Santa baby, put a present under the tree . . . a baby! As some families fill their Christmas lists with the latest gadgets, other families gather around for the festival of lights. But the family who is preparing to welcome a new baby this month may just be trying to enjoy their last few silent nights! Parents expecting in December endure many changes during a busy time, so let’s focus on the fun! Here are seven fun facts about babies born in December.
Fun Facts About December Babies
1. A Rare Red Bow
The likelihood of you delivering your child on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day is rare. Because of the hustle and bustle and overall feeling of togetherness, this time of the year brings, parents are likely to CONCEIVE their children during this time. Those holiday days are two of the rarest birthdays! So, while your child may hit an age where they feel overshadowed by all that December brings, you can remind them that they are very special. They were your gift, tied with a rare red bow!
2. Even-Keeled Kids
Now, this is bound to make Moms of December-born babes smile. Babies born in December tend to be more even-keeled. According to a study published in The Atlantic, “those born in the winter were significantly less prone to irritable temperament than those born at other times of the year.” These kids may show more patience and less frustration and are overall less irritable. This means you may have a kid who fits in naturally and tends to go with the flow. If this is your first child, still don’t let it fool you. You know what they say about that second child! We have no way of knowing if this information is proven true – but we hope it is for your sake. Either way, we’re sure they will be a fabulous kid!
3. Time for Narcissus and Holly!
Your new December baby will have two flowers, the Narcissus and Holly, representing their birth month. The Narcissus flowers come in a range, but December is specifically represented by the Paperwhite, which grows in winter. It’s a cute little flower with a yellow center and six paperwhite petals. It represents love and being true to yourself and the one you love. According to Farmers Almanac, paperwhites show that you want your beloved to “stay just the way they are.”
The Holly also represents December birthdays. Holly berries are popular on their own during the holiday season and symbolize an overall wish for happiness in the home. I think this depiction of bringing a new baby home is so sweet. But don’t taste them! Holly berries can be toxic to humans, so leave them for your little birds and animals to enjoy.
4. A Gorgeous Trio
The beauty comes in threes this month! Well, in birthstones. Unless you are an expecting triplet mom! December babies are represented by three gorgeous stones: zircon, tanzanite, and turquoise.
Zircon is a naturally occurring stone that can be any color of the rainbow – its most common form is a burnt orange earth tone, but its most popular color is the vivid aqua blue. Zircon, not to be confused with cubic zirconia, is a bright, dazzling gemstone from the Asian countries of Thailand, Cambodia, and Southern Vietnam. Legend says wearing zircon will relieve pain — a helpful stone to have during your postpartum time! Additionally, zircon is known to enhance appetite and provide protection to travelers.
Tanzanite is a rare stone, only found in some regions of Tanzania. Because of its rarity – and deep blue color – it is a coveted stone. It used to be considered magical, detoxifying the body and bringing its holder to a higher level of consciousness. It sounds like a great stone to have on hand during your postpartum healing!
Turquoise is a funny stone to symbolize a winter month because our minds tend to think of summer and deep blue waters. But, it represents good fortune and hope. We all need to look for these traits in the coming new year, so maybe December is a perfect time to incorporate turquoise. Your new baby will embolize everything this stone does, with its association with enduring love. Perfect!
5. The Archer and The Ram
Your December baby will fall under one of two signs in the zodiac. If they are born in the beginning half of the month, between the 1st and the 21st, they will be Sagittarius. Sagittarius babies are fire signs – loyal, independent, and authentic. They are highly intelligent, and that’s why they do just fine on their own. Their sign could work against them, using their independence to lead themselves into the fire. But there are safe ways to let them be their own leader!
If they are born after the 21st, they will be Capricorn. Capricorns are earth signs, which means they are truthful, determined, and can be stubborn. They will be serious about completing tasks and would make great athletes. The Ram sign could be hardheaded during toddlerhood, but they will always find a way!
