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Desktop Wallpaper Calendars: December 2013 (Christmas Edition)

Desktop Wallpaper Calendars: December 2013 (Christmas Edition)

We always try our best to challenge your artistic abilities and produce some interesting, beautiful and creative artwork. As designers, we usually turn to different sources of inspiration. As a matter of fact, we’ve discovered the best one: desktop wallpapers that are a little more distinctive than the usual crowd.

This creativity mission has been going on for over five years now, and we’re very thankful to all the designers who have contributed and are still diligently contributing each month. This post features free desktop wallpapers created by artists across the globe for December 2013. Both versions with a calendar and without a calendar can be downloaded for free. It’s time to freshen up your desktop wallpaper!

Please note that:

  • All images can be clicked on and lead to the preview of the wallpaper,
  • You can feature your work in our magazine by taking part in our Desktop Wallpaper Calendar series. We are regularly looking for creative designers and artists to be featured on Smashing Magazine. Are you one of them?

Christmas All Around The Globe

“Christmas is celebrated all around the globe — in the winter as well as the summer. From north to south, east to west: Merry Christmas everyone! :-)” — Designed by Ricardo Gimenes from Brazil.

Christmas Around The Globe

Christmas Time!

Designed by Sofie Keirsmaekers from Belgium.

Christmas time!

Ninja Santa

Designed by Elise Vanoorbeek from Belgium.

Ninja Santa

Get Ready To Explore!

“It’s getting colder, but let’s stay positive with a beautiful landscape!” — Designed by Matthias O. from Belgium.

Get ready to explore!

The Deer In My Garden

“Every year at the onset of winter, a deer appears in my garden looking for food. I usually catch it early in the morning and we’ll be exchanging glances through the patio doors.” — Designed by Andrea Ludszeweit from Germany.

The deer in my garden

A “Designer” Sweater

“My wallpaper combines two of my favorite things: sweater weather and designing!” — Designed by Monica Barron from New Jersey, USA.

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The Twelve Days Of Christmas

“This wallpaper celebrates the classic carol ‘The Twelve Days of Christmas’. Each day is represented with a cheerful illustration representing gifts. The days are actually counted from the day after Christmas, so the calendar stretches into early January. Since this wallpaper relies on details, it’s not appropriate for small smartphone screens.” — Designed by Daphne Firos from Cleveland.

The 12 Days of Christmas

Modern Santa

“Santa should modernize, reindeers should not suffer!” — Designed by Arne Overstijns from Belgium.

Modern Santa

Snowman

Designed by Evacomics from Singapore.

Snowman

The Mood Of Christmas

Designed by RootPickle Studios from India.

The mood of Christmas

Polka Dots

“I’ve wanted to participate in this wallpaper series for awhile but could not figure out what to design for it. I got the inspiration for a polka dot pattern and thought it would be an interesting way to include the calendar.” — Designed by Janna Barrett from the United States.

Polka Dots

Christmas In Pastel

Designed by Lénárt Lívia from Hungary.

Christmas in pastel

Snow Angel

“Winter makes me think of all the fun times we had as kids playing in the snow!” — Designed by Rob Rijken from Belgium.

Snow Angel

Frozen Mustache

“A cold day, I was in a park and I watch as a man was covered up to his ears and only protruded a big mustache. I was amused and decided that would be the theme for my new wallpaper.” — Designed by Verónica Valenzuela from Spain.

Frozen mustache

I’ll Be Home For Christmas

“Lots of people are so busy and work far from their native homes. All of us try to be near our dear people during the holidays — even through difficulties and long distances. So I thought about this and decided to encourage those, who are rushing home for Christmas.” — Designed by Aleksandra Kucher from Ukraine.

I’ll be home for Christmas

Xmas Roller Coaster

“Poor Santa! Christmas can be a roller coaster. Luckily he has string lights and lamps to guide his path, since Rudolph seems to be lost this time. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from the Lights.com team.” — Designed by Carla Genovesio from the United States.

Xmas Roller Coaster

Happy Holidays

Designed by Bogdan Negrescu from the United States.

Happy Holidays

Wild December

Designed by Christina Hewitt from Edmonton, Canada.

Wild December

The Smashing Christmas

“Christmas is not a date. It is a state of mind…” — Designed by Marielle Perikly Kokosidou from Greece.

The Smashing Christmas

Christmas Crafting

“We like to do some creative crafting in preparation for Christmas. Some years ago we discovered the so called ‘Fröbel stars’, named after Friedrich Fröbel a famous german educationalist. This little somethings are easy to fold and can be perfectly used to pimp the wrap of your christmas presents.” — Designed by Christoph Pfeiffer and Florian Greiner from Germany.

Christmas crafting

It’s In The Little Things

Designed by Thaïs Lenglez from Belgium.

It's in the little things

Simple As A Tree!

“I just love to work with 3D and I totally love snow and gifts (who doesn’t like gifts?! :D)” — Designed by Ilse walschaerts from Belgium.

Simple as a tree!

Triangle Christmas Tree

Designed by Zsolt Szilvai from Hungary.

