Hickory Farms and Family Holiday Traditions for Me and You!

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.
  • Farmhouse Cheddar 10 oz.
  • Jalapeño Cheddar Blend 10 oz.
  • Holiday Spiced Almonds 4 oz.
  • Golden Toasted Crackers 4.4 oz.
  • Olive Oil & Rosemary Crackers 4.4 oz. 
Happy holidays and good luck!

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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.

About Christy

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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  1. I want one with petit fours. I love those!

  2. I like pretty much EVERYTHING from Hickory Farms! The Deluxe Smokehouse Collection looks amazing!

  3. I love everything from Hickory Farms!!!!!

  4. thecreativeprincess says:

    I’ll take the ‘Sweet Celebrations’ pack please! Also, Bubby is a freaking DOLL and I LOVE B’s tat of you! Hello, that is beautiful!

  5. Toast the traditions looks yummy!

  6. Everything looks so good. I really like the chocolate tree pretzels.

  7. Diana Devlin says:

    The Grand Gift Snack Tower

  8. carly dunavant says:

    My husband can eat his weight in Summer Sausage, so definately the Summer Sausage and cheese basket

  9. The summer sausage and cheeses are always a hit at my house. 🙂

  10. I’d love their

  11. Fresh fruit and nut

  12. terri carney says:

    would like to try the artisan fudge looks Delicious!

  13. http://www.hickoryfarms.com/item/tastes-of-the-trade-tool-bag/012104#.UKWzOuTBGMk

    The Tastes of the trade tool bag, the bag is a plus

  14. Julie Beebe says:
  15. Crystal Young says:

    Summer Sausage and cheese gift basket looks yummy.

  16. I really like the Traveling Snacker

  17. The “Home for the Holidays Gift Box” is great 🙂

  18. holiday trimmings red gift basket

  19. I’ll take the Hickory Holiday Reserve. It’s got a nice bottle of wine with it.

  20. Holiday trimmings

  21. Vikki Billings says:

    I like the Grand Snack Tower

  22. Summer Sausage & Cheese….Yummmm!!!

  23. Deb Christie says:

    I like the Turkey Hickory Sampler.

  24. The Fresh Fruit & Nut Medley Basket sounds delicious!

  25. the best wishes snack collection.

  26. too hard to pick just one!

  27. Kathy Artis says:

    would like to win – 7 to 9 lbs. Spiral Sliced HoneyGold Ham

  28. christophersorel says:

    summer saqusage and cheese

  29. I like the Deluxe Smokehouse Collection Gift Box

  30. Melissa Rheinlander says:

    Toast the Traditions looks good 😉

  31. I like the Perfect Picnic gift basket!

  32. The Holiday Cravings Assortment is nice and looks delicious!

  33. Veronica L. says:

    i would love to have their Holiday Trimming Red Gift Basket 🙂

  34. deanna hanson says:

    the grand gift snack tower

  35. The smokehouse collection

  36. Hmm, hard choice they all look so yummy. I would like the holiday cravings assortment, but the all day celebration looks good too…

  37. tina grant liles says:

    I would love the Hickory Holiday Reserve.

  38. I would love to have the Festive Tastings basket.

  39. Denise Dillon says:

    Love the Travelling Snacker

  40. Jessica Wagner says:

    The deluxe smokehouse gift box. Or any with the summer sausage.

  41. Since I have some non-meat liking children (don’t know where they came from) I would have to choose something we’d all enjoy like the Grand Nut Party Assortment Gift Tin.

  42. Perfect Picnic Gift Basket or the Grand Artisan Gift Basket our family loves smoked sausage and cheeses.

  43. Such a hard decision! I used to love when someone gave a Hickory farms gift to my parents growing up!! I would choose “Home for the Holidays” as my favorite!

  44. Holiday reserve

  45. Deedra Martinez says:

    I would love to have the pack and go picnic tote

  46. I like the Holiday Cravings Gift Pack.

  47. I’m happy with the basic Summer Sausage and Cheese Gift Basket =0

  48. There are too many to choose just one. I love the military themed ones like Home for the Holidays but I also love the wine ones like Festive Tastings

  49. Clarissa S says:

    holiday cravings!
    Clarissa S

  50. I really like the Traveling Snacker pack!
    Thank You for the great giveaway

  51. I like the the Summer Sausage and Cheese basket best.

  52. I’d like the Deluxe Smokehouse Selection

  53. Summer Sausage and Cheese basket

  54. I like the Deluxe Smokehouse Collection Gift Box

  55. I love the Grand Artisan Gift Basket!

  56. Summer Sausage & Cheese Gift Box

  57. Hubs would love the Sausage and cheese basket while I like more of a variety like the Holiday Cravings