Holiday Desktop Backgrounds from WordPress.com

We’ve got a little year-end tradition here at WordPress.com. Every year, we commission an artist to spread some WordPress-themed holiday cheer. For 2011, Caroline Hadilaksono has created a warm and joyful scene that’s sure to get you in the mood for the holidays (and some blogging). We’ve made some desktop backgrounds from her illustration that we’d like to share with you. Here’s to a safe and happy holiday season for all of you, from all of us at Automattic.

WordPress holiday illustration

Need help changing your wallpaper? Here’s instructions for iOS, AndroidMac OS XWindows, and UbuntuA tip: Choose an image larger than your screen size, and set the position to “center” or “fill screen” (not “stretch”).

If you missed them last time around, be sure to check out our illustrations from 2010 and 2009.


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Matt (Thomas) Miklic

  • Dec 20, 2011 @ 5:00 pm

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  1. severin

    Oh that’s beautiful and residing on my desktop right now. Happy Holidays / Merry Christmas to all bloggers and WordPress staff.
    sev x

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  2. warren2themax

    Wishing you a very MERRY CHRISTMAS and a very prosperous NEW YEAR!

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  3. Mikalee Byerman

    LOVE it — looking at this illustration, I almost hear the song from “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” when the Whos get together and sing in unison…

    I can’t wait to see the archive illustrations from ’09 and ’10, too. Fun idea, WordPress!
    :)

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  4. C&M

    Awesome! I created two Christmas desktop backgrounds too.. hope you drop on my blog to see and download them for free :-) Merry Christmas everyone.

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  5. Matt George

    Ahhh, Merry Christmas, WordPress! What a wonderful illustration for the best bloggers’ platform.

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  6. Selena Wolff

    Merry Christmas, WordPress!

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  7. wordsfallfrommyeyes

    Magic. And I love magic! :) Art – I can’t do that. Can do words, but not art. Beautiful stuff.

    N’n.

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  8. Balsillie & Associates

    Cute

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  9. elizabethre

    Love it! Thank you :)

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  10. Elle

    This is adorable! Thank you!

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  11. divk1991

    very bright and animated! :) thanx!

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  12. Mark Purcell

    Oh WordPress! I love you so much! I have nothing but anodyne, positive things to say!

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  13. Stef

    This illustration is very sweet! Thank you Caroline Hadilaksono for sharing your talents, and WordPress for finding/asking her! :)

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  14. stormz328

    love it

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  15. manonmona

    HERMOSISIMO. REALMENTE HERMOSO. FELIZ NAVIDAD. SALUDOS MANON KUBLER

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  16. diggsakobo

    Let’s all of us join hands together in love and in truth with Caroline Hadilaksono to build the magnificent world of her dream that is centered in peace and harmony.

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  17. hollyjb

    Thanks, awesome, LOVE IT! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!!!

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  18. Brandon

    Awesome!

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  19. yssubramanyam

    excellent..

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  20. dhavalrajgeera

    Keep doing great work.Love this.

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  21. pinkunderbelly

    Beautiful! I love how each year’s artist has a totally different take on the backgrounds.

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  22. Niko

    :-) that’s wonderful. You spoil us!! Merry Xmas to all of you

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  23. abc03833

    Happy holidays!
    I added some shelves for iOS users. You can download the background an my site, or click the link below:

    http://bit.ly/rBZIgM

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  24. thewanderingmoon

    love the vintage look!

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  25. Kathy Wilson

    I went back to look at the great ones from the last couple of years, and this year is really the BEST one yet! I love it, and am using it. Thanks so much. It’s so cute.

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  26. mariadorfner

    Nice. Happy Holidays!

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  27. Me

    Reblogged this on Something Just For Me….

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  28. defke

    nice one

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  29. zaheerhusain

    Since I joined this forum I found this a good means of expression wish every one else the same

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  30. Fiona.q

    it’s beautiful and cute. p.s. what’s the “W” about??

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  31. Margy Rydzynski

    Thanks! The image is cheering up my desktop right now.

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  32. Ministering Life

    VERY COOL!!!

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  33. UnwindingThoughts

    Looking great on my desktop! Thanks

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  34. Matt Thomas

    Reblogged this on Matt Thomas.

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  35. Carrie

    Makes me smile while I work. Thanks!

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  36. Jean Drouin

    Very cheerful & holly ,just in time for the holidays.To everyone from all over the world a wonderful Christmas full of magic,love,lots of laughter’s.May the new year bring new projects,new ventures ,insights in view.All the best.To your successes small and big..Cheers.

