> Hospital sends newborns home in Christmas stockings for over 5 decades now

Hospital sends newborns home in Christmas stockings for over 5 decades now


We can never be sure when a baby will born. Some are born early, some are born later and some come to the world just on time.

The time makes no difference as long as the baby is born. Having a baby is a gift, now what can you say about babies who are born around a Christmas time. It’s a double blessing.

So one hospital decided to celebrate their Christmas babies in a special way, and it’s been happening for more than 50 years!

Credit: Methodist Children’s Hospital

The idea may be one conceived a long time ago, but it’s every bit as astonishingly cute now as it was back then. It’s said someone first suggested it at San Antonio, Texas hospital.

A volunteer group known as Bluebirds of Methodist Hospital make stockings and each one is given to a different newborn to be sent home from hospital in.

Credit: Methodist Children’s Hospital

They even top off the outfits with tiny Christmas hats to make the babies look even more festive. What’s more, other hospitals in Texas are now catching onto the trend! Take Mount Auburn Hospital, for example, who have reportedly been doing it for 12 years.

Credit: Methodist Children’s Hospital

The volunteers enjoy making the stockings, but nothing beats the warm reception from the parents, who get to take home a stocking that contains the most precious gift of all … life.

Wow! What a fantastic idea, and how cute do these babies look?

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