Holiday Lunchbox Idea + Jokes

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The holidays are nearly here! One fun and easy way to start to get into the holiday spirit is by creating fun holiday themed lunches for your kids! My boys always love it when they open up their lunchbox and see a fun themed surprise and a lunchbox joke or note from mom inside! Here’s a cute holiday lunchbox idea to get you started and some cute holiday lunchbox jokes, too, you can include in your child’s lunches this year.

Holiday Lunchbox

I created this simple lunchbox with just a few key ingredients and with Rudolph as my inspiration! I always like to add a small cut piece of tissue paper to my lunchboxes as it adds so much color and fun to the lunch! This time, I used a sparkly red tissue paper I already had on hand.

Now, make a PB&J sandwich, or whatever type of sandwich your children prefer. Use a circle cookie cutter or grab a tupperware container or cup to use as your cuter and cut out a round head. Top the sandwich with two chocolate chips or raisins for eyes and a raspberry to create Rudolph’s red nose. Add four pretzels, two stacked on each side, to create antlers.

I finished off the lunch by making melon balls with cantaloupe and watermelon using a small cookie scoop. They resemble little round ornaments in the lunchbox and give a lot of color and a healthy kick to the lunchbox. Finally, I tossed in a small salad and small tomatoes which give the lunch a beautiful pop of red and green to keep with the holiday theme.

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Finally, I added a fun holiday lunchbox joke note for my son. He’ll love sharing the joke with everyone at his lunch table and it’s sure to brighten his day at school! This particular joke is one of my personal favorites for the holidays: “Why did the Elf go to school?”

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“to learn his ELFabet!”

Adding a joke to the lunchbox was a breeze. I used BIC Mark-It™ permanent markers which come in a whole range of beautiful and vibrant colors to choose from! They are an absolute dream to write with their soft tip and beautiful colors. I really appreciate that they are low odor and with no added acid or measureable pH so they can be used on a variety of papers without a problem.

Here are some easy holiday lunchbox jokes you can write up and add to your child’s lunchbox this year:


BIC has created a full, fun digitial PDF booklet with ideas to get you inspired for gifting and enjoying the holidays. Their Merry Markings booklet is completely free, you can grab a copy here! I love all the inspiration for gifts and simple DIY ideas for the holiday season.


You can download a coupon to save $1 off BIC Mark-It™ permanent markers and try out some of the awesome Merry Marking ideas yourself! Head over to get the booklet of merry marking and a coupon to start marking!

I’m nominating all my fellow mom of toddlers to try out this fun lunchbox with your kids this holiday season! Who will be joining in with me to make lunchtime merry? I nominate my fellow bloggers: Brett, Amber and Sabrina!

Which idea will you try first?

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About Janel

Hi, I'm Janel! I'm the owner and lead blogger here at A Mom's Take. I have five little boys age 8 and under. I am a Phoenix based mom blogger and love the sun. I love to travel and have been known for planning trips specifically to hit the roller coasters! I enjoy digital scrapbook and design and I'm obsessed with board games.


Holiday Lunchbox Idea + Jokes — 52 Comments

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  14. This is super cute, I love it a lot. I have some BIC markers too that will work well to do this. Appreciate a new fun idea!

  15. What a cute idea. My son would get a kick out of having that for lunch. Think I will do it his last day before Christmas.

  16. This is a great way to make a loved one smile when they open their lunch. I used to add notes in my family’s lunch.

  17. This is a great idea to dress up kids lunches. I used to leave notes in my kids lunches for them.

  18. That reindeer sandwich is adorable! What a cute way to gear kids up for the last few weeks of school before Christmas.

  19. Ha, ha, ha… I love, love, love this idea. What a great way to bring the holiday season into school and work.

  20. This is so very creative! I would love to make something like this, and thanks for the coupon, I will be sure to use it.

  21. This is the cutest thing ever! I know my daughter would get a huge kick out of it! Thank you for sharing this great idea!

  22. This is such a cute idea. I try to make the sandwich or snacks look like characters he likes in his lunch but this is a great holiday idea.

  23. These little notes are perfect for December lunches. My son loves writing notes we might do these from my son to my husband.

  24. Such a creative and fun lunch, my kids love when lunches are unique like this. I love the extra lunch note with the joke. Very cute!

  25. How fun and so creative! My son doesn’t take his own lunch to school very often but he sure would be surprised to a lunch like this when he does.