Free Christmas Fonts – Fontspace Review Plus How To Install Fonts Picture Tutorial

This post is a review for the site called Fontspace.  One of the things I love about the Internet is all the free things you can find to use on your computer.  I love fonts.  A decade ago, it was a lot harder to find free fonts, but things have changed.  I enjoy fonts because you can bring more meaning to the card, or letter, by the font you use.  The font might look whimsical, or childish, or serious. This is why it’s a bad idea for a business to use a font like Comic Sans.  I can’t believe it when I see a company using that particular font.

If you’re into writing yearly Christmas letters, you can dress up your letter using fonts.

When you begin your search for free fonts, it can be a little frustrating because some of the sites are merely sites with links to other sites where you can get fonts. But Fontspace really has free fonts.  The fonts are categorized nicely with tags, and there is a clear image of each font.  They download within seconds and are ready to use.

How to Put The Fonts Into Your Font Folder

Sometimes this can be tricky.  My operating system is Vista Home and downloads are automatically saved in a downloads folder.  I’m going to show you how to put a shortcut on your desktop so you’ll never lose your downloads ever again. But first let’s download a font.

First, find a font that you like at Fontspace and click on the download button.

Candy Cane Font from Fontspace

Next you should see a message asking you what you want to do:

Choose to Download Make sure Save File is selected, and click OK. I generally leave “Do this automatically for files like this from now on” unchecked because I want to be the one making the choice all the time when I’m downloading files from the Internet.

Next you’ll see your download screen dialog:

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Making a Shortcut to Your Downloads Folder

The file has downloaded, but where has it gone?  Where’s the download folder?  What I have found handy is to download the font, and with the download window still open, right click on the file that just downloaded. Choose Open Containing Folder.

Screenshot Downloads Folder

Once you get the folder open, right click on the download folder, go down to Send To, then click on Desktop (create shortcut). This will place a shortcut on your desktop, so you can easily find your downloads folder. Click on the photo to see a larger version.

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Your downloads will always go into this folder, so from now on, anytime you download anything, you can just click on this shortcut on your desktop to open the downloads folder and find the file that just downloaded.

Unzipping the Downloaded Font

Okay, so now click on the downloads folder, and look for your zipped font file.

ScreenShot008Double click on it. That’s all there is to it. Back in the olden days, we had to have a file named pkzip to unzip files. But now Windows does it all for us.

Once it opens, you will be able to see the contents of the zipped folder. What you are looking for is the file ending in .ttf.  True Type Font is what that stands for. Right click on it, and select copy from the drop down menu.

ScreenShot010Now go to Computer, then click on Local Disk (C:\) and paste the file at the root (C:\).

You’ll see I have a few other fonts located there, and the Candu__.ttf is there now also.

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Installing Your Font

Now you want to go to your Control Panel, and click on Fonts. Click on Start, Control Panel.

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Once the Control Panel is open, click on the Fonts folder.  Once that is open, click on an empty space and right click. Choose Add New Font from the drop down menu.

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Another window opens, and from here you click on the font you want to install, then click the Install button.

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Click Close once you are able.

Now the font should be installed. You can look in the fonts folder to see that it is there.

If you have Word, open it up and choose Candy Cane for the font.

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I just think that is so cool!!

Just a few of favorites in the Christmas fonts at Fontspace:

Ice and Snow – ice capped uppercase letters – lowercase are plain.

Marshmallow World – snowflakes dingbats!

Carr X-Mas Dingbats – all kinds of Christmas dingbats; presents, snowmen, santa clause, ornaments, just a great assortment.

KR Christmas Frame – lovely frames that you can enlarge and use to frame photos!

Christmas Cheer – Christmas sayings in various designs; Joy, Peace, Merry Christmas, Ho, Come Let Us Adore Him, Winter Wishes, Noel, and more.

Xmas Clipart – More dingbats of Christmas; Santas, bells, reindeer, holly and presents.

WWFlakes – more snowflakes.

KR Christmas Dings – Dingbats with a religious slant; manger, doves, angels, baby Jesus, three wise men, Mary with baby Jesus, etc.

KR Color Me Christmas 2002 – Dingbats that you can print out for coloring! Great resource for parents and teachers.

GE Christmas Joy Font – more Christmas dingbats.

Wow, and that’s only going through the first thirty fonts available, there are 155 Christmas fonts in all! You’ve got to check it out yourself, and find your own favorites.

Please let me know if this tutorial has been helpful for you and I will add more.

*Disclaimer: I am not affiliated with Fontspace in any way, nor have I been asked or paid to do this review. I just love this font site, and want to share it with my readers!

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4 thoughts on “Free Christmas Fonts – Fontspace Review Plus How To Install Fonts Picture Tutorial

  1. With Christmas coming up I thought it would be a great idea to make some meaningful cards for my friends and family, but the fonts are so boring and dull. Now that you have taught me how to download new fonts and save them, I will be using this knowledge to make some of the best Christmas cards my friends and family have ever seen!

    Netanya
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    Mrs. Accountability Reply:

    Hi Netanya! I am so pleased to hear that you will find my post to be of help this coming holiday season. Thank you for stopping by and visiting and have a lovely day!

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  2. can you tell me where i can find image fonts ? im looking for capital letters, in COLOR and that are christmas themed. ive looked til im blue in the face and cant find them

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    Mrs. Accountability Reply:

    Hi TZ, if you go to the site I’ve linked in the post, download the fonts onto your computer you can use any color you like within Word. You do have to have a color printer! I hope that helps!

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