December 2009 Desktop Calendar

December '09 Desktop Calendar

At the beginning of every month in 2009, I am offering C&Z readers a new desktop calendar, i.e. a wallpaper to apply on the desktop of your computer, with a food-related picture and a calendar of the current month.

Our desktop calendar for December is a picture of a freshly popped cork, in anticipation of the holiday celebrations that will keep us all busy this month. I hope you embrace the spirit of the season, enjoy the company of your family and friends, and remember to keep things simple!

Instructions to get your calendar are below.

Here’s how it works:

1- This link will open a new window (or tab) displaying the right wallpaper image for your screen.

2- Right-click (or ctrl-click for some Mac users) on the image, and chose the option that says, “Set as Desktop Background”, “Use as Desktop Picture,” or something to that effect — the exact wording will depend on the browser you use.

3- If the image does not fit your desktop background neatly, you may have to go to your preference screen (on a Mac: System Preferences > Desktop & Screen Saver > Desktop; on Windows: Control Panel > Display > Desktop) and choose “Fit to screen” as the display mode of your background image.

4- Enjoy!

[Note: Readers of this blog live all around the globe, and I am unable to provide localized versions of the desktop calendar at this point. This is why I opted for the international standard, by which a large majority of countries abide, and which states that Monday is the first day of the week.]

Things Clotilde Loves

Earlywood Utensils
Earlywood Handcrafted Utensils

Gorgeous wooden utensils to brighten your daily cooking

  • From $8 to $49
Taza Chocolate Bars
Taza Organic Stone-Ground Chocolate

Bold flavors and a unique texture for chocolate lovers

  • From $5
  • kana

    génial! Merci pourle fond d’écran festif, et pour les précédents!

  • Inigo

    I’ve been a reader of your site since Smitten Kitchen directed me here for help with conversions. I’ve very much enjoyed your observations. Since that delicious soft-boiled egg in February, I have religiously updated my desktop calendar each month. I do hope you continue to provide these in 2010. Whether you do or not, let me take this opportunity to thank you for your monthly gifts this year, to wish you well for the season and to hope for you a prosperous and happy new year.

  • Rach

    I have really enjoyed these desktop calendars. Thank you for putting them up! and what a beauty to end the year. Merry Christmas!

  • Erin

    Thank you for posting these beautiful calendars. I hope you continue the tradition in 2010. :)

  • Alix

    I hope the calendars continue next year, I love them! Merci bien, Clotilde, et bonne année!

  • I must tell you that I have been using your desktop calendars for months now. The December one is so neat! This one is my favorite so far! Thanks!

  • jason

    Merci encore pour tous les fonds d’écran. Bonne Année.


  • I love the purple background! I’ve loved this monthly series and the fun backgrounds on my desktop. I’m going to miss them! Any plans to continue in 2010?

  • Merci pour ce nouveau fond d’ecran! and my wish this christmas is that you continue the tradition in ’10! :) joyeuses fetes de fin d’annee!

  • What a lovely desktop calendar! It’s such a wonderful treat for your readers. :)

  • I was waiting for this one! Thanks & Merry Christmas!

  • MJB

    What a lovely end to the year, thank you! I’m expecting a stressful December but this will remind me of the festive spirit of the season. Happy holidays.

  • Mrs Redboots

    I, too, have loved these desktop calendars. I haven’t used them absolutely every month, but more often than not.

    Thank you.

  • Jessica

    I’ve been loving the gorgeous calendars as the months go by, and I wonder if you’d release the photos so that they can be used at any time of year? They are just so beautiful, it makes me sad when they become obsolete after only a month.

  • Thank you so much for this! I look forward to your calendars every month :]

  • Thank you for my new pretty purple desktop! Happy Holidays! ; )

  • I’ve been a longtime reader but never posted – I love your site, you, your recipes and posts, and this is a gorgeous, perfect desktop for right now in colours I adore. Thank you!

  • great desktop, already on my video. It gives such a festive atmosphere that gives happines and charm each time you see it!

  • This image is perfect for my wine-related job. :) Thank you & happy holidays. Cheers!

  • richard

    I am curious why Sunday is listed as the last day of the week when it is the first day? Traditional calendars go from Sunday – Saturday

  • Clotilde

    Looking forward to meet you at NY book signing.

    Just wrote about it after getting a message from Aimee.

    Here’s the link.

    ‘The French Guy from New Jersey’

  • All – Thank you so very much for the enthusiastic response!

    Richard – The answer to your question is in the last paragraph of the post.

  • Very nice calendar this month. Hope that you continue these.

  • Sadly, my firm’s network security will not allow us to download wallpapers. But I still enjoy seeing these on your site each month! Sorry I will miss you in NY for the booksigning; I will be visiting NYC at the end of this month. Have a great trip!

  • Malla

    What a lovely photo and what a lovely coincidence. The colors match perfectly my this year’s Christmas decoration theme so instead of having a shut and dark monitor sitting in my living room I will have the computer on to show the picture and will match it with festive music. Thank you for the pic! Wonderful blog too :).

  • I have always enjoyed you wallpapers. Keep them coming. Looking at this one I already feel a little light headed.

  • Amazing wallpaper! Thanks :-)

  • rebecca McNeil

    I hope you will do one for 2010! S’il vous plait. Merci!

Get the newsletter

Receive FREE email updates with all the latest recipes, plus exclusive inspiration and Paris tips. You can also choose to be notified when a new post is published.

View the latest edition of the newsletter.