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CLOSED...For Valentine's Day: SHMILY Coins Review and Giveaway

Friday, January 28, 2011

SHMILY coinI have never been a girl who was impressed by flowers or teddy bears. When it comes to declarations of love, it's the effort and thought that counts in my book. That's why I am so moved by the story that inspired SHMILY coins.

SHMILY stands for See How Much I Love You and is the special message that Laura Hammond's grandparents would write to each other in some uncanny places over the course of their 50-year marriage. Talk about keeping the spark alive!

Scott and Jennifer Ertl were so inspired that they started a business to help couples and families nurture their relationships. They received permission to starting making wooden SHMILY coins so people could start their own fun tradition of hiding these treasured tokens for their loved one to find.

I have certainly enjoyed surprising my loved ones with SHMILY coins. I slipped one in my husband's coat pocket before he left for work. I hid one in his favorite coffee mug. I mailed one to my grandma tucked inside a greeting card.

The great thing about SHMILY coins is that they can be personalized by you and used for so many occasions. The back of the coin has plenty of space to write someone's name, a special date or just doodle. Some fun ways that people have enjoyed using SHMILY coins include:

  • Showering newlyweds with SHMILY coins instead of rice, then everyone gets to keep one afterward as a token from the wedding and to keep renewing their love in their relationships.
  • Soldiers overseas cherish holding the wooden SHMILY coins while away.
  • Children going away to college, camp, and sleep-overs can easily hide the SHMILY in their pocket and touch it when feeling homesick to feel their family member's love.
  • Spouses who travel appreciate finding the SHMILY in the suitcase when they arrive to their destination.
  • Children enjoy finding places to hide the SHMILY coin to surprise their parents.
Shop: Order your SHMILY coins here for 99 cents each or $7.90 for a 10 pack

Win: One lucky Marlie and Me reader is going to win a 10 pack of SHMILY coins in time for Valentine's Day!

Mandatory first entry: Read the SHMILY Story and leave a comment with one place that Laura's grandparents hid the SHMILY message

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  • This giveaway will end on 2/5/11 at 11:59 pm CST
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