It's the 4th week of Christmas! I'm so excited - I love, love, love Christmas and all the hustle and bustle in the run-up to the Big Day. 

SILENT SNOW - copyright Susie Jefferson
Here in London we had a freak snowstorm - all clear around 10.00am - then I forced myself away from the computer to make a coffee, looked out the window, and voila! About 2 inches of snow! (the computer is nowhere near a window, and I simply didn't notice).

Hence this wintry background, using two wonderful photographs (with permission) by Jamie at Art-e-ology.

If you'd like to use my background, just copy all the code below and insert into an html widget right in your blog. This one is 950px and suitable for a 3-column blog, a wide 2-colum blog, the new Designer templates and also some of the freebie WordPress ones (eg: Bueno).
<style type="text/css">
body {background-image: url(""); background-position: center; background-repeat: no-repeat; background-attachment: fixed; }
<div id="tag" style="position:absolute; left:0px; top:50px; z-index:50; width:150px; height:30px;">
<a href="" target="_blank">
<img border="0" src=""/>
SILENT SNOW png image - copyright Susie Jefferson
The header is a png file as it has a transparent background with a drop shadow, so for best results use the code below rather than left-click for the full size, and right-click to copy to your computer. If you want to add your own text, download the png and add text using your favourite graphics programme. MERGE the layers (don't flatten) and save as a png before reloading, or you'll end up with a white background instead of a transparent one.

Here's a seasonal email button I made - and here's the post with full instructions on how to add your own address etc.

Finally, please visit Beverly at How Sweet the Sound to see all the other wonderful Pink Saturday posts!


  1. Your background is absolutely beautiful!

  2. Your background is just beautiful! I live in South Texas and we NEVER receive any snow. I think the last notable snow we received was in 1985!! Seriously!
    Have a wonderful weekend!
    And Happy Pink Saturday!!

  3. Wow! What a fantastic blog you have; beautiful and helpful. I just used the gorgeous snow-heavy background but couldn't figure out the header (it's just me, I'll have to play around with it)
    I bet your snow in London is heavy and wet!
    Blessings on your day-stay warm and cozy~Cindy

  4. OOHHHH...I like this one!
    Happy PS!

  5. The beignets are little French donuts. They are so delightful.
    If you want to order the mix, go to
    2 cups of mix and 7 oz water, roll thin, cut into squares, deep fry until golden and then drown with powdered sugar. OMGosh, I am making my silly self hungry for one.

    Or you can google a recipe.

    I do hope your holiday season is merry and bright.
    love, bj

  6. Couture de Papier18 December 2010 at 21:54

    Happy Holidays to you and your loved ones...Thank you for sharing HPS!

  7. I enjoyed visiting with you again today. Thanks for the wonderful tips on doing things on your blog. I wish I understood it more and do some of these things. I am lucky to get what I do right.

  8. Everything is just lovely. Happy Pink Saturday.

  9. Hello and Happy Pink Saturday. Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving a sweet comment. Love your pink post this week, I will try my best to do a tutorial on that faux hot choc. after the holidays!
    Holiday Blessings, Shirl
    Shirls Rose Cottage

  10. Beautiful background! I would love to use it but I'm afraid I'll screw up and erase my original one! Ha!

    HaPpY pInK sAtUrDaY!

  11. Happy Pink Saturday and thank you for your visit, have a wonderful and blessed Christmas, great backround you have, Hugs Marilou

  12. This background is gorgeous Suzie and fits right in with the weather brrrrrrrrrrr

  13. Lynn@ The Vintage Nest20 December 2010 at 00:24

    Hi Susie, Wishing you a belated happy Pink Saturday. About 2" of snow is just the right amount for a pretty scene but not enough to keep you from running around finishing up holiday shopping. Thank you for all the freebies and advice you gave us all through out 2010. Have a merry merry Christmas and the best 2011. xoxo

  14. Sherry from Alabama20 December 2010 at 15:41

    Your blog looks so beautiful all dressed up for winter! Stay warm!

    Sherry @ A Happy Valentine

  15. Hi Susie, I'm having a Pink Monday 8) All the days are beginning to blend together! Ahhhh Holidays. Yes, our furbabies do howl along (off key of course) & Santa is a good friend of ours that also runs a dog treat shop so YES our babies are spoiled!!! Your have created yet another GORGEOUS background! Hope your big freeze is beginning to melt & you have a lovely Christmas!
    Licks & Wags, Niki


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