Free Fonts With Holiday Glyphs

Holidays tend to sneak up on me before I know it. So the thing with a design for various holidays is that I'm almost always rushing to get it done and print on time. Getting it done often means cutting corners on creative thinking, idea generation, and image search.  This is where the graphic designer's best-kept secret – glyphs – comes in handy. Whether you design for a client or tackling your child's school project, using glyphs could do wonders.

The Annual Dickinson Festival of Lights, Texas


I love this time of year. And even though Texas doesn't get to see the snow and freezing temperatures, still it's all Christmas decorations and grand light displays that make holiday time so marvelous. The light displays that are rocked around Christmas wrap you in a holiday spirit.

It's our second year when we pile kids into the car and drive over to Dickinson for their Festival of Lights opening night that is held on the first Saturday after the Thanksgiving. With the time seeming to speed up in December and us getting all overwhelmed with a never-ending to-do list, we opt to go early to the opening night in November to beat the crowd later next month. The best bit? It's free. However, donations are appreciated.

We didn't look awfully festive wearing matching holiday PJs and lights necklaces but rather dressed warm enough to have our photos taken before kids get too whiny.
Look anywhere and you will see lit castles, bright-colored chili peppers, a very Texan reindeer driving a monster truck, a coolest sea life and a Texas star. The all-time favorite is the magical lit-up castle surrounded with the life-size tin soldiers drumming into the holiday season. On top of it, it's the best photo-op to take family pictures.

A row of toy soldiers was straight out of the Andersen's fairy tale "The Steadfast Tin Soldier." In fact, I was looking for the ballerina’s twinkling display, the dainty dancer that one of the tin soldiers fell in love with. I could almost envision her standing on one leg next to soldiers without ever losing her equilibrium.
If there's one thing Texans appreciate more than y'all, it’s a grandly lit, twinkling y’all inside the Texas-shaped borders.






It cannot get anymore Texan than to have a Texas star and a longhorn as a giant light display

To keep the memories date-specific, there's a Christmas 2018 arch that is being updated every year for a better photo-op with the toy soldiers and the vintage plain in the background.
Of course, no holiday outing would be complete without a few tasty bites of food and warm drinks. After milling around with kids, I could eat my weight then. There is a nice little cafe on the site where you can rest your feet and have a bellyful.

This festival is a true local Christmas tradition that keeps the holiday spirit alive the entire month of December.

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