It’s ironic that during this, the “hap-hap-happiest time of the year,” so many of us find ourselves feeling frazzled and cranky, frustrated with trying to find the perfect gifts for everyone on our list.
We get so caught up in the frantic consumerism that surrounds us during the holidays that we forget what the season is really about.
But then something like yesterday’s tragedy happens, and we are reminded.
It’s about family. It’s about putting aside petty concerns, gathering the ones we love close, and letting them know they are cherished.
Giving gifts is one way we do that.
Eating together as a family is another.
So, instead of agonizing, why not give a Hickory Farms gift basket this year?
Think about it. Hickory Farms baskets are full of delicious treats perfect for family gatherings. Sausage, cheese, crackers, dried fruits, nuts (just to name a few options of the tons available)…everyone’s sure to find something they like.
And there’s just something so comforting about them. If food is love (and it is) then Hickory Farms baskets personify a solid, long-lasting kind of love. The type that sticks with you through thick and thin. As families do.
Even better, Hickory Farms is one of the good guys. Every year, they partner with Share Our Strength, a non-profit organization working to end childhood hunger. Every time you buy a Party Planner gift box, they donate $5 to the Share Our Strength No Kid Hungry campaign.
They’ve raised $1.8 million for the organization since 2008. This year, they hope to raise $700,000.
I think that’s a worthy goal, don’t you?
They also partner with Operation Gratitude to help U.S. military forces (and their families) all over the globe, and offer free shipping to any military address on eight different gift baskets.
A corporation with a conscience? What’s not to love?
So, do yourself a favor. Head over to Hickory Farms and finish off your gift list. You can tell the foodies that Hickory Farms sausage was rated the #1 Summer Sausage, inform the “oh-you-shouldn’t-have-spent-so-much” types that they’ve got very budget friendly gifts, and simply say “you’re welcome” to everyone else.
Then you can get back to enjoying your family. Which is why we do all this in the first place.
Disclaimer: 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.