Are you feeling the pressure to make a truly stellar holiday card or design this season?
It can be hard work. What imagery do you use? What colors work best? What about the typefaces? Lucky for you, we’ve curated 50 Christmas and holiday-inspired fonts sure to make your designs giftworthy. And in the true spirit of giving — they’re free!
This font is very fun, and has strong roots in handlettering. The swirls and swoops found in the letters gives off a lot of energy, and the thinness of the letters ensures the typeface isn’t too overwhelming.
Scalloped shaping and linear dots give this typeface a lace-like appearance. It is blocky, yet refined, and has a retro (hence the name) feeling to it. The lace-like patterning brings it out of the overly retro feeling and brings it back into the holiday realm.
This font is very involved, and looks great for it. The classic drop cap is adorned everso more than the other letters, which allows it to stand out. This typeface is reminiscent of old holiday storybooks, and is sure to bring up fond memories.
Script fonts are always a great choice for holiday designs, and Chopin Script is no exception. The thin letters paired with the subtle accent lines makes for a truly elegant typeface, which would work with a number of holiday designs.
The staggered-ness of this font creates a playful and carefree scene. The subtle serifs paired with the soft curving gives a unique character to this typeface, and would work nicely with holiday themed illustrations.
The subtle texturing of this font gives off an unmistakable winter appearance. The letters are structured, yet softened by the snow-like cutouts in the font. This provides a nice contrast, which is offset with the accent swirls on the capital letters.
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This font is a classic – with a sense of fun. It is clean, yet still has decorative accents with the slight slants and curves. It holds up well as a headline font, yet still has unique character.
Navidad is a simple, yet still festive font. The decorative serifs add in a nice touch, and the little tick marks inside the ‘D’s add in an extra element of decoration.
This font is a nice, brush-like font. The subtle texture and quick strokes gives an elegant, yet not too refined appearance. It has a handmade quality, which is always nice for holiday designs.
Party Lights is a simple font great for your holiday design headlines. It is clean and thick, and has nice circle accents running through it. The circles help break it up and add in some character without detracting from the boldness of the letterforms.
Nickelodeon is a nice, thin, simple font. The simple serifs and quick curves of the letters provide a nice personality. This font is beautifully understated, and would work well on its own or with other typefaces.
Sunny Winter is a very thin, yet friendly typeface. It feels personal and handwritten, and has a nice feel to it, and would pair nicely with a bolder accent font.
This typeface is another take on holly, yet a more elegant and feminine approach. The typeface is an all caps typeface, yet the letters still work well together due to their thin and delicate nature.
This font is a cross between brush and script. There is a lovely thickness in certain parts of the letters contrasted by incredibly thin, ribbon like accents. Using this font in your holiday designs will give them an elegant and polished appearance.
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Twists of candy makes this font incredibly playful. After all, what’s more Christmas than candy canes? The softness of the rounded edges pairs nicely with the complex and dynamic shading in the lettering, and helps offset it.
Although this font has an elegant, traditional look, it is not without a few loops and twists. Use this to add a touch of playfulness to oldschool Christmas greetings.
Here's an example of a template using the Herr Von Muellerhoff font: Blue Christmas Bazaar Event Program
The broad letters and thick lines make this brush script easy to read and perfect for both headlines and short body text.
Here's an example of a template using the Alex Brush font: Green and Red Christmas Icons Christmas Newsletter
Headline your Christmas design with this bold brush script for an impactful look. But make sure to pair this with a simpler san serif to balance out your design.
The quivering lines make this font an unconventional, but charming choice for a holiday design. Those drawn out ascenders and descenders will fill up any unwanted white space in no time. Use it for a quirky, whimsical look.
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You can’t go wrong with a traditional cursive font for your holiday design. Don’t worry about looking to oldschool — the clean, crisp lines add a touch of contemporary to its classic look.
The simple decorative flourishes of this font makes it perfect for the holidays while its upright stance makes it highly legible.
Charm your readers with an unconventional, down-to-earth font. Landliebe would complement both traditional and quirky Christmas designs.
This font has clean, yet still has decorative accents with the slight slants and curves. It holds up well as a headline font, yet may still be used for minimal subheadlines.
