This summer, Hallmark designer Ashley Harms has already helped us create a Father’s Day table with a high wow-to-work ratio. Now she’s back with a simple back-to-school idea to make any kid’s day (including an adorable selection of free downloadable lunch-box notes for a sweet surprise inside).
I have to admit, I do not pack my kid’s lunch bags everyday for school. But when I do, I try and make it somewhat special. And by special, I do not mean cutting the sandwiches into unicorns or turning a piece of string cheese into an octopus. I tried that in the beginning, and my daughter didn’t really notice. But what she did notice was when I just took the time to doodle something fun on her brown paper sack or drop a sweet note inside. Sometimes the simplest gestures end up being the ones that are the most appreciated.
We gathered some of the finest folks at Hallmark to join together and doodle on brown paper sacks with limited supplies for one hour. The results were fun and fresh.
I know what some of you may be thinking: “These lunch bags are awesome, but I can’t draw like that.” Well, I am here to tell you, your loved one doesn’t care how you draw. A simple smiley face or a heart is all you need. Make a stamp out of a potato and repeat it on the bag. Get inspired by things your kids love. Remember, it’s that simple gesture that matters.
And as an extra treat, be sure to download our lunch-box notes. Drop them in your sweet little one’s lunch box and make their day. And if you’re looking for actual lunch inspiration, check out these seriously cute, one-of-a-kind bento box ideas on Hallmark.com!
Photography by Kevin Hosley.