Every Christmas I give each of my children a new ornament or two to signify the year in review. The ornament oftentimes reflects an interest or activity they took up over the past 12 months, or maybe it depicts a special place or event we attended together. My hope is that when they become adults and have their own tree to decorate, they would have a solid collection of personalized ornaments from their childhood to fill the branches of the tree.
But out of all the ornaments I’ve given over the years, I have four favorites I cannot wait to unpack each holiday season. Yes, I’m talking about the “Baby’s First Christmas” ornaments.
I’ve rounded up my favorites, and am excited to share a few beauties with you, including my baby Paul’s first ornament.
10 Personalized Handmade Ornaments for Baby’s First Christmas:
This adorable stuffed animal was my choice for baby Paul’s first Christmas ornament. I honestly smile every time I walk by the tree.
The Nesting Spot, via Etsy
This simple and whimsical soft baby deer is the perfect choice for baby’s first Christmas. Personalize it with baby’s name and birth date on the flip-side.
Love The Baby, via Etsy
Sometimes simple is best, and this beautiful creamy white disc will look fantastic on the tree today and for years to come.
The Ornament Lady, via Etsy
A rustic (and very durable) choice for a baby’s first Christmas ornament. Created out of copper and aluminum, it’s hand-stamped with your sweetheart’s name and date.
Jessica N Design, via Etsy
This little rocking horse is an absolutely stunning ornament choice for baby’s first Christmas. The ceramic horse is personalized with the date, and the hand carved wood “runner” is personalized with baby’s name.
Paloma’s Nest, via Etsy
We totally love this little woodland creature, it’s a baby owl made out of sustainably harvested maple or walnut.
Smiling Tree Toys, via Etsy
This beautiful handmade flower created out of cream paper with a splash of red paint is customized with your baby’s name to commemorate their very first Christmas!
Dana’s Paper Flowers, via Etsy
A carefully created baby blue star features your baby’s name hand-embroidered in a high quality red variegated thread on a white cotton muslin.
Baker Baby, via Etsy
A meticulously cross stitched teddy bear peaks from the stocking in Christmas red and green. Easily customized with baby’s name and Christmas year.
Averylee Kids, via Etsy