6. The Most Wonderful Time of the Year
When you think of the holiday season, December is the grand finale! From Hanukkah to Christmas to Kwanzaa to New Year’s Eve – December can feel like a non-stop party. Adding your new baby’s birthday to the huge list of celebrations may be overwhelming, but at least you’ll know which December day is your favorite! The month hosts National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month, Universal Human Rights Month, and the Month of Giving. Here is a list of every holiday to celebrate this month.
December 1st: World Aids Day, Romania National Day, Commemoration Day, National Handwashing Awareness Week starts, Eat a Red Apple Day, National Christmas Lights Day
December 2nd: International Day for the Abolition of Slavery, Lao National Day, National Mutt Day, National Fritters Day, United Arab Emirates National Day
December 3rd: National Roof Over Your Head Day, Let’s Hug Day, Make a Gift Day, International Day of Persons with Disabilities, Ghana Farmers Day
December 4th: World Wildlife Conservation Day, National Sock Day
December 5th: World Soil Day, Sacher-Torte Day, Bathtub Party Day
December 6th: Independence Day, Dia de la Constitucion, National Miners Day, National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women, and National Influenza Vaccination Week starts
December 7th: Flag Day of India, National Illinois Day, National Pearl Harbor Day of Remembrance, National Letter Writing Day
December 8th: Panama Mother’s Day, Feast of the Immaculate Conception, Bodhi Day, National Brownie Day
December 9th: International Anti-Corruption Day, Tanzania Independence Day, Christmas Card Day, National Llama Day, International Day of Veterinary Medicine
December 10th: Human Rights Day, Nobel Prize Day, International Animal Rights Day, Dewey Decimal System Day
December 11th: UNICEF Birthday, International Mountain Day
December 12th: Jamhuri Day, Universal Health Coverage Day, Our Lady of Guadalupe Day, National Poinsettia Day, International Day of Neutrality
December 13th: U.S. National Guard Birthday, Malta Republic Day, Worldwide Candle Lighting Day, National Ice Cream Day, National Cocoa Day, National Violin Day
December 14th: National Energy Conservation Day, Martyred Intellectuals Day, National Free Shipping Day, National Alabama Day
December 15th: Bill of Rights Day, National Cupcake Day, International Tea Day
December 16th: Day of Reconciliation, Bahrain National Day, Bangladesh Victory Day, Kazakhstan Independence Day, Las Posadas, National Chocolate Covered Anything Day
December 17th: National Device Appreciation Day, Wright Brothers Day, National Ugly Sweater Day, National Maple Syrup Day
December 18th: National Wreaths Across America Day, Arabic Language Day, International Migrants Day, Bake Cookies Day
December 19th: Goa Liberation Day, Look for an Evergreen Day, National Hard Candy Day, National Oatmeal Muffin Day
December 20th: Games Day, Go Caroling Day
December 21st: Winter Solstice, National Flashlight Day, National Look on the Bright Side Day
December 22nd: Forefathers’ Day, Mathematics Day, National Cookie Exchange Day
December 23rd: Kisan Diwas, National Roots Day, National Christmas Movie Marathon Day
December 24th: Christmas Eve, National Consumer Rights Day, National Eggnog Day
December 25th: Jesus’ Birthday, Christmas, National Pumpkin Pie Day
December 26th: Kwanzaa, Boxing Day, Day of Goodwill, National Thank You Note Day, National Candy Cane Day
December 27th: National Fruitcake Day, Make Cut-out Snowflakes Day
December 28th: Proclamation Day, Pledge of Allegiance Day, National Call a Friend Day, National Chocolate Candy Day
December 29th: Still Need to Do Day
December 30th: National Resolution Planning Day, National Bacon Day
December 31st: New Year’s Eve, National Champagne Day, Hogmanay
The last month of the year celebrates some big names in entertainment and otherwise. It’s always fun to find notable names you may share a birthday with, and I’m sure you’re wondering who else was born on your new baby’s special day! Here is a list of some celebrities born in December.
