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Four Free Birthday Fonts

written by: Thursday Bram•edited by: Daniel P. McGoldrick•updated: 2/24/2009

Birthdays come around every year: you have to come up with new invitations and cards every 12 months. But the process can be a little easier if you have access to a few birthday party fonts perfect for livening up your desktop publishing. Even better, quite a few of these birthday fonts are free.

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    Party By Tom

    Party By Tom
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    Party By Tom

    For a festive font, complete with streamers, Party By Tom is a good bet. The letter forms in this font are fairly cartoonish, making for a fun font that fits with a birthday theme very well. The font provides only capital letters. While Party By Tom is easy to read, it is meant for for titles and headers, rather than body text. There are also only limited punctuation marks available with this font.

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    Party Balloons

    Party Balloons
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    Party Balloons

    Just as you might add a few balloons to your living room to turn it into a birthday party venue, you can add a few balloons to your birthday cards with Party Balloons. This font encapsulates letters within balloons — the balloons containing capital letters even have strings. This font is meant mostly for titles as well — it does have numbers and some punctuation marks, but many of the symbols standard to a flexible font are unavailable.

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    Birthday Digits

    Birthday Digits
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    Birthday Digits

    If you're only looking for a few fancy numerals to liven up your birthday cards, Birthday Digits is the font for you. Perfect for picking out someone's new age in big numbers, this font actually includes two versions of each number. The main version is a set of line drawings, adding a festive theme to the numbers. On the second version, the drawings are colored in. To use the second version of the number set after you have installed this font, you'll use letters to set your figures: you'll type 'A' for '0', 'B' for '1' and so on.

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    Birthdaze

    Birthdaze
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    Birthdaze

    Sometimes you're not just looking for a font you can use on your birthday cards. Occasionally, you need birthday dingbats. Birthdaze is a whole collection of small birthday images, ranging from presents to candles to party-goers complete with party hats. While this font doesn't have any letters, it does have plenty of dingbats able to take your invitations to the next level.

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    More Birthday Fonts

    There are hundreds of free fonts available for your birthday projects, although not all of them are labelled as such. In Dafont's extensive database of free fonts, for instance, many are considered party fonts, rather than birthday fonts.