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Meet Our 'Gift Thanks' Gift Box Contest Winner // Announcement

FILED IN: Behind-the-Scenes, Holiday & Seasonal, M&G Happenings

Posted By: Jamie Kutchman

Image courtesy of Jessica Derman Image courtesy of Jessica Derman

Taking a break from wedding welcome gifts and client gifts today to introduce you to someone special. Jessica Derman is the winner of our recent Gift Thanks Giftaway and I can't wait for you to get to know her a little better. Jessica was chosen at random as our winner and decided to "gift away" the gift to her Mom. Let's find out why...

What prompted you to enter the M&G Gift Thanks Giftaway?

I thought this gift would be the perfect way to say 'thank you' and 'I love you' to my mom!

Tell us about the recipient you chose and why you chose them above and beyond anyone else in your life?

I am giving this gift to my mom because she has always been there for me and was such a huge help and support during the past year while we planned my wedding; I couldn’t have done it without her. My mom is very generous and loving and I wanted to do something in return for her. I think she will love this gift. Not only does she love honey, she loves candles and handmade soaps!

curated-gift-boxes-client-corporate-gifts1 Image: Laura Metzler Photography

What is the best gift you’ve ever received?

The best gift I have ever received were a pair of peal and diamond earrings my husband gave me on our wedding day. Not only are they absolutely beautiful, they remind me of our wedding day, how happy we were that day– and are today! He wrote a beautiful card that I received with the earrings expressing his love for me and I will never forget everything he said to me. I love wearing them and thinking about our wedding day – best day of my life!

What’s the best gift you’ve ever given someone else? …besides this one ;) 

The best gift I’ve ever given was homemade almond joy bars to my grandmother. There was a bakery in her hometown that made something  very similar, in English they were called “Snowflakes” (it was a French chocolate covered coconut bar, with a name a cannot remember) and she would always buy them for the holidays when my dad was a boy and when I was a little girl. About 15 years ago the bakery closed and she was devastated. We all tried to find something similar to replace it, but each chocolate she tried just wasn’t the same. So I decided I would try to make them myself – which was not easy because I did not know what they were called or what else was in the bars except chocolate and coconut! But after a some experimentation – and a few failed attempts – I created a recipe that she loved. The look on her face when she tried one was priceless. She had no idea how I could have found this French candy that was only made in that one French bakery in Maine a long time ago. So every year since, it is tradition that I bring a box to my grandmother for the holidays. She still gets excited when I give them to her!

Here at Marigold & Grey, we believe it's always better to gift than receive. We thoroughly enjoyed organizing the Gift Thanks Giftaway and will definitely be doing it again next year! A huge 'thank you' to everyone who entered. You mean the world to us!

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