Creating communications for children can be lots of fun, especially with the fun typefaces you can use.
This PDF gives you some guidelines to make your use of them more effective. Though it has some useful tips, the companies cited are no longer in business, but http://www.fontspace.com/ is and below are some of their current fonts that are great for children:
All the fonts above are from: http://www.fontspace.com/ and are free downloads.
Google fonts also has a great selection of free fonts
One very important guideline to keep in mind is to NEVER use the typefaces that have reversed letters (such as a reversed "e" or "s"). It might seem like that would be a harmless, cute thing to do, but when little children receive a printed piece from a respected person in the church and the penmanship is all wrong, it can be confusing.
Have fun, do kid-friendly things, but always remember the position of authority and influence you have in young lives.
To download the PDF, click here or on the image.
It has been a while since I have gone to Google Fonts on the web, but if you go to https://fonts.google.com you will discover hundreds of beautiful, well-designed, free fonts.
Intended for web use, they can also be downloaded, installed on computer and used in print materials.
The handwriting fonts are a delight to view, with fonts suitable for anything from formal invites to kids writing.
If you like a font, click the “+” sign and the fonts will be added to a list at bottom of browser window. Click on the list and then click the red down arrow. All fonts selected will be downloaded as a single ZIP file.
TIP: The Google site has changed and requires modern browsers to view the fonts. (If you have an older PC or Mac running an old OS, it is well worth installing FireFox or Chrome as the modern versions of these browsers support the older operating systems. On Mac, Safari is not supported by Google Fonts unless one has the Safari that comes with the latest Mac OS.)
Yvon Prehn says
As always, you have the GREATEST advice! Thank you.
I will be checking that out.
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