The Christmas season is upon us and it’s time to get the baby girl Christmas outfits and toddler and tween girls red dresses on and the Christmas dress-ups out for family pictures and greeting cards. This years Christmas fashions are spotlighting red and black, which are two colors you can easily incorporate into your child’s Christmas fashions.
For family photographs, try going with the same base color and different accessories or textures. For example, if your chose the color red, let your husband wear his favorite red sweater while you don your satin shirt. Add a belt to your girls red dresses and a button-up shirt to your sons red vest. The slight variations in your dress will allow for more personality to show through in your photograph while the base color will unite the image. Letting your children choose some of the variations, like letting the girls pick out a headband and the boys their tie, will help make Christmas dress-ups not quite as “boring” for your children.
Little girls love to dress up and feel like princesses. The princess look is bigger than ever right now, so let your little girl be like her own princess. It is easy to help a little girl look like a Christmas princess. Put her in a red dress, silk is a great choice for the princess look, and curl her hair. Add some white gloves or a tiara to the outfit, and don’t forget the shoes! Since girls love to mimic the adults around them, let her carry a purse. She will surely feel like a princess then!
Getting boys to endure Christmas dress-ups is much more difficult. If you let them help pick out the outfit, he’ll be more prone to enjoy wearing it. Compromise: let him pick out the sweater while you pick out the shirt, or vice versa. That way you can correct any fashion disasters (like a grey argyle sweater vest!) with something a little more appropriate for the Christmas season (like a red textured button-up that ties in that argyle with the right level of sophistication). Remember, boys like to look like their role models, so make sure your husband is dressed well too!
This year, try adding a few items of Christmas décor to the dress-up box to encourage Christmas in your child’s imaginative play. Creating Christmas dress-ups can be a fun family activity. Add in a Santa hat and boots, and a girls red dress. Make a tiara from faux holly or make a bracelet from brass holiday bells. These are craft ideas that your child may want to help with too! You can add a snowman costume to the dress-ups by adding a white sheet and felt coals and a felt carrot. Use Velcro to attach these to the sheet, and don’t forget the top hat! Children will enjoy decorating each other as a snowman and stuffing the sheet with pillows to achieve the best snowman look. Play some holiday music and encourage your children to engage in the holiday.
You can also add a nativity scene to the Christmas dress-ups. Clothing can be easily created from sheets, using belts or scarves for sashes. With nativity scenes the important items are the accessories, like a staff (broom handle) for the shepherds, wings for the angels, and a baby Jesus for Mary.
With the abundance of Christmas socials and guests, it is important for your kids to not only look their best, but to engage themselves into the Christmas spirit.
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Shelby is the mother of 2 girls and 1 boy and lives in Orem, Utah. She also runs a home-based business called My Cute Dressups at mycutedressups.com that sells Princess dress up clothes and other fun pretend play items for kids, toddlers, and even teenagers and adult princess costumes. She also has an eBay store and a local store run by the same name. She has seen a noticeable difference in her kids after encouraging dress up play. Visit her website for more biographical information or to see her exciting line of Princess Costumes like Cinderella dresses, Snow White Costumes, Sleeping Beauty dresses, wedding dress up, Medieval Princess, Yellow Beauty, Winter Beauty, Rapunzel dress, doll clothes that fit American Girl, 18 inch doll clothes. She has a Cinderella doll dress that matches exactly with the girl Cinderella dress as well as matching Snow White doll dress.