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Desktop Wallpaper Calendar: December 2010

        Desktop wallpapers can serve as an excellent source of inspiration. However, if you use a specific wallpaper for a longer period of time, it becomes harder to draw inspiration out of it. That’s why we have decided to supply you with smashing wallpapers for over 12 months. To make them a little more distinctive than the usual crowd, we’ve decided to embed calendars for the upcoming month. So if you happen to be searching for a specific day of the month, isn’t it better to show off a nice wallpaper with a nice calendar instead of launching some default time application? This post features 40 free desktop wallpapers, created by designers across the globe for December 2010. Both versions with a calendar and without a calendar can be downloaded for free. Please notice: * all images can be clicked on and lead to the preview of the wallpaper; * you can feature your work in our magazine by taking part in our desktop wallpaper calendar series. We are regularly looking for creative designers and artists to be featured on Smashing Magazine. Are you one of them? So what wallpapers have we received for December 2010?

        Desktop wallpapers can serve as an excellent source of inspiration. However, if you use a specific wallpaper for a longer period of time, it becomes harder to draw inspiration out of it. That’s why we have decided to supply you with smashing wallpapers for over 12 months. To make them a little more distinctive than the usual crowd, we’ve decided to embed calendars for the upcoming month. So if you happen to be searching for a specific day of the month, isn’t it better to show off a nice wallpaper with a nice calendar instead of launching some default time application?

        This post features 40 free desktop wallpapers, created by designers across the globe for December 2010. Both versions with a calendar and without a calendar can be downloaded for free.

        Please notice:

        • all images can be clicked on and lead to the preview of the wallpaper;
        • you can feature your work in our magazine by taking part in our desktop wallpaper calendar series. We are regularly looking for creative designers and artists to be featured on Smashing Magazine. Are you one of them?

        So what wallpapers have we received for December 2010?

        Update: you may be interested in Smashing Magazine January 2011 Windows 7 Theme (calendar) and Smashing Magazine January 2011 Windows 7 Theme (no calendar).

        December 2010 Wallpaper

        “For December 2010, illustration of myself Wishing” Designed by Benoit Chartron from France.

        Smashing Wallpaper - december 10

        Christmas Stuff

        “Some of the things that come to my mind when thinking of christmas..” Designed by Jaro Mlkvy from Slovakia.

        Smashing Wallpaper - december 10

        Spider web

        Designed by Mohd. Aaqib from India.

        Smashing Wallpaper - december 10

        Wicklow Winter

        “Winter at the Sugar Loaf Mountain in County Wicklow Ireland.” Designed by Neil Bradshaw from Ireland.

        Smashing Wallpaper - december 10

        Peace

        “Let’s give our children the greatest gift off all – PEACE! Happy Holidays to everyone.” Designed by Kim Carney from USA.

        Smashing Wallpaper - december 10

        Christmas Past

        “Christmas old style.” Designed by Carmelo Ortuso from Australia.

        Smashing Wallpaper - december 10

        Cosy Retro

        “Something warm and cosy for a cold December.” Designed by Ron Gilad from Israel.

        Smashing Wallpaper - december 10

        Burnout 2010

        “The Year of the matches is quite over!” Designed by Hansjoerg Schneider from Switzerland.

        Smashing Wallpaper - december 10

        Fresh & White

        “Have a break, get out of your Design studio and go breathing. What if we raced or a had snowball fight?” Designed by Maureen Chaffurin from France.

        Smashing Wallpaper - december 10

        Sad Waters

        “Based on the song Sad Waters, by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds and Ophelia’s myth. Photography by the author, made in Cantabria the first morning of 2010.” Designed by David Fernandez Rementeria from Spain.

        Smashing Wallpaper - december 10

        New Santa … New Gifts

        “A year’s collection of happiness, wrapped inside a small gift.” Designed by Narendar . N from India.

        Smashing Wallpaper - december 10

        Holly Light

        “Warm lights sourrounding our Chritmas Festivities are like a warm touch, a hug from our beloved.” Designed by Ester Liquori from Italy.

        Smashing Wallpaper - december 10

        Christmas Icons

        Designed by Davide Vicariotto from Italy.

        Smashing Wallpaper - december 10

        Cosy Socks

        “One of my favourite months of the year is December. The whole month feels festive and I love the reds and green’s we have everywhere. So to celebrate the beginning of December, here are a pair of cosy red christmasy socks! I have spent all of November creating the design based on the photograph and making it in red for the theme of Christmas. Have a great December everyone! ” Designed by Sasha Bell from England, UK.

        Smashing Wallpaper - december 10

        Snowy December

        Designed by Rosanna Bell from England, UK.

        Smashing Wallpaper - december 10

        Happy New Year

        “December is time for Christmas rush, presents and greetings letters! We wish you and your friends all the best and Father Frost (russian Santa Claus) will take care of the rest.” Designed by cheloveche.ru from Russia.

        Smashing Wallpaper - december 10

        Snowy Love

        Designed by Brad Cerasani from Canada.

        Smashing Wallpaper - december 10

        Waiting for Christmas

        “I wish you a merry Christmas!!” Designed by yellowbook from South Korea.

        Smashing Wallpaper - december 10

        Winter Atmosphere

        “I like these cold, gray winter days. Days like these let you savor a bad mood.” Designed by Jaro Mlkvy from Slovakia.

