These Very Good Zoom Backgrounds Will Make Your Holiday Happy Hour Way More Festive

Mariah Schlossmann
·2 min read
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Photo credit: Mary Fama

From Cosmopolitan

TBH, if you asked me back in March if I thought we’d still be using Zoom to gather in the fall, I would’ve laughed in your face. But months and months have passed by, and in a shock to MANY, we’re still doing the damn virtual thing! Zoom is where people are taking/conducting classes, doing happy hours getting tipsy with their old college friends, and—the reason we’re here—hosting some family holiday “get-togethers.”

If you don’t already have the perfect Zoom setup, you’re not alone. I scramble to take all my dirty laundry out of the frame behind me and make sure no one can see my bed that has definitely not been made yet. But the beauty of Zoom is that no one needs to know what your space looks like thanks to their virtual background feature. And what better way to embrace the holiday season than with some holiday-themed backgrounds?!

If you are stuck in your tiny dorm room and want to feel like you’re in a real home, there’s a background for that. Aaand maybe your fam had to cancel their annual ski trip this year due to the pandemic, but with these virtual backgrounds, it’ll feel like you’re still hitting the slopes this season. But honestly, these backgrounds spread a lot of holiday cheer that the world could use rn, so why not be responsible for putting a smile on the faces of those you’re chatting with?!

And if you’re not so sure how to add a virtual background, we’ve made it easy for you by just following these instructions. First, download all our works of art below. Then, in the bottom left corner of your Zoom window (while you’re Zooming), you’ll see an icon that says “Stop video.” Click the little arrow right next to it, and select “Choose a virtual background.” Then upload one or all of these! Happy Zooming!

A (Very Relatable) Holiday-Themed Cosmo Cover!

Photo credit: Mary Fama
Photo credit: Mary Fama
Photo credit: Mary Fama
Photo credit: Mary Fama

Home Zoom for the Holidays Banner

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Photo credit: Mary Fama
Photo credit: Mary Fama
Photo credit: Mary Fama

Wanna Feel Like You’re Frolicking Through Beautiful Foliage?

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To Help Emulate Those ~Fireplace Vibes~

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Because There’s Nothing Better Than Food @ the Holidays

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Enjoy a Snowy Forest Without the Cold!

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Twinkle Lights for Ultimate Holiday Cheer

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