5 Festive CSS Snippets to Add Holiday Cheer to your Projects

Looking to add a little holly jolly to any of your projects this winter but don’t want to put in the time to create new effects or designs from scratch? Look no further. Below, we’ve compiled a list of some of our very favorite way to create some holiday cheer using CSS. Feel free to customize any of the snippets below to suit  your project needs.

1. Striped Text Effect

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This tutorial shows you how to make festive 3D text filled in with a striped candy cane effect. Can be customized to accommodate any text or font-family.

2. Bokeh Christmas Lights Effect

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You know that blurry bokeh effect that can be achieved when you take an out-of-focus picture of holiday lights? This CSS tutorial from CodePen approximates that effect expertly. A great way to add a subtle holiday feel to any of your sites.

3. Candy Cane Loader

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This snippet shows you how to make an animated candy-cane loader effect using pure CSS.

4. HTML5 Canvas Snow Effect

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This tutorial from The Code Player expertly uses HTML5 canvas to create the illusion of falling snow. The animation that takes place on the canvas is, like all canvas animations, created with JavaScript and a little CSS.

5. Blinking Christmas Lights

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This snippet uses SVG animation to manipulate HTML elements to look exactly like an old -fashioned strand of Christmas lights, right down to the blinking in and out of power that these types of lights tend to do.



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