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Eight things we have to say 'thank you' to our loved ones for. And why you should too.

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Thanks to our brand partner, Cadbury Roses

If you had to think of one person you owe a great big thank you right now, who would it be?

We all have one, or many people, who have given us a helping hand at one point or another.

Whether it be your mum, dad, sister, brother, aunty, uncle, boyfriend, girlfriend, wife, husband or anyone else in between, one thing is for sure: we don’t always say “thank you” enough and loved ones definitely appreciate it when we do.

According to Harvard Medical School, just saying “thank you” builds stronger relationships between people and makes you a happier person all around.

That’s why Cadbury Roses has launched its “Say Thank You” campaign because really, we know there’s no better way to say thank you than with a box of yummy chocolates.

Cadbury Roses is also running a social media campaign encouraging people to ‘Say Thank You’ to a loved one – just post to Instagram with #saythankyouwithcadburyroses if you’ve got someone you’d love to thank. AND you’ll get the chance to win the two boxes of the new Cadbury Roses, one for you and one to share with your loved one.

The team at Mamamia has chosen to “Say Thank You” to some of the most important people in our lives to show a moment of appreciation. Warning: sweetness and warm fuzzies ahead!

Nama Winston – Content Producer

"Even though he's little, he looks after his mum - and that's something he deserves thanks for." Image supplied.
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"I would like to say thank you to my 11-year old son. He may have done well at school, or even just had a shower every day without asking! And he helps me in other ways - for example, every night, he makes me a cup of tea. Such a good little man - he must have an amazing mum. *wink* Even though he's little, he looks after his mum - and that's something he deserves thanks for."

Polly Taylor - Page Editor

"Thank you to my mum and dad for being the most incredible support." Image supplied.

"Thank you to my mum and dad for being the most incredible support, despite living on the other side of the world. I am currently moving house and they are doing everything in their power to help, despite being able to physically move boxes and I am so grateful."

Peta Camilleri - Personal Assistant

"I want to say thank you to my beautiful Sister, Hannah." Image supplied.
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"I want to say thank you to my beautiful sister, Hannah. She is always there whenever I need her, for anything! From teaching my puppy all the tricks, helping me decorate my home with her keen eye or trying to figure out some of life's biggest problems.

"Since moving out of home and living separately our daily phone calls are a highlight so that we can debrief about our day. She is more than a sister, but a best friend and I thank her for being such a big part of my life!"

Adam Bub - Commercial Editor

"It means the world that you have all been so supportive of my mission to help kids in less fortunate situations." Image supplied.

"I have about 12 people I want thank right now! If it were the Oscars, I'd be getting 'the music' that comes on when your speech is going on too long and cuts you off because you're thanking too many people.

"But I promise you it's worth it. Why? I've been doing some fundraising for a charity called Polished Man – to end violence against children. I've just passed my fundraising goal of $1000 thanks to kind donations from people I know.

"It means the world that you have all been so supportive of my mission to help kids in less fortunate situations. So, thank you for digging deep and being part of something bigger. I owe you one… or maybe a few choccies (not too many Dad…)."

Rachael Hart - Podcast Producer

"Thank you to my nan for showing me what true strength and kindness is." Image supplied.

"Thank you to my nan for showing me what true strength and kindness is. Raising five kids by herself and working all day and night just to put food on the table. But never once did she complain, always managed to shower her grandkids with love and everything we could've ever needed."

Jessica Wang - Editorial Assistant

"To Amy, thank you for being a bloomin' lovely work wife." Image supplied.

"To Amy, thank you for being a bloomin' lovely work wife. Work days are better when they start with a coffee run. I'm very possibly never going to find someone who is as knowledgeable about the benefits of eyelash growth serum and the undertones of red lippie. Thanks for being an eternal radiator, here's to many more cheese and pancetta croissants to come."

Belinda Jepsen - Senior Content Producer

"To my fiancé Ed, thank you for doing all the chores around the house." Image supplied.

"To my fiancé Ed, thank you for doing all the chores around the house that you know I hate. Without you I wouldn't have any clean socks. Or probably even own a mop. I appreciate it, and I appreciate you. More than you know."

Elissa Ratliff - Senior Podcast Producer

"Thank you to my mum and dad for always picking up the phone when I need you." Image supplied.

"Thank you to my mum and dad for always picking up the phone when I need you. Always listening to my day to day life. Even though I live eight hours away, I've never felt closer to you guys."

So why not take a moment to stop and smell the roses? You can share moment of appreciation and gratitude right now with a loved one and take part in the "Say Thank You" campaign. We know they'll appreciate it.

Go on, who is the person you have to 'Say Thank You' to? Tell us in the comments section below. 

Cadbury Roses

Cadbury Roses ‘Say Thank You’ campaign encourages Australians to stop and smell the roses by showing a moment of appreciation and gratitude to loved ones.
From 9am AEDT on Monday 29 October to 11:59pm AEDT on Sunday 25 November 2018, join the ‘Say Thank You’ campaign with Cadbury Roses and show a moment of appreciation for the chance to win two boxes of the new Cadbury Roses range. Simply:
• *Upload a post to Instagram to ‘Say Thank You’ to a loved one. (image + accompanying message).
• Use the hashtag #saythankyouwithcadburyroses.
• Entries will be judged according to creativity, applicability, originality and brand suitability.
• *Note that you must have a public Instagram profile and be an Australian resident aged 18 years or older to enter.

For full T&Cs, please visit: www.cadburyrosesthankyou.com/terms

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