The first fall of snow is not only an event, it is a magical event. You go to bed in one kind of a world and wake up in another quite different, and if this is not enchantment then where is it to be found?
J. B. Priestley
December 1st makes a lot of us think of the holidays. It’s hard not to think about snow even if your climate doesn’t bring it. Once again, we’d like to spread snow around the world through WordPress.com.
To make it snow on your site:
- Go to your site’s dashboard.
- Navigate to Appearance → Extras.
- Check the box next to “Show falling snow on this blog.”
- Click the Update Extras button.
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.
Here’s a latin jazz version of Let it Snow to listen to while activating the feature:
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 1, 2010 @ 6:07 pm
- New Features
Loved it last year (and the year before) – so pleased it’s back again!
For people who use WordPress.org on their own sites, I recommend this plugin for the same effect: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/let-it-snow/
Snow… Snow…. and …Snow
I always wait for this moment.
Ha ha, I love it. Thank you!
Yay, I love the snow! And while I hate actual snow, I agree with Anne Lessing above – we should definitely have this all year round.
Love this feature!
This is so cool! Not only has it started snowing outside, but it is now snowing on my blog.
Great Idea :)
I love it !!!
This is pretty dang sweet. Bring on some decorations, too! I love it. Thank you!
Fan Tas tiiic 8O i loove it !!
I noticed the snow and right away shared the news with my spouse.
“It’s snowing! It’s snowing! Yay!!!”
And he was, like, whaaat? Then looked. Oh, wow. That’s neat.
Thanks sooo much for the little thrills that mean so much!
Well, thanks, but I think we’ve already had enough snow here in SW France where we don’t normally expect it till January. So I won’t be using this feature, but thanks for thinking about adding a seasonal extra.
I love this feature!
I’m always so excited for it every year. I went to activate this feature today, but as I can tell you already activated for me. I was like, “Wow! WordPress must have really known that I like this feature so much that they activated it for me!” But now I learned it was because I had it last year. But still, just by activating it for me really brightened my day! I’m very happy for some reason right now.
I was just wondering, will WordPress ever have this feature available for different occasions or possibly as an option all the time? Or possibly have other features similar to this? For example, like, ‘falling leaves’, ‘falling mini marshmallows’, ‘raining chocolate’, or ‘raining anything we want?’ By anything we want, I mean that a WordPress user would be allowed to upload a mini image they would like to have falling on their screen. For my case, I think it would be cool if I had raining ‘mini red peppers’ falling on my site all the time!
Thank You So Much!! I Love It!!! :)
Aha! Good point! No wonder I’m so happy! Thanks. Does that mean there’s no chance for raining ‘mini red peppers?’
How nice! Such a lovely touch. You made me write on my blog again… Thank you.
That’s so cool!
I love putting the chill back on my blog…thanks!
I had just posted a picture of the snowy Continental Divide, and overnight it started to snow! I was more than a little surprised to see falling snow in the picture when I logged on. I’d forgotten all about the WP snow. Delighted to see its return!
Good. Now I can experience snow :-D
Thank you so much!!!
This is so great. Thanks, living in the south, I do miss the snow.
Nice feature, but I’m afraid I cannot make it snow, not even virtually because I’m in London, and even one tiny virtual snowflake will make the city come to a COMPLETE standstill and you’ll hear about us in the news (again)
(…never mind other countries cope with it)
Awwwww…. I love seeing my blog snow. Gives me warm fuzzies (although I guess it’s supposed to have the opposite temperature effect). THANK YOU!
My blog is about snowdomes/snowglobes, so this is just perfect!!! You sure we can’t have this all year round? I’m willing to bribe you! LOL.
This is terrific, cleaner than most of the snow programming I’ve seen, and much easier to initiate!
Thanks WordPress, & Great Job!
Snow without shoveling = good.
Very cool! :D
Thanks for this again! my blog was looking for this especially the snow and terrible cold here in Brussels.
There are snow on the pavements in my blog. :)
So exciting! Thank you soooo, much.
Great idea, but would be nice to have something different for the southern hemisphere ;)
I love it! Thank you!
Absolutely brilliant– thank you so much!!! :D Happy holidays!
OMG I love it! :D
That’s great. Can we also have the feature to add the jazz music clip as a background music for our blog? :P
Now if you could just make it pile up on the bottom of my blog and provide a little guy with a snow shovel to come along and shovel a path. :) Peace and Merry Christmas, Linda
It’s my second year and I still love the idea and of course, the snow. :) thank you! Cheers! :)
How funny that a little snow in my header should be so much fun. When I saw it the other day, I immediately remembered it from last year and was happy to see it was back. WP really rocks.
Ya’ll are too stellar!!!!!!!
I actually have a snow background on my blog, so this will be PERFECT! I just love this site!!!!
Thank you! This is way cool! Totally love it.
Wow! amazing, this shall be available throughout the years in my opinion, love the effect very much!
Great snow feeling, which is pretty cool for an Aussie like me as here we get heat, heat, heat, sun, humidity, heat etc for Christmas. Beach, surf, outdoors, shade is Christmas time in Aus.
What a lovely feature! Such a nice surprise. I now have the perfect backdrop for my Advent calendar post!
Oh Golly. I’d forgotten about this from last year. Glad it’s automatic! LOVE IT, or as we Scotties say, “AarrooooOOOOO!” Like the music, too.
Will it be possible to have it forever, not just during the month of December till January?
I really love the effect! It is not just Christmas by itself! =P
The words above by J. B. Priestley are so true. Thanks for the snow. Good idea.
It’s -4 degrees here, so it fits PERFECT….Love it, Thank you!!!
I started thinking about this weeks ago when the weather turned cold. Jingle Bells!
There is no snow in Indonesia, but I have snow in my blog!! Great!!!
I LOVE the snowflakes! How perfect for my blogs about Southwest Florida!
I love it. I just made a Christmas Header and put on a red boarder. I wish I could change the inside where you write to a color too.
Now if you could show me how to add midi’s or other music then my blog would really start to be cool.
You give us the coolest features! Our blogs are winterized! Thank you!
Yay, I’ve been waiting for the snow! love it! I just wish we could have firecracker animations for the new year too.
How nice to open my blogs and see the snow drifting down again. Thanks!