We all like to dress-up for a family gathering, party, and festivals. I am sure you do too. And with Christmas round the corner, many of you must be planning to decorate your homes for the holidays and shopping for table settings for dinner. Why am I talking about Christmas in a How To post?

Because Fonts are the dress that you put on alphabets to add a punch to your Christmas wishes.

And while you all are dressing up yourselves and your home, why not dress-up your website a bit? Spread that holiday season spirit to your customers and web site visitors.

In my earlier article on why you should use fonts suitable for a specific communication, I talked about why using appropriate fonts is important in business communication. In this short article I will discuss a couple of websites where you can find free fonts and how to install them on Windows XP, so that they are available across all your applications.

Although there are multiple websites that allow you to download fonts, they each have their terms and conditions. Most of the fonts are free for personal use, that is if you use them for personal communication or a banner at your home, there are many that are completely free, or have a public domain license. Here are a couple of websites where you can find a great collection of fonts.

Let’s say you want to create a quick Christmas e-card to send out to your friends and family. You can add a family photo and use existing fonts, but wouldn’t it look better with a decorative font? Let us find one for you. I think Kingthings Christmas is just the right one. You can download it from this page.

The steps below illustrate how you can install this font on your operating system so that it is available to use in Word or Photoshop.

  1. Scroll down to Kingthings Christmas, and then click Download
  2. Save the file to your download location
  3. Uncompress the file to extract the .ttf file
  4. Copy the file, and then browse to yourdrive\WINDOWS\Fonts
  5. Paste the font file

Voila! Your font is ready for use with Microsoft Word or most of other applications you have. Hope you like the font and use this or any other to spread the cheer this holiday season.

Style Your business Communications for the Holiday Season

Do you plan to change the look of your website or blog this year or do you think this is not really appropriate for a business blog, or is it just too much effort? We want to know, so feel free to leave a comment or write to us.