i think i've mentioned lunch box notes from time to time, but since they were usually made of small scraps and quickly scribbled notes, i rarely photographed them. i came across a basket of old ones when i was cleaning up my studio, and i had so much fun going through them that i thought it would be nice to post a few. the girls eat hot lunch every day now, so they only get notes when they need a bag lunch for a field trip, but it used to be a big part of their lunches starting in preschool. they loved the notes so much that they brought them home and even requested favorites again. i usually made a few new ones each week, reusing the favorites to fill in the days. i used trading cards i was working on or small stamped focal points added to random scraps--whatever was left on my desk. a muse images and matching sentiments are especially perfect! sometimes, i did go out of my way to match the season or a theme at school. and before they could read, i would often write the same thing so they could remember and pretend to read. they looked at the basket tonight while i picked some to photograph and remembered most of them. it was such a fun school time tradition--almost makes me wish they still brought their lunch!