Category Archives: My Balsam Hill Christmas Tree

Everything you need to know about Balsam Hill’s line of artificial Christmas trees: from assembly and decorating to storage and troubleshooting

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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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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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WRAPPING UP BALSAM HILL’S 12 BLOGGERS OF CHRISTMAS

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

Thomas "Mac" Harman | CEO of Balsam Hill

Ask Mac: Which Balsam Hill Tree Should I Get?

‘Twas almost Thanksgiving
and all through the house,
none of my offspring were stirring,
not even my spouse.
And while I know I should get some rest,
I can’t help but write,
a note to all of you,
before I sign off for the night.
So many friends have asked,
“Hey Mac, what tree should I buy?”
I can barely keep up, in providing my replies.
So here are my thoughts, lucid and true;
I very much hope, they are helpful to you!

Balsam Hill Vermont White Spruce

Vermont White Spruce

(Impatient friends who want an immediate “80/20” answer: buy the Vermont White Spruce.)

For everyone else, first, thank you for your interest in welcoming Balsam Hill to your home! I’m honored. I know there are a lot of trees to choose from. In fact, I’ve personally designed all of our 50+ tree families.

I must admit this exercise is a bit like having multiple kids and the hazard of picking a favorite. Even the trees you might find on deep discount aren’t “bad” trees – they are just ones that apparently our customers didn’t like as much as I did!

3 Questions to Answer When Picking Your Tree

1. Did you grow up with a real tree?

Balsam Hill BH Noble Fir

BH Noble Fir

If so, I’d suggest buying one of our replica trees from the region where you grew up as everything about them should seem familiar to you. If you grew up on the West Coast, I’d recommend the BH Noble Fir. If you grew up in New England or the Philly-NYC corridor, I’d recommend the BH Balsam Fir. If you grew up along the Atlantic Seaboard or in Florida, then the BH Fraser Fir. Anywhere else, I’d suggest the BH Blue Spruce.

If you didn’t grow up with a real tree, then I’d recommend the Vermont White Spruce (you just can’t go wrong with this tree – it is full, gorgeous, and versatile) or the BH Noble Fir (note it is a green-gray color). The BH Blue Spruce (a blue-green color) is pretty awesome, too. All three of these trees are terrific for hanging lots of ornaments, and easy to “fluff” to be super full and lush. Read This Entry

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An Unforgettable Balsam Hill Christmas with Amy Grant & Michael W. Smith

‘Tis the season of stellar performances, and you’re invited to join in the celebrations! This year, Balsam Hill partners up with multi-platinum artists Amy Grant and Michael W. Smith in a concert tour: An Unforgettable Night of Music: Christmas Featuring a Full Symphony Orchestra. The tour will include two memorable giveaways, so stay tuned ’til the end of this post for more details!

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Balsam Hill Essentials: Tree Stands and Collars

A fully decorated Christmas tree is a sight to behold—a tree topper perched up high, ornaments, picks, and ribbons of different shapes and colors, and enchanting lights. However, an often overlooked detail in tree decorating is the tree base, which can be spruced up with a tree collar or tree stand.

Photo by Unskinny Boppy

Photo Courtesy of Unskinny Boppy

This article will be your guide to using tree collars and stands in your Christmas decorating. Read This Entry

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How to Assemble the Flip Tree

Assembling an artificial Christmas tree each holiday season can be a daunting task. The idea of arranging branches, attaching sections together, and stringing up lights can feel like quite a handful to most of us.

Blue Spruce Flip Tree

Decorated Blue Spruce Flip Tree (Photo courtesy of Migonis Home)

We are more than pleased to make your Christmas tree assembly virtually effortless with our exclusive Flip Tree™. Read This Entry

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5 Tree Shapes and How to Display Them

Every family looks for that ideal holiday centerpiece to take home and decorate. Christmas trees come in many shapes and sizes, and there’s sure to be one that will match what you want.

California Baby Redwood

A full-shaped California Baby Redwood fills wide hallways and wide ceilings very well

The right choice often begins with knowing the correct tree shape for your home. The tree’s shape, which also called its profile, is the triangular outline of the tree that tells how narrow or wide it is. This is important when you consider how a narrow hallway or small room can get crowded when a full-bodied tree is placed in it. To avoid these less-than-perfect décor choices, we’ve put together a helpful guide on the different artificial Christmas tree shapes and where it’s best to place them.

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Balsam Hill’s 12 Bloggers of Christmas

We at Balsam Hill always strive to provide you inspiring decorating ideas for creating a beautiful home. This year, we’re proud to bring you our 4th annual 12 Bloggers of Christmas featuring our brand ambassador, Courtney of French Country Cottage, and 12 very talented bloggers. They will be showcasing their decorated holiday centerpieces in stunning displays befitting one of the most anticipated celebrations of the year in our Balsam HIll housewalk.

Who’s Joining Us

Balsam Hill's 2016 12 Bloggers of Christmas

Our group of lifestyle and home décor bloggers are opening their doors to unveil how they styled their new Balsam Hill Christmas trees using some of our beautiful themed ornament sets and trim. Read This Entry