Lunchbox Love Notes: Quotes from Beloved Children’s Books

I found this image on Facebook. This was just recently shared by the lead singer of one of my favorite bands – Plumb.


If you have a son, you know exactly what this picture means. I always tell my husband that our not-so-little boy will pretty soon be fending off our hugs and kisses. And so we shower him with love and affection every day. Yup, even his Dad gets in on the action.

Aside from the usual hugs, kisses, snuggles and countless “I-love-yous”, one of the things I do is send him lunchbox love notes. It’s a simple reminder of the love that hopefully encourages him to do well in a school and at the same time, the love that waits for him at home.


I used to do it on Post-It notes and stick these on the lids of his cookie boxes or plastic containers. But since it’s Valentine’s Day, I thought of making special lunchbox love notes. They’re not in pink and splattered with hearts and so it’s suitable for everyday use, not just during the “Love Day”.

For this blog post’s lunchbox love notes, I took inspiration from children’s books. If you noticed, the recurring theme of this post’s printables is “Night” – moon, stars, owls, etc. That’s because stories at our home and in many other households are usually read at bedtime.

The one below is the first one I made, not because it’s a personal favorite but because it seems to be the most popular one. I’ve seen a lot of Facebook friends quote this whenever they have a special message for a loved one.


Now for my own favorites.



Ready to download, print and cut for your little kiddo? Here’s Lunchbox Love Notes from Children’s Books  especially just for you.

I’m planning on making more lunchbox love notes in the future – this year to be exact. After all, my son might be asking me to stop with the mushy love notes by the time he’s eight or nine. So I might as well strike while the iron is hot, now that he still loves these little surprises during recess and lunch time in school.

I hope you enjoy this free Printables by Jan.


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