Lots of people love handwriting fonts. And what’s not to love about them: they’re more personal, vivid, and stylish. When designing social media posts or other marketing materials with Canva, I often use handwriting fonts. Looking for a suitable handwriting font is, however, quite hard work in the beginning. Using Canva, the most common problem is choosing just one – there are so many to choose from! In this article you will be presented with the 75 best handwriting fonts available in Canva, hand-picked by yours truly.
Since Canva has both free and paid fonts, I have selected the best of both. Personally, I decided long ago to become a Canva Pro user and I have not regretted that. Actually, I think it’s the best investment I’ve ever made!
But first, let’s see how to define a handwriting font.
Handwriting Fonts 101
Handwriting fonts are typefaces that mimic the handwritten style of a person’s writing. They are often used to add a personal touch to a design and can be used in a variety of projects, such as invitations, greeting cards, posters, and more. Handwriting fonts come in a range of styles, from formal and elegant to casual and fun. Some handwriting fonts are designed to look like the handwriting of a particular person, while others are more generic and can be used to create a variety of handwritten looks. Handwriting fonts can be a great way to add a unique and personal touch to your designs and can help to create a more friendly and approachable look and feel.
Why Your Business Should Use Handwriting Fonts
If you use Canva for your own (small) business like I do, you perhaps spend time thinking about what kind of fonts to use. I’ve listed here a few good reasons why you might consider using handwriting fonts for your business:
- Personalization: Handwriting fonts can help to add a personal touch to your business and make it feel more approachable and friendly.
- Uniqueness: Handwriting fonts can help your business stand out and give it a unique look and feel.
- Branding: If your business has a personal or handmade element, using handwriting fonts can help to reinforce your brand.
- Versatility: Handwriting fonts can be used in a variety of contexts and can work well for both digital and print materials.
Overall, using handwriting fonts is simply a great way to add a personal touch to your business and make it stand out from the competition. So why not give it a try?
Handwriting Fonts in Canva
To make it easier for you to find what you are looking for, I have put the handwritten fonts into two categories: free fonts and Canva Pro fonts.
As I mentioned earlier, there are a lot of Canva Pro-only fonts. Having said that, the free fonts are generally speaking good enough and will look good on social media. But limiting yourself to the free version of Canva is something that can feel quite restrictive, so I recommend giving Canva Pro a chance.
About the List of Best Handwriting Fonts in Canva
In this list of handwriting fonts in Canva, I have only included the best ones. There are many types of handwritten fonts: brush fonts, formal and casual scripts, ALL CAPS fonts, vintage & retro fonts – all of which are represented here.
Apart from being different in terms of looks, the fonts are also different in terms of how they can be applied. In my list you will find fonts for different purposes, including:
- social media posts (including quotes, lyrics, poetry)
- thumbnails (Youtube, Fortnite, gaming)
- wedding signs
- book titles
One more thing: I am here focusing on handwriting fonts that are quite easy to read. Handwriting fonts that look like they were written by a retired doctor will not be found on this list. I mean, does anyone really want to use a font that a normal person can’t read? I assume that most people, especially small businesses, prefer legible fonts.
Free Handwriting Fonts in Canva
Free fonts are hard to find. There is a reason why Creative Market is so popular. The best fonts are ones you have to pay for. Having said that, many of the free fonts in Canva are really good and definitely good enough for most small businesses with a limited budget.
The great thing about Canva is that the selection of free font is wide and even when it comes to a niche like handwriting fonts, there is something for everyone – even for free.
Here’s my list of the 75 best free handwritten fonts in Canva.
Hibernate is a gorgeous handwritten typeface that is playful and youthful. It is designed to have a personal and handwritten look. It has a casual, laid-back feel. The letters have an uneven, organic quality to them, with varied line widths and a slight slant. The font includes uppercase and lowercase letters, as well as numbers and punctuation marks.
Hibernate Two is a variation of the Hibernate font with more stylized Serif uppercase letters. Just like Hibernate, it, too, is well-suited for use in invitations, greeting cards, and other projects that require a handwritten look.
A casual-looking font in an uppercase style with two variations.
Like TC Chaddlewood, this font is also only in uppercase, but it has two variations that are slightly different from one another. This font is unpretentious and informal.
A modern handwritten script font that works well in food-related projects (recipes, cookbooks). Fun, but stylish.
A light, thin font that I believe is exclusive to Canva (to at the very least difficult to find anywhere else). A very natural handwritten font with a timeless look. This font is the perfect choice for lifestyle, fashion and personal blogs.
This font, like BDScript, looks like it’s made for lifestyle and fashion bloggers and personal brands (fitness, coaching, social media marketing). A stylish handwritten font that looks fashionable.
Bright Sunshine CAPS
This font is a variation of the Bright Sunshine font, but all in uppercase and a bit rounder. Good for titles.
Another thin and sophisticated font that I would recommend to be used for lifestyle, fashion or fitness projects.
