Back to School Care Packages with Hallmark (up for grabs)

by Pam on August 24, 2012

In elementary school my kids had those cute little lunches with the fancy cut sandwiches, little notes and surprises included every day. I thought it might help their days be a little brighter and didn’t require much extra effort while I was making lunches. However, I’ve never been one to turn down ways to make my life easier. I am a woman who likes modern conveniences! Hallmark, with their Back To School Care Package options, has it made it almost too easy to surprise my children.

This year when my daughter went away to college I decided she might need some back-to school pick me ups. (I could be wrong. She texted us to tell us how much she loves college and is never coming home. I bet she will be home for Christmas though. They close the dorms!)

While we were preparing her dorm room, I left this cute little Love Bug propped up on her desk. I filled it with some goodies I knew she would like, gift cards, coupons for free food, and her favorite jelly beans. I saw her brother left a message between the bees’ legs. “Bee Safe, Bee Careful.” (And he says he doesn’t miss her at all!)

Since we arrived home from taking her to college we’ve received messages from her letting us know all the things she forgot to pack with requests to ship them to her dorm. I couldn’t let an opportunity slip by to remind her how much we miss her! Yep, bring on the guilt trips! I’ve got a great selection of Hallmark cards to pack into her shipments. . She must be taking some of my advice to heart. I got a text from her advising me to “Be good.” When asked if she’d picked it up from me, she responded she had no idea why she’d said that.

For the nine year old, who sometimes needs a pat on the back during the day, these Lunch Box Love Notes, attached to a little treat, let him know his family is thinking about him.

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Pam is a former teacher turned work from home mom. When she's not caring for her kids or cats, she can be found whipping up tasty recipes, trying her hand at the newest techie gadgets or reading. She loves to travel whenever she has a chance and spends way too much time on the computer sharing her experiences.

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eclairre August 24, 2012 at 5:44 am

Love the For Birthday Princess
Folded Greeting Card
$3.49

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CaseyCG August 24, 2012 at 11:49 am

Like the wish my heart wishes for you recordable storybook. (FB initials KCT).

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Sandy VanHoey August 24, 2012 at 1:40 pm

I like the All the Ways I Love You recordable storybook

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latanya August 24, 2012 at 2:26 pm

Cake With Name
Folded Greeting Card

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Sherri August 24, 2012 at 4:55 pm

I like the lunch note pack…I used to try and remember to put nots in my kids’ lunches…maybe these would help me remember?!

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Nancy August 24, 2012 at 9:02 pm

I like the Our Wedding 2012 Keepsake Ornament.

Nancy
allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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jtedd August 24, 2012 at 9:07 pm

Love the lunch notes

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Lori Thomas August 24, 2012 at 9:46 pm

I like the recordable storybooks

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Hoa August 24, 2012 at 10:09 pm

I like the Family Tree Value Kit—Cream.

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Cheryl Reinhardt August 24, 2012 at 10:36 pm

I like the recordable storybooks

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Debbie Ellis August 25, 2012 at 1:20 am

I like the recordable storybooks, they would be great.

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rj7777 August 25, 2012 at 4:58 am

The lunch box notes are sweet. Rita Spratlen rjspratlen@gmail.com

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wildcat32 August 25, 2012 at 10:55 am

I like the Magician Mickey ornament.

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scottsgal August 25, 2012 at 1:27 pm

lunch box notes are cute
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Rachel Parrott August 25, 2012 at 4:29 pm

I like their Family Tree portrait holder. Very cute way to display the family pics.

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john August 25, 2012 at 5:10 pm

SCOOBY-DOO

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Karen Greenberg August 25, 2012 at 9:41 pm

I like all Hallmark products, but I REALLY like the lunchbox notes for kids.

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Sandra d August 25, 2012 at 10:43 pm

love their books

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Chrissy Nestor August 26, 2012 at 12:11 am

I like the Giant cards

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Amy OzarksUSA August 26, 2012 at 12:30 am

I like the personalized Halloween cards!
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Anonymous August 26, 2012 at 3:29 am

I like the Disney princesses stationary.

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Deb K August 26, 2012 at 7:23 am

The Scooby Doo Storybook!

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Janice Crespo August 26, 2012 at 4:03 pm

Only on the Outside – LOVE Eeyore

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debsweeps4 August 26, 2012 at 5:07 pm

I like the Pink Garden Frog.

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Carolyn August 26, 2012 at 9:49 pm

I adore the Love Bug!

Thanks!

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Kimberly August 26, 2012 at 11:20 pm

They have the best Christmas Ornaments. We get a new dated one each year.
Kims2312@verizon.net

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kellyr78 August 27, 2012 at 1:26 am

I like the Recordable Frame Cards
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bison61 August 27, 2012 at 11:51 pm

All the Ways I Love You recordable storybook

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nightowl August 28, 2012 at 4:46 am

I like The Wish My Heart Makes for You Recordable storybook.

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Growl Tiger August 29, 2012 at 5:52 pm

I like the Totally Ticklish Donkey Plush

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Darci August 29, 2012 at 7:29 pm

Hi the family value kit!

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mogrill August 30, 2012 at 2:24 am

The Jim shore Disney figurine line.
Thanks for the chance.
mogrill12@gmail.com

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Selinda August 30, 2012 at 6:46 pm

I like the Excited Hamsters
Sound Card!

Thanks,

selinda_mccumbers at yahoo.com

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trinity babichuk August 30, 2012 at 7:16 pm

i like the lunch notes. cute idea!

