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Free Wallpaper: We’re So Hoppy It’s Spring!

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Spring has sprung in the Northern Hemisphere, and Easter is just around the corner! How does your family celebrate Easter? Do you go to brunch, decorate eggs, or eat hot cross buns? Or perhaps you go on an Easter egg hunt like our pal Raymond the reindeer? Let us know in the comments and then download this digital wallpaper to cel-egg-brate all month long.

To download the free wallpaper, click on one of the sizes above and then right-click (Windows) or Control+click (Mac) the image and choose “Save Image As…”

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Free Wallpaper: Spring is Crawling Your Way

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While it’s still quite chilly for some of us, the first signs of spring are starting to show in the Northern Hemisphere. Whether it’s daffodils beginning to bloom, fuzzy caterpillars inching along, or bluer skies with slightly longer days, the colors of springtime are slowly making an appearance. On a recent adventure, Raymond the reindeer befriended a not-so-creepy crawler who assured Raymond that spring is indeed on its way!

To download the free wallpaper, click on one of the sizes above and then right-click (Windows) or Control+click (Mac) the image and choose “Save Image As…”

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Free Wallpaper: Something Sweet for You

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With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, we—along with Raymond the reindeer—wanted to send you our love. So we made this hearty wallpaper for you to download on your desktop, laptop, or tablet. Something this sweet shouldn’t be kept to yourself—share the love and send this wallpaper to a friend!

To download the free wallpaper, click on one of the sizes above and then right-click (Windows) or Control+click (Mac) the image and choose “Save Image As…”

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Free Wallpaper: A New Year, A New Beginning

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The weeks leading up to Christmas are always so busy that after the big day, we elves like to wind down and rest. Now that we’re catching up on post-holiday to-dos, we’re happy to give you this wallpaper featuring Raymond the reindeer. We hope that 2017 is off to a good start for you and brings you much happiness!

To download the free wallpaper, click on one of the sizes above and then right-click (Windows) or Control+click (Mac) the image and choose “Save Image As…”

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Merry Christmas to You!


Christmas 2016

It’s Christmas—huzzah! :D

We hope that each and every one of you are having a fabulous Christmas. All of us up here at the North Pole are enjoying spending time together and eating lots of cookies.

We wanted to take this moment to say thanks to our corporate sponsors who have helped tremendously with the cost of developing and maintaining So, thank you very much to our Diamond Deck-the-Halls Sponsor, RTI, Inc., and our Platinum Poinsettia Sponsor, SimTrain! (Interested in sponsoring Click here for more information.)

Also, thanks go out to YOU for spending part of your Christmas with us! We appreciate every single one of our visitors, and we are so happy that you came to visit Santa’s Secret Village. We do hope that you’ll spend part of next Christmas with us as well.

So, tell me… What was your favourite Christmas memory this year? Did you spend time with loved ones, try a new yummy recipe, go sledding with friends? Let us know in the comments!

Enjoy the rest of Christmas Day, and from all of us at, we wish you a very happy and healthy 2017!

Etsy Item of the Day: Bassets Under the Mistletoe Christmas Card

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After the adorable, festive videos and photos I posted earlier today, I have bassets on the brain. Although—let’s be honest—when do I not? Of course I adore this sweet Christmas card featuring two basset hounds under the mistletoe. This card does leave me wondering one thing: When doggies meet up under the mistletoe, do they slurp or sniff each other?
Bassets Under the Mistletoe Card

Etsy Seller: Beagle n Thread

One More Sleep Until Christmas!

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Happy Christmas Eve! I hope you are finished shopping, wrapping, and baking—and are now ready for some merrymaking! Today I will be spending time with my husband, my basset hound, my parents, and their 2 bassets. In honour of the furry, festive fun, I thought I’d share some adorable doggie videos and photos to put a smile on your face and help you pass the time while you count down the minutes until Santa arrives ;)

Dashing through the snow is hard #holidayworkoutplan #bringonthefeast #idratherbesleeping

A photo posted by Hank The Basset (@hankthebasset) on

A photo posted by Loki & Friends (@corgistagram) on

short legs and deep snow is a tough combination. ❄️

A video posted by Dean (@deanthebasset) on

A photo posted by Pip & her hounds (@philpush) on

Etsy Item of the Day: Printable Deer Gift Tags

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Can you believe that the big day is almost here? If you still have a few things to wrap, then these printable gift tags will come in handy. After you complete your purchase, you’ll be able to download the file and print these To/From tags in a flash from the comfort of your own home. They’d look rather professional printed on sticker paper or cardstock, but if you’re in a pinch, regular paper will do just fine.
Etsy Item of the Day: Printable Deer Christmas Tags • Inglish Digi Design

Etsy Seller: Inglish Digi Design

Easily Donate to Goodwill through Give Back Box

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Amazon & Give Back Box
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How many of you do a lot of holiday shopping online? If you have boxes from Amazon or other retailers piling up at your home, wait a moment before you simply toss those boxes into the recycling bin. With the Give Back Box platform, you can fill a box with items for donation, print a prepaid shipping label, and then ship the items to your nearest Goodwill. Donating unwanted items has never been so easy!

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Etsy Item of the Day: Georgia Highway Christmas Ornament

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Raymond and I had such a wonderful time during our trip down to Atlanta, seeing the sights and eating various local treats. This Georgia highway Christmas ornament show that all roads lead to Atlanta! Laser cut from birch plywood, this ornament is delicate and would make a nice gift for the Georgia peach in your life. [Psst… Looking for another state? Maplanta has highway ornaments for all 50 states.]
Georgia Highway Christmas Ornament from Maplanta

Etsy Seller: Maplanta
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