The Balsam Hill Traveler: Vermont’s White Christmas
For decades, Vermont has captivated the imagination of many with clear blue skies, verdant forests, and picturesque mountains. Its natural beauty has become world-renowned and drawn even the most prominent figures into making the region their second home.
In the second edition of the Balsam Hill Traveler special on Christmas trees, join us as we marvel at the unique and fascinating charm of the Green Mountain State. Find out how Vermont’s famous white Christmas became one of Balsam Hill’s inspirations for our illustrious Vermont Signature® collection of artificial Christmas trees.
The Natural Beauty of the Green Mountain State
Situated in the Green Mountain region of the Appalachians, the state of Vermont features a wide array of natural wonders, which include the heavily forested ranges of Mount Mansfield and the historic Smugglers’ Notch State Park. Here you can take pleasure in nature treks along Vermont’s scenic trails especially during spring and autumn. When the season shifts to winter, Mount Mansfield becomes an excellent destination for Nordic and backcountry skiing.
Vermont’s White Christmas
While Vermont has long been known for its colorful holiday celebrations, its legendary fame comes from the 1954 film ‘White Christmas’. Top-billed by Hollywood stars Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney, and Vera-Ellen, the film follows the story of four struggling performers who all found love against the heartwarming backdrop of the fictional Columbia Inn in Pine Tree, Vermont.
Today, Paramount Picture’s ‘White Christmas’ still elicits appreciation for its impeccable portrayal of Vermont as an enchanting yuletide retreat.
The Enchanting Blue Hour
Because of Vermont’s location in the American North, the state also experiences the natural phenomenon known as the blue hour.
In this twilight event, the sky over Vermont is covered in dark blue light considered neither to be daylight nor complete darkness. It is most commonly seen in the morning and evening especially during the winter solstice. The blue hour of Vermont adds to the mesmerizing charm of Christmas in the Green Mountain State.
Balsam Hill’s Vermont Signature® Artificial Christmas Trees
Inspired by the captivating beauty of Vermont’s wilderness, Balsam Hill has developed our premier Vermont Signature® line of artificial Christmas trees. Crafted through our exclusive True Needle™ technology, this collection of artisan holiday trees is designed to infuse your home with the same beauty as the Green Mountain State’s forests.
Deep evergreen foliage and sturdy branches mimic the likeness of real trees down to the finest details. And with our fragrant ornaments, such as the Vermont White Spruce® scentsicles, you can recreate the sweet fragrance of fresh Christmas trees.
For a holiday experience akin to New England’s white Christmas, adorn your home with our Vermont Signature® trees. Choose from our lovely Nantucket Blue Spruce, Red Spruce Slim, BH Balsam Fir®, and Vermont White Spruce® to highlight the charm of your holiday home. Perfect for any design aesthetic, our Balsam Hill Vermont Signature® artificial Christmas trees transform your home into a vision of yuletide splendor.
Vermont Town – Photo via Pinterest
Mount Mansfield Gondola – Photo from redjar via flickr. CC BY 2.0
Columbia Inn – Photo via Pinterest
White Christmas – Photo via Pinterest
Vermont Blue Hour – Photo via Pinterest