Did This Year bring a new bundle of joy for you or someone you know? Then it’s time to celebrate! Make this first Christmas extra special for the little angel on your gift list. Over the first year of baby’s life, you’ll document a lot of major moments—but when it comes to making memories, there’s nothing quite like the holidays. And Christmas? Well, that tops the list.

Don’t dig into your holiday decorations just yet—the tree and the tinsel can wait. When it comes to baby’s first Christmas, you’ll want to get her stockings, ornaments, outfits and photos squared away first. Here’s how to get started.

Start early. If you want to DIY or personalize any holiday items—and let’s face it, you probably do—you need to allow time for that to happen.

Save the nostalgic stuff. Make a photo album and keepsake box to stash and store some of your favorite memories from baby’s first Christmas. You’ll be happy you did later—and so will your little one.

The tree may not go up for a while, but it’s time to order (or make) baby’s first Christmas ornament now, so it has plenty of time to arrive before the holiday. You’ll of course want to consider what’ll make for the cutest ornament, but also keep in mind your budget, the materials used—it’s a keepsake, so you want it to be sturdy enough to hold up through years of holiday wear-and-tear—and whether you want it personalized.

The holidays are here! And if you recently welcomed a new little member to your family, you’re probably looking for a few things to make baby’s first Christmas extra special. This our Baby’s First Christmas Gift Guide! And this list is sure to help create even more special memories with your baby during the holiday season.