The holidays are fast approaching and it’s that time of year again. If you decorating your home, the office or workplace for Christmas, why not dress up your website, too?
It’s time to get into a festive mood and brighten up your website for Christmas.
There are different ways to go in order to give your website a bit of holiday bling. It doesn’t have to be too complicated. You can actually just make small changes such as: Add a Christmas background, use Christmas icons, decorate your logo or any other easy-to-implement ways to show the Christmas spirit.
For those of you who want to use a plugin, which is one of the most used and moreover easiest ways, we highlight festive WordPress plugins that can give your website a boost for Christmas.
We’ve listed 25 WordPress plugins, both premium and free plugins you can install and use to decorate your site for your readers, customers, and clients to capture the holiday spirit?
Christmas Snow – Snow Fall WordPress Plugin
Let it snow! The Christmas Snow plugin turns your WordPress site into a snowy and beautiful WordPress site. The Christmas Snow plugin includes 50 (25 White and 25 Rainbow Color). Different types of Snowflakes to choose from. Multiple types of Christmas snow. Numbers of snowflakes can be set. Snowflake speed can be controlled. 4 Wind directions (No Wind, Wind from Left to Right, Wind from Right to Left, Random) for snowflakes and much more.
5sec Snow is a top selling snow WordPress plugin and script on CodeCanyon. WordPress and non-WordPress versions come bundled. 8 options for snow customization, 8 flake types including colorful presents and Christmas ornaments. Flakes can be turned into links, auto-disable snow on a preset date, snow can be disabled on mobile devices. The script/plugin is highly optimized jQuery code, only 3Kb.
The Christmas WordPress plugin is a feature-rich and a 3-in-One plugin. This plugin is perfect for the Christmas Season to add Christmas animation effects, Christmas greeting card, and Christmas snow to your WordPress site.
Christmas 3D – Plugin for WordPress
With Christmas 3D WordPress plugin you can easily decorate your page with modern, smart, unique and Christmas spirit. It is easy to integrate into any site. Fully responsive, live camera, 15+ images included, smooth animation, settings to show animation, advanced 3D realism etc.
WP Christmas Snow 12
WP Christmas Snow 12 is an easy-to-use WordPress plugin to add animated snowfall effects on your website. It is very easy to install. Snowflake color, the number of snowflakes and snowflake size can be set. Snowflake speed can be controlled and snow can be disabled on mobile devices.
Create beautiful Christmas Card with this plugin. It is super-easy to use and includes features such as 9 unique cards that fit any website, 5 timeless Christmas songs, 3D Flash snow in 5 variations. 5 seconds setup – just add your text and logo, unlimited color options, 100% SEO friendly, built-in help and much more.
MMX – Make Me Christmas
Dress up your WordPress website for Christmas with MMX. Add Christmas Hanging and Bunting (10 Types). Snow Flake (10 Types). Snow Man (10 Types). Christmas Tree (10 Types). Animation for Snow Mans, Christmas Trees etc.
Merry Christmas – Coming Soon Plugin
Merry Christmas is a illustrated/animated Coming Soon Plugin. It is HTML5/CSS3 optimized, bootstrap powered. Fully responsive, retina ready parallax theme perfect for landing pages, coming soon and 404 pages.
Realistic Snow WordPress Plugin
You can create beautiful, simple, elegant, realistic snow effects with this plugin. Snow will appear on all WordPress pages or target a specific container ID to render snowflakes. Specify height and width. Change flake size, fall rate, fall spread etc.
Snow Effects for WordPress
With the Snow Effects plugin, it’s easy to display Christmas snow effects and music on your website. It is fully responsive, include more than 100 effects to choose from. Add cool snow effects and integrated music background with this plugin.
Xmas Advent Calendar
Xmas Advent Calendar provides you a calendar which allows the user to open a new Xmas gift you decide each day. Features: It offers several options, behaviors, colors and images. Fully responsive. 30 graphic resources exclusively designed for this plugin. 3 templates for the modal content. 6 predefined background colors. 8 different modal headers and much more.
