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Desktop Wallpaper Calendar: December 2011

          We always try our best to challenge your artistic abilities and produce some interesting, beautiful and creative artwork. And as designers we usually turn to different sources of inspiration. As a matter of fact, we’ve discovered the best one — desktop wallpapers that are a little more distinctive than the usual crowd. This creativity mission has been going on for over two years now, and we are very thankful to all designers who have contributed and are still diligently contributing each month.

          We continue to nourish you with a monthly spoon of inspiration. This post features 30 free desktop wallpapers created by artists across the globe for December 2011. Both versions with a calendar and without a calendar can be downloaded for free. It’s time to freshen up your wallpaper!

          Please note that:

          • 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?

          Retro Christmas

          “Inspired by the old Christmas cards and 50’s style.” Designed by Joao Lima Jr. from Brazil.

          Smashing Wallpaper - december 11

          Sweater

          “I really like christmas sweaters, and you are better.” Designed by Zachary Vandehey from USA.

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          Christmas Winter

          Designed by Shravan Mishra from India.

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          Firebirds

          Designed by Matej Loncko from Slovakia.

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          Sign Of The Times

          “The Holidays, the Winter Solstice, the End of the Calendar Year. Make sure you stop and enjoy December for it will be January before you know it.” Designed by Deidra Wilson from USA.

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          Winter Wonderland

          “I took this photo whilst walking in the heavy snowfall in the UK last December.” Designed by Ben Young from UK.

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          Holiday Lights

          “It’s that magical time of the year. One can never have enough twinkle and glow!” Designed by Tirelessweaver from Canada.

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          Merry Christmas Wallpaper

          “Have a pleasant christmas and enjoy this beautiful time.” Designed by Christian Goldemann from Germany.

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          Simple December

          Designed by Lisa Temes from Canada.

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          Hand Drawn December

          “Warm, hand drawn letters defrost a cold month.” Designed by Sean Mccabe from USA.

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          Pixel

          “Christmas for pixel-lovers!” Designed by Lotum from Germany.

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          Jingle All The Way

          Designed by Aeri Jeong from Australia.

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          Candy Cane Monster

          Designed by Agnieszka Malarczyk from Poland.

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          Merry Xmas

          “Merry Xmas to all! December is the month of christmas, parties and shopping, and we all love it! Merry Xmas  —  don’t you just LOVE December?” Designed by Supreet Singh from India.

          Smashing Wallpaper - december 11

          Night Snow

          “Watching swirling snowflakes in the night sky is one of my favourite parts of the winter season. Cold, but beautiful!” Designed by Natalie Schulze from USA.

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          Love Christmas

          Designed by Mateusz Mackowiak from Poland.

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          Who Ate All The Christmas Cookies???

          “Just a bit of Christmas fun with the birds Pipita and Milo. This time with a new (still nameless) character: the magpie stole all the Christmas cookies Pipita just made and of course she’s angry at Milo (as usual). Have a fun Christmas (and watch out for cookie thiefs!;))!” Designed by Nicole Bauer from Germany.

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          The Little Things

          “A wallpaper to represent the “Holiday Spirit” that is less commercial, and more inspirational by illustrating 150+ little things that mean everything.” Designed by Winsome Interactive from USA.

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          International Christmas

          Designed by Roland Szaboka from Hungary.

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          Deer December

          Designed by Crystal Ho from Canada.

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          Turkish Barbecue

          Designed by Credo Global from Turkey.

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          Give More

          “Remember to always give more than you take. If we could all do this, the world would be a much better place.” Designed by Nathan Miller from USA.

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          Time Is Ticking Away

          Designed by Marcus White.

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          Southern December

          “I can’t help but associate December with chilly nights and roast chicken, but here’s a little something for the Southern Hemisphere! Picture taken at Kamari beach, Santorini.” Designed by Suety Kwan from USA.

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          Mister Snowman

          “Christmas for pixel-lovers!” Designed by Lotum from Germany.

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          Jingle All The Way

          Designed by Aeri Jeong from Australia.

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          Candy Cane Monster

          Designed by Agnieszka Malarczyk from Poland.

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          Merry Xmas

          “Merry Xmas to all! December is the month of christmas, parties and shopping, and we all love it! Merry Xmas  —  don’t you just LOVE December?” Designed by Supreet Singh from India.

          Smashing Wallpaper - december 11

          Night Snow

          “Watching swirling snowflakes in the night sky is one of my favourite parts of the winter season. Cold, but beautiful!” Designed by Natalie Schulze from USA.

          Smashing Wallpaper - december 11

          Love Christmas

          Designed by Mateusz Mackowiak from Poland.

          Smashing Wallpaper - december 11

          Who Ate All The Christmas Cookies???

          “Just a bit of Christmas fun with the birds Pipita and Milo. This time with a new (still nameless) character: the magpie stole all the Christmas cookies Pipita just made and of course she’s angry at Milo (as usual). Have a fun Christmas (and watch out for cookie thiefs!;))!” Designed by Nicole Bauer from Germany.

          Smashing Wallpaper - december 11

          The Little Things

          “A wallpaper to represent the “Holiday Spirit” that is less commercial, and more inspirational by illustrating 150+ little things that mean everything.” Designed by Winsome Interactive from USA.

          Smashing Wallpaper - december 11

          International Christmas

          Designed by Roland Szaboka from Hungary.

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          Deer December

          Designed by Crystal Ho from Canada.

          Smashing Wallpaper - december 11

          Turkish Barbecue

          Designed by Credo Global from Turkey.

          Smashing Wallpaper - december 11

          Give More

          “Remember to always give more than you take. If we could all do this, the world would be a much better place.” Designed by Nathan Miller from USA.

          Smashing Wallpaper - december 11

          Time Is Ticking Away

          Designed by Marcus White.

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          Southern December

          “I can’t help but associate December with chilly nights and roast chicken, but here’s a little something for the Southern Hemisphere! Picture taken at Kamari beach, Santorini.” Designed by Suety Kwan from USA.

          Smashing Wallpaper - december 11

          Mister Snowman

          “Mister Snowman is coming.” Designed by Thomas Danzo from France.

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          Join In Next Month!

          Please note that we respect and carefully consider the ideas and motivation behind each and every artist’s work. This is why we give all artists the full freedom to explore their creativity and express emotions and experience throughout their works. This is also why the themes of the wallpapers weren’t anyhow influenced by us, but rather designed from scratch by the artists themselves.

          A big thank you to all designers for their participation. Join in next month!

          What’s Your Favourite?

          What’s your favorite theme or wallpaper for this month? Please let us know in the comment section below!

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