I’ve seen my fair share of snow growing up in northern Michigan. The sun was shining today, but there is a good chance we’ll have snow on the ground by the end of the week. My favorite things about snow have always been making snowmen, building snow forts, and having snowball fights.
To make it snow on your blog:
- Go to your dashboard.
- Navigate to Appearance -> Extras.
- Check the box next to “Show falling snow on this blog.”
If you used snow last year it is automatically turned back on. If you want to turn it off, follow the steps above but uncheck the box.
Older computers may run slow or stop responding due to snow. Use the following links if you run into a problem (the options below only affect your user account):
- Dec 2, 2009 @ 11:22 pm
- New Features
Dec 3rd at 12:15 am
love the snow! 1000x better than real snow – you don’t have to dig your car out of it!
Dec 3rd at 12:17 am
Thank you very much for adding again this effect it snows. I am charmed with it, already install it.
Dec 3rd at 12:20 am
It’s finally that time of year!
Dec 3rd at 12:21 am
it won’t slow the load time down?
Dec 3rd at 12:28 am
hahha…what will you think up next ?? Good idea for the season please bring out some more sesonal stuff like this, please
Dec 3rd at 12:28 am
I love it! Thank you!
Dec 3rd at 12:32 am
Now I’ll be cold inside home also, hahaha!
Let’s tray the anticipate Christmas.
Dec 3rd at 12:33 am
Dec 3rd at 12:34 am
Thanks guys. At least I’ve
virtually touched the snow from a hot tropical country!
Happy holidays to ya’ll
Dec 3rd at 12:56 am
this ones so bad! i love it thanks for the snow i really love it. it’s so adorable
Dec 3rd at 1:00 am
Has not snowed in my city yet, but at least I can make my blog snow now, lols. Thanks!
Dec 3rd at 1:03 am
Love love love this! My favourite kind of snow: pretend!
Dec 3rd at 1:11 am
I thought I was crazy when I first logged in lol.
Dec 3rd at 1:24 am
I totally LOVE the snow And so do my readers!
Dec 3rd at 1:30 am
Make it a permanent feature please!
Dec 3rd at 1:32 am
i love it… it never snowed here in the philippines before…
Dec 3rd at 1:46 am
I wish there was some way to enable the snow in one click for all my 12 blogs! If possible leave the option in dashboard permanently sot that those who want it can have it always during Dec-Jan automatically when it is activated by WP. Thanks.
Dec 3rd at 1:48 am
I was looking for a way to decorate the blog for Christmas – thank you!
Dec 3rd at 2:23 am
yay thank you love this! my third season snowy holiday blog at WordPress!
Dec 3rd at 3:00 am
love the snow!!
Dec 3rd at 3:27 am
Thanks for bringing the snow back again
Dec 3rd at 3:43 am
Ha. That’s sweet. Thanks WordPress.
Dec 3rd at 3:44 am
Can we make custom objects fly around the screen? Such as a plan or a car…
Dec 3rd at 3:55 am
The snow is back! Thanks a lot WordPress!
Dec 3rd at 4:23 am
Siempre he gustado de la Nieve…y de la Navidad!
Esta nieve es estupenda para mi vision,
con un efecto de caida muy bueno
Suerte y Gracias…!
Bravo! I like, always. of the Snow… and the Christmas!
This fresh Snow is beautiful for the vision, with a very good fall effect
Chao and Thank you!!
Dec 3rd at 4:33 am
thank you ! love the effects
Dec 3rd at 4:41 am
Dec 3rd at 4:47 am
Nice idea! Thank you!
Dec 3rd at 5:21 am
Thanks! Merry Christmas too!
Dec 3rd at 5:40 am
Thank you…I missed it…whole year…Why don’t you offer it for whole year & for free :)???
Dec 3rd at 5:57 am
It’s so cute! I’d add it, but it wouldn’t make very much sense, as it is Summer here in Australia… Oh well, I can admire it on other pages!
Dec 3rd at 6:24 am
This is just lovely. Thank you for adding this. Great fun!
Dec 3rd at 6:38 am
The snow is back thank you! Why don’t you leave the snow button permanently to extras? Because I’m going to ask for it and use it every year from here to eternity. Why is the snow so controlled?
Dec 3rd at 7:23 am
So glad to have the snow back! I was hoping that it would be here…though I was doubtful when I didn’t see it on the first of the month. Thanks!!
Dec 3rd at 7:29 am
Wonderful Thank you very much, I missed it, too. 8)
Dec 3rd at 7:43 am
Yay, my third snowy WordPress Christmas! Thank you.
Dec 3rd at 7:55 am
Excellent! WP.com remembered my “opt-out” choice from last year. Even with a 2.80GHz processor, things got v e r y, v e r y s l o o o w, sort of like my old beater after an overnight snowfall in MInnesota!
Dec 3rd at 7:57 am
A find it twee and rather annoying.
Dec 3rd at 8:05 am
This is great! I’d love to have the option to have it all through winter
Dec 3rd at 8:38 am
Remeber this from last year. One of my reasons to shift immediately to wordpress. Thank you!
