This time of year always sneaks up on me. I’m never quite ready for the holidays, or football season, both of which are huge in my household. I like to make things special to make my family feel loved and show them how important they are to me. I have fond memories of my own childhood and family traditions, and I want my children to have the same.
My family was never in to sports so that kind of thing wasn’t an issue. But I do remember my Mom always having Hickory Farms Sausage on plates with cheese and crackers for all of us to enjoy at both Thanksgiving and Christmas before the meal was ready. It was something we looked forward to every year. In fact Hickory Farms gift packages have been a classic holiday tradition that brings family and friends together for more than 60 years. It was high time I brought this tradition in to my own home!
Football season is my indicator that the holidays are upon us. And I promise you, if the Dallas Cowboys are playing, they’re on my TV and my boys are glued! So this past Sunday, I decided to set up a spread and join in this tradition of theirs ours.
The holidays got an early start in our house and the tradition began.
B and Bubby enjoyed some bonding time, some football, and a fabulous snack and it was a good evening!
B always tells Bubby to keep his eye on the ball, but I think he only had eyes for the cheese and crackers!
We’ll be doing this for a lot more of the games and over the holidays and you should too! It’s important to have family traditions, especially at the holidays. Your children will cherish those memories for years to come. Family traditions are so underrated in this hustle and bustle world of ours. Many Americans have a distinct memory of Hickory Farms at their holiday gatherings from childhood. Let’s bring that nostalgic feeling back this holiday season that Hickory Farms is so proud to be a part of and continues to focus on and celebrate its long standing heritage of tradition and authentic holiday memories. These are the types of memories I want my children to have when they are grown!
The gift pack we received for this family together time was awesome. It came in a handy tool bag that B can use on the job. You can get the Taste of the Trade Toolbag, and many other fabulous gift items or packages for your holiday gatherings, by shopping online at Hickory Farms as well as in their 700+ stores and kiosks across North America. You can even find their products in select retailers!
AND, just because I love my readers so much and want you to start your own traditions to bring back the nostalgia of the holidays that you had as a child, I am giving away one Hickory Farms Taste of the Trade Toolbag to one of you!
You’ll receive the Toolbag which contains:
2 Hickory Farms Signature Beef Summer Sausage 10 oz.
Disclosure: Compensation and products for review were provided to me by Hickory Farms via MomTrends. I received a free sample of the product for the purpose of this review and to facilitate a giveaway. As always, the opinions and ideas are entirely my own and are not indicative of the opinions of Hickory Farms.
Christy Gossett, managing editor of SoFabFood and creator of the healthy living blog, Insanity Is Not An Option, is a WAHM of 6 kids ranging in age from 27 to 8. She enjoys sharing her heart-healthy, low sodium recipes to help others with dietary restrictions enjoy a flavorful life while maintaining a healthy diet.
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