Share Maryland’s best—from Old Bay to Thrashers—in your next Zoom Meeting.
If you work from home, you probably got tired of the Zoom meeting stress within the first week. You know what I'm talking about: the pressure from the other meeting attendees to show your face instead of a block with your name—and the resulting stress of trying to carefully adjust the angle of your laptop so the camera shows only the parts of your house that are clean, or only the titles on your bookshelf that you're most proud of.
By now, most of us know that Zoom will allow you to download any background you want. But here's even better news:
Some Maryland businesses and destinations have created backgrounds you can download to showcase everything great about the Old Line State.
McCormick has designed two Old Bay Seasoning backgrounds for you to express your love for the Maryland-based seafood spice. One is a simple yellow background lined with cans of Old Ba,y and the other is a beach scene complete with a crab feast and a crab on a jet ski in the water. Download the backgrounds at mccormick.com.
Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse, courtesy Annapolis.org
Visit Annapolis, a tourism site for the state capital has seven backgrounds featuring the waterfront city and some quintessential Maryland landmarks. Sunset at the capitol building, the Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse, and the Naval Academy Yard are just a few to mention. Go to visitannapolis.org to view and download your favorites.
The beach in Ocean City, courtesy OceanCity.com
If you’re missing the beach, you can virtually visit with these backgrounds from oceancity.com. The site has more than 30 backgrounds—from beach scenes to landmarks like Trimper’s Carousel and the Ocean City Totem Pole. You can also pick up a background with everyone’s favorite boardwalk snack, Thrasher’s French Fries. Download all 30 backgrounds at oceancity.com.
Ledo Pizza tiled background, courtesy Ledo Pizza
The home of the pizza with no corners has created four different Zoom backgrounds for fans to download. Choose from three different pizza backgrounds, including one tiled with cheese pizza. Picture yourself at one of two D.C. locations or just go with the pizza emoji background. Visit ledopizza.com to download your favorite.
How are you showing off your Maryland pride during the pandemic? Tell us in the comments!