My mother in-law is an avid Coca-Cola fan, evident from her mind-boggling collection of collectibles that she started more than 30 years ago. I was first introduced to her growing collection 10 years ago 8 years ago when rif took me home to meet her for the first time. Ever since, her Coca-Cola collection grew and most of them are purchased during her travels overseas.
She’s a big fan of flea markets, and would scour the markets in London and Europe (even the ones in Malaysia) for anything Coca-Cola related. So you can imagine – a variety of glass cups, serving trays, plates, photo frames, mirrors, tin cans; you name it, she probably has it!
When I took on this Coca-Cola advertorial, she got so excited that she started bringing out her collection to add to the latest Chinese New Year collection I received. It struck me that while I’m a huge fan of Coca-Cola (the drink), my mother in-law is an even greater fan when it comes to the packaging.
So I’ve decided to gift the limited edition box to her this Chinese New Year as I know it would make her day. Besides, I already have one set for myself so she can proudly display the second set at home with the rest of her collection.
The box doesn’t only serve as an addition to her current collection, but each can carries an auspicious message for Chinese New Year, like Benefactors Aplenty, Abundance In Wealth, Lasting Youthfulness and Peace in the Family. It’s a great gift to give to friends and loved ones – all you need to do is search for the cans with messages that fit the would-be recipient. :)
If you haven’t already gotten your hands on Coca-Cola’s latest Chinese New Year cans, there’s still time to do so. It’s widely available in supermarkets and convenience stores near you. Now hurry! And don’t forget to hashtag #CokeCNYmy and tag them on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter at @CocaColaMY.
- Find out how well Coca-Cola pairs with Nyonya food here!