For those of you who are regular readers, you know that my family loves Lunchbox Love Notes. My daughters have asked me to send them even when they are buying lunch at school! So, I was very excited when the wonderful people at Say Please offered to giveaway a set of their newest cards (Kids volumes 49-52 PLUS 1 set each from their Halloween and Thanksgiving collections!) to one of my lucky readers.
For those of you who are not familiar with Lunchbox Love Notes, they are an easy yet meaningful way to let someone know you are thinking of them. A positive message on the front of the card reminds them how much they are loved while the "Did You Know" trivia or joke on the back will entertain. My daughters' classmates always want to hear the trivia or joke, which encourages lunchtime conversation. Each volume contains 12 cards --10 with different phrases and fun facts or jokes and 2 blanks so you can add a personal message.
The "Did you know?" trivia facts are lots of fun. Can't you just see all the kids at the lunch table trying to hum while holding their nose?:
I also love when the message ties to the theme of the lunch:
They also have Lunchbox Love Notes specific to the holidays! Here are Thanksgiving and Halloween lunches!
There is a Lunchbox Love Notes perfect for every occasion!
To enter this giveaway, please leave a comment below letting me know what your favorite thing is about Lunchbox Love Notes. This will open up additional entry options. This giveaway is open to United States and Canadian residents only. I will randomly select a winner on October 2nd and the winner will have 48 hours to respond. If I don't hear back within 48 hours, I will select an alternative winner. All entries must be active and will be verified at the time of the drawing in order to be valid.
Unfortunately, the execution didn't quite go according to plan. Rina used nori, which looks great but my kids really don't like. So, I often use cucumber peel instead. That was my plan here until I went to get it (after already making the sandwich and the piano keys) and discovered my husband had eaten all the cucumber for lunch. Hmmm...plan B....pea pods? The color is a little strange but at least you can tell what it's supposed to be.
2 rectangular shaped sandwiches (stacked) and decorated with provolone cheese and pea pods to look like piano keys
If I want to make a super quick but cute lunch, my "go to" tool almost always ends up being the Cute Z Cute cutter. In this lunch, I used it to make a kitty. I used the crust of the bread to cut out the features and give it a little "pop".
To me, pizza and Fridays just go together...The perfect pairing. I'm also making a concerted effort not to pack sandwiches everyday because I don't want the girls to get tired of them. So, today's lunch is pizza pinwheels. I got the recipe from Pinterest and just used frozen pizza dough - easy peasy!
So, apparently I'm not quite in "school mode" yet because I completely forgot to pack the girls lunches for today until the very last minute! Ack!! So, for those of you that feel like you don't have the time for cute lunches...this lunch is for you. It took minutes to make!
2 flower-shaped sandwiches (stacked). I used a small circle cutter to cut cheddar cheese for the flower's center.