COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) – A deployed airman whose wife found a unique way to include him in the family Christmas photo last year has finally returned home.

Ashley Sistrunk says her husband, Air Force Staff Sgt. Brandon Sistrunk, made his way back to Colorado on Wednesday after more than 6 months overseas.

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The photo of the couple and their four children combined pictures taken on two sides of the globe. Ashley had Brandon take a photo on base while holding a sign reading, “Merry” and combined it with a photo of her alongside their four children holding a sign that read “Christmas.”

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She says she has showed her husband some of the online attention the photo generated and he “just couldn’t believe our little family impacted so many lives.”

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