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Summertime Smiles: Readers Show Us How They #ShareaCoke

By:  Emily Bucherati Aug 26, 2014
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The "Summer of Sharing" is almost over in the U.S., as the #ShareaCoke campaign draws to a close this week. And judging by our many reader-submitted photos, it looks like you've been taking every chance to share happiness with friends and family!

This summer, you used personalized Share a Coke cans and bottles to:

Make special announcements...

Readers share their Share a Coke photos

"We would like to announce the future Mr. and Mrs. Mason!" Danielle Sandoz shares. "What better way than to share a Coke with our friends?"

Readers share their Share a Coke photos

"I finally found a Coke can I can relate to," Anja Beran tells us. "Mum and Dad to be, February 2015!"

...and share in special celebrations.

Readers share their Share a Coke photos

"We could not attend our son's wedding in Alaska," says Patricia Smith. "Since we couldn't go, I sent the family...in Coke!"

You shared happiness with your best friends,

Readers share their Share a Coke photos

Says Karen Liptak, "These six best friends are celebrating their friendship with a trip to Florida before they leave for college in a couple weeks. Their Coke bottle sums the love they all have for each other!"

Readers share their Share a Coke photos

"Ralph showed up with a friend for his photoshoot," says photographer Shea Vitti, "and I thought, 'Hey, maybe we can get some Coca-Cola bottles,' because in my head that symbolized friendship and hanging out. We went to the nearest little grocery store and when we found the cans I thought that was perfect. And the cans said 'friend' on the side, so even better!"

Readers share their Share a Coke photos

"These are my Best Friends Forever drinking Cokes together," says Mark Sheridan.

With your teenage sweethearts,

Readers share their Share a Coke photos

"My boyfriend showed up to my house with Cokes with our names on it!" says Ashley Bowman. "It was so awesome and I loved it."

Readers share their Share a Coke photos

"We moved our son into the University of Cincinnati today," Julie LaCombe tells us. "We grabbed lunch at a cute little shop and my son and his girlfriend grabbed a couple of Cokes. I snapped this picture and thought it turned out great! Thanks, Coke!"

With Mom,

Readers share their Share a Coke photos

Photo credit (clockwise from top left): 1. Vicki Falasco, 2. Katy Sutton, 3. Krystal McClure, 4. Jeannette Noriega

With your family's long-lived legends,

Readers share their Share a Coke photos

On the left, Suzanne Thurman's 90-year-old mother (who has 103 grandchildren!); on the right, Trish Benson's husband's grandmother (who still insists on having a Coca-Cola every day).

Readers share their Share a Coke photos

"I found my name and my grandfathers name on a Coke bottle!" says Bethany Newsome. "He is tickled that his name is on the bottle! He's had a long year battling congestive heart failure. Seeing him smile has made it worth it."

And, of course, with your lifelong loves.

Readers share their Share a Coke photos

Photo credit (clockwise from top left): 1. Lauren Moore 2. George Landon, 3. Angela Newton, 4. Calvin Calderon, 5. Carolyn Gable, 6. Janeth Bondurant

You even shared the happiness with your pets...

Readers share their Share a Coke photos

Photo credit, left to right: 1. William Calcote, 2. Casey Quick, 3. Joyce Davis

...and with a few less cuddly animals, too!

Readers share their Share a Coke photos

"While on a kayaking journey in the Florida Keys we were enjoying a Coke," says Shannon Pruett. "The can said 'share with a star.' We were hoping we would see a starfish and we did... so we photographed our starfish with the Share A Coke can!"