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5 Great Winter Backgrounds for Word Documents

written by: •edited by: Michele McDonough•updated: 11/11/2013

You do not need a complicated program to produce a gorgeous holiday newsletter or report. If you have Microsoft Word, you can use background templates to create a polished and colorful document. Here are five winter backgrounds for Word documents that you can download.

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    Using These Templates

    Once you download any of these templates, they will open in your Microsoft Word application as a new document. The images are in the background, so you do not need to do anything special to work with the document. Simply format and type into it as you would any Word document.

    Before printing the file, make sure you have Word set up so that it prints background images. In Word 2003, go to the Tools menu and select Options. Go to the Print tab. Select Background Colors and Images and click OK. In Word 2007, click the Office Button and select Word Options. Go to Display, click Print Background Colors and Images and click OK. In Word 2010, go to the File menu and select Options. Go to Display, click Print Background Colors and Images and click OK.

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      Winter Backgrounds for Word Documents: Snowflakes

      Winter Backgrounds for Word Documents: Snowflakes 

      The background of this Word template has a variety of blue-gray snowflakes in different shapes and sizes. The document is set up in portrait orientation, but can easily be changed to landscape with no loss of images. Use this background for holiday letters, reports or any other purpose. The file is in .dotx format, which is compatible with Word 2007 and 2010 as well as 2003, as long as you have the Compatibility Pack installed.

      There are two diferent downloads depending on how you want the page to print. You can download a version with large snowflakes in the background (as pictured), or you can download a version where the snowflakes are smaller when printed.

      Download Page:

      Snowflake Backgroud or Word (large snowlakes)

      Snowflake Background for Word (small snowlakes)

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      Winter Backgrounds for Word Documents: Snowman

      Winter Backgrounds for Word Documents: Snowman 

      A smiling snowman comprises the background of this Word template. This document should be used in portrait orientation, as changing it to landscape alters the appearance of the background. The snowman image is washed out so that you can easily view text over it, yet it is colorful and bright enough to add impact to any document.

      Download Page: Snowman Background for Word

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      Winter Backgrounds for Word Documents: Snowman

      Winter Backgrounds for Word Documents: Mittens 

      Do you need to make a document using landscape orientation? This template is especially created to look best in landscape. The template background features a washed out pair of red wool mittens connected by a length of cord and decorated with bright white snowflakes. You can change the orientation to portrait, although doing so will modify the appearance of the background.

      Download Page: Mittens Background for Word

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      Winter Backgrounds for Word Documents: Bordered Snowflakes

      Winter Backgrounds for Word Documents: Bordered Snowflakes 

      The background of this Word template has a variety of blue snowflakes with a coordinating blue border. The border makes this template a nice choice for documents such as letters or winter poems. When making a document using this template, it should be used in portrait orientation, as changing it to landscape alters the appearance of the background.

      Download Page: Bordered Snowflakes Background for Word

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      Winter Backgrounds for Word Documents: Trees and Text

      Winter Backgrounds for Word Documents: Text and Trees 

      The final template offered is a landscape orientation page with a background in shades of pale green. Wintry quotes pepper a pine tree-lined background, with sayings such as Will you be my snow angel? and Time for making frosty snowmen and lots of warm memories. If you are sending a winter letter to a loved one this background would make sweet stationery.

      Download Page: Trees and Text Winter Background for Word