Valentine’s Day is right over the horizon and I have a coin for you! Romantic love is a fun thing to celebrate but extending a bit of love and gratitude a little more widely is too.
Some of you may know that I keep challenge coins in my purse for those occasions when I run into a member of our military and want to have a little something to give them as a token of appreciation. The coins I have traditionally given are from a company called Grateful American Coin. They’re a perfect (and pretty) token of appreciation that any civilian can give our service members.
A while ago, I was given a challenge coin of my own. Naturally, I was THRILLED and that coin is one of my favorite treasures. It reminded me how meaningful those small things can be, if the spirit behind them is understood. Right then and there I decided to order more coins of my own to hand out since I only had a couple left.
Somewhere along the way, I discovered that I could create a personalized coin to give, which with my propensity to be a bit of a ham, appealed to me greatly. I did so and I really like the way it came out. It’s a combination of humor and a sincere “thank you.” The artwork on it was created by a wonderful graphic artist who used one of my military tribute photos on a bodybuilding site as inspiration for the adorable, curvy, patriotic, little lady that I used on the coin.
I know there are veterans and active duty folks who read this blog and I’d be delighted to be able to give you one of the coins. After all, if you put up with me on this blog, you’re likely to understand both the humor and sincerity inherent in the design. Your work in the military means so much to all of us civilians and I’d be delighted to be able to give you a small representation of that appreciation.
Send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Give me a name, address and branch of service and I’ll pop the coin in the mail! Don’t worry, I value your privacy so once the coin is sent I’ll delete your info…it’s just that I have no other way to get the coin to you.
The coins are limited in number so please don’t wait too long to let me know you want one. I’ll send them until I run out….
If you’re active duty military or a veteran, It would truly make me happy for you to have one!