Monday, December 20, 2010

Christmas icons-Decorate your blog!

Merry Christmas!

Christmas bellsDecorate your Blogger for Christmas and New Year's Eve!
Short before Christmas, we are done with decorating our homes. Now we should decorate our blog too and welcome our blogger friend in holiday spirit.
I've gathered a few beautiful icons here, they are all free to take, except my small bloghelp logo.
These icons all have transparent background, you can use them anywhere on your blog, no matter what color your background is.
To save a picture, simply right click any icon, than choose save as or copy.
However, when saving, you have to use a photo editing software that is capable to handle transparency.
Free photo editors, like Paint net or InfranView will do it and of course, Photoshop.
Also, resize the images to fit in your free space.

How to install the icons

To install the photos on your Blogger blog the way you see them on this blog (left and right), and to get rid of them later, follow these steps:

Step 1. Upload your photos to Blogger, in a new post. Later you can delete this post, but not the pictures.
Step 2. Go to Dashboard |Design (Layout) and add a Html widget, no matter in what section.
Step 3. Copy the following code and paste it in the widget box:

<!--xmas-icons-start--><a style="position:fixed;top:100px;left:10px;" href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_7pEUAD6CGo8/TRMkCQabYUI/AAAAAAAAIEw/w7Oxfq4H2hE/s1600/Merry%2BChristmas%2521.png" title="Merry Christmas"><img width="150" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_7pEUAD6CGo8/TRMkCQabYUI/AAAAAAAAIEw/w7Oxfq4H2hE/s320/Merry%2BChristmas%2521.png" /></a>
<a style="position:fixed;top:5px;right:10px;" href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-5lrNqYGhywc/TvEDbSNALkI/AAAAAAAAKkY/Y2BQKQ0bo_U/s1600/Christmas%2Bbells.png" title="Christmas bells"><img src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-5lrNqYGhywc/TvEDbSNALkI/AAAAAAAAKkY/Y2BQKQ0bo_U/s240/Christmas%2Bbells.png" /></a> <!--xmas-icons-end-http://colormagicphotography.com-->

There are two icons in this code; one to the left (code with green background) and one to the right. You can use both or just one of them.
Step 4. Replace the code in red with you own photo url, uploaded in step 1.
Step 5. Save the widget and go back to Design (or Layout, in the new editor).
Step 6. Drag the widget to the bottom of your sidebar and delete the widget title, if there is one and preview (see also the note at the end of this post).
Step 7. Change the image size (in white) to your preference, if needed.
Step 8. Change the image position (fuchsia), as to your space, according to your template width.
That's all.

Too much work? Use the widget installer at the end of this post and your decorations will be up and rolling in two steps.
After the holidays you can easily remove the widget.

author: www.icondrawer.com
Snowman iconSanta-iconChristmas tree
You can download more of these beautiful icons by clicking on each author's link.
author: Cyberell @ www.archigraphs.com
Candy house-iconXmas Globe-iconLittle House-icon
The following icons are my favorites, on a dark background.
Design by Peter Cui

Gift box-icon
Candle

Christmas bauble

Christmas bell-icon

Christmas star

Christmas tree-icon

Have a look at my small png images too, Christmas bells and gift boxes.

The next gif images are at 1:1 scale with transparent background too. They are not professional beauties, but you are free to use them, if you like.
SnowflakeRed bowRed starRed bow
Christmas decorationChristmas decorationChristmas decoration
Christmas decorationPoinsettiaChristmas decoration


If you are on Blogger, click the button on the right and the widget will be installed in two steps. Follow the instructions and you will see the Merry Christmas widget in your sidebar. Open it and delete the title.
Note:
After installing the widget with the help of this green button, you'll be using the same two images as I do. When clicked, the images will link back to this post, I hope you don't mind. If you do, you can always edit the widget during the installation process or choose other images.

Spice up your computer desktop with new, festive desktop wallpapers for Christmas!
See also all my royalty-free Christmas images.

After the winter holidays, you can change these icons with other ones, according to the season.

I wish all of you a blessed and Merry Christmas!

3 comments:

Leovi said...

Thank you very much for sharing your great photos on his blog. Wish you Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Best wishes. Leovi.

bagafarna said...

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to You!

Dawn Brockman said...

I used one of your articles to customize my blogger static page.And I could not figure out how to add a image to the side of the posting section. So I used the code above and just changed the image link.It worked out great.

I really like the information you give on blogging tutorials.

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