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Parents at SoCal Hospital Receive Ultimate Stocking Stuffer

St. Joseph Hospital has been following the tradition for more than 40 years

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    Newborns Discharged in Christmas Stockings

    Babies at St. Joseph Hospital in Orange were discharged in Christmas stockings as part of a decades-long tradition. (Published Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017)

    St. Joseph Hospital in Orange, California, is giving new parents the ultimate stocking stuffer for Christmas.

    Newborns discharged from the hospital are swaddled in adorable Christmas stockings, adding an extra sprinkle of holiday cheer to the greatest gift parents can receive.

    "He looks so adorable," said Jarumi Morales as she held baby Lucio in her arms. "He's so little; he fits right into it."

    For more than 40 years, St. Joseph has helped new families celebrate baby's first Christmas by discharging them from the hospital inside the stockings. Nurses from the hospital have also been knitting special beanies to keep their heads warm. 

    Laura Ortega was more than happy to see her baby girl looking cute and cozy wrapped inside her tiny red stocking.

    "It's exciting, a blessing," she said.