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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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Tips from the Pros: Make Your Own Christmas Tree Magic

animated GIF with multiple Christmas tree being decorated

With Christmas just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to make sure your tree is decorated properly for the big day. The easiest way to achieve a stunning and cohesive look is to use a Balsam Hill decorating theme, complete with everything from Christmas ornaments to tree skirts. In the following videos, designer Brad Schmidt walks through four of our best and brightest collections.
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Appetizing Arrays of Africa, Asia, and Australia

Continuing our journey in learning about holiday traditions and discovering various Christmas offerings across countries, this time we travel to both the largest and smallest continents in the world. Home to diverse cultures and history, the continents of Africa, Asia, and Australia offer some of the planet’s best in both festivities and food.

Christmas Meals around the World with Balsam Hill

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Home for the Holidays: 5 Gorgeous Christmas Tree Looks

Christmas is the time of year to decorate to your heart’s content with beautiful embellishments: shimmering lights, dazzling tones, and refined accents. This year, 4 of your favorite bloggers, along with our brand ambassador Courtney, dressed up their Christmas trees in their holiday best, as befitting the season’s decorating focal point.

Vermont White Spruce tree bedecked in swaths of ribbon and vibrant ornaments
Let’s take a closer look at their elegantly decorated Christmas trees, ready to welcome loved ones home for the holidays. Read This Entry

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Balsam Hill’s Holiday Housewalk: A Wrap-Up

Our 5-day special Holiday Housewalk has come to an end and it has been a joyous experience for all of us here at Balsam Hill. Our heartfelt thanks go out to all our talented blogger friends who welcomed us into their charming homes, all decked out for the season. Join us as we continue to inspire beautiful ideas as we look back on their elegant and festive spaces.

2017 Holiday Housewalk Banner

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Latin American Cuisine: Memorable Meals from Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, and Peru

In the last installments of Balsam Hill’s Festive Christmas Feasts from Around the World series, you were introduced to many delectable dishes you can taste this Christmas.

Today we will be showcasing Christmas dinners in Latin America that will send your taste buds on an adventure of exotic flavors from Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, and Peru. Read This Entry

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Balsam Hill teamed up once more with talented friends for our 5th annual 12 Bloggers of Christmas. We welcomed the festive holiday season with our Brand Ambassador Courtney and 11 other bloggers, as they decorated their homes with inspirational themes that highlight this joyous occasion.

12 Bloggers of Christmas

Let’s take a look back at their exceptional décor and be inspired to adorn your spaces this Christmas. Read This Entry

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A Guide to Christmas Tree Ornaments

Now that you’ve decided on what artificial Christmas tree to buy, you may find yourself asking, “How many ornaments do I need to hang on my tree?” Considering how you plan to decorate your tree is key to creating a centerpiece that you’ll be proud to display in your holiday home.

The number of Christmas ornaments you will need depends on the height and width of your tree, the size of your ornaments, how much of the tree you want to cover, and your personal taste or theme. We’ve created this guide to help you determine the ornaments most suitable for your Christmas tree. Read This Entry

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Every memorable Christmas feast begins with a wonderful tablescape. From the elegant place settings to the thoughtful seat arrangements, the amount of preparation shows how much the host appreciates the presence of friends and family during this special occasion.

A romantic Christmas table setting by Courtney of French Country Cottage

The art of setting a formal dinner table goes beyond putting together flatware and china; it’s about creating an atmosphere where guests can truly enjoy each other’s company during the holiday season. Be inspired by these Christmas table decoration ideas from Balsam Hill. Read This Entry

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Undeck the Halls: Clever Christmas Storage Solutions

Proper storage is very important for maintaining the beautiful look of your artificial trees, foliage, and ornaments. Unlike cardboard boxes or plastic bags, high quality Christmas storage containers provide your valuable holiday decorations with better protection against damage, dirt, and moisture. In this post, we review a selection of smart storage solutions and the reasons you may want to consider investing in them.

Foliage Storage On The Go

Rolling Multi-Purpose Greenery Bag

Store a small Christmas tree, wreaths and garlands together in our Rolling Greenery Bag.

If you own a number of artificial foliage, then our premium Rolling Multi-Purpose Greenery Bag is a great option. Its large size allows you to store wreaths, garlands, and Christmas trees all in one container. An inner compression system secures foliage pieces in place and sturdy wheels make moving around quick and easy.

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