What a fantastic time! You are about to be the proud parents of a new life; of course, you want to celebrate. There are many ways you can mark this special time. But what can you do? Here we guide you through some of the best ways to celebrate the birth of your child.
A ring with a unique print
You can buy baby fingerprint jewellery that will offer a lasting impression of your little one. There can be nothing more personalised than a ring for your finger etched with the fingerprint of your baby. The universe has given us a marker that only we possess. Consequently, no one will own the same ring as you do.
It doesn’t have to be a ring. You can also buy a necklace, locket, pendant and charm, all imprinted with the fingerprint of your baby. This piece of jewellery can become one of those individual items passed down through the family. It would be lovely to have something to pass to your grandchild in the future with the imprint of their parent.
A baby casting
If you don’t want to spend sparse funds on your moment of celebration, you can buy a baby casting kit relatively cheaply from the high street or an online store. You can capture the hand and footprint of your baby in a few easy steps.
The casting you get from this can be mounted and framed as a constant reminder of just how small your baby was in its first few days. Some lovely frames will hold your casting and a photograph from the early days.
Choose a tree
If you want something more symbolic and lasting, you might want to choose a tree. Planting a tree has all sorts of meaning, including the roots you hope to lay down for your child. You are about to offer the security and stability that will help your baby grow and flourish. This is wonderfully represented in the tree you plant.
It is also an excellent way to set a marker for the future. Not only is a great way to protect the environment for your child, but it will be there throughout your life and offer you the memory of the time this person joined your family. Just imagine your later years, as you walk out into the garden and you place your hand on the bark of this fully grown tree. It should be a constant reminder of achievement of bringing a life into the world.
Hire a photographer
The first few days of a baby’s life are unique and deserve to be commemorated. However, it might be a controversial statement to make, but a new-born is not the cutest thing. As the parent, you will strongly disagree with this statement – only seeing beauty. However, the little wrinkly and pink bundle will need some skill and patience to make utterly photogenic.
Hiring a specialist photographer in new-born images is the best approach. You won’t want to wait until they are a few months old when they can sit up and smile, as you will feel that you have already missed so much. Children change so rapidly. So, bring in a specialist with their props, lighting and patience to produce the most beautiful “bundle of joy” image for your wall. And you should get the photos printed out – maybe on canvas or for a photo frame. A digital image is special, but a visible picture on the wall will make all the difference to this celebration of the child’s birth.
Money can be quite sparse when a baby joins the family. Therefore, it might be that paying for a celebration is too much to ask. Another commodity that will be short at this point in your life is time. You could celebrate by carving out moments in time to create memories.
You will be inundated with visitors and requests to see the little person. You could put together an informal gathering of your closest friends and family, so this is dealt with in one big moment. You might not feel like a “party” as such – but lots of special people gathering – bringing food you could eat for the next week is a beautiful thing. You can take the opportunity to take all those photographs to form an album of the first time your baby met their tribe.
If you get everyone together at one time, you can then spend some other time alone getting to know your youngster.