornaments for baby are the age and gender of the child.  A newborn who won’t even know it’s Christmas might be better remembered with a traditional glass ball or keepsake painted ornament that his parents can save and treasure for years to come.  An January baby who is already walking and playing might enjoy an ornament he can look at and touch (with supervision from mom and dad of course – ornaments are never toys!), so a cute teddy bear or a candy cane ornament might help him form some precious first memories. When buying with gender in mind, ask the parents or take a look at how they dress baby to see if they are an “all boy” or “all girl” family, or if they prefer non-gender specific clothes and toys.

When buying for baby, don’t forget big brothers and sisters, and other people who are important in baby’s new world.  There are first Christmas ornaments for multiples, siblings, caretakers, grandparents, and even expectant couples.

One last (and important) thing to consider in a Baby’s First Christmas ornament is personalization.  It is important to remember the year and date, but this may be available on limited edition ornaments without any special personalization requests.  A good ornament shop will be able to hand paint your baby’s name, birth date, or personal dedication on your selected ornament, making the gift something to remember the way things were on that specific Christmas day for years to come. offers many unique personalized ornaments, and a wide selection of Baby’s First Christmas keepsake ornaments that you can make your own.


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