137One thing’s for sure: when you’re not with your kids, you miss them. And when they’re at school, they miss you. Now you can let them know that you’re thinking of them and give them supportive messages in colorful mini-cards that pop open to reveal secret notes. From Seattle-based gift company Compendium comes Lunch Mail, packages of thirty fun cards perfect for slipping inside a lunchbox or backpack. The cards’ bright designs make for sunny greetings even on the rainiest day, when sitting in school becomes such a difficult task. Each card has a different message, and with six different sets, that’s 180 unique messages – one for each day of the school year. Buy them all or choose from a range of themes: Reach for the Stars, Dream Big!, You Can Do It!, I’m Proud of You, I Believe in You, and You’re Incredible. Inside the cards, kids read messages that remind them how much you support them, love them, and how special they are. Encourage Junior to reach for his goals, tell him that the world is better because he’s in it, and remind him to dream big. There’s space on the back of each card for your personal message, too. What a daily treat.

Lunch Mail
$4.95/set of thirty cards; $24.95/complete set of six themes
Available at Papyrus or online at www.live-inspired.com, click on “Catalog,” then “Gifts by Collection,” then “Lunch Mail”.