It's Easy to Make Someone Feel Special
Sometimes the smallest of gestures have the biggest impact! Lunch box notes, also known as backpack notes or love notes, have just this effect. These small cards contain a meaningful quote, saying and/or the perfect picture. To use one, strategically place a card where the recipient will discover it — hopefully, just when they need a lift the most. Finding the perfect sentiment as well as deciding where to hide it will give the sender a thrill as well.
Five different sets of printable lunch box notes are described below. They are free for download and personal use. (The links to download are located at the bottom of the article.) Each set of cards targets a different group, such as a young child or love interest. However, there is some overlap so be sure to check them all out. Use the cards provided here or whip up a set of your own using the format provided. Each sheet contains ten unique cards — 50 different cards in all.
The cards were created in Word using a business card template. A quote or saying is coordinated with a picture. If you want to change the picture, just click on the text box and choose “clipart" from the insert “pictures" options on the toolbar. A variety of choices become available. Click on your choice and re-size it, if necessary.
When it’s time to print the cards, card stock or perforated business card paper works best. Each sheet is set up to print with a border around each individual card so you can easily see where to cut. Consider using fancy scrapbook scissors if you have some on hand. If you invest in perforated business card paper, then you will have a truly professional finish. If desired, remove the border before printing on business card paper.
The cards contain a lot of color. But, as they say, don’t let great get in the way good. If you don’t have a color printer, produce the cards in black and white and shade the pictures with a marker. They will still create quite an impact!
Finally, you can always add a personal touch, such as a date, your name or initials. In some cases, you want to remain anonymous. Small attachments, such as a piece of candy, are nice too. Other uses for these cute cards include:
- Adding one to a scrapbook page.
- Punching a hole in the corner and using it as a gift tag.
- Leaving one behind after a visit as thank you reminder.
- Inserting one in a card or letter.
The links to download the sheets are located in the References and Resources section below.