Very beautiful and modern, this font is perfect for food-related topics (food bloggers, cookbooks etc.), but could also work for lifestyle and fashion. Like the name implies, this font has a very dreamy feel to it. If I had a home decor project, Daydream would be one of my go-to fonts!
A beautiful, bold signature brush font that feels modern and stylish. A versatile font that could be used in a range of marketing materials. Considering its name, it is perhaps unsurprising that the font tends to work excellently for travel projects of any kind. If you are a travel or lifestyle blogger, you probably need this font in your life.
Porcelain has thin, delicate strokes and a stylish, modern look. The letters are connected, giving the font a flowing, cohesive appearance.
Sunday is an uppercase-only Serif font that would work well in comics. A timeless look that will never totally go out of fashion.
Beth Ellen is a quite old-fashioned font that is perfect for retro/vintage products. The letters are connected, giving the font a fluid look.
Similar to Brittany and BDScript, this font is made for any beauty-related project that needs a classic handwritten font.
Schoolbell is a print handwriting font with a playful, childlike quality. It has thin, elongated letters with exaggerated curved strokes. The letters have a slightly irregular baseline, giving the font a handwritten feel. It is well-suited for projects that are intended for a younger audience, such as children’s books, educational materials, or playful designs.
Coming Soon has a clean, modern look and is well-suited for use in a variety of design projects. It is a versatile font that can be used in a variety of settings, including websites, posters, and other marketing materials.
Londrina Sketch is a hollow font with rough edges that would look excellent in comic-style graphics.
Give You Glory
A cute and versatile handwritten font with a brush stroke style. It has a slightly rough and irregular look, with slanted and curved strokes. The font has a casual and expressive feel, and it could be used in a variety of design projects, such as invitations, greeting cards, posters, and social media graphics.
Inspired by the daughter of an architect, this font has a natural-looking handwriting vibe to it. Easy to read and neat, this font can be used in numerous projects. It has thin, delicate strokes and a smooth, fluid feel. The letters have a slight slope, which gives the font a playful, informal look. It is a versatile font that can be used to add a personal touch to your designs.
Designed by Hubert Jocham, Oregano is a casual font with a retro/vintage vibe. Oregano has a clean, modern look and is easy to read, making it a versatile font for use in a variety of design projects. Also found in Google’s programs, such as Google Slides.
Over the Rainbow
Another “Google font” that is also available in Canva, Over the Rainbow has a appealing handwriting look that many find attractive, including yours truly. It is characterized by its playful and childlike appearance and has a casual and relaxed feel to it. This font would be well-suited for use in children’s books, greeting cards, invitations, and other projects that require a playful and lighthearted touch.
Pony Club is a fun, playful font with a hand-drawn look. It has a unique style that combines elements of western and circus-themed design, with tall, narrow letters and exaggerated serifs. The font includes upper and lowercase letters, as well as numbers and punctuation marks.
Shadows Into Light Two
A casual, rounded handwriting font that is easy to read.
A soft, rounded thick font with a playful feel. A casual-looking font for personal projects and graphics aimed towards a younger audience.
A bold font with a “painted” look, designed to give a futuristic and futuristic feel. The font is characterized by its rough brush strokes and exaggerated curves, which give it a dynamic and energetic appearance. The font is well-suited for use in headlines and titles, as it is designed to grab attention and make an impact. The memorable visual style also makes it suitable for use in logo design and branding.
Designed by Vernon Adams, Amatis SC is a very thin font with uppercase-style letters. Good for titles and product descriptions. The letters have a rough, hand-drawn appearance and the font has a friendly, casual feel.
A playful font that looks a bit amateurish, as if someone had drawn letters with…surprise, surprise…finger paint. A suitable font for artistic graphics.
A very stylish handwritten font with a premium feel to it. A bit similar to the font that is used for the iconic Coca-Cola logo, so if you want to go for that look, Mr Dafoe might just be the right font for you.
A painted, thick font with a lot of character. The dense letters are beautifully painted with a brush. For artists and various creative projects.
A thick brush font that is easy to read, while having that artistic look so typical of brush fonts.
The Permanent Marker font looks as if it was written with – you guessed it – a permanent marker. This font is perfect for bold statements.
AC Real Adult
This thin font has a very natural feel to it, making it perfect for social media graphics (especially Instagram and Pinterest). Personally, I find the handwriting very pleasant.
This thick handwritten brush font is great for social media quote posts. Very legible and powerful.
Liu Jian Mao Cao
An elegant and neat handwriting font. One of the best fonts for quotes and social media posts.
Sue Ellen Francisco
A tall and girly font that looks as if it was lifted from teenage girl’s diary. A very pretty font, perhaps even the prettiest handwritten font there is.
Like Sue Ellen Francisco, Purisa is also a feminine font that could be perfect for dialogue or diary entries.
Just Another Hand
A neat and tidy handwritten font that could be used in logos, marketing materials and social media posts.
