Favorite Five: Free Festive Fonts
It’s about ten days ’til Christmas, and between marathon cookie-baking sessions and shopping like a madwoman, I’ve been on a quest for fabulous and free festive fonts! Sadly, in this quest I’ve encountered many hideous ones- badly drawn, sloppily put together, with maybe a few sprigs of holly added as an afterthought here and there. And with the Holidays hectic enough as it is, I thought I’d help you along with this list of five lovely free fonts, perfect for Christmas cards, gift tags, and giving your seasonal project that festive touch.
Truly elegant, Royal is a blackletter font that works wonderfully in classical styles. Will add a regal touch to your design, and one you’ll want to keep in your font collection even after the holidays are over. Download Royal now »
There are dozens of Christmas-themed dingbats out there: this one’s my pick. Includes some beautifully rendered images, and quite a few pre-made fancified phrases (such as in the image above)- which means, yay, instant greeting card! Download Christmas Cheer now »
I saw this and thought “Candyland“, which of course immediately endeared me to this font. Love that game. That aside, Pfeffermintz is a good font for kid-related design work, with nice thick borders and easy to read letterforms. Download Pfeffermintz now »
I like to think that Christmas isn’t completely commercialized. It doesn’t have to look that way, anyway- and this font is perfect for giving your project that hand-made, non-commercial look. Download FT Rosecube now »
Here I go saving my favorite for last again. Monbijoux, which literally means “my jewels”, is a jewel of a font, being a little bit retro, a little bit romantic, and absolutely gorgeously drawn. Download Monbijoux now »
Do you use festive fonts?