        Smashing Wallpaper - december 10

        Inspiring Well

        “Celebrating the new coming year.” Designed by Peter Yee from Malaysia.

        Smashing Wallpaper - december 10

        Flower Bokeh

        Designed by Nathalie Ouederni from the Netherlands.

        Smashing Wallpaper - december 10

        Angel

        “All writers and reader of the fabulous Smashing Magazine feliz navidad y propero a–o nuevo!” Designed by Fresh&Eazy, Steffen Schmitt from Spain.

        Smashing Wallpaper - december 10

        Christmas Eve

        “Wishing you a merry christmas” Designed by Ray Templates from India.

        Smashing Wallpaper - december 10

        Khaos

        “Photography + Light Painting, a simple way to make design.” Designed by Jose Tenorio from Costa Rica.

        Smashing Wallpaper - december 10

        Frozen

        “White and blue - like a December with a lot of snow and a blue, sunny sky. Hopefully!” Designed by Lotum from Germany.

        Smashing Wallpaper - december 10

        December Dream

        Designed by Christine Bradway from United States.

        Christmas Icons

        Designed by Davide Vicariotto from Italy.

        Smashing Wallpaper - december 10

        Cosy Socks

        “One of my favourite months of the year is December. The whole month feels festive and I love the reds and green’s we have everywhere. So to celebrate the beginning of December, here are a pair of cosy red christmasy socks! I have spent all of November creating the design based on the photograph and making it in red for the theme of Christmas. Have a great December everyone! ” Designed by Sasha Bell from England, UK.

        Smashing Wallpaper - december 10

        Snowy December

        Designed by Rosanna Bell from England, UK.

        Smashing Wallpaper - december 10

        Happy New Year

        “December is time for Christmas rush, presents and greetings letters! We wish you and your friends all the best and Father Frost (russian Santa Claus) will take care of the rest.” Designed by cheloveche.ru from Russia.

        Smashing Wallpaper - december 10

        Snowy Love

        Designed by Brad Cerasani from Canada.

        Smashing Wallpaper - december 10

        Waiting for Christmas

        “I wish you a merry Christmas!!” Designed by yellowbook from South Korea.

        Smashing Wallpaper - december 10

        Winter Atmosphere

        “I like these cold, gray winter days. Days like these let you savor a bad mood.” Designed by Jaro Mlkvy from Slovakia.

        Smashing Wallpaper - december 10

        Inspiring Well

        “Celebrating the new coming year.” Designed by Peter Yee from Malaysia.

        Smashing Wallpaper - december 10

        Flower Bokeh

        Designed by Nathalie Ouederni from the Netherlands.

        Smashing Wallpaper - december 10

        Angel

        “All writers and reader of the fabulous Smashing Magazine feliz navidad y propero a–o nuevo!” Designed by Fresh&Eazy, Steffen Schmitt from Spain.

        Smashing Wallpaper - december 10

        Christmas Eve

        “Wishing you a merry christmas” Designed by Ray Templates from India.

        Smashing Wallpaper - december 10

        Khaos

        “Photography + Light Painting, a simple way to make design.” Designed by Jose Tenorio from Costa Rica.

        Smashing Wallpaper - december 10

        Frozen

        “White and blue - like a December with a lot of snow and a blue, sunny sky. Hopefully!” Designed by Lotum from Germany.

        Smashing Wallpaper - december 10

        December Dream

        Designed by Christine Bradway from United States.

        Smashing Wallpaper - december 10

        Winter Wonderland

        “The design was inspired by the Christmas story with charming characters that bring joy and magic in this festive occasion.” Designed by Jo‹o Lima Jr. from Brazil.

        Smashing Wallpaper - december 10

        Waiting for a Winter

        Designed by Adam Piotrowski from Poland.

        Smashing Wallpaper - december 10

        Learn to Recycle

        “We should care more about our planet.” Designed by Adam Laki from Hungary.

        Smashing Wallpaper - december 10

        Casual Catwalk

        Designed by Nathalie Ouederni from the Netherlands.

        Smashing Wallpaper - december 10

        West Christmas

        “In west, Santa Claus uses a .44” Designed by Blackjack.

        Smashing Wallpaper - december 10

        Snowy Ladybug

        Designed by Tooshtoosh from Israel.

        Smashing Wallpaper - december 10

        Happy Festivus

        “Seinfeld in 1997 proposed a holiday, Festivus, for the rest of us. This desktop wallpaper reminds us of the non consumeristic nature of Festivus, sit back enjoy a drink and join Kramer, Frank Costanza, Jerry and Elaine in the airing of Grievances and challenge one another to feats of strength after dinner.” Designed by Jenny Heath from USA.

        Smashing Wallpaper - december 10

        Join in next month!

        Please notice that we respect the ideas and motivation behind artists’ work which is why we’ve given artists full freedom to explore their creativity and express emotions and experience through their works. And this is also why the themes of the wallpapers weren’t anyhow influenced by us, but designed from scratch by the artists themselves.

        Thanks to all designers for participation. Join in next month!

        What’s your favorite?

        What’s your favourite theme or wallpaper for this month? Please let us know in the comments! And have a smashing December, folks!

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