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Backgrounds you can use in your holiday Zoom calls

As a writer, you are always told to show, not tell. And what better way to show your Yuletide spirit over family video calls than a festive background?

We’ve been endlessly creative when it comes to adapting to pandemic restrictions, and the holidays should be no different. But if all you want for Christmas is to relax, you can do so with backgrounds. There’s no need for you to clean up your house and decorate when you have a perfectly neat image behind you that lends the right amount of festivity to the occasion.

Do take note of Zoom’s instructions for setting up your background on your desktop computer. You must also sign out of the Zoom Desktop Client and sign back in for Virtual Backgrounds to take effect.

How to enable the Virtual Background feature for all users in the account. Via Zoom Help Center

How to enable the Virtual Background feature for all members of a specific group. Via Zoom Help Center

How to enable the Virtual Background feature for your own use. Via Zoom Help Center

Now, take your pick from the images we’ve collected for you. Right-click on any of them and select Save Image As to download and enjoy.

1. Christmas Eve in the living room

Imagine being with your family in this cozy space, waiting for the clock to strike twelve.

2. Décor galore

Wear an ugly Christmas sweater to add to the silliness!

3. Cozy library

No need to whisper while you’re using this one.

4. Wintry drinks

Hot chocolate? Eggnog? Wine? Whiskey?

5. Poolside affair

Take your family on an impromptu tropical getaway. Goodness knows everybody needs one.

6. Snow-covered park

Hear the crunch of freshly fallen snow under your boots and feel the cold wind against your cheeks.

7. Strolling through the marketplace

Fancy walking among the open-air stalls of a Christmas market in Vienna?

8. Central Park

Remember to bring your ice skates!

9. Northern Lights

Now this is a lights show.

10. North Pole

You might bump into St. Nick himself.

Don’t forget to take screenshots and tag us on Facebook!

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