Due to a long-standing feud with my dad, my bro not only doesn't have any family pictures, but he doesn't have his childhood stocking.
So, for Christmas, I made him this stocking from the 2005 Knitting Pattern A Day Calendar. (Except I did it in red instead of fisherman, because I like the red better for Christmas.)
Detail of the cabling, which is on both sides:
And then, I dug through all my old photos and got about 50 family pix... us as kids, our parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, cousins, aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews... and I made copies of them to put in this frame/album. The plaque on the front says "Family."
(The picture on the front is my 3 bros and me, circa 1968. He is the little one.)
When I was done, I added a little treat... just like Santa used to leave.
This goes into the express mail tomorrow, so hopefully he will get it by Christmas.