Share Your Holiday Traditions–Hickory Farms Review and Giveaway–Jingle Jubilee Hop


Every family has holiday traditions that they treasure.  For us making sugar cookies is a big holiday tradition. My kids love to go overboard on the frosting and candies, and in fact they over decorate so much that the cookies are almost too sweet to eat!  But for them it is about the art, not eating the cookies.

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Another tradition that we have is always getting gifts from Hickory Farms for at least one of our relatives. These classic cheese and sausage gifts are always appreciated, and make a perfect present for almost anyone.  I recently had the chance to review Hickory Farms Tools of the Trade Tool Bag.


On the outside this is a sturdy tool bag, and inside are a variety of Hickory Farms award-winning Summer Sausage and creamy cheeses. The bag contains:

  • 2 Signature Beef Summer Sausages
  • Farmhouse Cheddar
  • Jalapeño Cheddar Blend
  • Holiday Spiced Almonds
  • Golden Toasted Crackers
  • Olive Oil & Rosemary Crackers

This is a wonderful gift idea, and perfect for that hard to buy for person on your list.  Your recipient will have delicious sausage, cheese and crackers to enjoy, and a handy tool bag to keep after the food is gone.  For 60 years Hickory Farms has been bringing tradition to your door for the holidays.  You can find their specialty items at 750+ Hickory Farms holiday stores, online at, in catalogs, and at retailers throughout the holiday season.

Thanks to Hickory Farms I have one to giveaway to one of my readers!  Enter in the Rafflecopter form below.
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Jingle NEW 125 This giveaway is part of the Jingle Jubilee Giveaway Hop, which features lots of presents that are perfect for giving this Holiday season.  The Hop is hosted by A Helicopter Mom, About A Mom, The Kids Fun Review, Sunshine and Sippy Cups, and The Adventures of J-Man and MillerBug Check out the linky below and enter to win more great prizes from other fantastic blogs!

Disclosure: I received product to review, all opinions are my own.


  1. Mary Beth Elderton says

    We all crowd in the kitchen to cook. We spill out onto the table and even have cutting oardsand mixers on the table :)

  2. Dominique says

    We go on a huge baking marathon every year. Not just cookies, but breads, candied nuts, cake, etc. And it involves a lot of decorating of the baked goods. :) And we do Christmas movie marathons too. (Nikki Marie on rafflecopter)

  3. says

    playing card games and board games with family, having the football game on tv, and just spending time with family I havn’t seen in a while.

  4. susan h says

    My daughter & I go out on Black Friday Christmas shopping. We have a tradition of napping, waking at midnight and shoppin til breakfast. My daughter works holidays so it is special time.

  5. lydia goodman says

    Opening one thing on Christmas eve, watching football, making cookies…just a few of our favorite traditions. We used to have cinnamon rolls every Christmas morning and finally when my youngest was about 10 he told me he never really liked them, he was feeding them to the dog and could we just have cereal, lol, so much for that tradition!

  6. quimbayai says

    Our family cooks together and decorate the tree with one new thing on the tree that represent something that we did or happened that year.

  7. Sandra K321 says

    We hide a glass pickle ornament on the tree before the kids get up. Whoever spots it first, according to the German tradition, will have good luck for the year.

  8. Nicole-Lynn says

    My husband and I like to participate in Operation Christmas Child. We fill up a shoe box full of goodies and send it overseas to another country. The kids get to open up a surprise box full of fun stuff at/around Christmastime! It’s become a little tradition of ours!

    Thanks for the opportunity.

  9. June M. says

    My favorite tradition growing up was my grandfather reading the story of the first Christmas each year from his Bible. Everyone would gather around and listen, this included my grandparent’s 11 children & in-laws, grandkids, great-grandkids, and a few friends.

  10. Marti Parks says

    That’s funny, we make sugar cookies too. My Mom mixes up icing in a huge variety of colors and we have lots of other decorations. We often compete to see who can make the ugliest cookie.

  11. Allyce Smith says

    Our favorite tradition is decorating the house for the holidays during thanksgiving!


  12. Jennifer Boehme says

    My stepdad starts the holiday season by having us all watch National Lampoons Christmas Vacation after eating Thanksgiving dinner every year.

