Do you get caught up in the Christmas spirit when December rolls around? If so (and even if not), I have a treat for you today.
Christmas comes just once a year, which means that we should make the most of it while it’s here. And let’s face it — Christmas isn’t just about the day — it’s about dreams of snow, presents under the tree, cheesy festive music, and all of that fun stuff.
Speaking of fun stuff, in this post I have compiled a list of six free Christmas plugins that you can install on your WordPress blog right now if you’re feeling in a festive mood. Even if Christmas isn’t your holiday of choice, you will find that some of these plugins can be put to use for any occasion!
For those of you who wait impatiently for Christmas day to come around we have a countdown clock that you can display on your blog:
The plugin offers a variety of different designs so you are likely to find something to your taste. You can even select the size, background colors, images, and animations.
5. Snow Storm
A white Christmas is nothing more than a dream for many of us, but at least we can deck out our blogs in the white stuff with Snow Storm:
The plugin enables you to add cool effects like twinkling and melting snow and also allows you detailed control over the snow’s color and volume.
This plugin can be genuinely and effectively used by just about any WordPress site to make the most of people’s Christmas spirit. It lets you include a festive message laid over your content:
You have control over the placement of the message, the image used (there are several included), and whether or not you’d like a countdown clock added.
This plugin offers an eclectic mix of occasions for you to celebrate — Christmas, Halloween and Oktoberfest. Depending on your choice you will have Christmas trees, pumpkins or even beer glasses cascading down your screen:
I had to stop writing this article for a few minutes while I sung along to the background music inserted by the Merry Christmas Everyone plugin on this demo page (you have been warned). Here’s a quick video of the graphical effects creating by the plugin:
1. Xmas Lights
If all else fails why not settle for some simple lights to decorate your blog with?
As far as the above selections of plugins go it’s pretty unobtrusive, but allows you to add that little bit of Christmas spirit to your blog.
Creative Commons image courtesy of kennymatic