I use my own handwriting!
But, how do you get handwriting on a digital layout?
I used YourFonts.com to generate a font, and I’ve been using this for nearly four years on most of my layouts!
It saves me so much time in selecting a font and I always get asked by people if I print out and write on my pages. Of course, I don’t, I just installed and used my own font.
Of course, I could do that, but this way I get neat, error-free pages every time!
How do I get it for free?
In celebration of National Handwriting Day on January 23, YourFonts.com has given me a coupon that allows you to make as many fonts as you like for FREE!
Use coupon CPN4MOM2013 when you check out and receive your font for free!
This offer is only valid January 23, 2012, but you can already download and fill out the template in advance.
Why use My Fonts?
- Your own handwriting turned into your very own font
- Make your own “family handwriting history”
- Create fonts with more than 200 characters – works for languages other than English, or to include a few cute doodles in your fonts!
- Optionally include your signature and digitally sign your contracts
- You’ll have your very own font within 15 minutes
- Preview your font for free
- Make as many fonts as you like
- Use your fonts on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux
- Personalize your digital scrapbook pages and invitations
- Use your fonts in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and every program that you own
- Just $9.95 (plus $5.00 if you upload both template pages) – only purchase if you’re satisfied! FREE January 23, 2012
What about the quality?
You can preview your font at any size you like and you ONLY buy when you are happy with it.
YourFonts is the only font service that allows users to generate fonts with extended character sets of over 200 characters. Fonts generated by YourFonts are suitable not only for English, but also for French, German, Spanish, and many other languages.
So what is National Handwriting Day?
The Writing Instrument Manufacturers Association (WIMA) initiated it to remind us all of the importance and power of handwriting. The date refers to the birthday of John Hancock (January 23, 1737) as he was the first to sign the United States Declaration of Independence.
My Font Creation Tips
For those of you wanting to get the best results from your font, here’s a few tips:
- READ THE INSTRUCTIONS yes, that means you!
- Have bold lined paper behind as you write on the template so that you keep all the letters aligned
- Don’t have big flicks off the end of your letters as it will affect the end look of you finished words (kerning)
- Print works best, but I made my italic writing work with the template with a little effort.
- Have a few lines of journalling ready to test out your font after uploading
- Use a medium tip pen, I find my font is a little too fine at times because of the pen I used
- Get family members to fill out forms too!
Why not let your friends will like their own handwriting font for free by sharing this page on Twitter or Facebook?
— Melissa S (@digiscraphq) January 17, 2013
PS Remember to use this coupon when you check out at YourFonts.com:
PPS I’m an affiliate for YourFonts.com because I love their work – but won’t be earning anything from this free offer!