I have to admit my mom never wrote me a note in my lunch or created fancy shaped sandwiches. But I also never expected one because none of my friends got notes in their lunches. I do think it's a great idea--any opportunity to keep communicating with your kid.
Well it turns out if you don't have the creativity to come up with lunch notes on your own, you can purchase pre-written ones from Pottery Barn Kids and Toys "R" Us or even download free ones from Disney, as reported in an article in the Wall Street Journal "To Pack an A-Plus Lunch".
I personally would want a handwritten note from my mom (or dad!) rather than a pre-written one in my lunch. It's interesting that pre-written ones even exist. It kind of feels like another way commercialization is taking over our kids' lives. I say keep it simple and write the note yourself even if it's as simple as "I love you". What do you think?