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Free Wallpaper: Raymond’s Summer Picnic

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It’s summertime in the Northern Hemisphere, which means there are lots of outdoor activities you can do… such as having a picnic! Our pal, Raymond the reindeer, recently enjoyed lunch on a lawn and wants to share this digital wallpaper with you. Download now, and on the days when you can’t eat your grub on the grass, you can gaze upon this picturesque picnic on your desktop, laptop, or tablet!

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…”

Enjoy this summery desktop wallpaper from northpole.com!

Free Wallpaper: Backyard Bubbles

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For you folks outside of the North Pole, the summer months are a time to enjoy days off from school, trips to the beach, and lots of fun in the sun. Wherever you are, one activity the whole family can enjoy is blowing bubbles. Even your furry, four-legged family members can have fun poking (or chomping) the bubbles! To kick off your summer, here’s a downloadable calendar featuring Raymond the reindeer.

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…”

Enjoy this bubbly desktop wallpaper from northpole.com!

Free Wallpaper: April Showers Bring May Flowers

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In many parts of the world, the rain clouds are now rolling away, and the sun is coming out again, sending warm greetings and encouraging flowers to bloom. Even if it’s still a bit chilly where you are, we hope you’ll enjoy this fabulous flowering desktop wallpaper featuring your favorite reindeer—Raymond!

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…”

Enjoy this blooming desktop wallpaper from northpole.com!

P.S. Can you guess what type of flower this is? Leave your guess in the comments below. If that’s too easy a question for you flower fanatics out there, tell us your favorite flower instead. :)

Free Wallpaper: An Egg-citing Time of Year

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In the Northern Hemisphere, grass is growing, flowers are blooming, and even the birds are chirping as if to announce that spring has sprung. Easter is less than a week away, so I’m sure many of you will be decorating eggs and going on Easter egg hunts. To celebrate all month long, download our adorable desktop wallpaper featuring Raymond the reindeer.

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…”

Enjoy this egg-cellent desktop wallpaper from northpole.com!

Free Wallpaper: Lions and Lambs and Crafts, Oh My!

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March is here, and there are a couple of things to celebrate—National Craft Month and the arrival of spring! To get the month off to a crafty start, Raymond the reindeer and his pal made their lion and lamb costumes with some help from the elves. We hope this month’s calendar cheers you up as much as it does us… We just love Raymond’s sheep outfit!

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

Enjoy this adorable desktop wallpaper from northpole.com!

Pssst… If you are looking for some crafty inspiration, be sure to head over to the Craft Cottage!

Free Wallpaper: Valentine’s Cheer from a Sweet Reindeer

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It’s February, and you aren’t the only one sending valentines. Raymond wanted to send you all an early Valentine’s Day gift. It’s not a card, chocolates, or candy hearts—it’s an adorable desktop calendar!

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

Enjoy this darling desktop wallpaper from northpole.com!

Free Wallpaper: A Wintery Scene For Your Screen

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With the holidays being over and Christmas a long way off, January can feel a bit bleak. To cheer you up and warm your hearts, we—along with Raymond the reindeer—prepared a little something special for you…

A free 2015 desktop calendar for you to download! With this image as your desktop background, every time you are on your computer, you’ll be greeted by Raymond’s adorable face.

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

Enjoy this delightful desktop wallpaper from northpole.com! We have more special things in store for you, so be sure to check back every month. :)

Happy Holidays from northpole.com!

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Christmas is here! YAY! :D

We hope that each and every one of you had a fabulous Christmas. All of us up here at the North Pole had a wonderful Christmas indeed.

We wanted to take this moment to say thanks to our corporate sponsors who have helped tremendously with the cost of developing and maintaining northpole.com. So, thank you very much to our Diamond Deck-the-Halls Sponsor, RTI, Inc., and our Platinum Poinsettia Sponsor, SimTrain! (Interested in sponsoring Northpole.com? 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, what was your favourite Christmas memory this year? Did you receive a cherished gift, try a new delicious recipe, or go ice skating with a special someone? Let us know in the comments!

Enjoy the rest of Christmas Day, and from all of us at northpole.com, we wish you a very happy and healthy 2015!

Etsy Item of the Day: Reluctant Reindeer Print

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Oh my, I practically melted when I saw this adorable print! Featuring a basset hound who is the rather reluctant reindeer for a little girl’s sleigh ride venture, this is one of my favourite prints that I’ve ever seen on Etsy. Not only does the artist have a great style, but she captured the basset hound perfectly. I mean, look at those droopy ears and chunky feet! :D This cuteness is also available as a card.

Etsy Seller: Nwelli Art and Design

Amazing Synchronized Christmas Lights

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Happy Christmas Eve, everyone! Tonight Santa will make his big trip around the world, and I’m sure many of you are spending today wrapping your last few gifts, cooking a delicious meal, or perhaps spending some time with loved ones. Whatever you’re busy with today, if you need a short, festive break, check out the videos below of Christmas lights synchronized with songs—some with Christmas carols and some with songs a little less traditional, but fun nonetheless :) These awesome videos will have you tapping your toes and wondering exactly how many lights these folks have on their houses!

I think the Star Wars house is my favourite with the “Carol of the Bells” house a close second. Let me know which video you liked best in the comments!

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