Are you panicking, yet? Have you started that last mad scramble to finish your shopping and get everyone on your list covered before Christmas? Take a DEEP breath. That’s it. In and out. In and Out. Calm, quiet, peaceful. There you go! 🙂 Why do we work ourselves into a frenzy and lose sight of all that Christmas is about? In our attempts to please everyone, we immobilize ourselves taking on too much, spending too much and procrastinating. Christmas is about giving, but not about who can give the biggest, the best, the most. It’s about giving in a way that says, “I love you. I’m thinking about you. I care.”, even if you’re not close by. I get it. It’s fun to surprise people and make them happy. I love that, too. But, how much fun are you having making that mad dash and just “grabbing something” so you can get it wrapped and under the tree? It sort of sucks all the fun right out of it, ya know?
Hickory Farms has options, even for the people that are hardest to find something for; and every gift box can be shipped with a personal message from you, letting that special someone know you are thinking of them. Hickory Farms can take care of the packaging and the shipping and you can relax and just send your love, plus some really tasty snacks that anybody would be glad to receive. Our family enjoyed the Home for the Holidays Gift Box over the Thanksgiving holiday and I actually sent four gift boxes, myself, this Christmas. It’s so relaxing to sit back and sip a hot chocolate, browse the Hickory Farms website and pick just the right gift box for our friends and family, knowing how well they will be received.
Even better, I discovered this year, Hickory Farms is committed to giving back and has a long history of encouraging consumers to partake in the generosity of sharing during the holidays through its partnership with Share Our Strength®, a leading national not-for-profit organization working to end childhood hunger in North America. When customers purchase a Party Planner gift box, Hickory Farms will contribute $5 to Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry® Campaign. Customers have the opportunity to include their own donation to the campaign with their purchase at a Hickory Farms store or at hickoryfarms.com. I love this! A gift for someone you love and a gift to really help someone in need. That’s the kind of giving I want to be focused on for Christmas. I’m guessing you do, too. Hickory Farms’ passion for fighting childhood hunger has generated more than $1.8M in contributions to Share Our Strength, since 2008 and the company is looking to raise and/or donate an additional $700,000 this holiday season. You and I can both be part of that!
Whether you think chocolate, fruit or sausage and cheese when you think of Hickory Farms, I know you’re like me and remember it as a household name that meant something special at Christmastime. Fresh, quality food gifts are great any time of the year, and at Christmas, they will add beauty and great taste to all your celebrations! At our house it was a BIG deal to receive a bountiful gift box of snacks and treats from Hickory Farms and a signal that holiday celebrations were truly in full-swing. So, what are you waiting for? Grab that cocoa, put on your comfy pj’s and curl up on the couch with your laptop. Don’t spend another minute stressing. Relax and have fun finding gifts to fit everyone left on your list and at the same time, support a cause that really makes a difference in wiping out childhood hunger.
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