Give Snow Effect to Your Blog

Its winter season, decorate your blog with with a great animated snow fall effect. Even Google and Yahoo change their homepage for Christmas, why not you ?

To implement this on your blog, Add Snow Flake Javascript code (I have uploaded the code to pastebin) just before your <body> tag. 

WordPress users can find <body> in their template’s header.php. You can see the live preview on the script running on my blog, but that won’t stay there forever. I’ll remove it after few weeks.

You can use alternate images instead of snow flake, Just change “snowsrc” variable on line 8. If you need any help implementing this script, just drop a comment.

Note: This script is written by Sasa Skevin (not me)

Update: Thanks Ajay, The script has been uploaded to pastebin

Update II: Lovedeep shares a wordpress plugin which makes it easy to implement it on WordPress Powered Blogs

This post was published by on December 17, 2006

About the Author: Thilak Rao works as a Social Media Expert. He is one of the first professional bloggers from India, and he loves to write, travel and click photos. Follow him on Twitter @thilak

  • Ashish Mohta

    I saw that somewhere yesterday.A plugins is also awailable for it.But i didnt wanted to use it.It distracts the readers.

    But again its an individual choice.Its good to celebrate christmas like this on blogs.Good post

  • Phalgun Shenoy

    Looks great. Good thing to celebrate X Mas.

  • jimmu

    can you send me the Javascript code for the snow effect thanks, and where to put it up on 360 yahoo many thanks. Merry Christmas

  • r9studio

    wow thilak thats a great script thanks for sharing with us

  • atul

    nice stuff . is should use it in my . can i change the colour of this snow

  • Lovedeep Wadhwa

    nice. i also found a wordpress plugin derived from the same script.

    Snowfall WordPress Plugin

  • Ajay D’Souza


    I did this last year. Don’t think I will be doing it this year, then again…

    Btw, put the script into a text file for download. WordPress can be bad with code pasted as you did above.

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  • Scribez

    First of all I like your blog and have been a regular reader for a quite some time. (one of the reasons I checked you up on Technorati) I just updated my post. Also maybe you should educate your friends on what exactly it is that you did Even if it was a long time back since they don’t seem to understand what I am talking about. I have no hard Feeling.

  • Appleologist

    Very nice! Thanks!

  • Thilak

    jimmu: You can find the javascript code at I’m not so familar with Yahoo 360, but there should be a way to implement it. Maybe you should consider asking this question with Yahoo 360 Tech Support.

    Lovedeep: Hey, Thanks for the link, I have updated the post and included it.

    Ajay: Whatever you say Boss, I have updated the post.

    Scribez: Thanks, Maybe some of my comments were rude on your blog. Please forgive me,

    Thanks everyone

  • Ajay

    Good, but bad idea to put it on pastebin. If I am not mistaken it gets deleted after a while. I’m gonna catch you on chat and grumble at you about not hosting on your space!

  • Ajay

    Btw, a wordpress plugin was released today for similar effect.

  • Mr.Cool

    Sweet dude ! I had planned to do this for TechnoBeta when it was based on Joomla, but alas, had a few problems and had to uninstall Joomla.

    I’m going to try this out on my blog now :)

    Cheers Thilak ! And thanks :)

  • Thilak

    Ajay: No!!, I have marked it to “Never Expire”, Anyway, checkout the post again.

  • atul

    javascript is not working in my both blogs , what to do

  • Thilak

    Atul: Well, did you insert the code exactly below tag of your blogger template. Is it still live ?

    If you can give me the URL, I can have a closer look at it

  • Rohit

    I don’t like it. But I am evil! :D

  • Madhur Kapoor

    Nice tip Thilak

  • vinayak

    hey nice post i tried putting it on my blog but it did not work for me… i have been your regular readre and like your post. Cud u visit my site and let give me tips to improve it… i am a newbie… thnk u again

  • Thilak

    Vinayak: Sorry, Something messed up in this post’s textarea. I have uploaded the script to pastebin ( Please update your template.

    Let me know, if there is anything else I could do

  • david

    sorry for being late by almost a year. how do i create this snowing effect on blogspot?

  • Ed

    To add amazing Flash-based snow to any image, try here:

  • ivonne willis

    Your template could not be parsed as it is not well-formed. Please make sure all XML elements are closed properly.
    XML error message: The entity name must immediately follow the ‘&’ in the entity reference.

  • vuskutos

    I did what was written here, but there isn’t any snow at all. I first pasted the code after the tab of my template, but it still doesn’t work. Plz help

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  • Mark

    For tips to adding snow effect on blogspot look here

  • jimmu

    can you send me the Javascript code for the snow effect thanks, and where to put it up on 360 yahoo many thanks. Merry Christmas