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Holiday babies take home gifts made with love

Bringing home a new baby is always exciting, but some volunteers think it's more exciting during the holidays.

Posted: Dec 30, 2017 9:13 PM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Bringing home a new baby is always exciting, but some volunteers think it's more exciting during the holidays.

Every year a team of volunteers at IU Health Arnett Hospital works to make sure every baby born during the holiday season goes home with a handmade gift. They knit hats and sew stockings.

Travis and Sara Goodwin had twins the day after Christmas. They said it means a lot to know people who don't know them worked to give them a special gift. 

"We've been sharing lots of Christmas pictures with these throughout the family, they'll definitely be a, maybe next year's Christmas card," said Travis Goodwin. 

Janet Wallace volunteers at the hospital. She said there is just something about having a baby during the holidays that makes it extra special. Which is why she wanted to do her part in spreading a little extra love.

"It's always great to have a baby in December I think, but then to send them home with something like this is even more special," said Wallace. 

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