  13. joann downie says

    Putting up the tree on Christmas Eve, while listening to Christmas music on the radio and eating cookies we baked that day, and drinking eggnog!

  14. says

    Actually, sausage and cheese is one of my traditions. It just feels like a Christmassy type of thing. We also make fruit cake and cookies and do an Advent tree.

  15. courtney hennagir says

    going to the arboretum to see all the lights in the gardens then coming home and warming up with hot chocolate and a movie.

  16. Keisha H says

    I love taking our whole family to the late Christmas Eve service. It’s such a nice way to bring in Christmas Day!

  17. Mia J says

    We go caroling every year in our neighborhood with my daughters brownie troop and collect food for the food bank. It is always a lot of fun.

  18. says

    One of my favorite traditions is our church’s informal Christmas Program. We eat lunch together after church and then once people finish eating, we serve the desserts and everyone takes turn doing the specials we have prepared while everyone else listens and enjoys their dessert.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  19. Samantha Meyer says

    We do Christmas at my sisters house, and it is kind of a good family get together in the sense that you get to see people you don’t other times of the year.

  20. says

    The Sunday before Christmas the women and kids in the family bake cookies and candies. We then divide them up onto trays and pass them out to friends and other loved ones. Thanks.

  21. Sue Sattler says

    It started with my kids and now I do this with my grandkids, we turn off all the lights except the christmas lights, lay down on the couch and cuddle and I tell christmas stories.

  22. Elsie says

    We visit a local church hall to view an exhibit of hundreds of Nativity sets on display, borrowed from local residents. The Nativities are made of a variety of materials from marble to paper to banana leaves…made by various cultures from around the world.
    It is a quiet and beautiful tradition of the Holidays that we share with our family members of all ages.

  23. Stacey Cockrell says

    My hubby and I always have to work on Christmas Day. We are police officers. We celebrate Christmas with the kids two days before. On Christmas Day we eat at a Chinese Buffet. We laugh and sing “Farr Rarr Rarr Rarr Rarr” Just like in A Christmas Story.

  24. Jeccica Simpson says

    Going out with the family to see xmas lights, putting up the tree and making all kinds of goodies for Santa cookies and all!!

  25. Ttrockwood says

    We have a holiday cookie bake-a-thon with my mom, sister and aunt and make a few favorites and a few new recipes

  26. ELIZABETH C, says

    I love to cook during the holidays. I’m usually the one who hosts the parties and does all the cooking. It’s a lot of work but so much fun.

  27. says

    We buy a Christmas ornament every time we travel somewhere new, so I love decorating the tree and taking a ‘walk down memory lane’. Each ornament brings back a happy memory!

  28. Debra L.Guillen says

    The entire family gathers right before Christmas to make tamales, enjoy each other, have some good food and good fun.

  29. Sarah says

    When we were kids, we had a large extended family. Instead of exchanging gifts with everyone, my mom and aunts would all pick up little odds and ends throughout the year and wrap them up, labeling them “boy, girl, man or woman”. Then, we’d play bingo for hours, and the winner could choose a gift.

  30. Michelle C says

    My kids and I like making new ornaments for the tree each year.
    What a great giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win!
    mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

  31. AndreaH says

    Ours is getting hot chocolate and heading out to look at the Christmas lights. We do this every year and have such fun.

  32. Nicole Larsen says

    I have two actually–first is setting up our xmas tree and the other is letting my daughter pick out 1 gift to open on xmas eve!

  33. Jenny Gibbons says

    My favorite Holiday tradition is not to give presents. Our family grew very upset with the commercialism that plagues Christmas these days, and we all agreed to skip the shopping. We get together, give thanks, and have a wonderful time — without subjecting ourselves to the commercial feeding frenzy.

  34. jodi frasier says

    My favorite holiday tradition is that every xmas our whole family comes from everywhere and we all meet at grammas house.. It’s nice to be able to see family at least once a year.

  35. Angela S says

    I love Christmas Eve, when we open our new Christmas PJs, open up our new books, and snuggle up together with cups of cocoa and tea.

  36. Beth Hill says

    Even though my boys are now both teenagers, they will help me make and decorate sugar cookies for Christmas. And also hershey kiss cookies.

