My family's version of Baby New Year, 1957. This is my uncle. Love the sofa fabric.
This one might not be from 1957, but it's the same era, and it shows the same wacky spirit of small-town celebrations. My grandfather, with his arms in the air:
Here's one of my grandparents looking stunning by the tree:
And finally, this is what all those preparations really look like without makeup or hair:
(Note: My new banner is a series of book covers I designed back in my publishing days. Those are some of my favorites.)