Did you get a Cricut? Are you dying to get to crafting but don’t have a clue where to get all those pretty fonts for free? Well, you are in the right place here as I will guide you to my favorite spots to get those free or cheap fonts.
No worries, I will teach you how to download and install them in another post later on.
Before we begin, please take my advice and search for fonts by project. It is so tempting at the beginning to download oh so many pretty fonts. It can become overwhelming. You will bog down your computer and design space with way too many fonts. It will take you forever to find and choose a font later. I know you want to get started on your project so avoid spending hours searching for fonts.
Instead, check out some pins on Pinterest for some fave fonts of others.
Personal and commercial licenses for fonts.
Licenses give you permission to use fonts. A personal license allows you to use that font for personal use. Things you make for yourself or as gifts for friends and family.
If you are planning to sell items you make using the font, then you will need a font with a commercial license. Side note: when you install many fonts at the beginning, it can be hard to keep track of which font has which license.
Now to the meat and potatoes. What you came here for.
PLACES TO FIND FREE FONTS
Most font sites have a selection box where you can narrow down the kind of font you are looking for. For example, Script fonts, handwritten fonts, comic fonts, etc.
This is one of my favorites as it has so many free fonts to choose from.
1001 fonts has a detailed list of the kinds of fonts you are looking for to choose from. It’s great for narrowing down your options.
All the fonts here come with a commercial license. It’s a great site to use if you are running a business.
PLACES WITH PROMOTIONAL FONTS OR CHEAP FONTS
These sites have some free fonts on a promotional basis. Check out their freebie sections. They also have some great discounted fonts worth looking at.
Besides their current freebies, Dollar Deals are a great way to go!
I love the daily deals on Creative Fabrica. Free fonts or fonts for one dollar or two. Amazing!
Now that you know where to find your fonts, it’s time to learn how to download them on your computer.