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Baby’s first Christmas is such a special and sentimental time for every new parent. A time that’s definitely worth commemorating and remembering with an ornament that will last forever: a beautiful keepsake that you can take out and hang on the Christmas tree year after year.
I have put together here a list of 30 of the best baby’s first Christmas keepsake ornaments for you to choose from. Some are “simple” keepsakes, some are personalized ornaments and some are DIY, and they will suit any style and taste.
I personally love the handmade keepsake ornaments listed at the bottom of this post, but I understand not everyone has the time for that these days! Particularly when it’s so easy to get personalized ones with your daughter’s or son’s name on it.
You can buy any of the keepsake ornaments listed below either for yourself or for a friend. They can even be a perfect idea for a baby shower gift! I was gifted one for each of my daughters and absolutely loved them as presents. We now have quite a few baby’s first Christmas ornaments hanging from the Christmas tree.
Best Baby’s First Christmas Keepsake Ornaments
Here’s the list of the best baby’s first Christmas keepsake ornaments I found. General (non-personalized) ornaments are at the beginning, followed by personalized ones, and finally by handmade ones.
1) Disney Winnie The Poo Christmas Keepsake
This Winnie The Poo Keepsake from Hallmark is definitely one of my favorite baby’s first Christmas decorations. I love Disney characters and Winnie The Poo is totally one of the cutest, so no doubt this was going to make my top of the list.
This Christmas tree ornament measures 1.75″ W x 3″ H x 1.12″ D and is made of premium porcelain.
I was given a very similar one for my first daughter back in 2017 and I absolutely fell in love with it.
2) Bear on The Moon Christmas Ornament
This Bear on the Moon Christmas Ornament is adorable and another one of my favorite keepsakes. It is also made of porcelain and the printing is on both sides. The diameter is 3″.
3) Our First Christmas as a Family of Three Ornament
For a different take on the more traditional baby’s first Christmas ornaments, this keepsake ornament is for a “first Christmas as a family of three”, focusing on the whole family instead of just the new baby.
This was my personal favorite, together with #7 below. However, if you like the idea but are not convinced about the design, you can also check out these other ornaments from Amazon for a first Christmas as a family of three.
It is 3″ round and made of white ceramic, printed only on one side.
4) Ivory Carriage Baby’s First Christmas Keepsake
If you want something a bit more sophisticated, then check out this beautiful Ivory Carriage. It is 3×3″ and made of bisque ivory finish with sparkling rhinestone accent and trimmed in shimmering silver. The 2021 tag is made of silver.
The back actually includes a line for your baby’s name and birthday if you want to personalize this baby’s first Christmas keepsake.
5) Engraved Mood and Heart First Christmas Decoration
This Engraved Mood and Heart First Christmas Decoration by Holiday Jingles is simple yet extremely beautiful. A stunning new baby Christmas ornament that will shine on your tree. The special moon and heart design are a symbol of your eternal love for your baby, so your little angel can always feel cherished and protected.
It is nickel-plated so the shine factor will not fade over the years. The size is 3 x 3.5″ and it also comes in a unique silver mesh bag that makes it ready already if you want to gift it to someone else.
If you want to make this baby’s first Christmas keepsake even more special, you do have the option to engrave your child’s name and date of birth on it.
*Note* This item is only available for 2020 at the moment, but hopefully it will be available for 2021 soon!
6) Woodland Animals Theme Baby Christmas Ornament
This Woodland Animals Theme Baby Christmas Ornament is another cute keepsake idea thanks to the animals on it. The difference from the ones above is that it is made of aluminum (instead of ceramic) and the image is printed on both sides.
Size: 2.75″ across.
7) Mama Papa Baby Bear Christmas Ornament
Here’s another baby’s first Christmas keepsake for the whole family, similar to the one above. I love this Mama Papa Baby Bear Christmas Ornament because it is laser engraved and cut on high quality birch plywood, then sent to you in a nice gift box ready for you to gift to someone else if you wish.
You can also use this one as a stocking stuffer idea. Size: 3.25″ across.
8) Hallmark Porcelain Booties
This Hallmark Christmas Keepsake Ornament is the favorite keepsake for many parents and perfect as a baby girl first Christmas ornament. The beautifully detailed booties are made of porcelain, with a snowflake design on top and a satin ribbon hanger stating “Baby’s 1st Christmas 2021”.
Measurements: 1.3125″ W x 2.625″ H x 1.3125″ D.
Personalized Baby’s First Christmas Keepsake Ornaments
Personalized gifts are often the most memorable, so if you prefer to have your baby’s name (and possibly other information) on baby’s first Christmas keepsake, here’s a list of personalized ornaments for you to choose from.
