The Art of Random Willy-Nillyness: Make the Holidays Special with merci Chocolates #merciHoliday

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Make the Holidays Special with merci Chocolates #merciHoliday





It's holiday time and I love it. It is a time to give presents, eat good food and spend time with friends and family. These are the times I am thankful for and appreciate.

I love hosting parties at my house but many times we are invited to other people's parties. And I never show up without a gift. This is something I learned from my mother and have always kept up the tradition. My mother said it was rude to go to a person's house and not bring a little something. It didn't have to be big or pricey, you just had to being something to show them that you were thankful to be invited into their home.

Plus, hosting a party is a lot of work so the hostess deserves a little something. It takes a lot of work to be a great hostess. You have to make sure all your guests are fed, hydrated and having a good time. You also have to plan, coordinate and then clean up after the party. I think any host or hostess needs a gift for all that work.


I always vary the hostess gifts depending on who we are visiting. Sometimes, we bring a bottle wine. Sometimes, we bring dessert or a food item. I like making up a little basket that means something to the person we are visiting. Sometimes, I bring chocolates. I think it's a nice gesture.

This year, I received a gift from merci chocolates. Once I saw it, I knew this would make a perfect hostess gift. It is the kind of gifts I like to create. It was a nice theme package that includes a box of merci chocolates, a bag of coffee and two lovely coffee mugs. This is the perfect gift for someone like me because I love chocolate and coffee.

I know I have given merci Chocolates to friends and family an they loved them. And they make a great gift for any occasion. Whether it be the holidays, a birthday or just to say that you appreciate the person, merci makes that statement. Besides the merci chocolates are delicious and come in a beautiful package!

Head over to  the merci Facebook page and try the Thank You Maker app. You can send a friend a meaningful thank you and then you will receive a BOGO (Buy one, get one free) coupon!


I have another merci gift pack for one lucky reader. It is to say I appreciate you because I have very loyal readers who support this blog! Included in the prize pack is:
A box of merci
Coffee cup set of two
Delicious roasted coffee
To win, just enter on the Rafflecopter widget blow! Good Luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway


Rules: One entry per person per day. Once a winner is drawn I will contact them and the winner will have 48 hours to reply back before I draw a new winner. Giveaway is open to US residents only who are 18 years of age or older.

Disclosure: I received a sample product for review purposes. No other compensation was given and the opinions in this post are solely mine and are based on my experience with the product. Sponsors are responsible for shipping prizes unless otherwise stated. I am not responsible if sponsors do not fulfill prize. Please allow 6-8 weeks for delivery of any prizes.

424 comments:

  1. My mom. She has 7 children and 19 grandchildren and makes every holiday special for all of us.
    Thank you!

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  2. I need to be appreciated ;)

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  3. my boyfriend needs to be appreciated he works very hard in a job that doesn't really get recognized for it, not to mention the state system here sucks!

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  4. https://twitter.com/carawling2/status/413345808860184576

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  5. My son needs constant reassurance that he is appreciated.

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  6. Mywife needs to be shown how much we appreciate her

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  7. My husband deserves to be appreciated, and he loves chocolate!
    Thanks for the giveaway.
    mtakala1 AT yahoo DOT com

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  8. my dad needs to be appreciated. he always helping others and always puts others before himself.

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  9. My mom needs more appreciation. She does a lot for me and my family.

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  10. https://twitter.com/carawling/status/413722334013714432

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  11. My mom needs to be appreciated!

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  12. My mom needs to be appreciated. Thank you for the chance to win.

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  15. My daughter's teacher needs to be appreciated. Patricia

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  16. https://twitter.com/yourpotofgold/status/414750480871354368

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  17. My sister because she does a lot for everyone.

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  21. My mom, she's the glue to our family!

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  22. My mom. She never gets the credit she deserves.
    elysesw@aol.com

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  23. Who needs to be appreciated: Me

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  24. My next door neighbor who does so much for me

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  25. My mom needs to be appreciated!
    Brittney House bbrittbrat1398@yahoo.com

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  26. velder tweedy dixonDecember 24, 2013 at 5:27 PM

    my sister

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  27. My daughter needs to be appreciated because she does so much for everyone else and hardly anything for herself. - Godfrey, CJ

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  28. I try to show my fiance' how much he is appreciated but I am sure he would like to hear it more :)

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  32. My best friend, because she's always there for me.

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  33. https://twitter.com/sweetums82/status/415659058973003776

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  34. My niece needs to be appreciated. She works hard, has a special needs child and is taking care of a sickly relative.

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  35. https://twitter.com/yourpotofgold/status/415846497968603136

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  36. My husband. He works very hard to support us. Charlotte
    david.winters@verizon.net

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  37. My mom needs to be appreciated. She's always been there for myself and the family.

    Love3570@aol.com

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  38. My husband, who works so very hard to provide for our family. He woke up at the crack of dawn this morning to head to work (24hr restaurant) to give many families Christmas breakfast memories. We have two daughters under 2 who he is AMAZING with and although Christmas morning will never be the same since we don't wake up and open presents as a family, I'm thankful that he works hard to provide for our needs us year-round.

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  39. In my life, my spouse is the person who most needs to be appreciated--and he is. He works very hard to keep our little family afloat.

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  40. My mother! She works so hard and deserves the world.

