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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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This is so cute!!!! Thanks for sharing this great lunch idea with us! Do you have a trick on how to get the nose and eyes to stick on the bread?

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