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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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A Handmade Holiday with Cricut and Balsam Hill: Wrap-up

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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.

A Handmade Holiday with Cricut and Balsam Hill

In this post, we look back at the talented bloggers who opened their doors to share their beautiful creations.
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Brad Schmidt’s Red, White and Sparkle Christmas Tree

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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.

Brad Schmidt's Red White and Sparkle tree
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The 2015 Balsam Hill Christmas Gift Guide

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Christmas is known as the season of giving, but last-minute shopping can sometimes be stressful and tiring. Avoid the rush and crowds, and get gift-giving inspiration with our list of Christmas gift ideas.

Christmas Gifts for Her

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Balsam Hill’s Burlingame Showroom Launch: Blogger Participants

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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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Balsam Hill’s Countdown to Christmas: Week 1 Round-up

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Just over a week ago, we announced the start of Balsam Hill’s Countdown to Christmas, a special campaign featuring 23 talented bloggers who are helping us count down to the most anticipated day of the year.

Balsam Hill's Countdown to Christmas

Our brand ambassador, Dagmar Obert, kicked off the campaign on December 1 with her Balsam Hill advent calendar and personal insight on what “Christmas is” to her. Today, we feature our first round of bloggers and some of the beautiful images and thoughts that they shared on their respective sites. Read This Entry

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A Handmade Holiday: Lindsay of Artsy-Fartsy Mama

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Rounding out our series on the talented bloggers who participated in Cricut and Balsam Hill’s A Handmade Holiday is Lindsay of Artsy-Fartsy Mama.

Lindsay of Artsy-Fartsy Mama

Lindsay is the creative force behind Artsy-Fartsy Mama, which is home to posts about crafting, recipes, free printables, jewelry-making, and much more. A self-professed glitter enthusiast, she is also a graphic designer running her business, AFM Designs, where you can find embroidery patterns, invitations, and more of what Lindsay loves. This wife and mom can be found home schooling, reading, and working on various projects during her free time. Learn more about Lindsay and her personal decorating style in our exclusive Q&A.
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A Handmade Holiday: Melaine of My Sweet Savannah

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We’re rounding up Week 3 of A Handmade Holiday, Balsam Hill’s special design project in partnership with Cricut. In this feature, we learn more about talented blogger Melaine of My Sweet Savannah.

Melaine of My Sweet Savannah

Melaine plays many different roles: that of mother, blogger, and market editor of a popular lifestyle magazine, among others. This multi-tasker states that her passion for interior design has its roots in her childhood, when she would accompany her mother to garage sales and thrift stores, and learning how to redesign her room on her own. That love for decorating is what prompted her to start My Sweet Savannah, where she hopes to inspire others to create the home of their dreams. See what Melaine has to say about her design aesthetic and inspirations in our Q&A below.
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A Handmade Holiday: Angie of Country Chic Cottage

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It’s our final round up for A Handmade Holiday, Balsam Hill’s design collaboration with Cricut. We’re presenting the last batch of talented bloggers who joined our exciting campaign, starting off with Angie of Country Chic Cottage.

Angie of Country Chic Cottage

Angie is a full-time working wife and mother to 3 children. Aside from being the creative force behind Country Chic Cottage, she also runs Crafts with Jars, and alongside a group of other bloggers, hosts crafting events on Crafty Hangouts. Her blog is full of crafting tips, tutorials, recipes, and more. Angie loves decorating with what she calls “farmhouse flair,” putting together beautiful spaces on a budget. Find out more about Angie in our exclusive Q&A below.
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BALSAM HILL’S 2015 CELEBRITIES FOR SMILES

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There’s nothing quite like a child’s beautiful smile to brighten up the Christmas season. For the second consecutive year, Balsam Hill is hosting Celebrities for Smiles to help benefit Operation Smile, an international medical charity that provides free surgeries for children with cleft lips and cleft palates.

Brooke Burke-Charvet with her autographed ornament
Our Celebrities for Smiles campaign aims to raise much-needed funds by auctioning off special Balsam Hill ornaments that were signed by some of our favorite artists and celebrities. Read This Entry

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Brad Schmidt’s Ribbon Decorating Tips

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Continuing with our special series on designer decorating, this post focuses on acclaimed floral artist Brad Schmidt and his expertise in creating beautiful home décor. Brad will show us easy techniques for turning ribbons into dramatic enhancements for your Christmas tree.

Brad putting the finishing touches on a tree beautifully adorned with ribbon

Brad putting the finishing touches on a tree beautifully adorned with ribbon

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