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Valentine's Day fonts

Valentine’s Day is around the corner. Check out these gorgeous, Valentine-inspired fonts for cards, notes, and crafts for friends and family.

Hearts

This brand new font set from Kapitza features stylized heart dingbats that can be used to accent your cards and love notes. The sample shows the creative results you can achieve with simple colored backgrounds and type. The font contains 71 images for $29 and is available at T.26

Spumoni LP

Spumoni LP, by Garrett Boge, offers a distinctive hand-drawn quality with bouncy, playful letters that impart a sense of humor to your Valentine messages. It's great for all your loved ones. It's currently selling for $39 and available from LetterPerfect.

Amore

Designed by Gennady Fridman, Amore is based on informal handwriting. The face resembles a sophisticated but childish hand and suggests summertime and meadows filled with daisies. You can use it for designing invitations, posters, ads, and of course, Valentine cards. It's $25 from ParaType.

Luvable

Stuart Sandler, founder of the Font Diner Foundry, designed this retro font featuring tiny animated hearts floating over the letters. It's great for kids and adults alike. Plus, it's free for personal use at MyFonts.

Penabico

Penabico is a brand new font designed by Iza W for Intellecta Design. This intricate calligraphic script font can decorate your letters, cards, and notes beautifully and express your affection for friends or family members. Aside from its fancy lettering, it has 250 ornaments and fleurons, mostly in copperplate roundhand renaissance style. It also has an extensive set of ligatures to make any design special. It's $79 at MyFonts.

Hawaii Lover

If your loved one isn't going in for the traditional hearts and flowers, try a bit of grunge. But Hawaii Lover is not any old grunge. Just observe the floral silhouhettes, matching grunge punctuation, and professional letter spacing and kerning. It's free for personal use at Dirt2.

Caterina

Caterina, which was designed by Paul Veres, is a calligraphic sans serif face with six different styles. It can be used for a wide variety of projects, including wedding invitations, greeting cards, posters, and ads. Each style is available for $54 from LinoType.

Angelic War

This beautiful and delicate font is the essence of romance. Use it in your wedding scrapbook, or as display type for love poems or Valentine cards. It's free for personal use at Dirt2.