Partying with Hickory Farms this Holiday Season

There are a few traditions that I've come to love since moving here to the US and one of them is seeing the Hickory Farms Kiosk go up in the Citadel Mall right near where Santa is... they always have the yummiest treats to sample and I always pick up one or two great gifts from them every year....
But this year, I got a gift!  Hickory Farms sent me all kinds of treats to throw a house party and share with my friends - and I got to share just how easy it is to order Hickory Farms gifts online and pay just $3 for shipping:

On top of that, I got to get together with a fun group of women and share Hickory Farms with them!

We talked about how much of a wonderful tradition it is to give and receive Hickory Farms gifts!  And everyone got to taste just how yummy it is!

One of the ladies was so pleased - her husband is addicted to the fabulous turkey sausage!  Another said that she remembered getting a Hickory Farms gift basket as the Christmas gift she received from her first ever job!  One of the other ladies remarked that it really is an easy party in a box - she doesn't cook, so being able to open and serve is perfect for her! Everyone had a story about how Hickory Farms impacts their lives!
Another lady who got one of these great boxes, planned to use it at her own open house the next night!  It has everything you could need for entertaining... just add some crackers!  It's the Warm and Hearty Welcome Gift Box and it's only $30 and includes: 

-Signature Beef Summer Sausage 7 oz.
-Turkey Summer Sausage 7 oz.
-Farmhouse Cheddar 8 oz.
-Mission Jack Blend 4 oz.
-Three Cheese & Onion 4 oz.
-Sweet Hot Mustard 2.25 oz.

I personally love that you can get a gift at every price point and you can send it anywhere in the US - but more importantly - you can get FREE SHIPPING if you are sending the box to APO/FPO military addresses!    

I also love, and shared with my friends, that this holiday, for every signature Party Planner gift sold, Hickory Farms will donate $5 to the No Kid Hungry Campaign. Each $5 contribution can help connect children in America to 50 meals. (to a maximum donation $500,000, through 1/31/11).  And since I love everything in the Party Planner Gift Box, it really isn't a hardship to buy them!

It contains:
-Signature Beef Summer Sausage 7 oz.
-Italian Style Beef Summer Sausage 5 oz.
-Turkey Summer Sausage 5 oz.
-Smoked Gouda 6 oz.
-Farmhouse Cheddar 4 oz.
-Smoked Cheddar Blend 4 oz.
-Mission Jack Blend 4 oz.
-Creamy Swiss Blend 4 oz. 
-Sesame, Caraway & Sea Salt Crackers 1.5 oz.
-Sweet Hot Mustard 2.25 oz.
-Cranberry Mustard 2.5 oz.

Do you have a Hickory Farms holiday story to share?  What's your favorite Hickory Farms gift to give or receive?

Just "Like" Hickory Farms on Facebook and they'll donate 10 cents for each new like to Share Our Strength (up to $10,000).  Plus, you can share your holiday traditions and read about traditions from all over!

“I wrote this review while participating in a campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Hickory Farms and received product samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate.”