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A Penny from Heaven

Pamela Grimes

Posted on July 21 2021

This well-known term seems to have originated in the 1930’s with a popular movie and song by Bing Crosby, “Pennies from Heaven.” Kids may also know the phrase from an award winning 2007 children’s book entitled, “Penny from Heaven” by Jennifer L. Holm. It is often associated with good luck, optimism, encouragement and new beginnings.

Many of us think of a "penny from heaven" as a sign from a lost loved one that provides comfort and direction just when we need it most. Here is a popular poem that beautifully conveys this meaning:

“When an angel misses you, they toss a penny down . . .

Sometimes to cheer you up,

To make a smile out of your frown.

So, don’t pass by that penny when you’re feeling blue;

It may be a Penny from Heaven that an angel tossed to you.”

We just released a mini CoinArt Collection so now you can cherish and display your own "penny from heaven.” For a simpler style, we offer our exclusive CoinSquares (shown above) to showcase your special penny with a range of frame choices and two mat colors. This DIY Kit is designed to display a U.S. minted penny along with easy instructions in order to mount your penny and complete frame assembly. 

Also just released, our custom prints feature "heavenly" watercolor designs with metallic gold accents. Each print features the quote "Always in our Hearts" or “I will hold you in my heart until I can hold you again in heaven.” In addition, each remembrance print is personalized with your loved one's first name. We also offer the option if you wish to include a photograph (center above). The frame arrives ready for you to mount your own special penny. 

When we began The CoinArt Company several years ago, our goal was to offer home décor and gifts that bring meaning to our everyday lives. We hope this collection brings comfort, cheers you up and makes a smile out of your frown!

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