Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Baby's First Christmas

Although it now seems like a distant memory, I couldn't miss the opportunity to document Henry's first Christmas here on my blog. During my childhood, the festive period was the most magical and enchanting time, so now that Matt and I have a little one, we thought it would be a good time to start some of our own Christmas traditions. 

Last Christmas we bought a beautiful white dove tree decoration with William and Noah's name on, so we thought it would be a nice idea to buy a special item for each of our children. We found a lovely glass bauble which we had engraved with Henry's name, which is now hung beside his brothers ornament.

I've always found the Lemax Christmas Village displays in garden centres absolutely magical, so we decided to start a tradition whereby we build our own collection and add to it each year. We had a browse of everything available and chose Santa's Workshop as our first piece. The music, lights and movement delighted Henry and he loved looking at it! I can't wait to add to it, and it can be something our children look forward to when we bring it out each year.

I couldn't resist buying a number of Christmas books for Henry. Although he's still too young to truly appreciate them, it's not too early to start reading to him, so we enjoyed some time looking through them together, and of course, The Night Before Christmas shall be read every Christmas Eve before bedtime!

We spent Christmas at my parents house, where Henry was spoiled with lots of precious gifts from the family. It was a lovely kind of chaos with all his cousins around too, with masses of wrapping paper strewn about the house. I thought nothing could be better than experiencing Christmas as a child, but Christmas when you have your own children is even better!



11 comments:

  1. Henry looks adorable and your Christmas set up is truly magical! That's how I imagine my house to be decorated like! I can't wait to have my own family and start amazing cute traditions like this. Sounds amazing.

    Claudia xx | Beauty and the Chic

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  2. Aww he's a handsome boy Amy, he looks so chilled out in his bouncy seat :) Christmas time is just the best when there's loads of kids around - my family is big & i can imagine how it must have felt like being my mum with everyone around opening presents haha a beautiful chaotic mess :)
    I love the idea of collecting little trinkets for my christmas tree, either ones my boyfriend & i have picked or ones for our future children :) it's nice to think there is a memory or story behind something :)
    Beautiful photos Amy :)
    xxx

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  3. How precious is little Henry! <3 And beautiful photos as well Amy xx

    Živa from Nothin' Fancy. Really.

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  4. Henry is soooo cute! Really love this post, such wonderful pictues!
    Lot of greetings,
    Eva
    http://www.nicovabeauty.blogspot.co.at/

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  5. He's such a little cutie. That first picture is absolutely adorable. I'm glad you all had a lovely first Christmas. I love creating Christmas traditions and I think doing something with Henry from the very beginning is a lovely idea. Maybe he can help pick out the next part of the decoration next year!

    Victoria, x shabby-chic-home.com

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  6. Awww he is gorgeous! Christmas is definitely more magical once you have your own kids.

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  7. Aww Amy he is just precious! I'm so happy for you guys, and it looks as though your Christmas was lovely with the little one x

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  8. I really enjoy reading your blog, have done for nearly 2 years now. I'm so happy you had the best Christmas you could with your gorgeous little boy. Such precious memories to keep.

    Nicola xxx
    nicolabishopx.blogspot.co.uk

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  9. Hi Amy I found your blog through some random browsing and I'm totally in love with this blog. You take beautiful pictures, the pictures of baby first christmas is simple adorable! I hope you are well yourself and I shall be back to see how you are. <3

    http://www.annanuttall.com/

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  10. Oh Amy - he is just gorgeous! Love reading your blog x

    Harriet
    www.lovemoreandworryless.blogspot.co.uk

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  11. your baby is soooo cute <3 Thanks for sharing your moments! love your site!

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