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April Hand Lettering: Welcome Spring With 10 Unique Styles

Are you ready to practice your hand lettering in April? Maybe you are setting up your bullet journal or planner and you need some hand lettering ideas! I’ve got you covered! Here are 10 lettering styles for April as well as April words and quotes to welcome spring this month.

10 Ways to Hand Letter April

10 April Hand Lettering Styles to Welcome Spring

So you want to learn hand lettering. When you get started you realize it’s a lot harder than it looks. How long does it take to get good at lettering? Will you ever be good at lettering? Will it ever get easier? Well, here’s how hand lettering is like welcoming spring.

hand lettering quote: slow growth is still growth

How Is hand lettering Like Spring?

We go through a dark, cold winter and finally start getting some warm days when spring comes. We start seeing the sun more and blossoms on the trees. It feels like a deep inhale after holding our breath for months.

When you start hand lettering it can feel really fun and exciting. But it can also feel really daunting and hard. You might see some hand lettering that you’d like to be able to do and you can’t imagine how you could possibly get to that place.

Just like waiting for spring, we have to wait for our hand lettering to get better. We don’t see the progress we’re making because it comes so slowly. The growth of flowers is slow, and all of a sudden the flower blooms. You don’t always see the daily growth. And that’s how it is with hand lettering. The small moments of practicing over time really add up.

So if you are feeling down about your lettering today, don’t give up. Your lettering will bloom when you may not even expect it.

In the meantime, focus on the things that feel good in your lettering. Maybe you’re not where you want to be yet, but does lettering help you feel calm after a stressful day? Focus on how lettering is making you feel instead of how it looks.

10 Ways to Hand Letter April

Another thing that can help you feel better about your lettering is to try lots of different styles. Maybe the style you are doing isn’t one that you like. We all like different things and that’s great. Here’s some styles for April so you can start looking at different styles and deciding what things you like and don’t like about each one. You don’t have to like all the styles. Get curious about which ones align with you.

Here are 10 specific styles to get you started:

  1. Tall and Narrow
  2. Short and Wide
  3. Quirky Print
  4. Simple
  5. Open Faux Calligraphy
  6. Flourished Loops
  7. Straight Print
  8. Round
  9. Bouncy
  10. Bouncy and Wide

These styles describe the corresponding words in this picture:

Hand Lettering April Styles

Here is my video with 10 ways to hand letter April. You can grab some brush pens and practice along with me! I hope these styles give you some inspiration!

April Words to Letter

Need some inspiration for April words to practice hand lettering? Here’s a list of spring words to get you started:

  • April
  • bloom
  • breeze
  • butterfly
  • bunny
  • cardigan
  • caterpillar
  • clouds
  • duckling
  • flowers
  • frog
  • eggs
  • Earth Day
  • grass
  • grow
  • ivy
  • kite
  • leaf
  • mud
  • nature
  • outside
  • picnic
  • puddle
  • quack
  • rain
  • rainbow
  • seeds
  • snail
  • splash
  • spring
  • tree
  • umbrella
  • windy
April Hand Lettering Journal Spread

Hand Lettering April Quotes

Ready to practice hand lettering quotes? Here are some April quotes about luck and rainbows. These are great for hand lettering practice, or they would also be great for a April themed journal spread. I’ve collected some short quotes and a few longer quotes.

Slow growth is still growth.

We all come in different sheeps and sizes.

“The first blooms of spring always make my heart sing.” -S. Brown

“April hath put a spirit of youth in everything.” -William Shakespeare

“My favorite weather is bird chirping weather.” -Terri Guillemets

“Spring: a reminder of how beautiful change can truly be.” -Unknown

“Spring is nature’s way of saying, ‘Let’s Party!'” -Robin Williams

“Some old-fashioned things like fresh air and sunshine are hard to beat.” -Laura Ingalls Wilder

“Happiness? The color of it must be spring green.” -Frances Mayes

“Spring is when life’s alive in everything.” -Christina Rosetti

“The deep roots never doubt spring will come.” -Marty Rubin

“Spring adds new life and new beauty to all that is.” -Jessica Harrelson

“Spring will come and so will happiness. Hold on. Life will get warmer.” -Anita Krizzan

“If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant.” -Anne Bradstreet

“Spring’s greatest joy beyond a doubt is when it brings the children out.” -Edgar Guest

“A kind word is like a spring day.” -Russian Proverb

hand lettering quote: sheeps and sizes

More Spring Lettering Style Inspiration

If you liked the styles in this post, and you want to practice more spring words and quotes, I have a worksheet set for Spring. Get the 30 Days of Lettering Spring worksheets here. Use code “HELLOLETTERING” for 20% off just for reading this post. 🙂

Practice hand lettering worksheets for spring

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  1. Thanks for your great tips! I particularly need to keep this one in mind while lettering: Focus on how lettering is making you feel instead of how it looks.
    I’ve been practicing large brush pen lettering for a while and it looks so bad compared to what I create with my small brush pens. I’ve been lettering this quote to cheer me up: You never fail until you stop trying

    1. Oh thank you for sharing that with me Julie! That is so beautiful!! You are doing great because you’re still going. 🙂