Triangle Christmas Tree

The Year Of The Horse

“An ‘oriental’ calendar.” — Designed by Kimberly Poison from Russia.

The year of the horse

Handcrafted By Santa

“Santa has made a special handmade wallet for Smashing Magazine in his secret workshop and now he is off to deliver it!” — Designed by Atelier PALL from Romania.

Handcrafted by Santa

Dream Flight

Designed by Pietje Precies from the Netherlands.

Dream Flight

Lights Of Hope

“This time enlightens our hopes and best wishes of happiness for all.” — Designed by Marcos Genolet from Uruguay.

Lights of hope

Christmas Love

“December is known as a Christmas month and its inspired me alot to design this wallpaper.” — Designed by Prince Pal from India.

Christmas Love

Rusty Autumn

Designed by Balkees Begum Abdul Samad from New York.

Rusty Autumn

Minimalist Christmas

“Christmas has always been my favourite holiday of the year – full of colourful icons. This year, I would love to share these minimalist Christmas icons with everyone. Have a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!” — Designed by Fiona Yap from Malaysia.

Minimalist Christmas

Sailing Away

“When Christmas comes around, I like to think warm. I had this picture I took on a sailboat and wanted to inspire warm thoughts during the coming winter.” — Designed by Jonathan Shears from Fuzz Productions from Northampton, MA.

Sailing Away

Starry Bethlehem

“I wanted to create an image that brought to life the thought of light bursting from stars onto the sleepy hills of Bethlehem. There is always wonderment when looking up at the stars at night.” — Designed by Rachel Litzinger from Chiang Rai, Thailand.

Starry Bethlehem

Cherish The Present

“Cherish the present you are living, cherish the presents you are giving, hooray, december bells are ringing.” — Designed by Myriam El Khoury from Lebanon.

Cherish The Present

Merry Christmas

“Imaginary Santa Illustration. Merry Christmas to all :)” — Designed by Zanetine Web Design from India.

Merry Christmas

Christmas Decorations

“December is the month of Christmas markets all around Austria. Glühwein and various decorations are all around us. This photo was taken at one of those markets, and this is just a glimpse of all those gorgeous decorations..” — Designed by Sasho Ikonomovski from Macedonia.

Christmas Decorations

The Collection Of Birds

“The collection of birds are my travels. At each destination I buy a wood, bronze, stone bird, anything the local bazaars sell. I have all gathered at a modest vitrine in my house. I have so much loved my collection, that, after taking pictures of them I then designed each one, then created a wallpaper and overdressed a wall of my living room. Now my thought is making them as a desktop wallpaper and give them to you as a gift.” — Designed by Natasha Kamou from Hellas.

The Collection of Birds

Geometric Series: Stefanie Sun

“The Geometric Series is a series of graphite-on-paper artworks that celebrates and commemorates some of the world’s most popular – and controversial – celebrities. Each artwork is completed using nothing but geometric shapes (mostly triangles), resulting in an interesting pseudo-3D portrait. This artwork is the third in the series, featuring my favourite Mando pop artist, Stefanie Sun (she’s from Singapore too!). Hope you guys like it!” — Designed by Teo Yu Sheng from Singapore.

Geometric Series: Stefanie Sun

Abstract Penguins

“December is cold. Penguins love the cold! They are cute, like to snuggle and love winter. A perfect match!” — Designed by Pieter Van der Elst from Belgium.

Abstract penguins

Freshly Baked Cookies

“I designed a wallpaper using skeuomorphism to show that it still can be used in design! Though it is not popular it still has a purpose.” — Designed by Debbie Burkhoff from the United States.

Freshly Baked Cookies

Gifts Month

“I love December, because Christmas is my favourite holiday. I love to make gifts and like to receive some as well.” — Designed by WallpaperFX from Romania.

Gifts Month

Winter Time

Designed by Billie Peeters from Belguim.

Winter time

Winter Peace

“December is a month of peace due to the holiday but because of all the presents and decorations people forget the tranquility that this holiday brings. That’s why I desided to create a very simple wallpaper that shows the ‘winter peace’.” — Designed by Sebastian Navas from Belgium.

Winter peace

Ho Ho Ho, Merry Christmas!

“December is all about Christmas.” — Designed by Shofiyaa Abdul Samad from New York.

Ho ho ho, Merry Christmas!

Funny Owl Waiting For Holidays

Designed by Anna from Russia.

Funny owl waiting for Holidays

Join In Next Month!

Please note that we respect and carefully consider the ideas and motivation behind each and every artist’s work. This is why we give all artists the full freedom to explore their creativity and express emotions and experience throughout their works. This is also why the themes of the wallpapers weren’t anyhow influenced by us, but rather designed from scratch by the artists themselves.

A big thank you to all the designers for their participation. We encourage you to participate and join in next month!

What’s Your Favorite?

What’s your favorite theme or wallpaper for this month? Please let us know in the comments section below.

Article source: http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2013/11/30/desktop-wallpaper-calendars-december-2013-christmas-edition/

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