Free Printables: LunchBox Notes = Love

September 8, 2011 · 22 comments

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I love it when crafty sites provide free printables. In this case anything I can stick in my kids lunch that says “You’re Awesome” and that doesn’t require any actual effort on my part is a real winner.

I thought the printables above, from Buttoned Up were adorable and immediately emailed team member Hollie to see if she’d mind me making a few “alterations” to them.

I wanted to personalize my true feelings on the notes without getting sued for it.

Luckily the women who run that show have a great sense of humor. These are the notes I’ll be putting in my kids lunches.

Of course you can download those free Buttoned Up printables here…mine will cost you 50 bucks per download. Because I’d like to start putting food in the kids’ lunches as well.

Mama Kat Loves You When You Love Her


Jennifer September 9, 2011 at 7:22 am

I think it is funny that they are for ages seven and under, but kids that age probably couldn’t read those notes.

Lorrie September 9, 2011 at 8:04 am

most Kids can read by age 7 lol. Too cute!

Mama Kat September 9, 2011 at 9:20 am

Well if they can’t read, maybe they can appreciate the pretty colors and images and just imagine the wonderful things we have to say!

Book4MyDaughter September 9, 2011 at 7:24 am

When I first starting reading this post, it made stop and question whether I would EVER put a cute note in my kids lunchbox (a nice idea, but not really my M.O.). I even started to feel a little bit bad about myself, like the words “I suck!” kept running through my mind. THEN, I got to the part where you edited the cards, and I LOVED them! I burst out laughing (and accidentally spit coffee on my monitor—thanks!). You are too funny—thanks for being my first laugh of the day!

MSRheinlander September 9, 2011 at 7:27 am

Love the “spirited” child one… that is what we say our little monkey is “SPIRITED”!! LMAO!!

Shell September 9, 2011 at 7:28 am

Before I got to the second set, I thought you were going all soft and sweet on us. ;)

Amy September 9, 2011 at 7:33 am

I wonder if my husband would be humiliated to get these in his lunch at school and/or work? Will let you know… :)

Denise September 9, 2011 at 7:46 am

Those are hilarious!

Gayletrini September 9, 2011 at 8:02 am

I love your version LOL
I love the spirited child card perfect for my daughter.

Susanna@Susanna Leonard Hill September 9, 2011 at 8:05 am

You are so funny! Love these :)

Sarah Lawrence Hinson September 9, 2011 at 8:29 am

Great mom humor for a Friday! Thanks, made me laugh, will be sharing on my Facebook page!


Sue September 9, 2011 at 9:13 am

I used to try all those notes and different shaped sandwiches when my son was young. It elicited a lot of eye rolling and a whiny “Stop doing that”. I think that he actually may have liked your version.

Cyn&Co. September 9, 2011 at 10:17 am

I think I like yours much better.

Great idea on these, I usually scribble my notes on the napkin I put inside the lunch, then wonder why my daughter has ink on her face when she comes home. Whooops.

Lola September 9, 2011 at 11:10 am

The second set is MUCH better than the first. I need notes that say things like, “See if your teacher will take a personal check” or “Don’t forget to flash those dimples! Getting by on looks is HARD work!” or “Boogers aren’t lunch”. I ‘m sure I can come up with more.

Sharon {Grumpy, Sleepy, and Bashful} September 9, 2011 at 1:48 pm

Those are awesome. Your set are of course much more entertaining. I know that even though my son (kindergarten this year) is not yet reading, his teacher reads notes in lunchboxes to the kids. :) she’ll be entertained, too!!

Kisatrtle September 9, 2011 at 5:59 pm

I am loving your version! Where are the middle school ones? With a new 7th grader i need ones that say. Your hair looks fine. They’re just jealous. Someday you’ll be their boss. It’s all good. As your reading this, i am so thankful i am not in middle school

Nikwai September 9, 2011 at 8:41 pm

Okay, so I don’t have a child in school yet to use these WONDERFUL notes, but I scrapbook and am so grateful you have introduced me to this wonderful website. It has given me some tools that I think are going to help me get through the days as a first time mom and get back into my new normal [after 14 months :) Hahahaha]

Melissa September 10, 2011 at 3:41 am

You are Awesome!

Kimmy September 10, 2011 at 2:34 pm

Such a super cute idea!! love it!

I sometimes leave written notes in my daughter’s lunch. My mom used to do that for me and I loved it! Such a sweet idea for children. Let’s them feel special!

Jenny September 10, 2011 at 2:56 pm

So cute. Where were you when my son went to kindergarten ;) His teacher would have gotten a kick out of those lunch time notes.

Kim @thefamilypractice September 11, 2011 at 10:56 am

I love the potty trained by now one! Story of my life. Can I get one that says I don’t think Santa’s coming for boys still having accidents… ha! Wait, is that terrible of me?

Dumb Mom September 12, 2011 at 3:42 am

So freaking awesome. Only I’m entirely too lazy to include a note in their lunch boxes no matter what it says.

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