Originally called" church babies," these sweet little dolls were born out of necessity when little girls became restless during church services. Mother or grandmother would take the handkerchief from her pocket and fashion it into a small doll for the youngster to play with; if dropped, it would silently fall to the floor and not disturb the sermon. Years later, when her future wedding day arrived, a snip of a few threads would transform the doll into a cherished trousseau handkerchief to be used on her wedding day. Stephan Baby honors this lovely tradition with a beautiful keepsake doll fashioned from a snowy white cotton handkerchief trimmed with delicate lace and embellished with a petite ribbon rosette. The doll measures 9" tall and is nicely presented in a gift box. Since 1987, Stephan Baby has been dedicated to fine quality, unique and heartwarming gifts that celebrate the magic of baby's first year. The Stephan Baby family invites you to discover their inspired collections of blankets, gift sets, charming apparel and accessories, beautiful keepsakes and oh so huggable plush animals, available on amazon. All Stephan Baby products are cpsia tested and approved.