It’s that time of year again: Christmas is just around the corner and it will be here before you know it! To some blog owners, changing the theme is a full day project that is often more of a chore. If you’ve added a lot of customizations to your theme, it’s definitely a pain to switch to a new theme just for a month.
Yet, there are some who love to change their themes with the seasons and holidays. So to get the month started, I decided to share a few Christmas WordPress themes that will help put your readers in the holiday spirit.
The free Mistletoe theme is a beautiful theme featuring a winter backdrop, snowman header, and a little mistletoe in the sidebar headers. It also includes Christmas tree icons and 5 custom widgets. This theme is even optimized for mobile devices and tablets. There is also a Hello Snowman theme that is quite similar.
The free Red & Gold Christmas template is extremely festive with a gift wrapped background and bold red header. The sidebar features red headers while the main area of the blog is a nice gold color. If you like the style of this theme, you’ll also love the other Christmas WordPress themes featured on Holiday Nook.
The free Blue Christmas theme is absolutely stunning with a dark blue background. The headers comes complete with snowmen and actually falling snow, while the sidebar showcases Christmas trees and candy canes. It may be a little too much for some, but it definitely gives you that “I’m dreaming of a white Christmas” feel. You may also like the similar Christmas Days theme.
The free Santa Details 1.0 theme is not very stylish, but it is pretty unique as far as the artwork. It features a wood background with what almost looks to be a hand-drawn Santa header. The sidebar is pretty basic, but a couple Christmas trees and snowflakes extend on the side of the main content area. If you’re looking for a Santa theme that is a bit more stylish, check out the Xmas Bag 1.0 theme. The Xmas Desktop 1.0 theme is also similar to the Santa Details 1.0 theme, but features a more stylish header.
While there are very many Christmas themes to choose from, these are the ones that really stood out to me and are nicely designed (for the most part).
Do you change or decorate your WordPress theme for Christmas?
Charnita is a full-time freelance writer and blogger with 3+ years of experience, and also the owner of SocialWebTools.info. She's also an early adopter who loves trying out new social media tools along with Web and iOS (iPad) apps. Feel free to connect with her on Facebook, Twitter and Google+.