This time of year, your decorating doesn’t have to stop with your home, office, or Christmas tree. You can decorate your device screen too!
Show your Christmas spirit or excitement for New Year’s with cute, colorful, or cozy backgrounds for your iPhone or iPad. These five wallpaper apps are wrapped up and ready to go for you to enjoy.
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Christmas Wallpapers & Backgrounds has a great selection of beautiful Christmas wallpapers for your iPhone or iPad.
The app has lovely trees with sparkling ornaments, cartoon Santas, snowmen, and reindeer, and picturesque scenes of winter wonderlands.
See a preview of how a wallpaper will look on your Home or Lock screen, mark your favorites for easy access later, and download the ones you love.
Santa Wallpaper Live Maker (Free)
Santa Wallpaper Live Maker offers awesome Christmas wallpapers that you can customize with apps skins and shelves for your iPhone.
From glowing golds to colorful characters, you can choose from a nice variety of backgrounds. Then, add some decorative shelves or cool app skins and you have the perfect holiday package.
One more app for Christmassy backgrounds to check out is Christmas Wallpapers & Photos. This one has a huge collection, so there’s something for every taste and style.
You can pick a patterned wallpaper with gifts, cookies, and bells, select an illustrated background with penguins, reindeer, or polar bears, or stick to a classic Christmas star, tree, or gift.
You’ll see a nice preview of the wallpaper you pick and just tap to save or share it. The app offers backgrounds for both iPhone and iPad, so you can decorate them both.
New Year HD Wallpapers! (Free)
Ring in the new year with a background from the New Year HD Wallpapers! app. Available for both iPhone and iPad, you can spruce up both devices this holiday season.
Feel the excitement with New Year’s fireworks, get ready for the toast with champagne, or just enjoy a colorful Happy New Year display on your screen.
The app offers a convenient countdown to the new Yyear at the top for a neat bonus. And, if you see a wallpaper a friend might like, you can share it right from the app.
New Year Wallpapers FHD (Free)
New Year Wallpapers FHD is another good choice for your holiday backgrounds for iPhone and iPad.
Choose a wallpaper with traditional holiday colors, sparklers, and confetti. Or, go the untraditional route with pastels, paw prints, or a city view. The app has a ton of looks for your device this New Year’s Eve and Day.
Like the previous New Year’s wallpaper app, this one also has a countdown and the top and simple sharing options.
Don’t be a Grinch, Decorate Your Device!
With the number of wallpaper options that these apps provide, you can pick a new one for each day, from now until you cheer “Merry Christmas” or “Happy New Year”. And, if you have a cool holiday wallpaper app that you swear by, feel free to share it with us below!
Sandy worked for many years in the IT industry as a project manager, department manager, and PMO Lead. She then decided to follow her dream and now writes about technology full-time. Sandy holds a Bachelors of Science in Information Technology.
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