How to change your blog into something more festive│Blogmas 2017

How to change your blog into something more festive│Blogmas 2017

Tis the season to be jolly falalalalalala 7 - How to change your blog into something more festive│Blogmas 2017Yep…It’s already december…can someone please tell me where time goes because November went BY WAY TOO FAST!

Also, side note to the people that don’t celebrate this holiday, I’m so sorry that my posts are going to be festive this month, I hope you don’t mind too much, again sorry. I still hope you have an amazing new year and start of 2018 (yep, it’s almost 2018…..) ❤️

On the bright side, I can finally insert this GIF in a post and you don’t know how happy it makes me…I couldn’t wait for a second longer, even though, technically it’s not Christmas yet…

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Now that that’s sorted I can proceed with ze post.

This is a collab with the amazing Daisychaindreaming! We thought we could both write a post about how to decorate your blog for Christmas! Go check out her blog, it’s really really good and her writing is wonderful as well!!! (She’s posting her tomorrow!)

Header

It’s important to have a nice header (or logo) and I really like mixing it up for every season! I try to make the drawings myself but I do tend to copy other artists. I’m not a very good drawer and definitely not on the computer! I do, however, always give credit to the original artist! Art theft is, unfortunately, a common thing and I don’t particularly want to be part of that!

I tried to draw a few things myself but quickly noticed that I’m not very good! XD So off to Pinterest I went. It took a while but I eventually found AH-MAZING art drawn by really REALLY talented artists!!!

This season I decided to make a simple header with only colours and a festive quote underneath (which to be honest makes it so much easier because finding the original artist is really difficult sometimes!!)

Plugins

“A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites.”

I really like plugins as their purpose is to make a website better. There are millions of different ones but today I’m only talking about one; Weather Effect. I discovered this plugin a few months ago by accident and was really curious so I decided to try it out. Initially, I only wanted it for winter so I could get the snow effect (which actually come with the Jetpack plugin but I forgot that). But whilst experimenting a bit, I found that there effects for all seasons! I started trying them out and found really lovely ones, like leaves for autumn, candy canes for Christmas, etc…

I highly recommend it to anyone that wants to make their blog a bit more festive! There are SOOOO many options and I think everyone can find one they like!

Colours

To make everything a bit more festive, I added dark red and green to my blog (like everything I could change, I did.)

I used the colours #a81c23 (red) and #00721c (green).


There ya go!! I hope you enjoyed the first day of Blogmas!

Goodbye and until next time!!

XOXO, Rosie 🎄

 

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33 Comments

      • 1st December 2017 / 6:44 pm

        Welcome!
        And Thanks for the follow:)
        Hope my blog doesn’t disappoint you! 🙂

        • 1st December 2017 / 6:45 pm

          Nooo! It’s amazing!! I love the paper stars at the top!!! xx

    • 2nd December 2017 / 3:02 pm

      Aww thanks! Yes, I spent days on my autumn header as well!!! xxx

  1. 1st December 2017 / 9:18 pm

    So fun! I really should have thought about all of this before Blogmas started! Can’t wait to see what other posts you have! xx.

    • 2nd December 2017 / 3:03 pm

      Ahahah I’m surprised I did myself, I’m the worst organiser haha😂❤️

  2. 1st December 2017 / 11:03 pm

    OMGG!! Your blog is christmassy!! I love the snow that is falling down! xx

    • 2nd December 2017 / 3:08 pm

      Yasss! It’s really cool!! I’ve got christmas songs blasting through the house right now actually !!😉 xx

  3. 2nd December 2017 / 10:22 am

    It was so fun doing this together! Your post turned out so amazing xxx

    • 2nd December 2017 / 3:15 pm

      Yess! I’m reading your post right now! It was really cool! We should definitely do it again!!! xx

  4. 4th December 2017 / 4:35 pm

    You’re blog design is really cute, I definitely need to spice mine up after seeing this!

  5. 5th December 2017 / 12:07 am

    Aw, I loveeee your blog so much! It is beautiful and so festive! I love your blog layout so much and the weather effect is so cute! With the plugins, do you have to have a different plan? I really want to do this! Thanks for an inspiring post and you have definitely earned a new follower! *presses follow 20 times* 🤩 looking forward to new blogmas posts!
    Ellie x 🎅🏻🎄

    • 5th December 2017 / 7:13 am

      Aww thank you so so so much! It means the absolute world to me!! And if you mean as in host, yes! I use wordpress.org instead of .com! xxxx

      • 5th December 2017 / 8:05 am

        Ooooh! Ok, cool! Thankyou for letting me know!
        Ellie x 🎄

      • 11th December 2017 / 9:40 pm

        Oooh! Ok! So do you have to pay for that at all? x 🎅🏻🎄

        • 11th December 2017 / 10:02 pm

          Well you have to pay the host but the prices depend on the website that hosts you. Because wordpress.com is also a hosting website but a free one, so your website is on a server by wordpress and you use their software. If you want to use wordpress.org, they don’t provide you with a host but only the software. So that means that you have to find host (that will “store” your website on their server) but you can still use wordpress!
          I hope my explanation makes sense, I’m sorry if it doesn’t ! 😂❤️ xxx

          • 11th December 2017 / 11:16 pm

            Ok thanks that helped so much! So what ‘host’ thingy do you use? And if you move from a .com site to a .org one do you have to pay WordPress.com for them to redirect people to your new blog?
            Ellie x ✨☀️

          • 12th December 2017 / 9:54 am

            Hey, thanks! That’s helped a lot! What host do you use? And also, did u migrate your blog from a .com account or start a .org account from scratch, Because from research I found that you have to redirect your viewers and that costs $13 a year! For someone like me who wants to move to .org! Ahhh (Who wants to do that?? Hehe
            Ellie x 🎄

          • 12th December 2017 / 6:47 pm

            Well I migrated my blog but I can’t remember actually having to pay more, again the link I sent you will hopefully help a bit! xxx

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