Monday, February 25, 2013

Merci Chocolates - #MerciAwards Review and Giveaway


It's time to roll out the red carpets because award season is here!  One of the highlights at these annual star-studded evenings is listening to the emotional and meaningful thank you speeches.  As you watch the grand speeches, it's important to remember that giving someone a meaningful thank you isn't just a once a year gesture.  Giving a meaningful thank you is a heartfelt way to show those important to you that you truly appreciate them every day.
There is no better way of expressing heartfelt gratitude than with a gift that speaks for itself: Merci Finest Assortment of European Chocolates.  I've never heard of them until I got the chance to sample them for review.  The delicious selection of rich European chocolates made from the finest ingredients available, provide indulgence and variety. With flavors like Cream Truffle, Hazelnut-Almond, Praline-Creme, and Dark Cream, merci will delight the palate.  Because I'm thankful to several people in my life, I shared Merci chocolates with a few who are near and dear to me. 

While my mother, husband, and kids were in the room and nibbling on Merci chocolates with me one day, I took the opportunity to give my own meaningful thank yous. I may not be the star in an awards show but that didn't stop me from giving a speech letting them know why I was thankful for them. For starters, I thank my mother because she brought me up in a loving and nurturing environment. She's ensured that I've always been cared for and she's always shown genuine concern for me. I thank my husband because he didn't give up on me in the beginning and he's taken on me and my kids. He makes me laugh and shows what real love should be like. I also thank our six kids because they've shown me how to see the world through their eyes and because they've given me treasured and cherished memories. I also thank God for His blessings and almighty grace.

Of course, I could thank several more people for how they've shaped and molded me but those are first and foremost. Being able to share Merci chocolates with loved ones and delight in showing my appreciation for them was a special moment for me.  And now that I've tried Merci Chocolates, I'm thankful to know they exist. 

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148 comments:

sandy1955 said...

I would give to my daughter, she is so special and always doing things for others
Sandy VanHoey

Sacha Schroeder said...

My husband for always being supportive of me ... even when I mess up!

Sonya Sanderson said...

I would thank my husband for putting up with me for 28 years.

Elaina Wright said...

I would thank my grandmother who has always helped me out and was always there when I needed someone the most :)

Georgette C said...

Since I haven't yet found Mr. Right----definitely my best friend Heidi would get the accolades. She will likely get the chocolate too if I win. :)

Catie said...

I would definitely thank my fiance!

suburban prep said...

My husband and my parents

Nancy said...

I'd thank my family.

Nancy
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Carmen said...

I would thank my family, especially my sister and parents, who are always there for me when I need them.

Yona Williams said...

It would have to be my Mom - she's always been the most understanding and supportive of me.

mummytotwoboys said...

I would give a very meaninful thank you to my Husband and family

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Natalie Parvis-Nichols said...

I would thank my parents. Without their help and emotional support, I have no idea where we would be.

Alexis AKA MOM said...

Good Luck everyone!

Julie Maloney said...

Well, I'd likely keep the chocolates for myself (except hazelnut because it would kill me) but I'd likely share and give the rest to my husband. He is so great about letting me sleep in on the weekends and we also have a movie theater with an actual popcorn makes and have those boxes and would love to have more!

aperry said...

my midwife

Shooting Stars Mag said...

I would thank my mom for sure!

janetfaye said...

I would give a thank you to my best friend.

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Julie said...

my hubby

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steve weber said...

my mother.

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Di said...

I'd thank my family!
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Jeanine B said...

My husband, who is my greatest supporter!

Heather! said...

I will always owe my parents my biggest thanks, and no matter how often I thank them, I will never be able to thank them enough for their tireless and selfless support of my brother and me. I'd thank my folks. ;)

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LesleyfromWI said...

My husband who is the best!

Tina said...

my mom
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Ken Ohl said...

my family. thankyou, ken pohl19@comcast.net

Maryann D. said...

