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

Dagmar Obert | Balsam Hill Design Consultant

12 Bloggers of Christmas: Abby of Just a Girl and Her Blog

A loving wife, and mom to two little boys, Abby started Just a Girl and Her Blog in 2013 as a creative outlet and a way to keep her writing skills honed. This self-professed list-maker and former English teacher has made her blog a home for posts about home décor, kid-friendly activities, recipes, and much more.

Abby Lawson

It is also a chronicle of her life story and the various challenges she has encountered along the way. Find out more about Abby and her decorating styles and inspirations in our exclusive Q&A section.

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Dagmar Obert | Balsam Hill Design Consultant

12 Bloggers of Christmas: Randi of Dukes and Duchesses

Randi is the lifestyle blogger and voice behind Dukes and Duchesses. A stay at home mom of 5, Randi is an expert multi-tasker who can be found searching for vintage treasures, watching her kids’ sports games, crafting something with power tools, or tinkering in the kitchen.

Randi Dukes

This resident of Texas says her home is an interesting mix of vibrant color, repurposed pieces and kid-friendly spaces. Read more about what Randi has to share about her decorating style in our Q&A below.

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Dagmar Obert | Balsam Hill Design Consultant

12 Bloggers of Christmas: Kristin of Bliss at Home

Bliss at Home is the brainchild of design enthusiast and wife, Kristin. She started the blog in 2012 as a means of inspiring readers to look at their homes in a new light, and to encourage others to embrace their personal styles. Kristin describes her design aesthetic as “daring but lovely” – as she has a passion for taking the traditional and classic, and combining it with fresh and modern elements.

She is also known for her talent for creating glam spaces that mesh well with family living. Learn more about Kristin and her inspirations in our Q&A.

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Dagmar Obert | Balsam Hill Design Consultant

12 Bloggers of Christmas: Debbie of Refresh Restyle

Debbie is the self-professed multi-tasker behind the blog Refresh Restyle. A combination of cooking tips, crafts, and design inspiration, Debbie’s blog is a chronicle of the ongoing projects she has, tried and tested recipes, and her journey to learning new skills and giving spaces a fresh new face.

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Her passion is evident in her writing, as she shares her ideas for refreshing and revamping looks, and decorating in practical ways. Let’s find out more about what inspires Debbie through our exclusive Q&A below.

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Dagmar Obert | Balsam Hill Design Consultant

12 Bloggers of Christmas: Kristin of Hunted Interior

Kristin is more than just a loving wife to her husband and caring mom to her daughter and stepson, she is also the founder of Hunted Interior. Armed with years of experience in international hotel design, she began the blog in 2011 to share decorating tips and practical ways of creating a luxurious space in your own home.

Kristin of Hunted Interior

Her design aesthetic revolves around layering different elements together to produce a beautiful space for people to enjoy. Read on and learn more about Kristin in our Q&A below. Read This Entry

Dagmar Obert | Balsam Hill Design Consultant

12 Bloggers of Christmas: Beth of Home Stories A to Z

Beth is the talented DIY crafter behind Home Stories A to Z. She grew up having a passion for all things beautiful, learning how to put together appealing spaces as they moved from state to state when she was a child. It was her desire to share stories of city living with her family which led her to blogging.
beth home stories

Beth co-founded Haven Conference in 2012, an annual gathering for DIY bloggers and enthusiasts. Her work has been featured in numerous popular magazines, as a testament to her skill and love for design. Get to know Beth more through our Q&A section below.

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Dagmar Obert | Balsam Hill Design Consultant

12 Bloggers of Christmas: Dagmar’s Decorated Tree

For Balsam Hill’s third annual 12 Bloggers of Christmas campaign, we’ve invited an incredibly talented group of bloggers to open their doors and share their inspiring holiday decorating styles with us. I am happy and proud to be kicking off this series with a peek at my new Balsam Hill Christmas tree.

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Thomas Harman | CEO of Balsam Hill

Our Delightful Castle Peak Pine

It’s our busy time of year, and as we prepare for our peak season, it can be easy to forget why we do what we do. In the midst of all the busy-ness, I had a truly refreshing experience yesterday.

A media publication contacted us and asked if they could run a story about Balsam Hill, to which we happily obliged. They asked to do a photo shoot with me and one of our trees in a home setting, and since we are so busy, I asked a friend to set up and decorate a tree for the photo shoot. I arrived after all the decorating was done, and found a gorgeously decorated Castle Peak Pine awaiting.

Castle Peak Pine from Balsam Hill

Balsam Hill’s Castle Peak Pine features 100% True Needle™ tips for exceptional realism.

My friend and her daughter were beaming, they were so thrilled with how great the tree looked. It was the first time they’d set up a Balsam Hill tree, and they bashfully admitted to me that they had always had fresh Christmas trees, but after setting up the Castle Peak Pine, they were pretty much convinced to buy a Balsam Hill tree. Read This Entry

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10 Most Popular Christmas Trees

When it comes to finding the perfect Christmas tree, there are many factors to consider. Is a tree prone to drying out? Does it look good with ornaments? What about the sturdiness and appearance of its branches? We’ve made a list of the top 10 Christmas trees to make your choices easier.

 

Putting up a tree is best done with family, especially children (Photo courtesy of The Mama Notes)

Putting up a tree is best done with family (Photo courtesy of The Mama Notes)

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The Difference Between PVC and PE Christmas Trees

While artificial Christmas trees may seem similar from afar, a closer look will show substantial difference in terms of material, fabrication, and durability. There are two types of artificial Christmas trees: the standard PVC and the ultra-realistic PE.

Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)

When artificial Christmas trees were first introduced, needles were made of PVC. This material is hard-pressed into thin pieces, then cut into fine, rectangular needle-like strips. The strands are then twisted between two strings of wire to outline the tree branches. Read This Entry