Pack A Little Smile With Hallmark ~Giveaway

Now that the craziness of the back-to-school rush has slowed down (at least a tad), its time to start thinking about ways to make their day special all year long. (After all, the excitement of a new school year only lasts for so long.) One way to keep things fresh and exiting is by slipping little surprises into lunch boxes or school bags. No… not more toys. Just love notes. I fondly remember my mom sticking fun little notes in my lunch from time to time when I was in school, and it always made me smile and feel special.

Hallmark has taken lunch-time love notes to the next level with pre-printed notes. The tablet of 50 notes include cute messages like, “You’re a super star. When can I get your autograph.” and “I’m hugging you in my heart right now. I know, I know – I am squishing you. I’ll let go… in a minute.”

There are even fill in the blank notes like, “I’m so impressed by you! Here are 3 things you are really good at: 1)__________ 2) _________ 3) ___________” and “WOW! Congratulations. You did such a great job on__________”

The notes are filled with words of encouragement to help build up your kiddos’ self esteem. Something we could all use now and again.

There’s also a cuddly little lady bug available from Hallmark who is ready to hold your note and perhaps a little goodie too. I love that the “Bug ‘em” is reusable. It could quickly become a family tradition passing him around to various family members who need a little smile.

Hallmark Lunch Notes Bug 'em

In addition to little notes, Hallmark always has big notes to share too. From ‘rockin cards that sing, to cute cards offering a bit of encouragement, Hallmark’s got ya covered.

Hallmark Kids Cards

If you have a tween in the house, you can even get some words of encouragement from Justin Bieber. LOL!

Hallmark Justin Bieber

All of these products and more are available at your local Hallmark. Happy school year!


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Disclosure – I received Hallmark items to facilitate this review, however, all thoughts and opinions are my own.


  1. I encourage my 2nd grader with notes in her lunch box! And surprise visits at lunch time!

  2. I tell him I love him and how prud I am of him everyday and night!

  3. I encourage them by being supportive as much as possible

  4. Cindy Bowling says:

    I leave little notes in their lunch bag and planner

  5. apple blossom says:

    notes and care packages for college student.

  6. i tell them to just do your best

  7. I leave words of encouragement ( I believe in you) and smiles :) to let them know they are loved and thought of!

  8. I add notes when my son wasn’t expecting it.

  9. keely hostetter says:

    I focus on looking forward to each new day by pointing out something that is coming up.

  10. Samantha C. says:

    We always encourage our kids by talking about their day and showing off their art projects at home!

  11. Kimberly Bauer says:

    I just tell them to do the best that they can do and I am always proud of them.

  12. I encourage my daughter by constantly telling her how proud I am of her!

  13. Jessica Carnaggio says:

    I encourage my kids by helping them with their homework and tell them to do their best.

  14. I try to help them do their best

  15. Positive comments and demonstrating interest in school.

  16. Cindy Dawkins says:

    I try to stay positive and encourage them to do their best. And I love putting notes in their lunch or in their backpack.

  17. Notes and positive thoughts

  18. I tell him how proud I am of him

  19. Do your best! {that’s what I’d say if I had a school-aged child}

  20. It is definitely not when I do homework with them (terrible at patience), but we try to have open communication and stay very involved. Constant encouragement to come out of their shells and have courage.

  21. I don’t have kids in school, but I would totally do the cards. I love giving and receiving greeting cards, and my kids will too ;)

  22. I encourage them with special breakfast and snack surprises.

  23. Penny Snyder says:

    Tell them how proud you are of them!

  24. Shannon Baas says:

    With special treats.

  25. I sent cards & care pkgs when our DTR was in College, & we try to encourage our Grandson w/the same as he is just starting school & we live a long ways away from him!!!(Holly) Thanks for the chance….

  26. Leslie Luke Stanziani says:

    I tell my kids daily how proud of them I am and how they can do and be anything with hard work.

  27. EMMA L HORTON says:


  28. I’m missing my Hallmark Store at the local Mall (Kings Plaza)

  29. At the end of the day, the get a Little Me Time, do something they want to do within limits

  30. Tiffany Clarke says:

    By telling him how great he is doing

  31. Monique Rizzo says:

    I give them little gifts of encouragement or words of inspiration.
    Thanks for the chance.

  32. I encourage the Princess by sending her random texts and the occaisional care package. Being far from home for the first time sometime she needs the extra boost of knowing that NO MATTER WHAT she’s always got someone cheering for her!

  33. Tracie Trump says:

    I plan special outings with each child once a week, my fb is Michelle Trump and my email is

  34. I remind them how special they are and to continue to try their best.

  35. vikki Billings says:

    I become their cheerleader! Making sure that everything they do gets recognized

  36. Valerie Taylor Mabrey says:

    just always telling them they are doing great
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

  37. Alicia Ponce says:

    Besides notes, we have this set of polished stones (small) and they each have a meaning and he will carry one around so he is reminded of, peace, strength, patience, etc.

  38. Pointing out things done well!

  39. I encourage them to work to mastery in low-risk but challenging environments

  40. always making sure to tell them they did a great job!

  41. By giving compliments and encouragement

  42. I make myself an active part of their home.

  43. I help them and let them take the lead when they are picking up the materials. I praise them when they do well and i tell my boys that I will help them and they’ll improve when they don’t do as well.

  44. Angela Neynaber says:

    I give them rewards for trying their best.

  45. Words of encouragement are good for everyone.

  46. Positive reinforcement

  47. Mindy McCrea says:

    Letting them know I am always available to listen!

  48. By rewarding them with little perks when they do well

  49. shanta spradlin says:

    I tell “CAN’T never could” You Can do anything.

  50. Jennifer Peaslee says:

    I don’t have kids and many of my nieces and nephews are a bit too young for school…but one thing I would do, and that I remember when I was young, was getting my good work put on the refrigerator…it’s simple but it made me proud every time I saw it, and made me want to get more things to put on the fridge :)

  51. Brittney House says:

    I help out with school work, whenever i can

  52. I give a few dollars for each A they get throughout the year!

  53. I support the students in my life by providing cheering as needed.

  54. susan smoaks says:

    i encourage our students throughout the year with words of encouragement and small tokens of our appreciation for a job well done!

  55. Cheryl Reinhardt says:

    Good Grades earn fun trips and treats!!! And let them know what it is to have the advantage of an education and how it will benifit them when they grow up

  56. Laurie Emerson says:

    I encourage them by telling them how proud I am of them just for trying.
    lauraemerson17 at yahoo dot com


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