Tutorials on Illustrator symbols

Tutorials about the shapes

 

Dynamic Symbols in Illustrator Tutorial

You may find this tutorial of interest so you can color any of your vector symbol designs such as Christmas symbols

 

Converting Symbols to PDF PNG SVG in Illustrator Tutorial

You don't have to keep the AI files in AI format for ever, you can turn them into PDF as PNG and SVG etc and you can then use them as brushes or as patterns. Ok, you cannot easily convert them into fonts though unless you get the excellent fontself extension or use Fontlab

 

You can find more about the symbols via the various shape pages on art nouveau / arrows / arches