Decorate Your Blog For The Holidays!
While I didn’t have a chance to decorate my site this year (too busy fixing blogs for my clients)…
There are some really delightfully fun plugins available for bringing a little festivity to your blog!
Let It Snow!
Let It Snow! is a really fun little plugin that I had great fun with last Christmas. It creates “snow” falling on the home page. Perplexed some visitors but we had a good laugh. Not for those that are allergic to having a little fun with their blogs. Easy to find and install from Plugins -> Add New -> Search. Note: Says its only tested compatible up to 2.8.5 I used it successfully on 2.9.2 with no issues but I have not tested it this year and have seen a site that it creates some odd theme “bounce” issues. Worth giving a try but be sure to give it a look over to be sure its working well.
Christmas Message provides a holiday stylized popup type box that you can customize the message in. It’s cute, friendly, relatively non-secular and pretty straight forward to use. Easy to find and install from Plugins -> Add New -> Search. Check out the Christmas Message plugin Demo Site.
Christmas Social Icons
This one isn’t a plugin but I wanted to include it because I enjoy swapping out usual site graphics for festive ones. Check out my friend Extreme John’s post on 26 Free Christmas Social Media Icons. There are certainly plenty more in Google as well, but read carefully as not all are licensed to be used on sites engaged in any sort of money making.
Holiday Email Templates
Available for free download to anyone (or integrated for their customers) my favorite autoresponder company, Aweber has released some really delightful holiday templates for use in your holiday emails. If you’re using them with another email provider (such as the ones I sent from ARP3) then just upload the graphics to your blogs media library and change the html to point to the right file path for each image.
Happy Holidays Everyone!
May you and yours have a warm, safe, joyous holiday season!