Dec 3rd at 9:00 am
Nice idea! Thank you! Merry Christmas!!!
Dec 3rd at 9:06 am
I have snow, but how to make an avatar and translate in Dutch
Dec 3rd at 9:08 am
Lovely, I’ve turned it on. We need a hot summer theme though – I’m from Australia. No snow here. Maybe holly?
Dec 3rd at 9:24 am
As an ex pat living in the Far East — I’ll take it! Love snow! Happy Holidays!
Dec 3rd at 9:26 am
Just recently I came across wp blog entry that described the same option dating back to 2007. Nice to have it back.
Dec 3rd at 9:33 am
The snow is back again. Nice effect, thanks!
Dec 3rd at 9:50 am
Nice and beuty thank u
Dec 3rd at 10:10 am
Thanks a lot! Merry Christmas to the WordPress team!
Dec 3rd at 10:10 am
It’s snowing in my web site now! But I miss real snow as well…
Dec 3rd at 10:42 am
Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!!!!! That is too cool!!! No pun intended
Dec 3rd at 10:59 am
My first snow year and I LOVE it! Thanks, WordPress, and happy holidays!
Dec 3rd at 11:14 am
Thank you very much!
It snows on my blog since yesterday…
Dec 3rd at 12:08 pm
this is great..im in a tropical island and i will b making it snow on my blog
Dec 3rd at 12:24 pm
thank you! i have never seen snow really, living in western coast of India! but its fun to have some snow on word press! Thank you…n have a happy christmas…
Dec 3rd at 12:58 pm
I could see the snow on the home page when I logged in! This is awesome. I’m turning it on for my blog
Dec 3rd at 1:07 pm
Ui, super! Vielen Dank!
Gefällt mir total gut!
Thank you verny much!
Dec 3rd at 1:15 pm
Dec 3rd at 2:12 pm
So I logged in and my Dashboard came up and I thought I could see these little floaties…
I got my assistant to confirm I wasn’t hallucinating or needing a run to the eyedoctor.
Funny now that I think of it,
Thanks for ‘personalizing’ your deliverable.
Dec 3rd at 2:29 pm
Dec 3rd at 2:33 pm
So thoughtful of you! I like snow. Thanks.
Dec 3rd at 2:41 pm
Thanks! And ¡ Feliz Navidad a vosotros también!
Dec 3rd at 2:51 pm
Dec 3rd at 2:53 pm
Thank you! I was just thinking of the snow effect and how to turn it back on
Dec 3rd at 2:54 pm
Thanks for the snow!!! Love it…
Dec 3rd at 3:00 pm
Thanks WordPress. It looks great on my black backrground. I love it because it literally falls the length of my blog instead of cutting off like some animations do.
Dec 3rd at 3:15 pm
Thanks, Happy holidays!!!
Dec 3rd at 3:16 pm
Love it. Adds a little extra something to the blog. It’s great!
Dec 3rd at 3:21 pm
Thanks for the free snow, it makes it feel like Christmastime.
Dec 3rd at 3:21 pm
The snow is a wonderful feature, I could hardly wait
Many thanks again this year!
Dec 3rd at 3:26 pm
What a wonderful idea! Just the thing my winterbanner needed. Thank You and Seasons Greetings to the whole WordPress-team!
Dec 3rd at 3:40 pm
Thank you very much for this application!
Dec 3rd at 3:45 pm
Nice idea! Thank you very much
Dec 3rd at 3:53 pm
How can I export the snowscript and snowflakes to other webpages?
Dec 3rd at 3:58 pm
ooooooo! who knew the first snow of the season would be from WordPress? LOVE IT!
can’t wait to snatch some blog update time and turn on my own snow machine. you guys are awesome!
3 cheers to you for building happy!
Dec 3rd at 4:08 pm
I look forward to using this all year round – I’m a sucker for snow. Thanks WordPress.
Dec 3rd at 4:34 pm
stylembe – December 2nd, 2009 at 11:59 pm
The snow idea is great although it would be nice to just have it in the blog header.
That’s not a bad point. Last year I got a few complaints that it made text hard to read. Let’s see what this year brings!
Dec 3rd at 4:41 pm
Love it, what a nice surprise this morning…
Dec 3rd at 4:58 pm
How nice! Thank you so much. Living in sunny Southern California, snow isn’t part of a typical winter for me. It’s nice to have it on my blog though, adds a little something to my downtown LA header.
Dec 3rd at 5:17 pm
yay its gona snow
Dec 3rd at 5:38 pm
Love this idea, it’s the kind of thing that shouldn’t make a idfference, but is some how better than more material bonuses.
Some more of these would be great. How’s about the option to have ticket tape or confetty on your blog all year round.
Dec 3rd at 5:43 pm
I grew up in northern Michigan too! Gaylord! Was up there for the Thanksgiving holiday and enjoyed the snow. Thanks for the great feature on the blog!
Dec 3rd at 5:49 pm
Especially since it probably wont snow here in Athens Greece–Just want to say I Loved the snowflakes–put me right in the mood for December–thanks!