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Hickory Farms ~ Building Holiday Traditions

by Heather

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Christmas is about tradition. Family, friends, food, lights, trees, and perhaps a present or two! When I was growing up, there were always certain events in our family that heralded the holiday season. The Saturday after Thanksgiving we would go to the local Christmas tree farm and hunt for the perfect tree. Then we would go out to dinner before returning home to decorate the tree as a family while listening to Christmas music. Helping dad put up the Christmas lights (which mostly involved me drinking hot cocoa and pointing). Putting up all the trains (a whole separate event from the tree that involved sanding down all the tracks and putting out the buildings and cars and deciding which engines to use); grandpa was a Conductor so this was huge! Watching certain Christmas specials on TV (back in the age of 3 stations and if you didn’t see it the one time it was on you had to wait until next year).

And there was one constant that went with all those traditions. Hickory Farms. The very first tradition was going to the mall to get a Hickory Farms gift box (or three). Summer Sausage. Smoked Cheddar. Crackers. Peanut Brittle. This was in the dark ages of course, so you actually had to go to the mall, which was about 45 minutes away, and it was only available around Christmas. These days there is this handy invention called the Internet, so you can order online all year round at hickoryfarms.com. For Christmas tree decorating we had a plate of summer sausage and cheese. When my dad was putting up lights I would be right there (watching) with my hot cocoa and peanut brittle. Going out to get the Christmas tree my dad would carry a summer sausage in his coat pocket and cut us pieces with his pocket knife as we looked for the perfect tree. I’m not sure that would pass the “cleanliness” test these days but it worked for us. It’s funny the things that stick with you through the years, how they help you create memories, and how they stay with you through the years.

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All of our traditions started with something from Hickory Farms. And as my daughter grows up we are sharing those traditions with her; we may skip the pocket knife though. I’m excited that Thanksgiving is upon us because that means Christmas tree time is coming. We enjoy every holiday that we have but I’m ready for lights, laughter, family time, and Hickory Farms!

ABOUT HICKORY FARMS

Hickory Farms is America’s most famous holiday food gift brand, enjoyed by holiday shoppers seeking the perfect gifts for family and friends for over 60 years.

Many Americans have a distinct memory of Hickory Farms at their holiday gatherings; Hickory Farms is very proud to be a part of those nostalgic moments and continues to focus on and celebrate its long heritage of tradition and authentic holiday memories.

According to a national survey, nearly half of American adults agree that the holiday shopping season officially starts when they see Hickory Farms arrive at their local mall.

Hickory Farms helps people appreciate shared moments that are worth embracing and passing down through generations of families, but also creating new traditions and sharing them with loved ones.

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WHERE TO BUY!

Hickory Farms’ food gifts are available at Holiday Market locations nationwide, on hickoryfarms.com, and leading retailers!

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~ GIVEAWAY ~

Just in time for the holidays, Hickory Farms has partnered with Pink Ninja Blogger for a festive giveaway!

One lucky winner will receive a Chocolate Decadence Trio!

This giveaway will run from November 25, 2015 through November 30, 2015 at 11:59 PM ET.

This giveaway is open to residents of the United States who are 18 years or older.

To enter, simply fill out the easy Rafflecopter below.

Good luck!

Disclaimer: Compensation and products for review were provided by Hickory Farms via MomTrends. I received a free sample of the product for the purpose of this review and to facilitate a giveaway.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions of Hickory Farms.

Giveaway Disclaimer: The participating bloggers are not associated with any of the companies named above. No purchase is necessary to enter. Void where prohibited by law. The odds of winning are based on the number of entries received Open to US 18+ only. Confirmed Winner(s) (by Giveaway Tools) will be contacted by email. Winner(s) have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. The sponsor will be responsible for product shipment to winner(s) of this giveaway. My blog is not responsible for product shipment/delivery. This event is in no way administered, sponsored, or endorsed by, or associated with, Facebook and/or Twitter, Google, or Pinterest. This disclosure is done in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

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Hayden November 25, 2015 - 7:12 pm

Love Hickory Farms cheese and pepperoni!

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amy guillaume linderman November 25, 2015 - 7:34 pm

i would love to try the fresh from the farm gift basket…..have never tried the fruit in their baskets

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Kristen November 26, 2015 - 11:02 am

I’d like to try the HoneyGold Ham.

