#ShareSmiles this Summer

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The sun is coming out, the rain is subsiding and it's time for vacations and outdoor fun! Summer is the perfect time to share smiles with those around you! With Coke, you can easily give a personalized gift for everyone in your life. Here's five ways to share some smiles this Summer:


Nothing says "Summer is here" like sitting through multiple high school and college graduation ceremonies...I've got my sister's and cousin's coming up soon! There's a special glass Coke bottle just for us to give the cap-tossers. Complete a gift for them with a tiny grad cap on the bottle and a box of money or a gift card. Those are the best gifts y'all...grads need it!

All you need to dress up these glass bottle caps are some scraps of black paper, hot glue and white ribbon. Cut the black paper into a small square, tiny circle (hole-punch) and strip (enough to wrap-around the cap).


Wrap the bottle cap with the paper strip and glue.


Hot glue the paper square on top.


Cut the white ribbon into strips and glue on top, in the middle. Top with small paper circle. There you have it: cute little Cokes, ready for commencement. 

To make the graduation gift even more special, grab a 20-oz. with your favorite graduate's first name! I'll be bringing this to my cousin on his big day. Congratulations, Brandon!


If you're anything like me, sometimes an afternoon Coke is JUST what you need to get through the 2:00 drag (you know, when time stands completely still?). Coke mini cans have fun little labels like #1, VIP and :) Top with a bow and sneak one of these into a friend's office for a nice Summer surprise. 


While you and your bestie are out visiting festivals, window-shopping, concert-going and road-tripping during the next few months, I'm sure somebody will end up with a floral crown on their head. Beat her to it by dressing up a 20-oz. bottle (adorning her name) with craft fuzzies. Adhere them to the cap with hot glue and kick off girl's weekend right with a gift just for her.

4. DADS -

Father's Day is coming up (June 21), so don't forget to send Dad a smile too! Give your dapper-Dad a Coke dressed in black-tie, just for him. Using black paper, cut out the shape of a bow-tie. Add a message, or leave it blank: Either way, there's a bottle with all Father's favorite name: Dad!


Host a small get-together with some of your favorite friends. Go to a pool (or a lake, or if you're really lucky, the ocean), pack a picnic lunch and have some fun-in-the-sun. Don't forget to bring the sunscreen, beach towels, sunglasses and donut pool floaties!

You can pick up all these personalized Coke products (and more) at your local Brookshire's store, like I did. Visit the soda aisles for the cans, glass bottles, 2-liters and minis and find the special "Share a Coke" display near the check-out lines for the personalized 20-oz bottles. 

While you're out shopping for smiles to share, be sure to keep an eye on Brookshire's Facebook page for a chances to win your points, offers, fun and conversation.

How will you be sharing smiles this Summer?