Ideas that matter




What you are seeing is a love coin, to put a smile on someone’s face by expressing your love, gratitude, appreciation or the beauty you see in someone, by giving a coin away… Because how often do we tell this to each other?

Giving a love coin is as nice and connecting as receiving one, and when you receive a love coin it is your turn to pass it on… You can give a love coin to someone you know, but also to a stranger, who inspires you or who you appreciate for one or another reason.

How nice would it be when these love coins would circulate through society and people would express more their love and appreciation to each other? A love coin makes you feel seen and appreciated and creates a connection from heart to heart.

Everyone is invited to make love coins and become an ‘ambassador’ to spread them around the world, as they are very easy to make. You can take an old broomstick or fallen branch of a tree (so the love coins are sustainable as well) and you can saw it into pieces, polish them and paint a heart on it.

I want to create a website or platform where people can share their stories of their love coin experience, where you can find how to make them and where people can show themselves on a world map as ‘love-coin-maker’, so other people can contact you when they would like to have some love coins too.

The website domain will be called, but it will take time to realize it. If there is anyone who would like to help me with the website, I am happy to get in contact.


Comments (6)

  • Coco says, "Dear Jasmijn, we spoke briefly at the UNconference and I'm happy to see your love coins among the Ideas That Matter. Regarding the website, I would be happy to help you write and/edit content once you get to that stage! All the best and keep spreading the love(coins)."
  • Jasmijn van den Berg says, "Dear Coco, thank you for your response and so nice you would like to help with the content, thanks a lot! Let's keep in touch. You can also reach me by e-mail Best regards!"
  • Sterre says, "I love it almost as much as I love you!!"
  • Herriet Mkaanga says, "Hi Jasmin I remember this love coin u gave while in Tanzania I really appreciate the coming website I'll link that web to my health foundation web so will share their meanings and beauty of that thanks for love coin"
  • Jashana says, "Thank you Sweet One for spreading the LOVE! I can not think of a better spokeswoman! You are inspiring! Best Wishes on all your endeavors!"
  • Mundo says, "Jasmijn, what a fantastic & love(ly) idea. Wow, inspiring. I'm thinking it would be great — if this doesn't already happen through the sharing — for people to connect their experiences with the lovecoin to their daily actions with money. That money too can be an expression of love and appreciation, both in giving and receiving. I want to keep the focus on my book for now, but please keep me in the loop, if only so I can share your story and initiative in my network when I come out to play more again. And I know we'll meet again :-). With love, Mundo"

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