  37. says

    So many favorites! How do I choose just one! I love the party my husband’s maternal grandparents have on Christmas Eve! I love driving around with a mug of cocoa and a bunch of cookies to look at Christmas lights! I love coming up with ways to bring Christmas joy to those in need! I love picking the perfect gifts for loved ones!

  38. Kathy says

    We always opened 1 present on Christmas eve and it was always pj’s. I now carry this tradition on with my family and my husband always reads T’was the night before Christmas on Christmas eve before the kids go to bed.

  39. Ani says

    My favorite tradition is getting together with extended family for Christmas dinner and getting to catch up and spend time together.

  40. Kim says

    Our favorite tradition is putting our special pewter ornaments on the tree together as a family. We have one made each year to represent what was special for that year. 😀

  41. Heather says

    All the siblings get to open one present on Christmas Eve that mom picks. Of course, it is always a new pair of Christmas pajamas. Every year we take a silly photo of us all in our new matching pj’s. The photos are my favorite Christmas memories.

  42. TR Lupo says

    My favorite holiday tradition is going to church the night before Christmas then enjoying a fish dinner with my family!

  43. Taryn S. says

    My favorite holiday tradition is getting matching pajamas on Christmas eve. My mother gets all of the girls matching pjs and the boys matching pjs as well. We all change into our new jammies and wear them in the car to go look at Christmas lights!

  44. Nikki Strong says

    Every year I let each of our kids get a new ornament for the Christmas tree that represents their current interest. Now we have a tree full of memories and more to come.

  45. Sherrie Maloy says

    Hickory farms is a great idea for hard to buy people. My fav tradition is putting up the tree and hanging the ornaments with the kids. We buy or make a new ornament each year so it’s fun to remember the past ones as we hang them.

  46. kendra W says

    I love that we get personalized ornaments for all of us every year for our reflects our big interest that year. :)

  47. Desiree Dunbar says

    My favorite tradition is exchanging ornaments with my husband that we started doing the first year were dating.

  48. Lisa Garner says

    All the grandchildren get together at my mothers house each year before Christmas and bake and decorate Christmas cookies together.

  49. Kasee Johnson says

    I love spending Christmas morning with my kids and then heading to Grandma’s house for dinner! Every year, it’s something to look forward to.

  50. Rachel Wright says

    My kids are still pretty little so we have not really developed any distinct holliday traditions, but I would like to start a few. just not sure what yet.

  51. Nicole Lancaster says

    My favorite holiday tradition is decorating the Christmas tree while listening to Christmas music and eating sugar cookies.

  52. Ellie W says

    My favorite tradition is our family goingto our town’s square for the tree lighting ceremony and Santa’s hayride.

  53. Roberta says

    I think our biggest traditions are, the girls get new pajamas every Christmas Eve and cinnamon rolls are for breakfast every Christmas!

  54. Richard Hicks says

    we always have a big breakfast on xmas morning and then the kids get their Santa gifts

    brich22 at earthlink dot net

  55. mary gardner says

    all of the children in our family get together and decorate the Christmas tree at my mom’s

    jagar0047 at yahoo dot com

  56. Rachael Henzman says

    My favorite holiday tradition is listening to my grandma read the story of Christ’s birth on Christmas morning with the whole family! Thanks for the giveaway!

  57. Em Darr says

    We have an open house with Latkes and Jelly donuts and other treats…we light our candles and all of the little ones get a tiny gift!

  58. Carolsue says

    About the only holiday tradition we have is to open gifts Christmas Eve and sleeping in on Christmas morning (no small kids here)

  59. Jennifer M. says

    Going around as a family looking at Christmas lights and decorations then coming home for homemade cookies and hot chocolate.

  60. Vikki Billings says

    We have a dinner Christmas eve for our kids and grandkids every year, they choose what we eat and then we sit and watch a Christmas movie together!

  61. Beth Palacios says

    A new tradition we started with the my children is Elf on the Shelf. I love it and I think I get more excited then the kids! 😉

  62. sandy says

    My favorite holiday tradition is spending the night with my husband and children at my parents to wake up with all my relatives for Santa!

    sandysaveseveryday AT gmail DOT com

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