A very Merry Christmas to you this morning! I hope Santa left some goodies in your stockings this year 😉 We are enjoying a whole week of Christmas and are in the middle of a family Christmas tour! I thought I’d pop in and share our holiday cards with you, along with a few tips for designing your own cards and printables.
Good typography will take an every day run-of-the-mill Christmas card and make it look designer. A few simple tips can take your Christmas card type from blah to stellar!
- Pick 2-3 fonts for maximum impact. Too many more than this will look overwhelming and unprofessional.
- Combine a San-Serif font with a Serif or Cursive font. (if you don’t know the difference, read here) This will create a nice contrast between your words and help you find a pairing that is complementary.
- Make one (or several) words larger and more emphasized than others. This takes your card from looking like a nice homemade greeting card, to looking designer worthy.
- Don’t use comic sans, times new roman, papyrus, or any other of the standard boring Microsoft Word fonts. Look around dafont.com and try out some new and fun fonts!
- Play with the spacing of letters. Adding more space between characters will definitely give your cards a ‘designed’ feel and a fun, sophisticated look.
I hope you found these typography tips helpful! Thanks for stopping by and Merry, Merry Christmas 🙂