Tech the Halls: 3 Ways to Holiday Your Devices

Holiday Your Devices
Give your smartphone and laptop the holiday treatment!
December is the time to celebrate the holidays.  Amidst all of the waiting, the holidays provide a great opportunity to celebrate in small, but meaningful, ways.
For instance, while most of us look to decorating our houses around this time of year, what about decorating our personal items?
Since we are a tech company, I’m talking about your smartphones, laptops and desktop computers.
Here’s a look at 3 festive ways to decorate your devices this Christmas:

1) Festive Wallpapers and Backgrounds

Nothing puts you in the holiday spirit like a festive wallpaper or background for your phone or computer.  The Internet has thousands of stock photos to choose from while popular sites such as The Balance, and Google Play offer a variety of free wallpapers for your computer and smartphone.
Sites like Piktochart and Canva also allow you to create your own wallpapers should you want a more personalized touch.
No matter what holiday you are celebrating, you are sure to find something festive to enjoy!

2) Ringtones and Alerts

Android and iPhone devices come with a variety of default tones and rings for you to choose from. To celebrate the holiday season, consider setting your phone to a holiday tone. Whether this is your favorite Christmas song, a line from a famous Christmas movie, etc. it’s sure to put a smile on someone’s face during December.
The App Store and Google Play both offer holiday ringtones for download.

3) Text Message Stickers

Texting and instant messaging is one of our primary forms of communication.  Make your texts pop this Christmas by downloading a set of Christmas themed stickers that you can attach to any message.
These stickers encompasses a variety of holidays themes and can be live (i.e. moving on screen) or a simple photograph.
Google Play provides a free app for Christmas stickers while more specialized companies such as Disney provide a paid app for holiday stickers.

Have Yourself a Tech-Happy Christmas!

No matter which way you choose to celebrate the holiday season, the little touches matter.  These tools allow you to spice up your devices for the month of December and at virtually no cost, it’s a great way to get into the holiday spirit.
Courtney Rosebush is a Marketing and Sales Coordinator at Triella, a technology consulting firm specializing in providing technology audits, planning advice, project management and other CIO-related services to small and medium sized firms. Courtney can be reached at 647.426.1004 x 227. For additional articles, go to is a VMware Professional Partner, Microsoft Certified Partner, Citrix Solution Advisor – Silver, Dell Preferred Partner, Authorized Worldox Reseller and a Webroot Reseller.
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