Warm Hugs was composed in 2009 as part of a commission for Frontier Academy charter school in Greeley, Colorado. The school's music teacher worked with the English teacher to have students in 3rd through 5th grades write poetry on a number of themes. I then chose four of the best poems to set to music. The words to Warm Hugs were written by Nate Sereff.
Nate wrote the poem Warm Hugs about his mother's gift shop, which is also named Warm Hugs.
Warm Hugs was performed by the Greeley Children's Chorale during their 2010–2011 season.