"One of my favorite encouragements to parents is to keep a running list of 'Reasons Why I Love My Son/Daughter,'" says Sherry Richert Belul, author of Say It Now: 33 Ways To Say I LOVE YOU To the Most Important People In Your Life. Items from this running list could serve as love notes for your child's lunch box. "It could look like this: '#3495 Why I Love You, Chloe: I love that you treat Mr. Fuzzy with such love and care. You always pet him gently and give him kitty treats that make him purr,'" says Belul. "For an older child, it might look like this: '#9899 Why I Love You, Charlie: I see that you always make time for Grandpa Jordan, even when I know you might rather be spending time with your friends. It means a lot to Grandpa and you bring great joy to him.'"