Day 1 & 2 #Elf4Health Recap: Homemade Cards

The #Elf4Health challenge has been going great so far. Meatless Monday was a pretty good success and day two was a task that I was really excited for because it gave me an excuse to be creative AND get in touch with those most important to me. I had been planning on making all my own Christmas cards this year and this was a perfect start to it. The #Elf4Health task for day 2 was to send a handwritten note. I took it a step further and also made all my cards using my Silhouette machine (similar to a Cricut). 
Lately, I’ve been really wanting to get my creative spark going again and this seemed like a great activity to do it. I’m really happy with how they turned out and hope that the recipients enjoy them too. I really love handwritten notes and hate that email is taking away from that tradition. There is just something about a hand-written note that makes it that much more special than some plain text on a computer. Maybe because it feels like a tangible part of the person and their personality. Am I the only one that feels that way? I doubt it. 
Below are the cards that I made yesterday to be sent out to friends and family. I still need to make about 10+ more of them and hope to finish them by the end of the week.

This challenge reminded me about all the handwritten notes and cards I have at my parents from high school. They are locked up in a toolbox in the attic so I’m hoping to stop by there soon and hopefully be able to crack the passcode to get into it. I think it will be a great laugh to see those from the past and our silly antics. 
Do you miss the art of handwritten notes? 
Did you take part in day two of #Elf4Health? 
Did you save your notes from high school?

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By |2012-11-28T18:24:00+00:00November 28th, 2012|health|6 Comments


  1. TorontoRunner November 29, 2012 at 10:21 am - Reply

    oh my goodness! How gorgeous are these?!?! I especially love the Joy one, and the snowflakes. wow!

    I'm veeery sentimental and save all birthday cards and notes from when I was younger and highschool!

  2. Heather Hesington November 29, 2012 at 2:47 pm - Reply

    Your handmade cards are adorable! Great job on the Silhouette machine… they look amazing! 🙂

  3. Lisa Eirene November 29, 2012 at 6:22 pm - Reply

    I made my holiday cards this year for the first time in years! It was so much fun. I forgot how much I liked doing that. How did you make yours with the cut outs?

  4. amberstarr82 November 30, 2012 at 6:03 pm - Reply

    Thanks! I'm glad that I'm not the only one! I have boxes of them…I just can't get rid of them. I have managed to downsize them a bit but I always love looking through and re-living the memories. 🙂

  5. amberstarr82 November 30, 2012 at 6:04 pm - Reply

    Thanks! The silhouette makes it so much easier. I have a few other home projects that I'm hoping to use it for this winter.

  6. amberstarr82 November 30, 2012 at 6:06 pm - Reply

    I was the same way…it had been so long since I had done them that I had forgotten how much I liked doing it. I have a Silhouette machine (similar to a Cricut) that does most of the cutting for me. I just had to decide on colors and do the pasting of paper. It makes it so much easier and quicker for completing projects!

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