Happy Holidays from the Chocolatier

This truly is the most magical time of year. It’s a time to make memories with those you cherish most. It’s a time to be giving, grateful, and reflective. It’s a time to be happy.

Photo courtesy of Thompson Poole Photography

The holidays are the perfect time to have a relaxing movie night, a big family meal, and a night of reminiscing with old friends over drinks. Part of what makes this season so special is sharing old traditions and making new ones. Last night, my family went on a little adventure that has quickly become my favorite holiday tradition. Every Christmas Eve, we pack the kids in the car and wander around the neighborhood, searching for our favorite light displays. It’s such a simple activity, but it’s one that I greatly enjoy. It’s a chance to appreciate my family’s company after working so hard over the past few months.

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I can’t express enough how thankful I am to everyone who has supported Delysia, not just this past year, but for the last seven years. I look towards 2016 with a smile on my face and warmth in my heart.

I hope you all get the chance to spend this season with those closest to you.

Nicole Patel

Nicole Patel is the proprietor of and chocolatier for Delysia Chocolatier. In 2006 while pregnant with her first son, Nicole made a batch of chocolate truffles as holiday gifts. To the delight of friends and family, she continued to create chocolates as a way to relieve stress from her corporate engineering job. In 2008, a chance trip to Becker Vineyards led to Nicole being the first in Texas to make truffles using local wines. Within five years, what started as a hobby turned Delysia into one of the Top Ten Chocolatiers in the Americas, as selected by the International Chocolate Salon.