Traditions matter to my family because they help pass on a part of those who are no longer with us. Traditions are like those family heirlooms we pass down but we can’t lose them, they can’t be broken or stolen. Our family traditions live in our hearts. They are special things we do to honor our loved ones and to make special memories. One year Noah and I carved our pumpkin together and we called it Pumpkee. Noah cried so hard when we had to throw it away. I told him that Pumpkee could come back the next year. So, now for the last three years Pumpkee has come back each year. I told him that we have to keep Pumpkee alive forever by making him each Halloween. He has to make Pumpkee with his children and grandchildren every year. I explained to him that’s how you keep traditions alive. You have to keep doing them. That way a part of us lives on forever.
We like to set out our manger each year. This year Noah did it all by himself. He did an amazing job. The tradition of the manger from my grandparents is that the camels and the three kings move across the family room each day to the manger. We don’t do that tradition for some reason. We just set it all up, using some of the pieces from my grandparents’ manger. Another tradition we like to do at Christmas time is look at lights. We go to the same farm place where they have an amazing light display. We used to take my Grandma Rose to see the lights. Last year my aunt and uncle were here for Christmas for the first time since 1994. We all loaded up and their truck with the dogs and looked at the lights. My Aunt loved it. They live in the mountains so they don't really see a lot of Christmas lights. When we lived in Florida, we watched the lighted boat parade. It was really cool to see all the boats all lit up with music and Santas. It was very different than what I was used to growing up in the cold where the only water was frozen or falling from the sky in the form of snow.
Traditions are very important to Hickory Farms too. They are a staple when you think of the holidays. Hickory Farms always provides fresh and delicious gift items and products to help spending time together easy and fun. I love going to Hickory Farms at the mall because they allow you to sample products. You don’t have to wonder if you will like something, because you can try it. I saw that they had Peppermint Melts and I was curious if I would like them because I love the Mini Meltaways so much. I was so excited when the lovely woman offered us a sample to try. She also said we could sample any of the products they had available.
Hickory Farms offers a wide variety of products:
a. Hickory Farms offers a wide variety of food gifts that are perfect for any budget and for everyone on your list this year.
b. Quality, freshness and value are key traits of Hickory Farms’ gift and products.
c. Hickory Farms Signature Summer Sausage has been awarded the Masters of Taste Gold Medal for Superior Taste for having the #1 Summer Sausage in America.
d. New to Hickory Farms this year is a decadent White & Dark Chocolate Peppermint Bark:
A custom blend of creamy white chocolate and dark chocolate made from West African Cocoa beans, hand swirled with pure mint and topped with crushed candy cane pieces.
· Charitable Giving:
a. Hickory Farms is proud to support No Kid Hungry®. No Kid Hungry is, working to end childhood hunger in America by ensuring all children get the healthy food they need every day.
b. Hickory Farms has contributed more than $4 million to No Kid Hungry since 2008. For every Signature Party Planner purchased this holiday season, Hickory Farms will donate $5 to No Kid Hungry.
c. As a supporter of the U.S. Armed Forces, the company provides year
round complimentary shipping on select products to military addresses across the globe to ensure families can send loved ones warm wishes and a favorite taste from home.
Visit www.hickoryfarms.com for details.
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. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions of Hickory Farms.