I would probably thank my parents for raising 5 children and are still trying to help us at 93 and 88 years old!
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Felicia said...

I would thank my husband for all his support and love

emeraldmaz said...

I would thank my parents, my husband and God

littlem129 said...

God and my mom

meandmr.com said...

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Stephanie said...

God, family, mom and dad, kids....lol probably forget one of them!

phxbne said...

my Mom!

Susie Qpons said...

My mom in heaven. She is my best friend and soulmate.

Kelly Nicholson said...

my mom,or i better not come home..

i won this at another blog...sorry!!..im a greedy bugger!!

Darlene said...

I would give a big thank you to my husband.

Charlene Kuser said...

I would give a meaningful thank you
to my brother who has always been there for me

CharlieGurl57@aol.com

Admin said...

my whole fam- they r so wonderful! mhoward

bison61 said...

to my husband

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Sarah Hayes said...

Id thank God and anyone who had supported me

Mer said...

I'd thank my best friend...through the years she's always been there for me.

Maria Gagliano said...

My sister in law. I couldn't have made it through last year without her help

Debby said...

My husband, my parents, and my daughter.


Deborah

Jessamine Dungo said...

I'd say thank you to my mom, hubby, and family :)

jakiesmom said...

my parents who are always giving and helping
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eclairre said...

my mom and dad

Shay said...

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I'd give a big meaningful Thank You to my Mother. Thanks :)

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Darlene Ysaguirre said...

My children because their my daily motivation and inspiration with everything i do

debijackson said...

,y parents for their love and support

Klydra Pugh said...

My cousin Austin. Always there for me.
Thanks for the chance.

ababe28 said...

I would give a big Thank you to my family because they love me so much.
Ann B.

corey1971 said...

My om who I owe everything! (Corey Olomon)

debijackson said...

my folks debbie jackson
djackson1958 at hotmail dot com

alissa apel said...

My husband for working so hard.

Melissa Storms said...

I would thank my family.
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Emily said...

my parents

Vicki S said...

my lovely bf

abfantom said...

If I won an award, I would thank my mom for always being there for me

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blue65829 said...

My husband for being my best friend!

Diane W said...

My hubby who had stood by me for over 30 years.

Molly Elwell said...

I would thank my mom, for always supporting me no matter what!

Kate Fuller said...

I would thank my mom for always supporting me.

J.M said...

My mother, the most caring and supportive person in my life

Danielle Lima said...

To my family for always being supportive

terra_incognita said...

I'd thank my mother for being so supportive & generous. She's sacrificed a lot for me.

llinda29 said...

I will thank my hubby

psnyder said...

With my hubby - he's my rock!!

Kia89 said...

My mom and grandmother.

PAIGE said...

I'd thank my mom for her unconditional love.
elysesw@aol.com

Kathy Donovan-Ellis said...

my Dad, he made me who I am :)

Tabathia said...

My mother and my children

julis55 said...

My husband!

Jessica Robinson said...

My boyfriend and my family!

Sarah Walker said...

My mom!

kroch said...

I would thank my mom for always supporting me.

Katie R.
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jeanine feldkamp said...

GOD!

Tonya Dean said...

My Mom. She is amazing woman!

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Stephanie Larison said...

I would give thanks to God! :)

kakihara said...

I would give it to my darling husband who nursed me through surgery to have a brain tumor removed.

Anastasia Falling said...
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Anastasia said...

I would thank my sister because she's sweet and helpful and awesome :)

Kelly Grant said...

My mother

Jason Vaughn said...

My friend John

Living, Learning, Eating said...

Definitely my mom! Best mom EVER!

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Allison Downes said...

My moM! Thanks for the chance to win!

Tanya Bartlett said...

My mom

latanya t said...

God and my family

coriwestphal said...

I'd thank my kids for turning into such wonderful little human beings!

coriwestphal at msn dot com

Cody Anderson said...

