With Christmas and New Year out of the way, I always breathe a sigh of relief that I can tackle the new year, head on.
And honestly, I for one, am very happy that 2015 is over and done with. We have a brighter 2016 to look forward to for sure. I can feel it in my bones.
And just today, I realized that we are fast approaching Chinese New Year 2016.
One of my big headaches is cracking my head as to what gifts to give my family, friends and colleagues during this time. Most of my great ideas have been exhausted over the Christmas period anyway. You can nod, if you agree with me. 😛
So I was browsing the isles in the supermarket yesterday, and they just jumped out at me.
I could not believe my eyes.
The perfect Chinese New Year (CNY) presents stacked up all red, gold & sparkly before me, and I guess I didn’t have to look any further. You can be sure I bought the whole set!
In that split second, it dawned on me that there was no easier or better way to wish my loved ones and friends or bosses & colleagues a fantastic Chinese New Year, than with these Coca-Cola cans. And we all know it gets really hot over CNY, so drinks are the perfect gift for any CNY open house or party.
So this year’s rather cool collectible Coca-Cola cans come in 8 different designs, and they do the job of sending out well-wishes for me rather well, (especially where I cannot – since I don’t write Chinese) as they have the corresponding Chinese character greetings on it as well as really cute visuals. They are, a Sail boat that represents, Smooth Sailing Career (事业顺利), a pair of Magpies that wishes your friends to Flourish In Love (情场得意), Pineapples, Coins, Ingots for blessings of Abundance In Wealth (财源滚滚), Cranes, Peach Buns, Plum Blossom for Lasting Youthfulness (青春常驻), Brush, Ink, Paper Scroll for Academic Success (学业有成), Ruyi Knot, Peach Blossoms for Benefactors Aplenty (贵人相助), Double Gold Fish, Water for Prosperity In Business (生意兴隆), and finally the Gourd, Stone Lions for well wishes of Peace In The Family (合家平安).
Yes indeed, just for the Red Fire Monkey year, Coca-Cola has released these cans, designed to convey special personal greetings to usher in the new year with. A Coca-Cola can for every different person in your life – am already looking forward to mixing them up, and giving them out soon.
Oh, and for you collectors out there, here’s a bonus. Snap a photo of you and your Chinese New Year Coca-Cola can, post to your social media channels, eg. Facebook or Instagram & there are also opportunities to win limited edition collectors gift sets. Be sure to follow them Coca-Cola on Facebook and Instagram and use the hashtag #CokeCNYmy in all your postings.
These limited edition Chinese New Year Coca-Cola cans are already selling in stores from mid-December 2015 onwards.