Ok, so technically last year was Riley’s first Christmas, but as he was in NICU we had limited time with him and didn’t get to celebrate it how we would have liked. Don’t get me wrong, the nurses did an amazing job of making it special for him and we arrived on Christmas morning to find that Santa had visited over night and left personalised stockings full of wonderful gifts for all the babies, but it still didn’t really feel like Christmas.
It was a really lovely, thoughtful touch and a day that we will never forget but we’re classing this year as his first ‘proper’ Christmas and above are just a selection of the items we would LOVE to get for Riley. Just little mementos and keepsakes of our first Christmas at home together as a family that can be tucked safely away in his memory box.
This weekend we’re planning to get the tree and decorations up and at some point later in the month are hoping to take Riley to The Reindeer Centre located 5mins away from where we live. They have an amazing Santa’s grotto, soft play area and petting zoo for kids to visit. You can even feed carrots to the reindeer and have photographs taken with them.
Did you do anything special to celebrate your little one’s first Christmas? Did you get them any personalised or keepsake gifts?
All of the items listed above can be found by clicking on the images below: