I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Hershey’s KISSES Deluxe. I received product samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for my participation.
My husband and I live on our own with our three boys. Not like…we’re adults so we have our own place-literally on our own. The closest family member lives nine hours away, and our parents and siblings are scattered around the US. Even when we get the chance to go visit family we don’t get to see everyone and so we rely very heavily on technology to keep us close to our families.
My boys have never known any different, and really neither have I. I grew up in the same situation-we moved across the country from all of our extended family because my father (who is a pastor) was called to a new church in California. I wish we had the same technology back then as we do now, but the great thing about my childhood is that we relied on letters and personal phone calls to keep in touch. Webcams weren’t a thing and facetime was something we could have only dreamed about. My kids can pick up the phone or turn on the computer and get to chat with their grandparents face to face within seconds!
With that ease of simple technology and the busy daily schedules, we sometimes forget to be personal and really say wonderful things to those we love in a meaningful way! I can’t remember the last time I sent a card or letter in the mail or send a present “just because”. I’ve let the chaos of my life as a mom take over and I need to break that cycle!
Hershey’s gave my family the opportunity to “Say More” this holiday season and we are doing just that. My boys and I put together a package of items we thought my mom (their Grandma) would love to receive. My son told me that he wants to bake cookies with Grandma when we see her for Christmas this year and so we got some fun gifts to give her that will set the stage for some serious cookie baking! We wanted to tell her how much we appreciate her and love her and that no matter how far she is, my boys know her and adore her.
My note to my mom was to thank her for being our family’s rock. My dad had a stroke 15 years ago and my mom never missed a beat (as far as we knew), cared for him, cared for us and still had the most patience I’ve ever known a human to have. She is my advice for everything. EVERYTHING. She had 4 kids of her own and I soak up her pointers every chance I get.
My mom lost her own mother to cancer when she was my age. I can’t imagine having my children grow and not have her there to vent to, cry to, laugh with and tell her the amazing milestones and achievements my children will have in their futures. I don’t ever want to feel like I didn’t say enough to my mom or somehow that she doesn’t know how much I appreciate her and am SO thankful for all she has done and that is why I am sending her this package to “Say More”. She loves chocolate, almost as much as her grand kids 😉 and the new Hershey’s Kisses Deluxe are a special way to send her a bunch of kisses from us to her. What a delicious way to show our love and affection, right?
The new Kisses Deluxe Chocolates are twice the size of the original Kisses and have a creamy chocolate center that surrounds a whole roasted hazelnut, topped with delicate crisps and smooth milk chocolate. Talk about one heck of a kiss! These are the perfect gift for someone you love and want to Say More to. Who do you want to say more to?
Hershey’s is giving away 50 KISSES Deluxe 75 – piece gift boxes so that more people can Say More to someone they love! Enter below for your chance to win:
*I-C will randomly select fifty winners from all program entries and will handle fulfillment of the winning prizes.