Whether you’re creating a festive card for your loved ones or working on your brand’s latest holiday marketing campaign, you may be wondering: what’s a good holiday font?
While we often focus on getting our holiday designs just right, it’s easy to overlook the font. Yet, fonts are a lot more important than we give them credit for. They influence how others perceive what they’re viewing and can therefore help (or hinder) the message you’re trying to convey.
Before you start your next festive project, let us help you determine the perfect fonts to use in your design. From the best thanksgiving fonts and most festive Christmas typography, to lovely Valentine's fonts and everything in between – the following guide has got you sorted!
Summer is full of fun and festivities, from pool parties and backyard barbeques to 4th of July celebrations. Just as you’d imagine, the perfect fonts for these events are as varied as the occasions themselves.
For the perfect summer holiday fonts for any design that wishes to encompass those hot weather vibes, consider anything with a tropical or laid-back vibe. For this reason, you can’t go wrong with a Sans Serif font featuring a crisp and clean aesthetic, like Bebas Neue. It’s perfect for any summer invitations or marketing collateral that you need to create.
For summer holidays like the 4th of July, we’d recommend sticking with a font that’s both traditional and patriotic, like Graduate. As you can see in the 4th of July sale Instagram template below, it captures the spirit of the holiday perfectly.
Valentine’s Day is the most romantic holiday of the year, so it needs an equally-as-romantic font to help you embrace the theme. Two perfect Valentine fonts include Great Vibes and Parisienne, both of which belong to the Decorative font category. While these swirly and elegant fonts are sure to spread the love, you’ll want to ensure they’re large enough within your design so they remain legible. It’s important to still be able to read your text from a distance – no matter how beautiful the font looks up close.
For a Valentine's font that’s fun and flirty, consider a funky Serif, like Spicy Rice. It has a more youthful style that’s perfect for capturing the whimsical nature of this holiday, especially in a Valentine’s Day card.
Easter is reminiscent of eggs, bunnies, and tiny chicks – all of which give the holiday a more youthful and springtime vibe. When crafting an Easter-themed invitation or template, you can encompass this theme with Serif fonts such as Elsie Swash Caps.
For something a little more formal, consider using a Script font such as Lily Script One or Playlist Script. These are particularly effective when paired with a modern and crisp Sans Serif font, as it prevents your design from being too over-the-top.
Thanksgiving is all about dinner parties, Black Friday Sales, and expressing your gratitude, so it comes as no surprise that there are lots of graphic designs to be created during this holiday. Thankfully, BeFunky isn’t just home to the perfect Thanksgiving-themed cards, invitations, menus, and marketing templates, but also the ideal fonts for these festivities.
For something which represents the formal traditions of the holiday, opt for a classic Serif font like Old Standard TT. If your design calls for something a little more creative, however, then consider the Decorative font Costura Light. Its cross-stitch-inspired aesthetic brings cozy fall vibes to any design.
When you think of Hanukkah, there’s no doubt that one of the holiday’s most iconic objects will come to mind: the Hanukkah menorah. In order to create Hanukkah-themed graphic designs that pay homage to this candelabrum, opt for a font that’s reminiscent of its unique shape, like the Sans Serif fonts Wire One and Syncopate.
Need to add some formal flair to your Hanukkah template instead? A script font like Beth Ellen will do just the trick, especially when balanced with a cleaner Sans Serif font.
No list of important annual holidays is complete without one of the final festivities: Christmas. So, what's the most Christmassy font? And what font is used for Christmas cards? When crafting your Christmas cards, we recommend adding some cheer with a festive Script font like Raustila Regular or Big Snow.
If you’re looking to really make your Christmas design stand out from the crowd, then consider a Decorative font such as Silkscreen. It has a knitted appearance that’s reminiscent of your favorite Christmas sweater, so will be an instant hit whether placed on a card, invitation, poster, social media template, or within any other form of digital marketing.
Make Use of BeFunky’s Free Holiday Fonts
BeFunky’s Text Editor is home to a long list of free fonts, so you’ll never be short on ideas when creating your festive projects. If you want to add even more variety to your designs, however, then BeFunky also lets you easily manage and add fonts from your computer and Google Fonts. This means no font is off-limits, and any free font downloads you’ve added to your own files won’t have to go to waste.
Holiday Fonts to Inspire
If you’ve been wondering “what’s a good holiday font?”, you’ll be speculating no more. With BeFunky’s wide range of fonts designed for every special occasion, you’re sure to be spoilt for choice.
What festive projects do you have up your sleeves? Head to the Graphic Designer to get started and to see our free holiday fonts for yourself!