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Linda Manns Linneman November 26, 2015 - 11:18 am

Hickory Farms has been around so long. I have never been disappointed with any of their products. This is a great gift idea. Thank you so much for sharing

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Debbie Welchert November 26, 2015 - 12:09 pm

I would love to have the Hickory Farms All Day Celebration Gift Box. This would be a great one to share with the whole family.

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Linda Manns Linneman November 26, 2015 - 4:13 pm

I would love to try the Winter Wonderland Gift Basket. I love Hickory Farms products. Thank you for sharing

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lisa November 26, 2015 - 5:55 pm

I’d like to try the steak and seafood. I’m not a fan of sausage. I also would like to try the wine and cheeses.

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JenniferAnne November 27, 2015 - 4:34 am

I’d like to try their Hickory Farms Grand Gift Snack Tower

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Sandy Cain November 27, 2015 - 7:04 am

I’d love the Farnhouse Cheddar 3-pack! We’ve always ordered from Hickory Farms, and their cheeses are WONDERFUL!

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Marcia Goss November 27, 2015 - 9:01 am

I would like to try the HoneyGold spiral sliced ham.

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Linda Manns Linneman November 27, 2015 - 11:44 am

I would love to have the Hickory Celebration Feast Gift Basket. I have some friends that have everything. They would love this. Thank you for sharing

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Mary Gardner November 27, 2015 - 12:00 pm

I would love to try the Hickory Farms Signature Party Planner Gift Box!

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Molli vandehey November 27, 2015 - 3:26 pm

my grandma always got us these for christmas

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lisa November 27, 2015 - 5:40 pm

I’d like to try the fresh fruit basket. I miss it when it isn’t in season.

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Holly Thomas November 28, 2015 - 3:05 am

Simply Hickory Farms Beef Sausage 2 Pack is something I would like to try.

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Marcia Goss November 28, 2015 - 8:15 am

They offer free shipping for orders over $35.

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Linda Manns Linneman November 28, 2015 - 1:36 pm

I would love to try the
Images Hickory Farms Grand Gourmet Holiday Collection
Hickory Farms Grand Gourmet Holiday Collection. It sounds like it has some great items in it

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Tamra Phelps November 28, 2015 - 3:43 pm

As much as I love their cheeses (Baby Swiss, yum!), I’d also love to try that big Red Velvet Cake. I love this place around Christmas, lol.

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lisa November 28, 2015 - 5:22 pm

I’d like to try wine and cheese. Also, some chocolates. I’m not a big fan of jerky or salami/

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Marcia Goss November 29, 2015 - 9:27 am

I want to try the spiral-sliced ham.

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janetfaye November 29, 2015 - 10:19 am

I would like to try Chocolate Lava Cakes.

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Chrystal M. November 29, 2015 - 11:41 am

Can always count on Hickory Farms for gift giving! Did not know they had wine baskets also! I will have to give myself one of those!

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lisa November 29, 2015 - 1:00 pm

I would try the steak and sea food. I don’t like sausages. Anything that can be gristly I can’t eat.

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Jodi Hunter November 29, 2015 - 6:19 pm

ANY and ALL, I love Hickory Farms!

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Tamra Phelps November 29, 2015 - 6:21 pm

I am a nut for chocolate & caramel, so their Milk Chocolate sea salt caramels look great to me! I want to try those.

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Jackie Trimble November 29, 2015 - 10:35 pm

I’d like to try the sweet & salty nut sampler.

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Lori Thomas November 29, 2015 - 10:38 pm

I`d like to try the Hickory Farms Signature Party Planner Gift Box. Love their products.

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Marcia Goss November 30, 2015 - 7:05 am

I would also like to try the Beef Summer Sausage.

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Tamra Phelps November 30, 2015 - 5:52 pm

I’d love to try their White & Dark Chocolate Peppermint Bark. It looks so good.

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lisa November 30, 2015 - 6:51 pm

I would try wine and cheese. That and steaks and seafood.

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Linda Manns Linneman November 30, 2015 - 8:14 pm

I would love to try the Images Hickory Farms Spiral Sliced HoneyGold Ham 7-9 lbs.
It looks so good. What a great meal it would make for the holidays. Thank you for sharing

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Tracy L November 30, 2015 - 8:45 pm

This would be so great to win for my family holiday event!!!