Another nice handwriting font for quotes, logos etc.
A neat, slightly slanted font that is very easy to read.
A popular font that looks natural and attractive.
This brush font is one of my favorites. Caveat Brush looks great in social media posts. It has this natural handwritten feel that is pleasant to read.
A very beautiful, rounded font that is very legible.
Like the name implies, this font has a natural, casual look. If you sell homemade foods or handmade products, consider using this font for your products.
A handwritten in a graffiti-like style with an old-school hip-hop feel.
A thick, carefree font with a modern look. Great for quotes and social media.
A neat, rounded font for graphics that want to do the opposite of a bold statement. The font “feels” shy, humble and a bit introverted.
A painted font that works excellently for quotes.
The Made Barista font is the go-to font for many restaurants, pubs and coffee shops. A very tall and elegant font with a European feel. Great for brochures, marketing materials, drink menus etc.
A very natural handwriting font that is an excellent choice for Instagram quotes. Kalam Light looks like it’s been written with a ball-point or a felt-tip pen.
Like Kalam Light, Kalam Bold also feels personal and is quite slanted. Combines well with Kalam Light.
I find the Bristol font fascinating. At first sight, it looks barely legible but is actually easy to read when you get a hang of it. A very casual-looking font that feels personal.
This old-school font is great for poetry and literature. Absolutely fantastic for quotes. If you are responsible for your library’s social media, chances are that this will become your favorite go-to font!
East Sea Dokdo Cyrillic
East Sea Dokdo Cyrillic is a great font for quotes. What’s not to like about this thick brush font with rather sharp lines?
Pecita is an artistic and ornate handwritten font. Despite being a bit difficult to read, I can imagine many people loving the fancy look of Pecita.
This lesser-known font might be a bit obscure, but it is excellent for kids’ products, children’s books and quotes for kids. A warm and friendly font.
Romochka, like Kirang Haerang, is perfect for any graphics created for children or teenagers. This font is thin and tall and would be perfect for a children’s book.
Canva Pro Handwriting Fonts in Canva
There are A LOT of free handwriting fonts in Canva. But with Canva Pro, you get EVEN MORE. And we all want more, don’t we? I love the freedom of using any font and any function of Canva. If it’s there, I can use it. Simple, easy and so gratifying!
Not only do the Canva Pro-exclusive fonts give you more options to choose from, they are also actually worth more. If you were to download all of the Canva Pro fonts separately, not only would it take you ages, it would also cost you more than you are paying for a month of Canva Pro! That’s what I love about Canva Pro – it makes my life easier and saves me time and money.
Most importantly, the Canva Pro fonts really do look better. Sweet & Salty, Grimpt Brush and Holiday Romance are all wonderful fonts that just have that premium look to them that isn’t the case with many of the free fonts, even if they also often look good.
Don’t believe me? See for yourself. Here are the 18 best handwriting fonts in Canva Pro.
This handwritten script font can be used for numerous purposes. It is elegant and can be used for marketing materials, logos, social media posts or even magazines.
Part of the Sensa font family that is selling on Creative Market for $199, Sensa Serif is a Serif font that oozes quality. An elegant uppercase-only font that looks spectacular. Can easily be combined with Sensa Brush and Sensa Wild from the Sensa font family, which is available for Canva Pro users.
A cute sans serif font that is popular among food bloggers. And yes, it will look great in posts about your cupcakes and other desserts.
If, for some reason, you are looking for an aggressive-looking handwriting font, Beast is for you. Use with caution.
Book is a nice vintage font that looks like it was written with a brush pen. Visually pleasing and versatile, Bosk might just become your next favorite font.
A cursive script font that just looks good. It is elegant and carries dignity. A classy font.
A thin, tall and dense font. Luka can be combined with Luka Thin, which is even thinner. Both fonts are exclusive to Canva Pro.
There are not that many marker fonts around. Luckily, Lumios Marker is so good that this isn’t a problem. The creators of this font describe this font as casual and freehand with clean edges. Perfect for unique logo, marketing materials and greeting cards.
If you want to make a quote post for social media, give Nadira a try. This font has that timeless look that I find spell-binding.
Sweet & Salty
Sweet & Salty is an uppercase font that I just love. It’s a fun font that can be used to market anything from mugs to croissants.
A fun and cute font that has a carefree feel. Use for quotes, titles, website headings etc.
A fun vintage font that could be used for a lot of different types of products: beverages, grooming products, clothing, mugs etc.
Holiday Romance is a font that bloggers, especially travel bloggers, should pay attention to. A beautiful cursive font that works in social media posts and Pinterest.
A dense cursive brush font that looks fantastic.
A very pretty script font that looks natural. The extra tall t and f makes this font standout from other cursive script fonts.
Inside is an uppercase handwriting font with character.
A dense, tall font that I find very attractive.
A dense handwritten font that can be used in signatures, logos, marketing & branding etc.
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