9) Banberry Designs Baby Girl’s First Christmas Photo Ornament
Make your little one shine on the tree by being a the center of this gorgeous Girl’s First Christmas Photo Ornament by Banberry Design. Another perfect baby’s first Christmas ornament if you have a little girl.
This keepsake has a diameter of 3″ and is made of pink metal with pink and white rhinestones, plus a dated heart hanging at the bottom. It already comes in a gift box if you want to gift it to someone else..
10) My First Christmas Picture Ornament with Removeable Charm
Another stunning baby’s first Christmas photo ornament from Banberry Design is this red and white First Christmas Picture Ornament. The size is the same as the one above, but this one is perfect for either a boy or a girl.
11) Precious Moments Photo Frame Porcelain Ornament
I find this Photo Frame Bisque Porcelain Ornament by Precious Moment incredibly adorable, with a little baby in a Santa hat sharing a sweet smile in front. This keepsake is made of fine bisque porcelain and is hand-painted, made with gender neutral colors, so that you can use it for either a boy or a girl.
Dimensions: 4″ across (2.5″ Dia. photo).
12) Personalized Little Elephant Baby’s First Christmas Keepsake
When simple is beautiful! This Personalized Little Elephant will add such a special touch to any Christmas tree, reminding you of baby’s first Christmas.
This ornament is laser engraved and cut from 1/4″ birch plywood. It is personalized with baby’s name and year of birth, and it’s 3.5″ wide.
13) Onesies Christmas Ornament
These Onesies Christmas Ornaments are also one of my favorite ideas for baby’s first Christmas keepsakes, mainly because of all the birth information they hold. This numbers are so easy to forget, but not when they are engraved in these beautiful ornaments.
This personalized ornament is also laser engraved and cut from 1/8″ Baltic birch. It measures approximately 3.5 x 3.5″.
14) Little Boxes Christmas Ornament
What I love about these Little Wooden Boxes is that they make up such a unique baby’s first Christmas keepsake: so different from anything else that you can find.
It is made up of four miniature baby blocks stacked on top of each other. Each block is 1″ x 1″ and made of natural solid wood. The sides of the ornament are as follows:
- Side 1: the four blocks spell out BABY.
- Side 2: the first couple blocks say, “1st Christmas” and the last block contains the year.
- Side 3: blocks spell out the first name of the baby.
- Side 4: contains Christmas themed art.
These would be perfect to add to baby’s stocking as a stocking stuffer for baby to find and play with a little bit on Christmas day, before you hang it on the tree.
15) Personalized Woodland Fox and Snowflakes Christmas Keepsake
Here’s another round and animal themed baby’s first Christmas ornament (sorry, I can’t get enough of them!, they are too cute!).
This Wooden Fox with Snowflakes Christmas Keepsake looks like it’s made of wood but it’s actually made of ceramic and the seller offers special gift packaging if you want.
Dimensions: 3″” across.
16) Personalized Box Christmas Ornament
Here’s another very unique and adorable keepsake for baby’s first Christmas. This Personalized Box is only 2″ x 2″ but will still look beautiful on your Christmas tree.
It is made from painted wood, with a satin ribbon on top. Two sides have your baby’s photo, one side says “Baby’s First Christmas”, and the last side has your baby’s birth information.
17) Personalized Photo Christmas Ornament
Here’s another stunning Personalized Photo Christmas Keepsake with your baby painted on a wooden ornament piece, together with their name and birth information.
You have the choice of three different shapes: circle (3″ x 3″), bracket (4.5″ x 3″) or rectangle (3.5″ x 2.5″). Plus you can choose whether to have it printed on one side or both sides. Just make sure that the photo is good quality and there’s enough space for the letters to stand out, otherwise it might not come out very well.
18) My First Christmas Photo Frame Ornament
I love the simplicity of this Photo Frame Keepsake Ornament and the fact that you add the photo with a little clip. This means you can change the photo whenever you want.
This keepsake ornament for baby’s first Christmas is made with a 5 x 3.5″ real wood board that has a printed wood design on it. The clip holds a 2 x 2″ photo.
19) Custom Baby Photo Ornament
This Custom Baby Photo Ornament is also very simple but I love the fact that you can really personalize it to your liking. You can choose both the color of the paint and the decorations on top.
It measures 4.5 x 4.5″ with a 2.5 x 2.5″ opening for the picture. It comes wrapped ready to gift and you can include a gift card with your special message at no extra cost.
20) Personalized 1st Christmas Bauble
Are you looking for a personalized baby’s first Christmas bauble instead? Here’s a super cute ornament made of clear acrylic shatterproof bauble with snowflakes inside.
