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Free Desktop Wallpaper Calendars: March 2011

Last month, on February 1, I offered up a list of desktop wallpapers that were free for you to download and use on your computer, iPhone, iPad or other device. That turned out to be a hit, so here we are on March 1 with another list of wallpapers. Each of these has been designed by a Christian graphic designer or artist and each of them is free for you to download—just click the appropriate link and save the image.

A few notes: 320 x 480 is for your iPhone; 1024 x 1024 is for your iPad; your desktop or laptop may take any of the other sizes depending on your monitor size and a host of other considerations. If you’re not sure of the size, just find one that looks like it would be pretty much the same size as your screen. Generally you set one of these are your wallpaper by clicking on the link to the image, then right-clicking on the image (once it’s open) and selecting “Set as Background,” “Set as Desktop Background,” or something similar.

I’d like to get a bit of buzz going about this post, so I’ll keep an eye on anyone who tweets it or links to it on a blog; I’ll give away a few Westminster Books gift certificates to those kind enough to do so.

March

Created by Shannon Brown, Rockford, IL.

March

New Every Morning

Created by Zack Kirby, Raleigh, NC.

Never Every Morning

Lion & Lamb

Created by Ryan Hoffman, Riverview, MI. Lion and Lamb refers to Christ being both the Lion of the tribe of Judah and the Lamb who is worthy to open the scroll in Revelation 5:5-6, as well as the sacrificial lamb prophesied about in Isaiah 53. The starting point and relation to the month of March was the phrase describing the month as being “in like a lion and out like a lamb”, which led to the parallel with the dual picture of Christ as both conqueror and sacrifice.

Lion and Lamb

Christ With Me

Created by Jeff Nine, Denver, CO. Unfortunately, we too often associate Saint Patrick with clovers, leprechauns, and pinching people that don’t wear green. However, Patrick was a man committed to the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to the mission of God in this world, and his dependence upon Christ is what fueled his service for Christ.

Christ With Me

Of Beatific Vision

Created by Chelms Varthoumlien, Toronto, Canada.

March

I Am the Vine

Created by Josh Mandell, Greenville, SC.

I Am the Vine

Light to My Path

Created by Michael Davenport.

Lion and Lamb

Grace

Created by Shannon Brown, Rockford, IL.

Grace

My Life for God

Created by Micah Sewell, Tyler, TX.

Lion and Lamb

Slave in Christ

Created by Eric Novak, Chicago, IL. March is one of my favorite months because of my very small, yet very proud drop of Irish blood. We must not forget the man who evangalized Ireland though, Saint Patrick—a true hero of the faith.

Slave in Christ

Beautiful

Created by Anna Cirlot, Gautier, MS. From the deadness of winter, spring emerges to remind us that God makes all things beautiful in His time.

Beautiful

Release

Created by Harold Sikkema, Hamilton, Canada.

Release

Restore the Joy of Salvation

Created by Rina Kroes, Seattle, WA. For this month’s wallpaper I wanted to emphasize our longing to be restored to the abundant joy of our salvation that lies in the cross of Christ.

Restore the Joy of Salvation

The Clover Is Over

Created by Aaron Wilson, Little Rock, AR

The Clover Is Over

The Sermon

Created by Chris Borah. Sermon on the Mount artwork commissioned by Dr. Jonathan Pennington.

The Sermon

Praise Him

Created by Jason Walters.

The Sermon

Thanks to all of this month’s designers! We’ll be back in April, and this will (hopefully) be even bigger and better. If you are an artist, photographer or graphic designer and would like to participate next month, just go ahead and contact me and I’ll tell you all you need to know.