The making of vintage replicas is a thriving business which sometimes provides an affordable alternative to the real thing. In these fast moving times with video games and computers enticing children of all ages, it can be tough to get your kids to play outside with friends, let alone to do something together with their family. Having something that families like to do together is a good thing and collecting Coca-Cola memorabilia fits that bill for many families quite nicely. At first it might seem surprising that "collecting" could be something that could bring a family together and not be something that one generation is simply enduring for the benefit of the other. But that is where collecting Coca-Cola memorabilia is almost unique. Because Coke has been around for so long, it spans the generations so that there is truly something for everyone. Those who love antiques have their older Coke memorabilia to look for and learn about and those who like keeping current and are fans of pop-culture have limited edition collectibles being released in current times. Not only does Coke's past give an opportunity for history to be learned, Coke's life today gives parents an opportunity to stay current with their kids as they learn about what's hot today and what's not. There is also something for just about every time in between!There are many unexpected "treasures" to be found in having collecting Coca-Cola memorabilia as your family's hobby. Not only does it provide the obvious time together when tracking down that special item, but it fosters communication about a common topic as well as an opportunity for practicing and improving reading and research skills while learning about Coke's history and their different memorabilia items. There are possibilities of meeting others involved in the hobby as well by becoming part of a Collectors group locally or in the nearest big city - also providing an opportunity for developing social skills and being exposed to people from different places.