The process of getting a decent photo for the Christmas Card has become an annual highlight. This year we first tried using the tree as a backdrop. They enjoyed using the train as a prop, but the contrast was all wrong.
We decided a couch might be easier this year. Stockings and Babbo Natale and laughter seemed like they would fit the holiday setting.
First, Babbo Natale got lost, then the stockings...
...And it didn't take much longer for the laughter to fade.
We thought this one was best. Not really what we had in mind, but not too bad.