SnowFall for WordPress
Let it snow! Add beautiful Snowfall on your WordPress website for Christmas. This is a very easy-to-use plugin with features such as: Fully responsive, 12 settings for full customization. schedule snowfall by adding auto-disable date etc.
Xmas Widget – Elf Agency
Decorate your WordPress website with the Xmas Widget Plugin. This is a feature-rich plugin and includes features such as: 15 backgrounds, text color picker, 20 icons, 6 Christmas fonts. 4 snow buildup options, 4 animated snow options and much more. Xmas Widget is compatible with any themes and extremely easy to setup.
WP Snow Fall
With this plugin, you can add beautifully animated snowfall effects on your WordPress website. You can easily customize snowflakes/icons according to other festival/offer icons as well. Features: Fully responsive, add multiple sets of icons on each page, manage animation icons speed, change the icon sizes, manage number of icons per page.
Add Christmas festival spirit to your WordPress site with the Canvas Snow WordPress plugin. Canvas Snow Plugin is particularly developed to show the celebration and joy of Christmas. Features: 3 Different Types of Snow – Circle, Square, and Triangle. Multiple types of snow, the number of Snowflakes can be set, Snowflake speed can be controlled. This is a highly customizable plugin with lots of options.
Christmas Countdown Widget
With this plugin, you can displays a cute Santa Claus counting down to Christmas in your sidebar. On Christmas day Santa displays a “Merry Christmas” greeting to your visitors. The countdown automatically updates each year and starts the countdown over again on the day after Christmas. You can use the shortcode [countdown] to add the countdown to any post or page.
With this plugin, you can play soft Jingle Bells music for your visitors. Just activate it for the entire site or just for individual posts/pages. It adds a pause/play button at the right bottom corner so your visitors easily can disable/re-enable it.
Christmas Panda is a decoration WordPress plugin. Decorate your WordPress website with Christmas trees, snowfall or just display a pop-up for Christmas. Features: Snowfall, Christmas decorations, and pop-ups. Christmas Panda is an easy-to-use plugin to add some Christmas spirit to your WordPress site.
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With the Christmas Decorations plugin, you can easily decorate your site for Christmas. The plugin is very lightweight and easy to use. Features: Snowfall show on all pages of your site. Christmas countdown will show in bottom bar on all pages of your sites.
Animated/Illustrated Under Construction Plugin for Christmas
This is a great Under construction WordPress plugin for Christmas and perfect for landing pages, coming soon and 404 pages. Features: Easy installation and manager, responsive design support, countdown and animated, illustrated.
With the Christmasify plugin, you can add snow, Santa, decorations, music, and a lovely Christmas font to your WordPress website. All the effects are toggleable so you can choose the ones you want.
Let it snow on your WordPress website using the plugin Snow. Snow is fully customizable and lightweight. You can change the size, color, shadow and a lot more. Add your own snowflake image. Schedule the snowfall.
With the plugin Snow Flurry you can make it snow on your WordPress site. This is a simple and fully customizable snow effect plugin. Set snowflake maximum size, how often new flakes are created, minimum and maximum flake speed, snowflake color and set the plugin to disable after a set number of seconds.
Xmas Widget Little Elf
Say Happy Holidays to your visitors. Xmas Widget Little Elf WordPress plugin integrates email, social and ads campaigns to bring customized greeting cards to your site. Features: Fits all WordPress sites, unlimited design possibilities, Animated snow effect and much more.
Add a festive holiday countdown to Christmas, New Year’s Eve, Hanukkah, Thanksgiving, Kwanza, Tet, birthdays or any other specific occasion. Features: Count up to or down from any time and date. Easy animations, adjustable sizing and spacing. Mobile responsive on any device. Custom fonts, colors, backgrounds, and more.
What is your best tip to add some Christmas spirit to your WordPress website? I would love to hear all about it in the comment area.
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