Celebrate National Write a Letter of Appreciation Week with Letters of Thanks & Military Gifts

Did you know that there is an entire week dedicated to writing letters of appreciation? National Write a Letter of Appreciation Week kicks off on March 1st and is a great opportunity to take a little time to give thanks to someone. Now that we live in the digital age, hand-written thank you notes are all the more thoughtful and appreciated.

For National Write a Letter of Appreciation week, you can write a letter to anyone who has done something – big or small – for you. For example, you could write a letter to a neighbor who recently had your family over for dinner or to a relative who sent you a nice birthday gift. You can also use this week as an opportunity to show your appreciation for those people that keep you and your family safe, like the crossing guard who helps children cross the street safely on their way to school. The possibilities are endless!

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We especially like the idea of sending thank you letters to the men and women in our military in honor of National Write a Letter of Appreciation Week. During the holidays our military men and women often receive notes, care packages and gifts from family, friends and even strangers. Imagine what a nice surprise it would be for them to receive a kind letter that simply thanks them for their service now that the holidays have come and gone.

To make the surprise even sweeter, you could pair your letter with a gift of delectable foods from Hickory Farms. Our military gifts include Our Finest Mixed Nuts Gift Tin and Our Deluxe Signature Sausage & Cheese Gift Box filled with our Signature Beef, Summer Sausage, Smoked Cheddar, and more. Gourmet food gifts like these are a fabulous way to not only say “thank you,” but give your recipient a taste of home, too.

 gourmet food gift baskets


Visit the Hickory Farms website to learn more about our gourmet food gifts and military gifts. Remember that delivery is free to APO/FPO military addresses on denoted items.


How will you take part in National Write a Letter of Appreciation Week? Share your ideas in the comment section below.

Give Thanks with Military Gifts and Honeygold Ham

Thanksgiving will be here before you know it, so the time is now to plan your menu and reflect on what you’re thankful for this year. Family is important to many and often means creating a holiday feast as a labor of love.
military gifts from Hickory FarmsWe have a wide selection of military gifts that will be a welcome surprise to a deployed soldier. Whether you have a family member deployed overseas or want to put a smile on a soldier’s face, check out our summer sausage, gourmet cheese, dried fruit and gourmet nut gifts. To help spread holiday cheer to men and women in uniform, Hickory Farms offers free shipping to APO and FPO addresses. We are also proud to work with Operation Gratitude to send military gifts to our troops abroad and to veterans here at home.

home for the holidays from Hickory FarmsDon’t forget that behind our soldiers are families who love and miss them. If you know a military family who is missing their deployed loved one this holiday season, consider showing your support through a holiday gift basket. Hickory Farms holiday gift baskets, full of gourmet sausage and cheese, nuts, fruit, and other tempting treats, are the perfect way to warm hearts this holiday season.
What are you thankful for this year? Share your thoughts with us in the comments or on the Hickory Farms Facebook page.

Send Military Gifts this Veterans Day with Operation Gratitude

military gifts from Hickory FarmsIt has been more than 90 years since President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed November 11 to be Armistice Day. Originally commemorating the end of World War I and the soldiers who fought in it, the holiday was later renamed Veterans Day and has come to be a celebration of all Armed Forces veterans who have served our country.

With Veterans Day approaching, it’s the perfect time to say ‘Thank you’ to the brave men and women of the United States military. Here at Hickory Farms, we are proud to be working with Operation Gratitude to bring a smile to the faces of our troops.

meat and cheese gift baskets from Hickory Farms

Home for the Holidays Gift Box from Hickory Farms

Through the month of November, Hickory Farms will donate a 10 oz. Summer Sausage to Operation Gratitude with the purchase of one of three designated gourmet gift boxes! Choose from a variety of delicious meat and cheese gift baskets, from Beef Hearty Hickory, to Summer Sausage and Cheese, to Home for the Holidays. We also offer free delivery to APO and FPO addresses for our military gifts, making it easy to show your deployed friends and family that you are thinking of them this holiday season.

In addition to these gifts for soldiers, Hickory Farms will also be donating to Operation Gratitude – but we need your help! During the month of November, we will donate 10 cents for every fan who “likes” our Facebook page.* Share with your friends and family to help us rack up those dimes and make a difference for our soldiers.Gifts for soldiers from Hickory Farms

From gourmet sausage and cheese to nut gifts and sweets, there are so many ways to express your appreciation and share a taste of home with a soldier. In addition to thanking the men and women who are deployed, remember that their families are sacrificing for our country as well – sacrificing time with children, spouses, family and friends.

To learn more about the important work they do, visit Operation Gratitude, and be sure to check out the custom military Christmas gifts Hickory Farms offers.

*Maximum donation will be $10,000, valid 11/01/2012-11/30/2012