Volunteers have been showing up every holiday at a Houston-area maternity ward, their arms full of Christmas stockings to wrap the newborn babies in.
The ward invites Santa along, and every infant gets a chance to have his or her first visit with Saint Nick, bundled up tight in their bright red bunting, er, stocking. It makes me want to make my own pile, just so I can show up for the delivery! This year, eighty stockings were sewn up by the nuns and volunteers at St. Joseph’s Hospital, and the new parents were allowed to take them home to hang for future Christmases.
The decade-old practice is adorable; and so are the little old ladies in this video. Especially the nuns (who we’d assume don’t have any kids?), who are just as baby-happy as the rest of us!
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