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On the Balsam Hill blog, we hope to provide our readers with inspirational decorating ideas the entire family will love. Beautifully appoint your home for every holiday with our decorating tips and tricks.

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Balsam Hill Tastemaker: Kristin of My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia

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Rounding up day 4 of our Tastemakers campaign is Kristin of My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia. Through her blog, she shares projects that are catered towards families on a budget. She finds creative ways on how to be stylish and practical at the same time.

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Kristin initially partnered with Balsam Hill for the 12 Bloggers of Christmas campaign held in 2013, where she decorated our King Mountain Pine Christmas Tree with ornaments in gorgeous silver and white hues. She shared her thoughts in using an artificial tree for the first time and gushed about how easy it was to set up. Read This Entry

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Balsam Hill Tastemaker: Amy of The Idea Room

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For day 4 of the Tastemakers campaign, we are featuring Amy of The Idea Room. She is a former high school teacher turned blogger, who shares a variety of activities in her blog. These activities range from cooking to home décor and DIY projects.

Amy - The Idea Room

Amy initially worked with Balsam Hill for the 12 Bloggers of Christmas campaign held last 2015, where she decorated our Norway Spruce Christmas Tree with clean and minimalistic pieces. She expressed her love for classy and simple looks through a gold and white theme, adding a hint of plaid for a unique touch. Read This Entry

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Balsam Hill Tastemaker: Sarah of The Yellow Cape Cod

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Day 3 of our Tastemakers campaign features Sarah of The Yellow Cape Cod. A blogger, professional home stylist, former banker, and contributor to various sites and publications, Sarah started The Yellow Cape Cod design studio in 2009. She built it with the goal of helping people create beautiful, unique, and practical homes. Her blog is home to posts about DIY tutorials, home décor tips, and much more.

Sarah - The Yellow Cape Cod

Sarah initially partnered with Balsam Hill during the 12 Bloggers of Christmas campaign held last 2014, where she decorated our Fifth Avenue Flatback Tree with a “Contemporary Cabin” theme. The finished design was a gorgeous fusion of black, white and red colors. Read This Entry

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Balsam Hill Tastemaker: Jamie of So Much Better with Age

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Rounding out Day 2 of Balsam Hill’s Tastemakers is the woman behind So Much Better With Age. Jamie spent years as a medical office assistant before she realized that blogging and decorating were her true loves. The blog is her outlet for sharing her passions: decorating, photography, crafting, baking, and more. She writes about all things French and vintage, her design inspirations, and chronicles her challenges and triumphs in her special blog segment, “Life Series”.

Jamie of So Much Better with Age

Jamie decorated our Pikes Peak Tree for the 2014 12 Bloggers of Christmas campaign. She showcased her love for whites and neutrals and embellished her Christmas tree with vintage-inspired, French ornaments and finials. The understated neutral tones complemented the beautiful white foliage, while her DIY Joyeux Noel sign added a personal touch to her tree. Read This Entry

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Balsam Hill Tastemaker: Abby of Just a Girl and Her Blog

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Day 2 of Balsam Hill’s Tastemakers features Abby of Just a Girl and Her Blog. What began as an outlet for creative projects blossomed into a full-time venture for this former English teacher.

Abby - Just a Girl and Her Blog

Our 12 Bloggers of Christmas campaign in 2015 sparked the initial partnership with Abby. Her post featured our Pinehurst Spruce Instant Evergreen Tree embellished with metallic ornaments, red ribbon, and a classic star tree topper. Read This Entry

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Balsam Hill Tastemaker: Maryann of Domestically Speaking

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Our next blogger for Balsam Hill’s Tastemakers is Maryann – the driving force behind DIY and lifestyle blog, Domestically Speaking. She started blogging in 2009 and her site has since become a creative outlet for her favorite recipes, holiday decorating tips, and crafting techniques.

MaryAnn - Domestically Speaking

Maryann joined the 2015 12 Bloggers of Christmas and decorated our BH Noble Fir with a Rustic Luxe theme. She gushed about how realistic the tree was and decided to adorn it touches of gold, bronze, and white glass ornaments. To tie the entire look together, she enveloped the tree with a gorgeous gold and brown velvet ribbon. Read This Entry

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Balsam Hill Tastemaker: Courtney of French Country Cottage

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As part of our 10th anniversary celebration, we invited some of our favorite bloggers whom we have worked with through the years to participate in a very special campaign. Kicking things off for Balsam Hill’s Tastemakers is our brand ambassador, Courtney of French Country Cottage.

Courtney - French Country Cottage

Courtney’s love for anything chic allows her to create elegant designs that her readers admire. The 12 Bloggers of Christmas campaign marked her initial partnership with Balsam Hill back in 2013. She showcased her decorating style by dressing up our Colorado Mountain Spruce with a charming Woodland Cottage theme. Read This Entry

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Balsam Hill Tastemakers Housewalk

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In celebration of Balsam Hill’s 10th anniversary, we’ve gathered some of our most seasoned bloggers—our Tastemakers—to share their inspiring designs for the season. Our Tastemakers Housewalk will showcase our bloggers’ Christmas trees decorated with their personally selected Balsam Hill themed ornament set and accessories.

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Balsam Hill’s collaboration with bloggers began in 2012 when we invited writers to share their elegant Christmas party essentials with their followers. Since then, we’ve had the pleasure of featuring the beautiful home and holiday designs of many more bloggers through a wonderful series of posts, tutorials, videos, and housewalks. Read This Entry

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Sincerely, Sara D.: A Sophisticated Holiday Centerpiece

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Last month, we collaborated with DIY blogger Sara Davis on her fall front porch makeover. In today’s post, we partner up with this talented decorator once again as she adorns her Christmas tree with elegant ornaments and shimmering accents.

Sara Davis decorating their BH Fraser Fir

Sara meticulously decorating their tree | Photo from Sincerely, Sara D.

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Amazing Giant Christmas Trees From Around the World

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In a previous post, we shared with you some of the world’s most unique Christmas trees. Today, we take a look at breathtaking displays that literally elevate the Christmas tree tradition to new heights. For tourists and locals alike, these giant Christmas trees are amazing sights that embody the wonder and splendor of the holiday season.

Illuminated Christmas Tree – Rakvere, Estonia

Christmas Tree made of recycled windows in Estonia

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Standing almost 40 feet tall, this illuminated tree from eastern Estonia was constructed in December 2015 out of 121 old windows from local houses. Crowds gathered around this one-of-a-kind Christmas tree to marvel at its bright colors, artistic geometry, and the interesting decorations and silhouettes of people behind the glass panels. Read This Entry