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Tammy Taylor November 30, 2015 - 10:18 pm

Love Hickory Farms sausage products

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Kathy November 30, 2015 - 10:20 pm

I would love to try the Hickory Farms Summer Sausage and Cheese Gift Box. I love sausage and cheese, so this would be a great basket!

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Kelly S November 30, 2015 - 10:23 pm

Winter Wonderland Gift Basket give to me all of the wineeee! hehe

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Ashley Gill November 30, 2015 - 10:28 pm

There are so many great products! My dad used to get a cheese and pepperoni basket every year. That is probably what I’d choose.

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Carol November 30, 2015 - 10:58 pm

I like the Summer Sausage & Cheese Gift Set 🙂

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Deborah d November 30, 2015 - 11:21 pm

I would live to try a salami & cheese basket.

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Nicole Feliciano December 1, 2015 - 4:01 pm

That is wonderful that you continue to share those traditions with your daughter!

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Robin Masshole mommy December 3, 2015 - 5:15 pm

My father loves Hickory Farms. It makes it super easy to shop for him at Christmas, because I just got him one of their awesome sets 🙂

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lisa December 3, 2015 - 5:52 pm

We love our holiday traditions. I used to love Hickory Farms when I was younger. I would love to buy it now for my family.

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Brandi Penguins in Pink December 3, 2015 - 6:25 pm

We love Hickory Farms gift baskets! Our Christmas Eve tradition is to eat their cheese, sausage, and crackers while watching movies.

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Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle December 3, 2015 - 6:35 pm

My father in law is a huge Hickory Farms fan. I get him a gigantic gift basket every year.

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Terri Ramsey Beavers December 3, 2015 - 6:47 pm

Hickory Farms has been a part of our holiday traditions since I was a wee one. Now they are a part of my grandkids as well. Many generations of inviting Hickory Farms at our table.

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Megan Elford December 3, 2015 - 7:37 pm

I love that story about your dad and the summer sausage :-). When my kids were little, we’d often go on spontaneous road trips, and I would always grab some sausage to make roadside sandwiches with. I used a clean knife, but besides that it was pretty much the same!

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Jeanette December 3, 2015 - 8:23 pm

For some reason I didn’t know they did cookies and treats! I need to start a tradition like this with my family.

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ricci December 3, 2015 - 10:54 pm

I love food gifts and think that everyone else would love them too! These are great gift ideas!!

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Dogvills December 4, 2015 - 2:24 am

There’s no doubt about the good quality of the products they offer! Definitely something to look forward to on Christmas! I hope you continue to build new traditions!

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Rebecca B. December 4, 2015 - 11:16 am

Every year my dad has to get a Hickory Farms cheese and sausage tray!! I remember it back to when I was really little 🙂 Wouldn’t be the holidays without it!!

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Ann Bacciaglia December 4, 2015 - 3:12 pm

We always go and stock up on all of our favorites as soon as the Hickory Farms stand comes to the mall on the holidays. I love the cheese balls and chocolate truffles.

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Rebecca Swenor December 4, 2015 - 5:01 pm

Hickory Farms has been one of the gift baskets I have always remembered giving during the holidays. I have to admit I don’t think you can go wrong getting someone a gift basket from Hickory Farms.

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ashleigh December 5, 2015 - 2:26 am

This is a gift that my best friend gets from her mother every year. it really is jam packed with some great goodies from Hickey Farms.

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Rosey December 5, 2015 - 6:10 am

We used to always get something from Hickory Farms for my FIL. He loved to have those sets for Christmas.

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Bonnie @wemake7 December 5, 2015 - 8:24 pm

I love Hickory Farms! I hope they open up around this area like they used to during the holidays.

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Tatanisha Pitts-Worthey December 6, 2015 - 1:35 pm

What a great giveaway! We’ve always loved Hickory Farms products and this would also make a nice gift!

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Shannon Gurnee December 8, 2015 - 2:42 pm

I love Hickory Farms, especially around the holidays. This sounds like it was a great giveaway! Thanks for sharing.

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Sally Wilsey December 13, 2015 - 10:53 am

I love Hickory Farms especially thier sausage. I like to give the gift packs for Christmas.

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