I would give a thank you to my aunt and uncle.

desdun31 said...

I'd thank my best friend of 15 years that has gotten my through rough times in my life.


Desiree Dunbar
desireedunbar@hotmail.com

Katie said...

I'd thank my mom who has been there for me, even when I was a total brat :)

Sue Hull said...

I'm thankful to God because in May it'll be 1 yr that I'm cancer free.I'd also thank my mom,daughter,2 sisters and my 2 neices for all the love and support they gave me during my chemo.
Thank you for the awesome giveaway! :)

Suzie Williams said...

God, my husband, and my mother-in-law. And my kids. :)

calvad said...

I would thank my husband. deana c

CindyWindy2003 said...

i would thank my boyfriend, carawling(at)hotmail(dot)com

- Epic Fail said...

To my mom & dad!

ijessica_r at yahoo dot com

Jean said...

My daughters, for being there

goingnuts2 said...

i would share with family

Holly_Heart said...

I would give a shout out to my father for being the most supportive person in my life

kyl neusch said...

my family

one frugal lady said...

I would thank my mom!
onecheaplady@yahoo.com

ellie said...

My husband of 31 years.

bac1 said...

my twin sister

Beck James said...

myself

Hotsnotty2 said...

my mom

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brich2222 said...

would give to my Mom!


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Ashley said...

My .loving family

Melanie Montgomery said...

I'd give it to my husband.

Jill D said...

My mom for sure!

Jen said...

I would thank my mom

Shawn said...

My husband and family.

Robin T said...

I would like to thank my mom for always being there for me

rtrexel@gmail.com

saturdaynightfever said...

My Brother deserves this!

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Valerie Taylor Mabrey said...

My mom of course

babytrees said...

to my daughters and mom...women who have shaped my life

theresa _ heppner at yahoo dot com

Racheal. said...

I would thank my best friend.

jules mcnubbin (buttmuffin) said...

my parents and my children

Atreau said...

I would thank my parents.

Kari Flores said...

I would thank my children for always motivating me to be a better person than I was yesterday.

Saver Sara said...

my parents!

Karen said...

I would thank my mom for all the wonderful things she's done.

tavernie said...

I would thank my husband!
ptavernie at yahoo dot com

luckynordberg said...

I'd give a shout out to my family.

arifamily at comcast.net

rache81 said...

I would give a meaningful thank you to my aunts. They have both been there for me every step of the way after my mom passed away.
Rachel Ellis on RC

lisagee1234 said...

My son and the cats :o)

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Amy Delong said...

my sons,daughter and hubby
ardelong2(at)gmail(dot)com

Jenn R said...

I would thank my husband.

Kristie from Kristie's List said...

I would thank my boyfriend for always being by my side.

Lisa & Fernie said...

I would thank my husband and kids for always putting up with me lol.

Brad Merrell said...

My parents

Lauren Harmon said...

I would share this with my husband to show him how thankful I am for everything he does! :)

ilv2p8nt said...

To my love, she is amazing and does so much for us.

Debra said...

my mom she is always there when i need her

Amanda Kinder said...

Both my mom and my sister.

mary gardner said...

my daughter!

jagar0047 at yahoo dot com

Samii Alexxis said...

My mother

Dave White said...

I would thank both my childern.

Gianna said...

My family.

imaclutz89 said...

My boyfriend

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lmurley2000 said...

I Would thank my parents

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Lisa Pecora said...

my boyfriend

Tylerpants said...

I would thank my parents. tylerpants(at)gmail.com

trixx said...

I'd give this to my mother

laurasloves said...

I would thank my husband for being my best friend who I can always trust with my heart.
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Breanne said...

My husband

daveshir2005 said...

My friend Sharon

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cassandra said...

i would thank my parents!
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mail4rosey said...

I'd give a meaningful gift to my husband.

Bakersdozen said...

I would thank my family. vidomich(at)yahoo(dot)com