Unicode Holiday Xmas Tree
December 15, 2009 7:50 AM   Subscribe

Unicode Holiday Xmas Tree
Unicode Holiday Xmas Tree is a web application that allows you to decorate, save, and send your own Unicode holiday Xmas tree as a holiday greeting. It's valid, semantic, and imageless!

This is a joint project by dreamyshade and me. The choice of ornaments is intentionally open-ended to allow for all religious and secular traditions that involve shiny green HTML trees in the winter.
posted by douglaswth (6 comments total)
This project was posted to MetaFilter by The Whelk on December 15, 2009: SEVEN SYMBOLS A SWAPPIN'

That's a lovely cute geek toy. Thanks!
posted by ardgedee at 8:40 AM on December 15, 2009

One suggestion: In the color pickers, make the colors wider and take out the spaces between them. It's surprisingly difficult to hit a color on the first click.
posted by ardgedee at 8:42 AM on December 15, 2009

I enjoyed that far more than I should have!
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis at 11:59 AM on December 15, 2009

I may be unpopular for saying this, but it needs the unicode swastikas--both 卐 and 卍 so you can have a Nazi Xmas or an old fashioned Vedic Xmas.
posted by Burhanistan at 12:51 PM on December 15, 2009

ardgedee: Thanks for the suggestion! We shrank the colors so that the characters wouldn't be pushed down the page too far, but we can probably expand them a little.

Burhanistan: You can include your own custom symbols by pasting them into the little boxes labeled "character". If you want a swastika tree, go for it!
posted by dreamyshade at 7:34 PM on December 15, 2009

This year the site is ready for the holidays with new features: a Unicode/browser font toggle and a featured trees RSS feed. Also, we're on Twitter.
posted by douglaswth at 7:54 PM on December 16, 2010

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