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  41. My hubby needs to be appreciated! He brings home the bacon, cooks, fixes everyone's electronics and rocks my world!

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  42. Tweeted!
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  43. Michelle Ness AranaDecember 25, 2013 at 3:05 PM

    My wife needs to be appreciated. If it wasn't for her, we wouldn't have had the awesome Christmas we just had!

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  44. Who, in your life, needs to be appreciated?

    i only worry about me myself and I...

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  45. https://twitter.com/kelsweeps/status/415952526421143553

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  46. my daughter does because she is so sweet

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  47. My husband. He is just so good to me! Maija pinkmaija (at) yahoo dot com

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  48. My mom needs to be appreciated!

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  49. My sister. She's always been there for me.

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  50. My mom needs to be appreciated because she is so selfless and puts everyone ahead of herself.

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

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  51. My old lady friend Pat as shes up in years over 90 now

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  52. https://twitter.com/redrum1965/status/416111210740719616

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  53. My husband needs to be appreciated. He is the kindest most humble man I have ever met. I sometimes forget to thank him for the little things he does for us daily!
    hockeygalnc(AT)hotmail(DOT)com

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  54. https://twitter.com/yourpotofgold/status/416213847175737345

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  55. My husband absolutely needs to be appreciated.

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  56. https://twitter.com/myfolly/status/416267951835078656

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  57. https://twitter.com/tatzgrrly/status/416294312721141761

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  58. My office manager for everything that she does to keep our office running, because it has been very tense lately

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  59. My Bestie Lisa.
    Thanks for the chance.
    mogrill12@gmail.com

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  60. My grandma. She is so sweet and has done so much for her family during her life.

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  61. A neighbor or three boys. She could use a little extra kudos.

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  62. Our mailman - for all the cutbacks and consolidation of routes, it's amazing the kindness the workers show when trudging thru snow and slush to deliver our packages to the house.

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  63. https://twitter.com/bettycd/status/416370380828180481

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  64. Definitely my mom and dad who take good care of everyone in the family.

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  65. https://twitter.com/mrsshukra/status/416419432684994560

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  66. https://twitter.com/yourpotofgold/status/416648017576357888

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  67. My wife for being such a good mother

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  68. My mother needs to be appreciated. She does a lot for everyone without asking for anything back.

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  69. My aunt needs to be appreciated!

    Nancy
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  70. Tweeted!
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  73. My daughter could use some more appreciation.

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  74. https://twitter.com/myfolly/status/416796895357333504

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  75. https://twitter.com/yourpotofgold/status/416928827932016641

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  76. My husband. He works very long hours outside in all types of weather (winter now).He's a construction worker.

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  77. Tweeted!
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  78. My father in-law. He just lost his wife 12/21/2013 and he did such a great job caring for her up to the end. He did everything to help her in anyway and he really deserves to be appreciated.

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  82. https://twitter.com/tatzgrrly/status/417096098449068032

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  83. My mother. I would love to win this and give it to her to show my appreciation.

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  88. I would say I need to be appreciated. connie danielson

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  95. my hubby! He does so much for me always and while I'm pregnant (like now) he does even more.

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  98. Tweeted!
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  99. My hard-working husband needs to be appreciated...and I do!

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  103. melissaandkeith millerDecember 31, 2013 at 1:27 PM

    My mom

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  105. I have a good friend that deserves appreciation - thank you.

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  109. Happy New Year!
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  112. My dad needs to be appreciated.

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  114. my hubby needs to be appreciated for all he does for us

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  115. My sister needs to be appreciated. She does so much for me.
    heymissvirginia at embarqmail dot com

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  117. Tweeted!
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  121. My hubs! He works so hard and long so I only have to work part time, and can be with the kids the rest of the time. I also recently had tendon surgery in my foot, and he's been an angel of a slave!

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

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  122. Tweet: https://twitter.com/coriwestphal/status/418765282480357376

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

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  123. Tweeted!
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  125. https://twitter.com/JalapenoMama/status/418864151918694401

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  126. My mom needs to be appreciated sweepsamelia@hotmail.com

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  127. tweeted https://twitter.com/sweepsamelia/status/418876385147359234 sweepsamelia@hotmail.com

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  133. my sister Laurie does a lot to help my mom

    kathieleveson@yahoo.com

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  135. https://twitter.com/JalapenoMama/status/419073035073617921

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  138. My mother, she is a great person who love to give.

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  142. Tweeted!
    https://twitter.com/lambofgoth/status/419229778739073024

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  144. My mom needs to be appreciated more.

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  150. https://twitter.com/mrsshukra/status/419647612770197504

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  151. my husband...I tend to take all he does for me for granted

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  152. Awe - that would have to be my Mom - it seems like everyone takes her for granted.

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  153. Tweeted!
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  154. Tweeted!
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  155. My mother she keeps us all together!

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  156. https://twitter.com/78transamgirl/status/419703094406959104

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  157. https://twitter.com/78transamgirl/status/419703444622942208 this is the right one!

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  164. My dad needs to be appreciated!

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  165. My boss, Retta, needs appreciation. She helps to run tons of special needs programs in town.

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  166. I tweeted the giveaway at https://twitter.com/sbshortie/status/420082803003228160

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  167. everyone in my family
    agnesye@hotmail.com

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  170. The staff at my mother's nursing home need to be appreciated.

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