Holiday Wallpaper from

Last year we started a little tradition, commissioning an illustration to give away as desktop wallpaper during the holidays. This year, Spanish artist Gary Fernández has created a wintry forest scene filled with curious characters who have great taste in blogging platforms.

Friends in the southern hemisphere, we love you too, but if you haven’t already noticed, we really have a thing for snow. We hope you enjoy — and happy holidays from all of us at Automattic!

A tip: Choose an image larger than your screen size, and set the position to “center” or “fill screen” (not “stretch”). For smartphones and tablets, we recommend only using the background image on your lock screen, so it doesn’t interfere with your icons.

Need help changing your wallpaper? Here’s instructions for Ubuntu, Mac OS X, and Windows.

If you were a fan of last year’s illustration, you can find it in this post.

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  1. raditherapy

    beautiful!! thanks!!

  2. lusysunsetgirl

    Very nice! Thank you!

  3. X-Evolutionist

    I really appreciate that WordPress continually gives us new features and fun stuff. Thanks bunches! X

  4. Jenn

    Thanks for sharing!

  5. Anne Lessing

    I love the illustration! Thanks so much, WordPress!

  6. ganeshmuthiah

    This is Excellent wallpaper !!
    4 of my blogger friends has save this instantly.

    Thanks for another beautiful present:-)


  7. markjepson

    Lovely. Thanks a lot.


    Thank you so much hard working staff of the WordPress platform. It’s really COOL!!! You spoil us with so many apps.
    Looking forward to applying it .
    Best Wishes from Greece

  9. melaroza

    Thank you! Merry Christmas!

  10. @|3|-|i

    awesome !! very nice thanks ! :)

  11. Tomasz

    Merry Christmas every1 :) Great wall.

  12. Mikalee Byerman

    Wow…it’s like Christmas, pre-Christmas!

    Thank you…

  13. VAJRA, South America

    Thank you for this beautiful and inspiring Christmas art…
    For you, WordPress Team, Merry Christmas!

  14. gaylealstrom

    Very Interesting and imaginative. Merry Christmas.

  15. Pearlie

    Very nice! Thank you :)
    And Merry Christmas

  16. StarSpry

    Wow! That’s really cool. I love the trees :) Thank you!

  17. pltprincess

    Gorgeous! Thanks for continuing the tradition.

  18. Style Souk

    This wallpaper is incredibly beautiful… and now takes pride of place on my Macbook.

    Thank you, WordPress, and MERRY CHRISTMAS to all! :0)

  19. Intelligent Challenge

    That’s super cool. Thanks and have a great Christmas.

  20. Gwendolyn Alley aka Art Predator


    honestly, I’m sticking with a cute picture of my adorable son for my wall paper but I will be featuring the image in a holiday blog post soon!

  21. adventurewriter

    That’s amazing, I’ve never seen anything quite like it!
    A refreshing abstract touch as well, my compliments to the artist.

  22. GretchensPianos

    Wow, thank you! It’s gorgeous!!!
    WP ROCKS! : )

  23. 1MereMortal

    Cool looking wallpaper…thank you.

  24. Lloyd Budd

    The grey background on the desktop image was a little somber for me. I’ve been sporting this image with a violet background for a few weeks and the violet really brings out the colors and details.

    I’d love to hear how you made this beautify art your own either in a small way (like me) or by creating something new.

  25. Susanne

    nice piece of art.

  26. Weekend Reader

    Absolutely beautiful!! Thanks for sharing it with us!

  27. Kathy

    Beautiful. Thank you.

  28. tectonarchitects

    I love beautiful, thoughtful presents. Thanks.

  29. shamballa9944

    What a treat!! Thanks :)

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  31. griffithinternational

    Thanks from OZ. Great artwork for the wallpaper. Though it is hot and a bit wet here this Christmas, we kind of like the snow themes too. Cheers to WordPress and bloggers all over the world from the land down under. James Aspin – RMO @ Griffith International

  32. Marlendy

    Wow! This is a terrific piece of art work. Thanks for sharing it with us. You people are always thinking of ways to make our blogging easier, and nicer. Merry Christmas to all.

  33. Belinda

    pretty pretty! thanks for the thoughtful gift. happy holidayz

  34. BrittanyAmelia

    Loverly! I like it! :P

  35. bufferwest

    Well, this is simply awesome. Surprised! Yes I am a very Senior Citizen….

  36. Jeremy W.

    Merry Christmas!! Thank you for the gift!! =)

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  38. Michael

    Interesting piece of art! Thanks a lot!
    Merry Christmas everyone.

  39. cardsmall

    Thanks it is very nice

  40. aRuL

    beautiful wallpaper :) happy for you all :)


    Very beautiful… thank you.. :)

  42. artanthos

    A little sick and scary.

