Christmas is round the corner and the whole world is going gaga over it. You probably have started buying Santa Clause dress, beard, shoe, bag, emblems, gifts, Christmas tree, bells and whistles, and other decorative items. This indeed is exciting, but what about your blog? Have you started shopping for it? Or are you going to leave it as blunt and boring as it was left the last year? In this article, I will tell you how to decorate your WordPress blog for Christmas for FREE.
There are four things to a blog decoration: Theme change, Header decoration, background and icons, and footer decoration.
There are many Christmas-based themes that will help you add Christmas flavor to your WordPress blog. You can use any of them for a day or two during the Christmas to tell the world that you are in the zone. My three favorite Christmas themes are:
WordPress Christmas V1.1
There are two versions of this 2-column Christmas theme. You can try either of the two and get a cool looking Christmas themed website.
This 3-colum layout theme help you create the ambiance for Christmas.
This is a single column Christmas theme.
You can use Motif Automatic WordPress Theme Changer to schedule the change of your blog’s theme before Christmas, and also schedule it to replace the Christmas theme with your blog’s original theme once Christmas is over. This theme will save you from making the changes manually.
If you are not comfortable with changing theme of your WordPress blog then you can consider using Christmas background on your Blog. Click on this to know about background decoration techniques.
Christmas Icons and graphic pack
Icons and graphics play a pivotal role in creating any ambience, and as you are all set to give festive touch to your blog, you should be considering using an elegant set of Christmas related icons and graphics. My hot favorite icon packs are:
Click here to Download these Christmas Icon and Graphic Pack.
If you are not comfortable changing the whole icon set of your website then you can change RSS and other Social networking Icons. I would recommend using the following icon sets.
- Christmas Special – Free Social Networking Icons – 1
- Christmas Special Social Networking Icons – 2
- 35 Beautiful Set of Christmas Icons for This Holiday Season
Christmas special WordPress Plugins
WordPress has two special plugin to jazz up your Christmas decoration of WordPress blogs. One is Let It Snow!, and another is Snow, balloons and more.
Let It Snow!
Let Its Snow! plugin will add festive feeling to your WordPress blog. All you need to do is install the plugin and tweak some settings to get the visual effect of falling realistically-rendered and unevenly sized snowflakes.
You can make your blog more exciting by allowing the snowflake follow the mouse movement, and deposit itself at the bottom of the screen (browser). The plugin will give you the desired effect without slowing down the load time or eating up your blog’s resources.
Snow, Balloons And More
If snowflakes are not all that you want then you should try Snow, Balloons And More plugin. This plugin makes the snowflakes, leaves fall, and make balloons float upward. To make this happen, all you need to do is add images to pics folder and change the settings. You can customize this plugin; limit the number of snowflake, and limit it to specific post or page.
You can use any of these plugins to adorn your WordPress blog, even if you are not comfortable changing themes or icon set of your blog. Now, it is time to stop reading and start implementing the ideas shared in this article. Merry Christmas!