December 1st: Woody Allen, Lou Rawls, Sarah Silverman, Zoe Kravitz, Chanel Iman, Bob Goen, George Sterling
December 2nd: Britney Spears, Lucy Liu, Nelly Furtado, Gianni Versace, Brian Chase, Hernando Cortes, Chris Wolstenholme, Aaron Rodgers
December 3rd: Ozzy Osbourne, Amanda Seyfried, Brendan Fraser, Holly Marie Combs, Ferlin Husky, Andy Williams, Jenna Dewan, Bucky Lasek
December 4th: Jay Z, Tyra Banks, George Hormel, Jesse Burkett, Jeff Bridges, Dennis Wilson
December 5th: Walt Disney, Frankie Muniz, Keri Hilson, Margaret Cho, Werner Heisenberg, Martin Van Buren
December 6th: Randy Rhoads, Steven Wright, Lindsay Price, Agnes Moorehead
December 7th: Aaron Carter, Harry Chapin, Terrel Owens, Larry Bird, Jennifer Carpenter, Ted Knight, Sara Bareilles
December 8th: Nicki Minaj, Flip Wilson, Jim Morrison, Ian Joseph Somerhalder, Teri Hatcher, Dwight Howard
December 9th: Red Foxx, Judi Dench, Kirk Douglas, Jesse Metcalfe, John Milton, Tre Cool, Kara Dioguardi, Felicity Huffman
December 10th: Raven Symone, Emily Dickinson, Michael Clarke Duncan, Bobby Flay, Emmanuelle Chriqui
December 11th: Jermaine Jackson, Nikki Sixx, Mos Def, Max Born
December 12th: Frank Sinatra, Bob Barker, Jennifer Connelly, Dionne Warwick
December 13th: Taylor Swift, Jamie Foxx, Dick Van Dyke, Steve Buscemi, Amy Lee
December 14th: Vanessa Hudgens, Tycho Brahe, Nostradamus
December 15th: Don Johnson, Tim Conway, Adam Brody, Charlie Cox, Jeff Chandler
December 16th: Ludwig van Beethoven, Flo Rida, Jane Austen, Benjamin Bratt, Krysten Ritter, Anna Popplewell
December 17th: Mila Jovovich, Manny Pacquiao, Eugene Levy, Duff Goldman, George Lindsey
December 18th: Steven Spielberg, Brad Pitt, Keith Richards, Christina Aguilera, Ray Liotta, Katie Holmes
December 19th: Alyssa Milano, Criss Angel, Jake Gyllenhaal, Tyson Beckford
December 20th: Jonah Hill, Jojo, Harvey Firestone, Peter Criss, David Cook
December 21st: Samuel L. Jackson, Ray Romano, Frank Zappa, Jane Fonda, Jane Kaczmarek
December 22nd: Jordin Sparks, Diane Sawyer, Robin Gibb, Gene Rayburn
December 23rd: Madame C.J. Walker, Holly Madison, Susan Luci, Estella Warren
December 24th: Louis Tomlinson, Ryan Seacrest, Anil Kapoor, Ricky Martin, Stephanie Mayer
December 25th: Sir Isaac Newton, Barbara Mandrell, Rod Serling, Robert Ripley, Humphrey Bogart
December 26th: Lars Ulrich, Mao Tse Tung, Charles Babbage, Jared Leto, Beth Behrs, Kirt Harington, Chris Daughtry
December 27th: Hayley Williams, John Amos, Bill Goldberg, Masi Oka, Louis Pasteur
December 28th: Denzel Washington, Gayle King, Maggie Smith, Nichelle Nichols, Stan Lee, Sienna Miller, John Legend, Seth Meyers, David Archuleta
December 29th: Evan Seinfeld, Jon Voight, Andrew Johnson, Mekhi Phifer, Charles Goodyear, Jude Law
December 30th: Lebron James, Tiger Woods, Matt Lauer, Eliza Dushku, Kristin Kreuk, Rudyard Kipling
December 31st: Donna Summer, Anthony Hopkins, Val Kilmer, Psy, Gabby Douglas, Diane von Furstenberg, Odetta
Even amongst these big names, your new gift is about to stand out. Your favorite day on the December calendar is coming! We are so excited for you to have this new one join your family. Welcome, December babies!