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I’ve talked about our ’73 Beetle a couple of times before. It is my hubby’s pride and joy (aside from our new son of course) and something that we really enjoy. It is also a summer only vehicle. That means that spring holds an even greater sway with us that is typical. Because not only are we looking forward to sunshine and warm weather, but we can’t wait for vintage cars, picnics, seeing old friends and making new ones. There is just something about the classics that brings out the smiles, and brings people together.
So when Coca-Cola asked me how I share my summer, I knew that the classic Coke was going to be just as big a hit as the Beetle is. In fact, the two go perfectly together! What vintage car meet couldn’t be made better with a cooler of Coca-Cola? What picnic is complete without a 20 oz? Coca-Cola is an iconic classic brand, just like the VW Beetle. But that is not the only reason to share a Coke.
There are hundreds of proper names and a bunch of nick names like “BFF” and “Love” printed on the 20 oz bottles, and some of the other sizes and cans too! That means my picnic can have personalized Cokes, and that cooler at the Vintage Car meet can become a great conversation starter. But wait, there’s more! I made some super cute printables, so those same bottles of Coca-Cola can become an easy gift, a simple pick-me-up, or a token of appreciation. I found one with the name “David” (my grandfather’s name) and put a Father’s Day tag on it. Since my dad is passed, I like to honor my grandfather. I also found one with the name Angela. It is my closest friend’s name, and I added a “Smile” tag. She has been so awesome through my pregnancy and most recently now that I am a new mom. She’s so supportive and very thoughtful. I’m so glad to have her in my life and I’m glad to share my summer with her!
Putting together something like this is super easy. I visited the Walmart in town because they have a new Coke display up near the front of the store. Its a giant bin that you can pick your favorite name/nickname Coca-Cola from, way easier than digging through the coolers. Walmart has the most organized selection of proper name Coke bottles. I also grabbed some from one of the aisle coolers.
Then, print out the tags on card stock. Cut them out along the solid black lines. Hang then on the tops of the bottles and voila! Instant little treat for a neighbor, or a friend. You can personalize even more with Diet Coke and other varieties, all with names and nicknames.
You can share a virtual bottle, or look for a specific name on Coca-Cola’s Website. They have a ton of names, mine included! Go ahead and start spreading some joy and share your summer!