This Personalized Christmas Bauble is approximately 8 cm in diameter and comes in a gift box if you are buying it for someone else. It can be personalized by specifying the color of the ribbon together with your baby’s name.
Note the text is not on the outside of the bauble: it floats inside! Photos can be very deceiving.
DIY / Handmade Baby’s First Christmas Keepsake Ornaments
Here we are finally: my favorite types of Christmas ornaments for baby’s first Christmas! if you have the time and you enjoy doing some arts and crafts, these baby’s first Christmas keepsakes will definitely hold a special place in you heart.
21) Little Feet Mistletoes
These mistletoe from Danya is made with the shape of little feet from your babies and is the cutest: you can use it either as a mistletoe or as a tree decoration. You can do it with both feet from your baby or, if you have two kids, with a foot from the oldest and a foot from the youngest. It is also a good idea for a twins first Christmas ornament.
22) Baby Bottle Christmas Ornament
This baby bottle Christmas ornament from Stacey at The Soccer Mom Blog is so simple to make, yet so cute. All you need is a little baby bottle (preferably plastic, so it doesn’t get too heavy), some stuff for the decoration and a marker to write on the bottle. Oh, and the photo to go inside of course!
I guess the only challange might be to find a bottle that doesn’t have to much writing on it. Stacey used an Evenflo wide neck baby bottle but, if you could use one of your baby’s bottle, it would make it even more special.
23) Handprint Christmas Keepsake
I totally love these creative handprint Christmas keepsakes from Mod Podge Rocks as ideas for baby’s first Christmas. They are made from Crayola air dry clay and painted / decorated inside. I am actually definitely going to try one of these ones with my daughter this year.
If you want something similar to this but prefer to buy a ready-to-go kit, you can check out these kits from Amazon.
24) Handprint Christmas Tree Ball
There are a few handprints on a Christmas tree ball ideas out there, but I think this one from Angie Holden beats them all. Santa is actually a handprint upside down and it’s so easy to make.
All you need is a black Christmas tree ball, some paint and decorations for the eyes, nose and hat.
25) Penguin Footprint Christmas Keepsake
And if it’s not the hands, you can use the feet again to create this adorable penguin footprint Christmas keepsake. The author of the blog made them with DIY salt dough, but you can definitely do them with air dry clay as well to make it simpler.
26) Photos on Wooden Blocks
This is probably one of the DIY ornaments that requires the most effort. You need to find some little wooden blocks (like these ones on Amazon), cut a whole through them, get some photos of the right size and follow the instructions to make them stick to the block. However, the final result is well worth it!
27) Salt Shaker Snow Globe
Here’s another great idea for a baby’s first Christmas keepsake from The Soccer Mom Blog: a salt shaker turned into a snow globe to hang from the tree.
This is also very easy to make. All you need is a salt shaker like this one from Amazon, a photo of your child with some artificial snow, and some stuff for the decoration. Perfect little DIY job if you don’t have a lot of time.
28) Recycled Christmas Keepsake
This lovely ornaments from Maggy at Red Ted Art are made with a recycled knitted cardigan or jumper from your baby, so it makes it for a perfect keepsake for baby’s first Christmas. If you are into sewing, you’ll love this idea!
29) Wood Photo Christmas Keepsake
This wooden Christmas ornament with baby’s photo from Sammie at Down Redbud Drive is another DIY idea that involves the use of mod podge to get the photo onto the wooden surface. You can find ready-to-use wood slice ornaments on Amazon here if you want.
30) First Trip to the Beach
Last but now least, you should check out the instructions on how to do this first trip to the beach ornament: a perfect keepsake to add to your Christmas tree if you’d like to remember your first trip to the beach with your baby.
What I like is that is uses a plastic disc ornament that makes it more unique, with a slightly different shape compared to the usual bauble. I also like the fact that you can customize it however you want! You could use artificial snow instead of sand and add whatever picture you want – it doesn’t have to be about the beach.
Baby’s First Christmas Keepsake Ornaments: Final Thoughts
Here it is mama, my list of the best baby’s first Christmas keepsakes for you to choose from. I hope you’ve found the perfect idea to add to your Christmas decoration here.
Again, handmade Christmas ornaments are my favorites, and I have done a few with my kids. However, if you don’t have the time or don’t really like DIY projects, there’s plenty of ideas above for already-made ornaments for baby’s first Christmas, both personalized or not.
No matter what, make sure to enjoy these holiday seasons with your little one and treasure these special moments. Time goes way too fast when you have kids!
If you are looking for ideas for stockings for baby’s first Christmas, also make sure to check out this post:
Do you have any other ideas for a baby’s first Christmas keepsake ornament that you’d like to share? Or do you have any question or comments about the ones that are listed above? Then please let me know in the comments below – I’d love to hear from you!
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