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Free Christmas Stock Photos


The Christmas is coming and Christmas decorations are being prepared. However, it’s not only time to spice up your living environment: your designs could use a bit of the Christmas spirit as well. A week ago our readers asked us to release a set of Christmas-related stock photos; so when a couple of days later Min Thu dropped us an e-mail suggesting to provide us with some Christmas stock photos, we just had to do it.

So, as requested, in this post we are glad to release Christmas Stock Photos Set, a set of 60 original Christmas-related photos in JPG in the resolution 2500×1666px. This set was created by Min Thu especially for Smashing Magazine and its readers.

Christmas Set

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Download the photos for free! Link

You can use the set for all of your projects for free and without any restrictions. You can freely use it for both your private and commercial projects, including software, online services, templates and themes. The set may not be resold, sublicensed or otherwise made available for download. Please link to this article if you want to spread the word.

Thank you very much, Min! We appreciate your efforts.

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  1. 1

    This is excellent. I’m always interested in free stuff.

    This will be very useful as well. I’m going to use it for some projects that I’m currently working on .

    Thanks Smashing Magazine!

  2. 2

    This is great! love its for free…

  3. 3

    Great selection, but to late for using it on my website … I’ve already make my christmas design …

  4. 4

    Wow, this is great! Thank you Min and SM for making these wonderful photo’s available to us.

    Have a great X-mas and a great 2010.



  5. 5

    Thanks guys! I love the french decoration.

    Merry Xmas everyone!

  6. 6

    Jean-Baptiste Jung

    December 20, 2009 4:53 am

    Nice images guys, thanks!
    Merry Christmas to you =)

  7. 7

    Thank you so much! The icons were really useful too.

  8. 8

    Very nice! Thanks a lot!

  9. 9

    Great pics, though the timing is somehow a little late.

    • 10

      Nice Christmas spirit…you should have started your comments with “Bah Humbug”. If you can’t be nice, be quiet.

      Thanks Smashing Magazine and Min Thu – Merry Christmas

      • 11

        Hey, I just said that there are great – just that maybe it would’ve been better to release them a week or 2 early.
        And regarding Christmas spirit you should check yours. You started to criticize my comment without a reason.

        Have fun this winter SM and a productive New Year. Cheers!

    • 12


      In fact, SM team really wanted to release it since last week as they told me about this set but we do not know behind the scene of SM, they seem to be very busy doing a lot of great stuffs for their readers. Even the Smashing book was delayed for a few months, wasn’t it? :) Anyway, we like SM no matter what!

  10. 13

    Nice images. Thank you, really needed some for a card we are sending.
    Here a few more if needed that we found, some of them quite ok quality:
    Merry Xmas everyone!

  11. 14

    I am a huge fan of S.M but this might be the worst post i have ever seen.

    • 15

      Believe me, I’ve seen worst. I know some of these shots are horrible, with a little bit of twist, it might become something better

  12. 16

    This is great. Thanks for a great gift to designers, and others.


  13. 17

    Thanks Team! It is very thoughtful gesture and executed it well to make it available just in time for the festivities.

  14. 18

    I’m used to stunning posts or freebies from smashing mag.
    This is one of the below-average (for smashing mag) freebies from you guys…

  15. 19

    Brilliant thanks, i’m one of those cheeky people who love their free stuff!!!

  16. 20

    Thank you so much for sharing these. As with many other free things in life, I will store them away until the need arises for them. In any case, your generosity is appreciated.

  17. 21

    The pictures cheered me up in what seems to be a lonely day in the office, a day prior to Christmas eve, with so many colleagues already on vacation.
    Many thanks to Min Thu and Smashing Mag for sharing these in true Christmas spirit!
    Merry Christmas & a Happy 2010 to all!

  18. 22

    Thank you so much for these fun images! Bah to the humbugs who posted anything less than grateful thanks here! They are the sad ones… guys rock!

  19. 23

    You can find tons of free Xmas stock photos on a brand new free stock photo site:

  20. 24

    THANK YOU SO MUCH! love the site and love the freebies! I wish you guys had a file like this for ever category.

  21. 25

    It’s a little tardy for christmas this year but check out this collection of free and unrestricted use stock photography and vectors. They have some great polar bears, isolated christmas elements, blurred christmas lights and santa stuff… awesome.

    and the polar bear set is cool too for holiday stuff:

    HO HO HO!


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