A love note on the napkin in my mother's handwriting telling me to have a good day and she loved me. Awwwww!
WHAT A TREAT!
I remember the next day, being so excited to see the sweet note my mom left me on my napkins and...GASP!
NO NOTE! Just a blank napkin. Mocking me.
OK. My mom worked hard to take care of me and I am sure this little thing was easily forgotten. I do not harbor resentment well into my 30's over this. Really. I have forgiven her. :)
But the positive impact it left stayed with me. There is nothing more special then getting a little note from mom in the middle of your day just say I love you. She is not even physically there and she can still communicate how she cares.
So when Cati started school this year I was adamant that she would get a lunch note every day. So I just cut some hearts and circles out of scrapbook paper and kept them in a drawer in the kitchen.
She was beyond ecstatic!
Everyday she would tell me about her note and carry it around. And when she sees me packing her lunch the night before, she brings me the note from that day and reminds me to put it in there. And I always give her a big hug and tell her. "Look for a NEW NOTE in your lunch." She gives me a huge smile that makes it so worth it.
But I got to thinking. She can't read. The PA's (parent assistants) at her school read them to her but I thought if I could give her some that are more visual and pretty, it would be that much more fun to get one in her lunch.
So began the Internet Hunt. And I was NOT disappointed!!!!!
Here's what I found!
Here's what I found!
Cute and happy food theme lunch notes at Oliebollen
I absolutely HEART these simple and adorable love notes from Frog Prince Paperie
These gingham cuties so sweet and they give you room to write a personal note.
I found these via Executive Homemaker
Alphamom has notes you can personalize and print or just write a quick note.
These are great for Fall and still have bold and fun rainbow colors.
The illustrator, Tricia Rennea has a great blog called Trillustrations that I follow with terrific free printables.
So make your little one's day with a love note!
Happy Lunch Making!