Featured Fonts: Winter
Ahh, winter. Everyone’s favorite season. Regardless of how you feel about winter, there’s no way to avoid it, so you might as well embrace it. There’s a lot to do outside, from skiing and snowboarding to tobogganing and snowshoeing, and there’s nothing quite like sharing a warm meal with people you love. On the other hand, there are polar vortexes, blizzards, and ice storms.
There is one bonus to being cooped up inside when the weather turns – more time for scrapbooking and crafting! There’s nothing better than a polar vortex for spending time catching up on your crafting – and there’s a font for all those winter moments you want to capture.
Here are some of our favorites.
Snow resting on tree branches is one of the prettiest things about winter. Snowhouse, by type designer Måns Grebäck, lets you bring that prettiness inside (without tracking wet footprints through your house).
Photo Credit: Dave S, 2008. Modifications by Steph Schinkel for The Paper.
Snowhouse’s cursive characters are whimsical and have a handwritten look that’s perfect for paper crafting. If you want to make the most of this typeface, try using a larger font size. That way, you can see the snow resting on each glyph.
Get Snowhouse here.
Angelic Serif is a quirkier Times New Roman. It’s lowercase glyphs are a bit more casual than other serif fonts, making it the perfect choice for paper crafters.
Its swirling extended embellishments are reminiscent of snow swirling through the sky (without the added inconvenience of 0 visibility). It’s a good choice for a variety of uses, including journaling, titles, and embellishments.
You can download Angelic Serif here.
Whoever decided that snowflakes are a Christmas decoration clearly didn’t live in a country with a long winter. Snowflakes fall all winter – why not use them in your winter paper crafting?
Christmas Flakes, by type designer Randy Ford, combines intricate snowflakes with the timeless elegance of a serif to create a classy winter typeface. Because it’s all caps, Christmas Flakes is ideally suited for scrapbook page titles or offset embellishments.
Download Christmas Flakes here.
If you want a wintery font that doesn’t remind you of snow, Snow White is the perfect choice (you just have to ignore its name).
Snow White is another great all caps font, but its glyphs are narrower and taller than Christmas Flakes. Its serifs lend a classy feel to your craft project, but its unique characteristics add a touch of whimsy that will keep your project from feeling stuffy.
You can get Snow White here.
If Snowhouse is a bit too conventional for you, try Ice Sticks. Not only do we have snow resting gently on each glyph, we also have icicles. And wood grain.
Ice Sticks is about as wintery as this writer is comfortable getting. I’ll take my ice on a typeface (and in a bowl), not shellacked onto my car, thank you very much.
You can download Ice Sticks here.
Winter Woes Begone
What better way to wile away the cold winter days than hitting the slopes with your family and friends, or by cozying up around the fireplace with a cup of hot cocoa (with or without added ‘punch’, if you know what I mean)? These wintery fonts can help turn your cold fingers into warm memories. And hey, it’s only 50 more days till spring!