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Desktop Wallpaper Calendars: December 2015

Since seven years, our monthly desktop wallpapers post is a Smashing favorite that wouldn’t be possible without the tireless efforts of designers and artists from across the globe. Each month, we challenge you, the design community, to get your creative juices flowing and produce some interesting and inspiring desktop wallpapers. And well, we are very thankful to everyone who tickles their creativity and contributes to this challenge every month. This post features artwork for December 2015. The wallpapers all come in versions with and without a calendar and can be downloaded for free. Now it’s up to you to decide: which one will deck your desktop this month?

Since seven years, our monthly desktop wallpapers post is a Smashing favorite that wouldn’t be possible without the tireless efforts of designers and artists from across the globe. Each month, we challenge you, the design community, to get your creative juices flowing and produce some interesting and inspiring desktop wallpapers. And well, we are very thankful to everyone who tickles their creativity and contributes to this challenge every month.

This post features artwork for December 2015. The wallpapers all come in versions with and without a calendar and can be downloaded for free. Now it’s up to you to decide: which one will deck your desktop this month?

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?

We All Know That One Sweater

“When you look around this time of the year, you’ll see a lot of Christmas sweaters. Some of them are awesome, others well… we all know that one sweater… you know, the one that really has too much Christmas on it.” — Designed by Cédric Bloem from Belgium.

We All Know That One Sweater

Merry December

Designed by Natalia Szendzielorz from Poland.

Merry December

’Tis The Season (To Drink Eggnog)

“There’s nothing better than a tall glass of Golden Eggnog while sitting by the Christmas tree. Let’s celebrate the only time of year this nectar of the gods graces our lips.” — Designed by Jonathan Shears from Connecticut, USA.

’Tis The Season (To Drink Eggnog)

Christmas Invaders

“While December brings darkness outside, we spend a lot of time inside. We take the time to celebrate Christmas in the company of our loved ones, but sometimes we might enjoy the simple joys of playing a computer game. Space Invaders has to be one of the most iconic classic arcade games, so to honour its legacy this wallpaper shows what a Christmas themed Space Invaders game might look like, so, therefore: Christmas Invaders!” — Designed by Wim Verpoorten from Belgium.

Christmas Invaders

Merry Newtonmas

“What better way is there to bring in the festive season with an Isaac Newton-themed wallpaper? For geeks and science lovers especially.” — Designed by Passion Digital from the UK.

Merry Newtonmas

Christmas With The Digies

“Merry Christmas from The Digies at digitalprofile.io.” — Designed by Rachel Sulek from Wales.

Christmas with The Digies

Ho Ho Ho!

“Christmas is coming, and so is Santa Claus. I hope everyone has a fun season regardless if you celebrate Christmas or not.” — Designed by Maria Keller from Mexico.

Ho Ho Ho!

A Christmas In The Margins Of My Childhood

“So sweetly, I leave my heart plunging in the gentle nostalgia, cradling the margins of my childhood… Unforgettable!!! Pure happiness! Unique joy! Indescribable!” — Designed by Ana Filipa Travassos from Portugal.

A Christmas In The Margins Of My Childhood

Miles To Go Before I Sleep

“I always love to think about the New Year and the new opportunities that we look forward to in the new year. I am always used to all the festive, holiday types of wallpaper, but I always think this is a great time for reflection, so I decided to create a wallpaper after many years of wanting to do this. So I thought to find a nice reflective wallpaper off of Unsplash and just figure out a way to express this aesthetically.” — Designed by Chanelle Henry from Philadelphia, PA.

Miles To Go Before I Sleep

December Deer

“I love the simplicity of the deer head silhouette trend with just a touch of hand-drawn detail. Happy December my dears!!” — Designed by Jordan Thoma from the United States.

December deer

Foxy Winter!

Designed by Imagine Forest from the United Kingdom.

Foxy Winter!

I Wish You A Very Red Christmas!

“December obviously reminds us all of Christmas, and the color red is everywhere. We can see it in the neon lights in the street, in the Christmas papers that we use to wrap our presents, in our hearts, for instance. Everywhere! So I decided to wish everyone a very red Christmas. Peace!” — Designed by Jorge Cruz from Portugal.

I Wish You A Very Red Christmas!

Joy To The World

“Christmas is a time of joy! I wanted to express this with playful hand lettering and cheerful colors.” — Designed by Emily Sebald from the United States.

Joy To The World

It’s Time For Snow! Merry Christmas!

“Christmas is here, and it is the time for snow and, definitely, to share our time with the family. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year for all! I wish you all your dreams will become real in 2016!!” — Designed by Verónica Valenzuela from Spain.

It’s Time For Snow! Merry Christmas!

Let It Snow!

Designed by Stijn Van Doorslaer from Belgium.

Let It Snow!

It’s What’s Inside That Counts

“Family, friends, memories and environment inspired me so much in creating a wallpaper. Ideas for artworks sometimes come out of the blue, so this time, it’s inspired by my beautiful, naughty niece, Shammy! Ho ho ho! Christmas renews our youth by stirring out our wonder, and wondering in it are born our art!” — Designed by Marina Etuci from Malaysia, now residing in Taiwan.

It’s What’s Inside That Counts

Melting Snowman

“The cruel December sun!” — Designed by Lino Coltura from Belgium.

Melting Snowman

Oh Deer

“A deer is a typical ‘winter animal’. It reminds me of Santa’s sled, winter, snow…” — Designed by Chiara Faes from Belgium.

Oh Deer

Let The Warming Things Be Close To You

Designed by Iquadart from Belarus.

Let The Warming Things Be Close To You

Winter Solstice

“In December there’s a winter solstice; which means that the longest night of the year falls in December. I wanted to create the feeling of solitude of the long night into this wallpaper.” — Designed by Alex Hermans from Belgium.

Winter Solstice

Peace

Designed by Jon Letourneau from the USA.

Peace

This Month In A Galaxy Much Like Ours

“The 16th of December marks the return of one of my favorite movie franchises, Star Wars, which inspired me to create this wallpaper. I used the 16th because that’s when the movie first starts showing for the public in a few European countries, one of which is my home country, Belgium. Two days later it will appear in theaters across the USA.” — Designed by Kobe Vervoort from Belgium.

This Month In A Galaxy Much Like Ours

Sci-fi UI

“Sure, it’s not christmassy, but that festival passes you by when you’re at the helm of a mining craft in the depths of space.” — Designed by Willy Leeks from the UK.

Sci-fi UI

Don’t Stop

“It’s been such an incredible year for space; I wanted to celebrate that with a simple wallpaper to keep everyone inspired this month. The year isn’t over yet — don’t stop pushing yourself!” — Designed by Shawna Armstrong from the United States.

Don’t Stop

Space Race

“December is the month when the Earth finishes its lap around the sun. I had the idea to make it a bit more cartoony by making the other planets encourage Earth along its way.” — Designed by Michiel Janssens from Belgium.

Space Race

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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