The foreground contains junipers, the snow-covered ground and Santa himself. It also contains the falling snow (not shown in the images below). The snowy ground is carefully modelled so that small hills cover the sharp borders when seen through the camera. Note that the small branches and needles of the junipers are not modelled. Rather, they are painted on flat surfaces made transparent where there is no branch or needle. In actual fact we borrowed the foreground trees from the background scene to make sure they were exactly alike.

The small insert at top of the image is there so you can get a feeling of how the scene looks when seen through the camera.