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  37. 이차 icha イチャ

    thats look womderfull^^
    I like thats one :)

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  38. veehcirra

    Such a festive wall paper :)

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  39. sundarty

    very good

    I like it………………………..???????????

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  40. Masilamani (@jamasilamani)

    Merry Christmas Word Press…..

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  41. VilEay PrinCe

    Cool i’ma usin’ it right away!!! :)

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  42. mustandkasike

    Me encanta, feliz navidad a todos.

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  43. mrwright1

    Bravooooooooooooo!
    Cool and beautiful W…..

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  44. Shind

    Waaaaww ^^ It’s so cuteeee…………….. :D hhoho

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  45. kemalkartal

    good wallpaper

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  46. Gerard Keledjian

    My desktop is so WordPressed now with the holiday background! Happy New Year everybody…May 2012 be full of nice, helpful and entertaining blog posts :-)

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  47. Andy P

    Reblogged this on Andy Peatling on WordPress.

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  48. Bosstiger

    Merry Christmas and a Happy new Year to all, so there are only a few days for the twenty twelve theme! the illustration is really great :D

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  49. eof737

    Beautiful Thank you and Happy Holidays! :-)

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  50. mspinkysartimpressions

    Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwanza and have a healthy, happy, peaceful, prosperous New Year!!!

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  51. Snoop

    Merry Christmas Everyone and WordPress! :)

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  52. aRVee

    thanks. i am now using it. this is cool.

    Merry Christmas to all. I wish everyone the best of the holiday season! :)

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  53. wavensongz

    Beautiful scenes for the holiday, Thank you.

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  54. p49it

    Wish there is also snow pouring in my desktop :p

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  55. chanchal4in

    it’s really nice….

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  56. mobilemoney

    It is nice wallpaper by Genuine WordPress blogger Caroline Hadilaksono.

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  57. the island traveler

    This one brighten my Holidays today. Thank you. Have a happy Holiday…

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  58. steosphere

    Very nice picture!

    Merry Christmas one and all! :D

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  59. AKHMAD SUDRAJAT

    Creative!
    Happy holidays and have good vacantion! :)

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  60. xiaohui

    I remember one year ago WordPress promised more beautiful themes for WordPress bloggers, and I am really impressed that WP has kept to that promise! =) I love the creativity and enthusiasm at WP, and this year’s wallpaper just exudes the same spirit. Thank you!

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  61. driuorno

    Reblogged this on BABAJI.

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  62. Justin Shreve

    Reblogged this on Justin G. Shreve and commented:

    I’m using this to get in the holiday spirit :).

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  63. poetrasoekardi

    Yuhuuuu! i put it on my Android Phone…thank you, by the way, her name is sounds Indonesian “Hadilaksono” say hi to her..love her artwork

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  64. alikhanz

    Mary Christmas lovely Pictures. Thanks

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  65. jessiethought

    Beautiful and a very merry Christmas scene. Nice work, Caroline Hadilaksono.

    Great tradition, WordPress.

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  66. sperez1

    “) it is very nice I like it happy halidays everyone

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  67. Alfie

    So cozy cozy cozy…. you guys should be ashamed of yourselves from bringing this much warmth and coziness.
    Merry Christmas to you too..

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  68. yara113

    חג שמח לכל העוסקים במלאכה היפה ששמה וורדפרס.

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  69. SANDRO LOG MUNHOZ

    It´s wonderfull!!!!!

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  70. luisasurdu

    It’s perfect! Congratulations! And MERRY CHRISTMAS!

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  71. stupendizia

    Marj Cristmas an happy New Year from me

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  72. anitanna

    Merry Chrystmas!

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  73. pleurer2rire

    i love this

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  74. elijahgclark

    Awesome. Thanks for sharing

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  75. tutankhamon661

    Merry Christmas!

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  76. amirahrais

    Reblogged this on Lttle Sweety.

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  77. yrashaa

    Reblogged this on yrashaa and commented:
    Grate.. and nice image

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  78. amberpat

    Too Cute. :)

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  79. babystrollerpeople

    WordPress: Merry Christmas and happy new year wishes.

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  80. fortuna100

    I really like the color and the design of the image.

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  81. fireygoddess

    happy holidays! love to my blog readers!

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  82. akashchakrawarti

    Very Nice , The New “W” from wordpress Logo :)

    I like it .

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  83. shil

    This looks like fun

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  84. Nikki

    Wonderful. Thanks.

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  85. Vijay Gupta

    Happy New year 2012 to all of you !!!

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  86. tautaliwayne

    Lov it very much* cheers word-proc..happy new year ppz…

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