Another favorite of mine, this was done without the use of a computer. (It was 1989. What would I have used - a Commodore 64?) Brenda sewed a giant stocking, and let the whole family take turns posing in it. (When we had our second son Chris, Ralph paid us back by going out and getting a second dog, Lucky.) Brenda actually held the stocking up in the air for each shot, so that it would have the correct "hanging" look to it. I printed the best shot of each subject about 8" tall, cut them out and colored the edges of the photographs with magic markers so that no white edges would show. I built a short mantel onto the back of the chimney that I'd used the year before, and nailed the stocking photos to the mantel. Then I simply re-shot the scene.

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