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wigget August 30, 2012 at 7:37 pm

i most like the Scooby-Doo Story Buddy

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Tamar August 31, 2012 at 2:52 am

I like the text bands.

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tarter95 August 31, 2012 at 8:52 pm

I like the Happy Okee microphone.
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Jo September 2, 2012 at 3:24 pm

I like the recordable books!
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Erika P. September 2, 2012 at 9:25 pm

I like the Circus Lion.

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Karen F September 3, 2012 at 6:49 pm

I like the personalized plates

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HollenAngi September 3, 2012 at 7:54 pm

I like the recordable storybooks.

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Terri September 3, 2012 at 9:16 pm

I love the interactive storybooks.

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Debra September 4, 2012 at 1:13 am

i like the Happy Balloons card

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lilbabypug September 4, 2012 at 2:41 am

recordable story books

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tavernie September 4, 2012 at 11:27 pm

I like The Haunted Hotel Party Plate!
ptavernie at yahoo dot com

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Mellanhead September 5, 2012 at 3:50 am

i like the Excited Hamsters
Sound Card

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Valerie Taylor Mabrey September 5, 2012 at 5:05 am

For Birthday Princess
Folded Greeting Card
vmkids3 at msn dot com

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Kendra Warstler September 5, 2012 at 4:38 pm

I love the scooby doo keepsake ornament

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Carolyn September 5, 2012 at 5:44 pm

I really like the lunch box notes!

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1955nurse September 5, 2012 at 8:56 pm

Love their Story Buddies & Recordable books, as well as their Music Cards & Christmas ornaments!!!(Holly) Thanks for the chance….

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Brenda I September 5, 2012 at 10:47 pm

I love their greeting cards and ornaments.

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Karen September 5, 2012 at 11:34 pm

I like their interactive storybooks.

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Jenny September 6, 2012 at 1:00 am

I love the recordable storybooks…they make great gifts!

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Erica C. September 6, 2012 at 1:14 am

The Canvas Art Kit is neat!
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Jen H September 6, 2012 at 1:17 am

I like the North Pole Countdown ornament

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Anonymous September 6, 2012 at 1:44 am

I love the recordable story books. I am hoping to get one so my mom can record one for each of her great grandchildren! vikki.billings@yahoo.com

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Kellye and Jamie September 6, 2012 at 4:33 am

Lunch box notes

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firefly201079 September 6, 2012 at 5:38 am

i like the Paisley Border – Blue stationary

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Trisha McKee September 6, 2012 at 9:46 am

I love the personalized card. The idea of adding a photo and making it so personal is great!

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micheal dale grim September 6, 2012 at 12:29 pm

i really liked the lunch notes,what a cool idea!!!

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amy16323 September 6, 2012 at 1:26 pm

For the Birthday Princess card
amy16323(at)gmail(dot)com

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Tara O. September 6, 2012 at 5:36 pm

I love the lunch notes for kids, what a cute idea!!

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Leslie S. September 6, 2012 at 6:19 pm

I am loving the Bieber cards for my teen as they are all so positive and that is what girls her age need.

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c allen September 6, 2012 at 6:23 pm

i love the Scooby Doo story book from hallmark thanks crystal allen

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maryjaco1 September 6, 2012 at 6:33 pm

Rockin’ Talkin’ Birthday Hat

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susansmoaks September 6, 2012 at 7:45 pm

my favorite hallmark product is the greeting card called cake with name
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Jennifer Peaslee September 6, 2012 at 7:56 pm

I like the ‘excited hamsters’ sound card! :D

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Caitlin McClure September 6, 2012 at 8:07 pm

love the Family Tree Frame Kit—Heart

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Lisa M September 6, 2012 at 9:16 pm

Love Love Love the Lunch Box notes!

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Beth Palacios September 6, 2012 at 9:22 pm

I like the lunch note pack. So sweet. :)

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kathy pease September 6, 2012 at 9:50 pm

i love the Christopher™
Interactive Storybook
Interactive Story Buddy™

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Robert Pyszk September 6, 2012 at 10:07 pm

Keepsake Ornament

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ladyspy79 September 6, 2012 at 11:29 pm

Their Blooming Expressions are sooo nice.

ladyspy79(at)aol(dot)com

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cassandra September 6, 2012 at 11:47 pm

I like the buzz to the rescue ornament!
fB: rab pom

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Jennafer211 September 6, 2012 at 11:54 pm

I like the Lunch Box Love Notes. Thanks!!

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Tanya White September 7, 2012 at 12:04 am

I like the For the Birthday Princess card

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Bakersdozen September 7, 2012 at 12:41 am

I like the Your Family Loves You
5×7 Folded Photo Card. vidomich(at)yahoo(dot)com

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lilyk September 7, 2012 at 1:10 am

I love the Excited Hamsters Sound Card!

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ltlbitone September 7, 2012 at 1:32 am

I like the recordable books…

ltlbit1@hotmail dot com

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MELINA September 7, 2012 at 1:57 am

I like the Disney Hallmark Halloween cards.

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Laura Unger September 7, 2012 at 2:40 am

I like the Scooby Doo story buddy.

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Sarah Yurga September 7, 2012 at 3:01 am

I like the Pooh-koo clock ornament
sarahyurga@yahoo.com

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Tylerpants September 7, 2012 at 3:24 am

I like the neat Magnetic Photo Clip—Blue
Recordable Artwork. tylerpants(at)gmail.com

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laurasloves September 7, 2012 at 3:26 am

I love the Lunchbox Notes.
lauraemerson17 at yahoo dot com

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