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Desktop Wallpaper Calendars: December 2014 (Christmas Edition)

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 almost seven years now, and we are very thankful to all designers who have contributed and are still diligently contributing each month. This post features free desktop wallpapers created by artists across the globe for December 2014. Both versions with a calendar and without a calendar can be downloaded for free. It’s time to freshen up your wallpaper!

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 almost seven years now, and we are very thankful to all designers who have contributed and are still diligently contributing each month.

This post features free desktop wallpapers created by artists across the globe for December 2014. 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 Calendars series. We are regularly looking for creative designers and artists to be featured on Smashing Magazine. Are you one of them?

Cold Outside

“In December it is cold outside, so cute giraffe with scarf. Winter in Africa.” — Designed by Kim Lemin from Belgium.

Cold Outside

Christmas Lights Under The Sea

“Jellyfish always reminded me of Christmas because of the shiny magic they create. Lights of hope in the deep blue sea. This is part of my icon-a-day.com project.” — Designed by Marko Stupić from Zagreb, Croatia.

Christmas Lights under the sea.

Geometric Snowflake

“The idea is that inside every snow crystal, there’s a real crystal!” — Designed by Cape from Norway.

Geometric Snowflake

Buckminster Fuller

“This wallpaper is inspired by the great architect and thinker Buckminster Fuller. His geodesic domes reminded us at Codesign of holiday ornaments, so we thought it was fitting for December.” — Designed by Daphne Firos from Cleveland, OH.

Buckminster Fuller

Gifts Lover

Designed by Elise Vanoorbeek from Belgium.

Gifts Lover

The Southern Hemisphere Is Calling

“Santa’s tired of winter (and the North Pole) and is flying to the South part of the globe to relax a little bit. He deserves a little vacation, don’t you think?” — Designed by Ricardo Gimenes from Brazil.

The Southern Hemisphere Is Calling

Winter Woolly Days

“When we think about December, we can instantly feel the cold weather hence we think about wool sweaters and many times it reminds us of the first sweater our grandmas made for us!” — Designed by Santu Bank from India.

Winter Woolly Days

Santastic December

“Each year, Santa is making our December FANTASTIC. So that’s why I often call this month a “Santastic December”.” — Designed by Deepra Bhattacharya from India.

Santastic December

Flat Santa

“Just some general happy feelings about christmas!” — Designed by Kevin Lanckriet from Belgium.

FlatSanta

A South Pole Christmas

“Reindeer and elves don’t deserve all the fun in December!” — Designed by Michaela Schuett from the United States.

A South Pole Christmas

Merry Christmas

“The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear. Merry Christmas to all :)” — Designed by Zanetine Web Design from India.

Merry Christmas

Have A Minimal Christmas

“My brother-in-law has been on a design buzzword kick where he calls everything minimal, to the point where he wishes people, “Have a minimal day!” I made this graphic as a poster for him.” — Designed by Danny Gugger from Madison, Wisconsin, USA.

Have a Minimal Christmas

Let It Snow

“And here comes “December”, the most awaited month for those who haven’t seen the beauty of a snowfall and with it comes the yearning “Let it Snow” this time…” — Designed by Binita Tamang from India.

Let It Snow

Snow Globe

Designed by Luc Versleijen from the Netherlands.

Snow Globe

A Sleigh With Gifts Is Coming To Town

“Merry Christmas to all the people around the world! I am sure that this sleigh will be coming to your town!” — Designed by Verónica Valenzuela from Spain.

A sleigh with gifts is coming to town

We Wish You A Merry Christmas!

“The Christmas spirit is finally here… So let’s have a very Merry Christmas!” — Designed by WebOlution from Greece.

We wish you a Merry Christmas!

Xmas Time!

“December is the same to say Christmas so we wanted to keep together all funny elements from this time” — Designed by Colorsfera from Spain.

Xmas time!

Christmas Package

Designed by Jakub Lopatko from Poland.

Christmas Package

December Owls

“I created this wallpaper with all the fun winter stuff in mind: going skiing, the taste of a hot cup of coffee, the heavy warm clothes you always have on, listening to carols and receiving presents. The colors are for remembering that, even though it’s cold and cloudy, December is a happy month that everyone should enjoy!” — Designed by Miruna Sfia from Romania.

December Owls

Merry Christmas

“Merry Christmas to all of you (in the languages we speak: Crăciun Fericit, Merry Christmas, Joyeux Noël, Boldog Karácsonyi unnepeket, Buon Natale, Feliz Navidad, Feliz Natal)” — Designed by Design19 from Romania.

Merry Christmas!

Believe In The Magic Of The Season

“December brings in the festival season as well as the smell of the winter. It spells its magic in the form of Christmas, snow, family gatherings and a brand new year to start. Hence it inspired me to create this wallpaper which essentially just denotes the month of magic, belief and hope of a good new year.” — Designed by Charuta Puranik from India.

Believe in the magic of the season!

The Darker Days

“December means for me the month when the days are the shortest in Belgium. Not many people like it, but I think it creates a special atmosphere on a cold December evening. December is, of course, the month when we get some little presents for Christmas!” — Designed by Kerinckx Didier from Belgium.

The darker days

Evening In December

“When people think about December, most of them think about celebrating, family, presents,… But I have tried to think differently. I have tried to look at the nature in December. I thought about… a full moon, stars, clouds, snow, wolves, dark nights and conifers. I have tried to display this in my wallpaper.” — Designed by Dean De Beuckeleer from Belgium.

Evening in December

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 Favorite?

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

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