  43. hajraisthebest

    NICE :D

  44. mutoroe

    thank you they are very nice


    End year gift for us =D
    Thank you

  46. jody sparks

    Love it. Nice work. Love the silver.

  47. agentanita

    love the illistration. It is beautiful and tranquil. I will be using it.

  48. Connie T

    I really like the details in the picture. Very nice. The silver, black trees are really neat looking. I like the little guy standing on the animal’s nose too.

  49. Sunflowerdiva

    Wow, this is a lovely picture! Thank you for it, WordPress!

  50. CriberPhoto

    Merry xmas!! Great work, thanks.

  51. 2010sdafrika

    great one, thanks from Germany!

  52. The Glee Manifesto

    Just lovely!

  53. Martin J. Ball

    Not my cup of tea – but thanks anyway

  54. pandapeace

    i love the trees

  55. aheikkinen

    Very lovely wall paper, Thank you from Finland.
    Merry Christmas !

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  57. Becky

    Thank you for the snow! I LOVE IT! It is the closest thing I get to have a White Christmas! (I am in Mexico)

  58. jaimeestagner

    gorgeous, I love it!!!

  59. markroth

    Though that piece of art doesn’t particularly strike me, that’s OK. I still wish you a blessed Christmas time. Thank you very much for WordPress!!

  60. Bob

    Memes, themes, and great color schemes help my tomes tickle funny bones!

  61. Poetry Angel

    Very Imaginative! :D

  62. Silver RavenWolf

    Absolutely beautiful! Thank you very much!

  63. karanspeaks

    The theme is great :D

    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to everyone. :D

  64. Matt

    Wow…..OK….Somebody’s been smoking the ivy…or is it mistletoe…or are we just trying to be weirder than Tim Burton at Christmas time? With that said very interesting and well crafted piece of art.

  65. فــؤاد الــزبـيــري

    Thank you
    And Merry Christmas

  66. torcida23

    Very nice!
    Merry Christmas!

  67. Paul

    A beautiful wallpaper, the falling snow in the background is creative.

  68. foodtable

    oh beautiful…can you keep the rabbit one for a while? It’s the year of the hare soon. :)

  69. marmaladeangel

    A Bold surrealistic Beautiful Reflection of Christmas fauna and cheer All Over the Universe…Happy Holidays !

  70. katia68

    So original and artistic, grazie from Italy…Buon Natale

  71. rawqueen

    Love it!!!! Happy Hoidays! WP Rocks!

  72. Nora Weston

    It’s super imaginative! I especially like the trees. :)

    Happy New Year!

  73. T

    That is super cool :) Like it a lot !


    Ferreting out last year’s illustration ( I was not a WordPresser last year) I was amazed by the pleasing harmony of its colours and I thought to myself how wisely you anticipate the bloggers’ needs and desires according to their tastes.
    My best wishes for a prosperous New Year

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  76. mashgula

    It’s a beautiful design but, have you ever thought of us, Southern Hemisphere people? We have NO snow for Christmas but sun and warm weather. It would be great if anyone thought of a “flip-flop christmas”…
    Anyway, merry x’mas everyone!

  77. Annoyed Conservative Christian

    I really enjoyed the “Christmas” wallpaper. Thanks.

  78. musiksinne

    I’m alreadey using it, thanks!

  79. Meliz Catrall

    Beautiful design! :)

  80. Dr.njood

    thanks and happy new year

  81. Joolz in Oz

    Thank you! :)

  82. Voguerista

    Very cool! I love it!! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Everyone!

  83. atravelartist

    Thank you WordPress and Gary Fernández! Lovin’ my new wallpaper. :)

  84. Spidr

    Beautiful! Thank you WP!

  85. DonOfTheWorld

    Beautiful !!!

  86. Bre

    awwww this is lovely…thanks! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2011 everyone!!! :-D

  87. Myra's papers

    Thank you! Love it!

  88. life is fine2012

    very nice

  89. Voodoo Child

    :-) That will go nicely on my laptop. Cheers!

  90. parsnipfeet

    Amazing! Loving the trippy feel of it. Happy hols, all!

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  92. A P Geofrey

    Great creativity. I must say it looks very exceptional what an art.

  93. Yayan A.I

    wow….i like this pic so much…… thanks !!

  94. Curves79Lady

    Interesting piece of art

  95. Zack

    this is actually a pretty tight background. hehe. sweet.

  96. Austin Americana Photography

    It’s lovely!

  97. miztres

    This is a lovely images, thank for the thought now and all through the year. I really appreciate the wonderful service I receive here at WordPress.

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