Holiday Traditions With Hickory Farms and a Giveaway!

Like many families, our Thanksgiving is about the food–and our loved ones, gratitude, affection for each other, conversation, laughter, catching up on news. Of course. But it’s kind of about what’s on the table.

Hickory Farms has, since I was a child, been a favorite part of our holidays. It is a company strengthened by tradition and the spirit of giving back. My family always serves cheeses as an appetizer before holiday meals. And during meals. Sometimes after as well. We like our cheeses.

Now my husband and I celebrate our blessings, our food, and generous family together; for more than 60 years families like ours have been making holiday memories with savory Hickory Farms meats and cheeses on their table.

So of course, I was excited to sample some of this year’s delicious offerings. I waited for my basket to arrive. I asked that my gift basket be sent to my husband’s office. (We were not staying at our apartment earlier this month due to damage from Hurricane Sandy.)

And I waited. This is the beauty I was planning to savor and serve to friends. A few days ago, realizing that I hadn’t seen or heard anything about the basket, I e-mailed my husband at work.

Did you get the Hickory Farms gift basket?

What gift basket?

The one I am reviewing and giving away. We had it sent to your office. 

[No response.]

Did you get it? 

I ate it. 


I thought it was for me. Did you think I would just leave it there? 

Luckily for me, my husband only ate half the gift basket.

I do not blame my husband. It is not fair to send a beautiful Hickory Farms gift basket to someone and expect him to “just leave it there.” These are mouthwatering quality foods meant to be opened, shared, and appreciated. I get it.

And I have been enjoying the delectable Smoked Gouda like nobody’s business.

Founded in 1951 in the pastoral farm country of Ohio, customers can find Hickory Farms’ award winning sausage, cheese, and specialty items at more than 750 Hickory Farms holiday stores, online, in catalogs, and at retailers throughout this holiday season.

Giveaway!{closed; winner chosen via}

Here is the best part. I am sharing this yummy, spicy goodness with you. Have you ever tried Hickory Farms Cranberry Mustard? You will forsake all other mustards once you do. And trust me–you can eat it on anything.

One reader will receive the same Party Planner gift basket I have been enjoying: Farmhouse Cheddar, Creamy Swiss, Turkey Summer Sausage and more. Do not worry–my husband is ineligible to enter. Whew.

It is simple to enter. Contest will close Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, at 11:59 ET.

Follow Hickory Farms on Twitter and Like Hickory Farms on Facebook.

Follow Mama One to Three on Twitter and Like Mama One to Three on Facebook.

Leave one comment below letting me know you did–and share one of your own holiday traditions! 

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 for a giveaway.  The opinions expressed here are, as always, my own; they are not indicative of the opinions of Hickory Farms

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22 Responses to Holiday Traditions With Hickory Farms and a Giveaway!

  1. Gary says:

    Well played Gerard!

  2. Allison Downes says:

    Hickory Farms FB Fan | Allison Swain Downes

    we always decorate the house and tree together

    Thanks for the great giveawaay!


  3. Nicole-Lynn says:

    I don’t blame your husband, everything looks so delicious! 🙂

    I Follow Hickory Farms on Twitter (newlywed_nicole) and Like Hickory Farms on Facebook (Nicole B.)
    I Follow Mama One to Three on Twitter (newlywed_nicole) and Like Mama One to Three on Facebook (Nicole B.)

    A holiday tradition my husband and I do is take part of the Operation Christmas Child shoe box drive. We fill up a shoe box full of goodies for children in different countries and on or near Christmas they get to open it and be surprised 🙂

    Thanks for the opportunity.

  4. Marcia Goss says:

    I follow both on Twitter @mgoss123 and like both on facebook (Marcia Goss)
    A tradition of ours is to put up our tree the day after Thanksgiving with our granddaughter.

  5. Kelly D says:

    I follow both on twitter(Kellysaver) & like both on FB(Kelly D Saver) and we have a fish dinner every year on Christmas Eve, it is the tradition of my husband’s Italian family.

  6. Carolsue says:

    I Follow Hickory Farms on Twitter and Like Hickory Farms on Facebook.
    Carolsue Anderson
    Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

  7. Carolsue says:

    I Follow Mama One to Three on Twitter and Like Mama One to Three on Facebook.
    Carolsue Anderson
    Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

  8. happygrape2 says:

    I Follow Hickory Farms on Twitter and Like Hickory Farms on Facebook.

  9. happygrape2 says:

    I follow Hickory Farms on twitter and like Hickory Farms on facebook

  10. happygrape2 says:

    I follow Mama one to three on twitter and like Mama one to three on facebook.
    We eat chicken on Thanksgiving day.

  11. judy gardner says:

    i follow hickory farms on facebook and twiiter @velvetelvis40

  12. judy gardner says:

    i follow you on twitter @velvetelvis40 and like you on facebook

  13. judy gardner says:

    my whole family gets together for thanksgiving lunch and decorate the tree the next day

  14. debbie jackson says:

    liked u both on fb as debbie jackson
    djackson1958 at hotmail dot com
    followed both on tw as jacksondeb
    our tradition is trimming the tree together

  15. I follow Hickory Farms and you on twitter (@JessAriasCooper) and like you both on Facebook (Jessi Arias-Cooper). One of our family traditions is decorating a new ornament for the tree each year. It’s a lot of fun and we’re growing quite a keepsake collection.

  16. Carolyn G says:

    I follow hickory farms and you on both FB and twitter. Carolyn GOnzalez and @carogonza

  17. alaine elise says:

    I did all of the above. FB name: Alaine Elise Twitter: family74014
    we always eat clam chowder & grilled cheese & open presents on Christmas Eve. 🙂
    family74014 at gmail dot com

  18. Mollie says:

    I liked you on Facebook (Mollie Fortino) and I liked Hickory Farms on Facebook, too.

    I don’t have any holiday traditions yet, but I hope to start one this year. I would love to start a tradition of decorating the Christmas tree the weekend after Thanksgiving with my daughter. We will put on Christmas music and serve hot cider or eggnog and I will let her put on the decorations wherever she likes.

  19. Meryl says:

    Great giveaway!

  20. Meredith says:

    Hi! Thanks for the chance!
    I follow you and Hickory Farms on Twitter (Dimplesbyu)
    and I liked you and Hickory Farms on FB ( Meredith Sleight)
    meredith (dot) sleight (at) gmail (dot) com

    I love the cheese!!! we eat it on New Years Eve

  21. Kristi says:

    I’ve followed on Twitter and Facebook, thanks for the opportunity!
    We’re hoping to start a new tradition of walking through the neighborhood with our new little guy to enjoy the festive holiday lights. 🙂

  22. Serena says:

    Follow both on twitter @SS_Summer

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