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Free Wallpaper: Raymond in the Woodlands

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While August is the last full month of summer, that doesn’t mean there’s a shortage of fun things to do. You can nosh on some s’mores, ride bikes in the sunshine, or take your dog (or reindeer!) on a hike. During his off-season travels, Raymond the reindeer enjoys an occasional walk through the woodlands. Here’s a pretty snapshot from Raymond’s recent hike for you to download to 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 woodsy wallpaper from northpole.com!

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. :)

Etsy Item of the Day: Christmas Tree Advent Calendar

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With Christmas just 3 days away, it’s a little late to get an advent calendar for this year, but it’s not too early to get one for next year! This Christmas tree advent calendar is handmade from felt, and you’ll want to use it year after year.

Each day of advent you or your kids can take an ornament from a pocket and hang it on the tree. You’ll get a few extra ornaments just in case one goes missing! If you crafty like I am, you might be interested in purchasing the PDF pattern so you can make it yourself.
Christmas Tree Advent Calendar ~ Etsy Seller: The Lullaby Loft

Etsy Seller: The Lullaby Loft

Harbin International Snow & Ice Festival

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One thing I look forward to in the winter months is the snow! In my younger days I had lots of fun building snowmen, making snow angels, and sledding down hills. While I still do enjoy these activities, nowadays I prefer to admire amazing ice sculptures and snow creations made by skilled snow artists. There are many ice sculpture competitions held throughout the world, but the largest one is in Harbin, China.

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The Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival is an annual tradition that began in 1963. The festival has grown and evolved over the years and now attracts thousands of people every year.

In this icy metropolis you will see stunning sculptures and amazing buildings built from blocks of ice. Colorful lights are used throughout the festival, illuminating the frozen monuments which creates a spectacular sight!

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The festival also includes other activities such as skiing, a lantern show, and swimming in the frigid Songua River. If you prefer a less intense activity, take a ride down the giant ice slide! Weeeeeee!

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The 2015 festival begins on January 5 and continues through February. To learn more about the festival or to see more amazing pictures, check out their website.

Photo credit: harbinice.com
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