Choosing the perfect font for your holiday designs can be overwhelming. With so many amazing choices, it’s hard to decide. I’m taking all of the guesswork out of it for you. With many years of experience as a digital designer, here are my top picks for 65 of the Best Christmas Fonts That Are Free or Cheap.
Why should you trust my word? Glad you asked. Not only am I digital designer who creates printables but I’m also a Silhouette and Cricut user.
After much trial and error with various types of fonts and cutting them out of craft mediums like vinyl and heat transfer vinyl (HTV), I have a good handle on what works and what doesn’t.
From custom Christmas photo cards and party invitations to handmade Christmas gifts with Cricut and Silhouette, you want to choose the best font that gives your designs the “WOW” factor.
WHERE TO FIND FONTS FOR MY HOLIDAY CRAFTING
You can find many awesome free fonts from places like Dafont.com, FontBundles.net. and Canva with their free account. This is perfect of you are looking at fonts from a personal standpoint and for hobby crafting.
If you have a design business or intend to sell Christmas cards or crafts, you’ll want to make sure whatever fonts you choose, come with a commercial use license. Sites like Fontbundles.net and Creative Fabrica all come with commercial use licenses.
If you’re interested in getting your feet wet with digital designs, Canva is a great place to start. With their free membership you have access to many templates, design elements and ideas. You also have access to hundreds of free fonts.
With just a few minor changes to text, fonts, colors and elements you can make any design your own.
FONT TYPES AND DESCRIPTIONS
There are many different font types and trying to decipher which is which can be confusing. If you’re like me, you just browse through all sorts of fonts until you find one you like.
By understanding what each category and font type means, you will save yourself a lot of time when looking for just the right one for your project.
Here’s a quick list of various font types and descriptions.
- Serif – Serif fonts have small lines or flourishes at the ends of the strokes that make up the letters. They are often seen as traditional and formal, and are commonly used in print media.
- Sans-serif – Sans-serif fonts do not have the small lines or flourishes at the ends of the strokes. They are often seen as modern and clean, and are commonly used in digital media.
- Display – Display fonts are meant to be used in larger sizes, such as for headlines or titles. They are often more decorative and attention-grabbing than other font types.
- Handwriting – Handwriting fonts are designed to look like handwritten text. They can range from neat and legible to messy and artistic.
- Blackletter – Blackletter fonts, also known as gothic or medieval fonts, have a distinctively ornate appearance and are often associated with old-fashioned or historical themes.
- Script – Script fonts mimic cursive handwriting and are often used for formal invitations or announcements. They can range from elegant and flowing to playful and casual.
- Decorative – Decorative fonts are highly stylized and often have unique shapes or designs. They are often used for logos or branding, and are meant to be eye-catching and memorable.
THE BEST CHRISTMAS FONTS
Now that we got all boring stuff out of the way, let’s take a close look as the best Christmas fonts for holiday projects.
I’m going to let you in on a little secret first. Any font can become a Christmas font, a wedding font or any other holiday font with the right color combinations.
I’m going to break it down for you, nice and simple. Starting with Canva, I’ll share with you my favorite Canva fonts that I love for Christmas designs and crafts.
After you have made it through this post you are ready to get crafting. Whether you download 1 font or go wild and purchase them all, you’re ready for Christmas!
BEST CHRISTMAS FONTS FROM CANVA
Here are some of my favorite fonts from Canva that would look so cute on holiday crafts and cards.
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Pro Tip: When adding text to a design in Canva, use the “effects” option to outline, add shadows, curve text, add background and so much more.
BEST CHRISTMAS FONTS FROM FONT BUNDLES
Font Bundles was one of the first sites that I ever used to find commercial use fonts for my digital designs and SVGS. Many of my favorite fonts that I use repeatedly in my designs are from there.
These are just a few but once you browse their site, be prepared to fall in love with the fonts in their library.
THE BEST CHRISTMAS FONTS THAT ARE FREE OR CHEAP FROM CREATIVE FABRICA
If you love collecting fonts and are a small business owner, you must take advantage the monthly membership over at Creative Fabrica.
For just a few dollars a month you have access to thousands of fonts, SVG files, clip art, graphics, sublimation designs and so much more to use in your small business.
- Grinched 2.0
- For Santa
- Happinest Jingle
- Big Adventure
- Blinky Darling (duo)
- Break Love
- Pink Crab
- Joy and Candy
- Better Ground
- Hotcake Typewriter
- Blessed Dreams
- Santa Hat
- New Santa
- Sweater by Santa
- Christmas Retro
- Summer Hipster
- Pretty Summer
- Paper Cutout
THE BEST FREE CHRISTMAS FONTS FROM DAFONT
- Christmas Wish
- Candy Cane
- Home Christmas
- Merry Christmas
- Winter Wishes
- Hi Christmas
- Santa House
- Christmas Hugs
THE BEST CHRISTMAS FONTS THAT ARE FREE FROM HUNGRY JPEG
Last but not least The Hungry JPEG is another awesome site that you can find free and cheap Christmas fonts as well as other graphics for your crafts.
- Harton Script
- South Toronto
- Snowy Winter
- La Senorita
- History Agnes
- Sunshine Boy
- Mercia Script
THE BEST CHRISTMAS FONTS THAT ARE FREE OR CHEAP
I hope you found this post of the best Christmas fonts that are free or cheap helpful and inspiring. I know fonts can be overwhelming but feel free to PIN THIS POST and come back to it over and over again.
And just because we’re talking about Christmas fonts, you can use almost all of these fonts for any occasion. There’s no limit on your creativity.