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.
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!