Monday, January 6, 2014

A Special Holiday Touch

I was provided with a complimentary Hickory Farms product in exchange for my review. All opinions are my own.

I think it was rather obvious that I was not in the best of moods around Christmas time. Things with our move were not going as planned, and it turned out that our household goods were not going to make it in time for me to decorate the house for the holidays. Instead of focusing on the fact that my family would be celebrating Christmas in Hawaii for the first time, I was lamenting the fact that we had bare walls.

Against my better judgement, we had our friends from Missouri over on Christmas Eve for dinner. Hubs and I love entertaining, but without all of our cool kitchen gadgets, it felt less like entertaining, and something closer to a cafeteria meal. Is that bad? Hehe. I made a frozen lasagna with some frozen garlic bread on the side. Nothing overly fancy for dinner here. I do have to say that Hickory Farms saved us when it came to some pre-meal snacks.

I received the Home for the Holidays Gift Box from Hickory Farms. As cheesy as it sounds, the box actually made our little get together feel like home. Since Hubster was deployed Christmas 2012, I was really looking forward to going all out with Christmas 2013. Without any of our household goods, it simply didn't feel like our celebration had that special touch. The fancy package with it's gourmet sausages and cheese were exactly what we would have had to offer if we had our home all put together. It was the one part of the evening that felt most like home.

Had Hubster been deployed for this last Christmas, Hickory Farms would have had me covered as well. On their website, Hickory Farms has a page that offers gift packages for the military that ship free to APO/FPO addresses. The amazing box that I received being one of them. Inside of the box there were seven different cheeses (the farmhouse cheddar being my favorite), four deployment-friendly sausages, two boxes of crackers, and two yummy spreads. All of which were in perfect condition even after sitting in the Hawaii heat.

I was extremely happy with everything about this wonderful gift box. It'd be perfect for any celebration whether it be for a service member or civilian, and it is something that I will keep in mind as a future gift option.

Have you tried a Hickory Farms product? Is this something you'd send to your deployed service member?

Love, Alex

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  2. Yum, I love hickory farms. They are def good snacks and even better for parties. Sorry you didn't get to have your ideal holiday but sounds like you made the best of it! Hope this year brings better things your way!!

  3. Yum ... I love Hickory Farms, and agree that sometimes, something as little as a box of their goodies can make the holiday seem that much more festive.


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