Every year, Nestlé prepares a lovely Christmas gift for the associates working at headquarters in Vevey. I heard rumblings about this gift in advance. Something about 2 kilos of chocolate? (I don’t know what a kilo is, so I didn’t really know how to react to this statement.) Others said something about how thoughtful the gift is each year.
Thankfully, none of this information ruined the surprise on the day I found a voucher in my mailbox to come pick up my box of chocolate. And now that I received it, I understand both comments.
For those as equally challenged with the metric system as me, 2 kilos is 4.409 pounds. Yes, that means 4.4 pounds of chocolate!! The fun part is that this isn’t just any chocolate. Nestlé worked with cocoa farmers in Cote d’Ivoire to not only source the cocoa to make custom chocolates for our Christmas gift, but they also created a photo book documenting the lives of the farmers and their villages. It’s beautiful. And, they designed a table runner and eight matching cloth napkins from a traditional African pattern. Super thoughtful!
While this is a lovely gift, I needed to find a home for most of the boxes of chocolate! Those who know me know that I can’t be trusted with chocolate lying around. Enter Connect Group Christmas party!
Last week, I found out we were having a Christmas party together. We were asked to bring a gift to exchange. Bingo! I can bring a box of chocolate! While I was traveling in Germany this weekend, I stumbled across the infamous 10 euro pashminas. I decided a re-gift shouldn’t be my only contribution to the gift exchange, so I added a scarf to the present. I mean, seriously…chocolates and a scarf…what more could a girl ask for? 😉
We had a wonderful party thanks to the efforts and coordination of a few members.
[Preparing to feast]
[Ready for a gift exchange]
Besides the chocolate I gave away in the gift exchange, I found a home for a second box! Someone drove me home from the party in exchange for a box. Thanks, Nestlé, for helping me spread good cheer one box of chocolate at a time…