New Ways to Celebrate Christmas with Your Family

A great Christmas celebration combines classic customs with new family traditions. Enjoy something a little different this holiday season with these unique ways to celebrate Christmas with your family and Hickory Farms.

Make this year’s tree edible

For a dessert that is both beautiful and delicious, let your kids make their own festive Christmas tree. Start by gathering the ingredients, including ice cream cones, frosting in various shades of green, and brightly colored candies, such as our Mini Melt Away Mints. Turn the ice cream cone upside down on a plate and cover it with the frosting. Then, let your child’s imagination run wild as he or she decorates the tree with the candies.

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Take the time to reflect on your year

For a tradition that you will love for years to come, spend an afternoon recording your favorite memories of the year. Gather your family together to enjoy a snack of our Beef Summer Sausage, Farmhouse Cheddar, and Golden Toasted Crackers while you talk about all of the exciting things that you did together. Then, in a keepsake book, write down a few of your favorite memories. Each year, start this tradition by reading what you wrote in past years.

Adopt ancient traditions

One of the earliest known Christmas celebrations involved decorating outdoor trees to feed the birds. Adopt this ancient tradition as part of your modern celebration by threading our Peanut Brittle Popcorn with Chocolate Drizzle onto strings and draping the strings around branches in your yard.

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Explore other cultures

Throughout the globe, many cultures celebrate Christmas by putting their own spin on the festivities. Add a global perspective to your celebration by baking a batch of classic lefse from Norway or Mexican wedding cookies. Your kids will love spending time with you as you research holidays around the world.

Introducing new traditions is a great way to make your family holiday celebrations truly your own. Try a couple of these ideas, combined with ingredients from our Hickory Farms Top Sellers, and put your own unique stamp on this year’s festivities.

Featured Basket: Holiday Treasure Chest

With the holidays just around the corner, it is time to start thinking about your gift list. From a favorite teacher to your best friend, a thoughtful holiday present makes everybody feel special. This year, give the gift of great food and wonderful   memories with our featured Holiday Treasure Chest basket.

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The Gift Box

The first thing that your lucky gift recipient will notice when you present him or her with the Holiday Treasure Chest basket is the beautiful box. Decorated with a lively holiday motif, the gift box is the perfect place to store holiday decorations, keepsakes, or other mementos.

Inside the box, you will find a delicious assortment of treats. With a selection of sweet
and savory delicacies, the contents of the Holiday Treasure Chest is sure to suit everybody’s tastes.

Serving Suggestions

The Holiday Treasure Chest has everything that you need for a festive celebration. Start by slicing pieces of our Turkey Summer Sausage, Beef Summer Sausage, and Smoked Gouda Blend, and arrange the slices in layers on a decorative platter. To really make the flavors pop, accompany your meat and cheese with crackers, veggies, and a side of the Sweet Hot Mustard that you will also find in the basket.

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When your guests are ready for a sweet treat, our featured Holiday Treasure Chest basket provides them with two great options. For something that is a nice mix of sweet and salty, the Peanut Brittle Popcorn offers a great combination of flavors. If you prefer a treat that is cool and refreshing, our Peppermint Snow Mints are just the thing. With so many delicious treats combined in one gourmet basket, the Holiday Treasure Chest truly offers something for everybody.

Featuring gourmet items beautifully wrapped in a keepsake box, the Holiday Treasure Chest is the perfect gift for anybody on your holiday list. If you are looking for more ideas for great gifts this year, be sure to take a look at the beautiful selection of custom gift baskets available at Hickory Farms.

 

Host a Classic Christmas Party for Family & Friends

One of the most important parts of the holiday season is sharing your family traditions with your children. Pass on beautiful memories by hosting a classic Christmas party for friends and family with Hickory Farms and these tips.

Holiday Traditions

Although Christmas celebrations began around 336 A.D., the holiday really took off in the 1800s when it became a treasured family holiday. From these historic roots, classic pieces of the ancient celebration, such as Christmas greenery, Saint Nick, the tradition of gift giving, and mistletoe kissing, emerged. To keep your party grounded in tradition, be sure to incorporate a few of these classic elements.

Preparing Your Home

Christmas decor instantly makes your home warm and welcoming. Make sure that your friends and family really feel the holiday spirit by sprinkling your home with green and red accents. Try throwing a red gingham blanket over your sofa and draping your mantle in garland. For an extra yummy decorative option, thread strings with our Peanut Brittle Popcorn with Chocolate Drizzle for your tree. Your guests will love plucking their dessert from the branches.

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Plan the Menu

Nothing really creates as many holiday memories as food. For a classic and elegant menu, start by preparing a Beef Tenderloin paired with a truffled wine sauce. This delicious combination of classic flavors is made extra special with the addition of cremini mushrooms, truffle oil, and a big splash of the Pinot Noir from our All The Cellar’s Best gift box.

Complete your meal with festive sides, such as a mixed green salad with our Mandarin oranges, cranberries, and slices of our Triple Crème Cheese. Cinnamon stewed apples made with our Fuji Apples, spices, and sugar is another great side dish that will add a nice sweetness to your savory meal.

Pay homage to classic holiday traditions with these guidelines for festive food and decor. For everything from your holiday hors d’oeuvres to your holiday gifts, Hickory Farms has the perfect gift basket for you.