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Sunday, January 20, 2013

See How Much I Love You -SHMILY- coins review

Do you know, that my husband thanks me EVERY SINGLE DAY.  He does not miss a day. 
Read on, and I'll tell you why.

I've reviewed plenty of products, but nothing like the SHMILY coin.  It is probably the most unique gift I've run across.

What is a SHMILY coin?

SHMILY coins are small (1½" round) wooden tokens that can be hidden in your loved one's wallet, purse, lunchbag, pillow, suitcase, dashboard, under their windshield wiper, in a card, briefcase, or any other place where it is sure to be found with an appreciative smile. SHMILY coins renew the playful part of any loving relationship, whether it's a spouse, sibling, child or friend. Everyone enjoys being reminded that they are loved--especially when the reminder comes at an unexpected time or place!

I recieved the package in the mail, and found 5 SHMILY coins in a small plastic baggie.  I removed them, and set them on my table.  I like to incorporate my family into my reviews as much as possible, so I imediately explained to my son & husband what they were, and what they were for.  Then I went on to cook dinner.

Later that night, I went into the kitchen, to wash the dishes, and found one of the coins sitting inside an empty dish.  My 7yr old son's dish.  I knew he was listening to the story, intently, I might add, but did not expect him to be the first one to give out a coin.

When I asked him why he'd put on in his dish, he said, "Mom, I knew that you were going to wash dishes.. I wanted to show you how much I love YOU!

At that moment, it dawned on me.  I had NOT told him what SHMILY stood for.  I simply explained to him, that it's a way to tell someone that you love them, and shared the story behind it.

I realized then, how much of an impact these little wooden coins can have on a family.  It made my night that my son gave me one... I can only imagine how it would be for someone else!

After dinner, we sat down, and decided to share the SHMILY story with some of our family.  We pulled out some construction paper, and made some home-made cards, and included a coin in each one, addressed them, and put them in the mail.

We sent one to his Grandma (my mom) who, when she received it, called my son immediately, and told him that she was so surprised to get his card, but when she went online to find out more about the coin, she said that it was the best gift she'd gotten. (hey.. what about that clay dinosaur I made in 2nd grade!!!)

After about a week, we'd gotten a letter in the mail (postmarked JAPAN!!!) from my (step, but who's counting) father, whom we'd sent a card & coin to.  He'd written a short letter, to my son, saying that he'd gotten the card just prior to leaving for Japan for 6 months, and opened it on the plane.  He was SO overcome, that the stewerdess had offered him a drink.  He could only reply, I'm reading a letter from my grandson.  He showed me how much he loves me.  He included pictures of himself (he did request we not share them, unfortunately, due to the nature of his work) around Japan, holding up the SHMILY coin.  Then he returned the coin to my son, to show HIM how much he loved him.

I am really shocked at how much love a little piece of wood can show...but it's not just any piece of wood...it's a SHMILY coin.  The most unique statement of love you can give to someone.

What's next? Valentine's Day?  Sure...I guess that's a given...but I'm really excited for February 18th.  That's my 11 year anniversary with my most wonderful husband.
I'm not sure how I'm going to integrate it in...

Oh... I know (it's a good thing he doesn't read my blog!!) I'm going to give him a picture of our son, with a SHMILY coin.  I'll tell you why.  Because my husband has a daughter (before me) but he's ALWAYS wanted a son.  He'll tell you, from the time he was 18, he wanted a son.  He's been married before (I'm lucky #3, and proud to be the "charm") and never got his boy.
When I became pregnant, I really wanted a girl... I'd had a son already, and wanted the frilly, girly, playing dress up, combing & braiding her hair...the girl experience.  My husband, wanted a boy.
When we had our son (by the way, I ended up being VERY grateful that I have boys...  girls are WAY TOO MUCH TROUBLE!!  I know..I am one!)  my husband told me that he could not wait until he could talk with his son, have his son tell him what's wrong, help him with his homework, and have his son read to him.  We are at that stage...our son is 7.

My husband thanks me EVERY SINGLE DAY.  He does not miss a day.
What does he thank me for, you ask?  Our son.  EVERY DAY.  He thanks me for L.S.
So that's why I'm going to give him a SHMILY coin and a picture of our son on our anniversary... our son, shows him how much I love him!

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.


  1. Hey! I saw your blog on "fuelmyblog" and decided to check it out and follow you :). How cute are these coins? I know that I love to be reminded that someone loves me, and i'd like to do the same for my loved ones. This is a really cute way to do that!

    I'd love for you to check mine out as well, which is http://www.silveririsent.blogspot.com. Thanks!

  2. What a great way to spread a lot of love around!

    slehan at juno dot com

  3. I love this! I'm going to have to get some for our family. Thanks for sharing!


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