Our special blog campaign has come to an end and it has been a joy counting down the days to Christmas with you. We would like to thank all our blogger friends who joined and shared with us their most heartfelt holiday stories and thoughts. From cherished childhood memories to generations-old traditions, each story serves as a reminder that Christmas is all about love, joy, giving, and family.
From our family to yours, we would like to wish you the merriest of Christmases. At Balsam Hill, it is the time we look forward to the most out of the entire year. To spread some heartwarming cheer on this very special day, our employees were asked to describe what Christmas is to them, as Christmas has different meanings for different people.
Watch a video from our CEO, Thomas Harman, explaining what Christmas is to him.
Christmas is a time for all things warm, cozy and familiar. Christmas feels like a small, mitten-clad hand tucked into mine as we walk through the snow. Christmas looks like my mom’s grin and the twinkle in my dad’s eye as my parents stand beaming at the front door, welcoming weary travelers. Christmas sounds like the carols we all sing around the piano, as we’ve done since I was a little girl. Christmas smells of cinnamon and cloves and fresh pine needles, and tastes like pot roast and apple pie just out of the oven. Christmas is a time where we all can come home, no matter how far we’ve gone.
– Emily S.
Read more below about how other members of our team describe this wonderful time of year.
For the past three weeks, our Countdown to Christmas campaign has been illuminating us with insightful looks into what the season means to different people. It’s just two days away until Christmas Day and we hope that you are as excited as we are!
Read on for this week’s collection of festive memories and heartwarming family traditions from our blogger friends.
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Balsam Hill’s passion for exquisite glass ornaments brought Thomas Harman, founder and CEO, to Poland where he felt privileged to be able to speak with glass blowing experts during his tour of several artisanal workshops. Seeing firsthand the amount of effort it takes to create each piece has given him newfound appreciation of how special these blown glass ornaments truly are. In this brief video, Thomas shares some highlights and his personal thoughts about his trip to Poland.
Our Countdown to Christmas campaign is rolling along wonderfully since we launched it last December 1st. We’re counting down to the big day with our group of talented bloggers, highlighting fond Christmas memories and treasured holiday traditions along the way.
For this week’s round up of bloggers, we feature some of their thoughts on what Christmas means to them, along with a small sampling of their beautiful Balsam Hill Advent calendar photos.
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One of our favorite ways of celebrating the season of love and giving is by giving away wonderful prizes. For the third consecutive year, we invite you to enter your picture-perfect Christmas tree in our Christmas tree photo contest for a chance to win one of two $300 Balsam Hill gift cards.
How to Enter
Joining this contest is quick and easy. First, fill out the form on our Facebook contest app. Then, upload a photo of your decorated Christmas tree on Facebook or Instagram, and tell us what you like most about it. Don’t forget to include the hashtag #BalsamHillLove too!
Click here to read the full contest rules.
Submission of entries will be from Dec 14, 8:30 AM PST to Dec 28, 11:59 PM PST. The voting period begins on Dec 29, 2015 at 8:00 AM PST and ends Jan 4, 2016 at 11:59 PM PST
Participants stand to win one of two $300 gift cards – one for the tree with the most number of votes, and the other for the most creatively decorated tree as judged by Balsam Hill.
Visit our official Facebook page for more details and updates.
It was almost a month ago when we launched A Handmade Holiday, our special design collaboration with Cricut and it’s been a thrill discovering the many ways of enhancing our holiday décor with a personal touch.
In this post, we look back at the talented bloggers who opened their doors to share their beautiful creations.
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Continuing with our designer decorating series, we take a look at acclaimed floral artist Brad Schmidt’s Red, White and Sparkle Christmas tree, a sophisticated creation that combines modern flair with whimsical design.
In a recent post, we talked about the grand celebration held for the re-opening of Balsam Hill’s Burlingame showroom. It was an exclusive blogger event, with friends both old and new dropping by to join in the fun. The Balsam Hill family prepared a roster of exciting activities that included a raffle and the night’s main event, wreath decorating.
In this photo, you can see the area we set up for our friendly competition. Read on to learn more about some of the lovely ladies who made this special night all the more memorable with their enthusiasm and creativity.
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