Here's an example of a template using the Grand Hotel font: Blue and Red Christmas Consumer/Retail Facebook Post
This traditional calligraphic font is rich with beautiful loops and elegant flourishes, making it perfect for classic holiday greetings.
Stylistic but incredibly easy to read, Lavanderia can complement any Christmas design.
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This font has a rhythmic flow that makes it perfect for minimal or type-centric graphics. Its handwritten attribute lends it a holiday-friendly touch of warmth.
This font’s turn-of-the-century look will lend any design a traditional holiday feel.
Handwritten fonts are perfect for the holidays because of their warmth. No exception for this font. Its perfect for letting you readers know that you’ll always be there for them in this season of sharing kindness and memories.
This snowcapped font was unmistakeably created for the holiday season. Add it to your design for a touch of playfulness.
This typeface is decorative and has an icy touch to it. It is soft and rounded, yet the geometric shapes inside create the illusion of icicles – which creates a nice sharp contrast. The icicles are unmistakably holiday inspired, and make a nice statement.
This font’s youthful loops and flourishes is reminiscent of a child’s Christmas wishlist for Santa. Add it to your design to give a touch of playfulness and nostalgia.
With its piped-on-a-cake look, this font can’t help but feel festive. This easy-to-read script font would look great with cute designs and pastel colors.
Channel Tim Burton in your design with this font.
The holidays is a perfect excuse to use a fun, ornate font like this one. This font would look great as a headline or a drop cap for a lengthy Christmas message.
The subtle serifs paired with the soft curving gives a unique character to this typeface, and would work nicely with holiday themed illustrations.
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This cute cursive has a handwritten look, which is always nice for holiday designs. The consistent weight and round strokes gives an elegant, but friendly appearance.
Going for an cool, oldschool look? Add a touch of vintage to your holiday design with the Thirsty Script.
Pacifico is actually a font for all seasons, with its bold look and simple curves. Nevertheless, its handwritten quality makes for a warm Christmas greeting.
Here's an example of a template using the Pacifico font: Green Christmas Tree Pattern Holidays Festival Flyer
This friendly script would go well with any Christmas greeting. This font is beautifully understated, and would work well on its own or with other typefaces.
Here's an example of a template using the League Script font: Dark Blue and Green Christmas Holiday Flyer
If you’re going for a cute Christmas greeting, you can’t go wrong with this font. The round letters and perfectly spiral flourishes make for an ornamental but not overwhelming look.
The unpredictable serifs of Foglighten No. 07, not to mention its turn-of-the-century look, would make for a classic holiday design.
Its usually only bold fonts that can be topped with a snow design — but Snowhouse makes it work with its branchy letters.
If you want to go non-traditional with a font that’s neither script or ornamental, Batter Up would be perfect for you. This font would look great with both holiday icons and illustrations.
Bold and blue’s friendly, down-to-earth look is a nice touch for any Christmas design. Use it as a headline and pair it with any lightweight font.
This classic serif font would look great on holiday designs! The nice and even flow of thick and thin lines will lend your Christmas greeting a well-balanced look.
Here's an example of a template using the Bodoni font: Simple Christmas Facebook Post
Add a touch of whimsy to your holiday design with Sailor’s Delight. The simple serifs and quick curves of the letters provide a nice personality. This font is beautifully understated, and would work well on its own or with other typefaces.
Elsie takes the solid look of Bodoni and fuses it with soft curves to give it a more cheerful personality. Say your greetings with this font — whether it’s in your headline or body text.
The simple serifs and quick curves of the letters give it an understated personality. This font is straight and curvy in all the right places, and would work well on its own or with other typefaces.
The round edges lend this font a sense of fun. It is clean, yet still has decorative accents with the slightly exaggerated lines and curves. It holds up well as a headline font, yet still has unique character.
This font is elegantly calligraphic. It has thin letters paired with the subtle accent lines makes for a truly elegant typeface, which would work with a number of holiday designs.
Using any of these fonts in your holiday cards and other designs will definitely set them over the top. If you need some inspiration on how to use these fonts, check out our article, 50 Modern Christmas Designs to Inspire Your Holiday Message for inspiration.