Category Archives: Holiday Decorating Ideas

Your guide to creating the most spectacular holiday displays with the use of Balsam Hill artificial Christmas trees, wreaths, garlands, and home decor products

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Holiday Organizing 101: Christmas Tree Care Tips for Your Artificial Evergreen

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Soon after the holidays are over, the task of storing the Christmas tree becomes daunting for busy homeowners and decorators. With Balsam Hill’s comprehensive tree storage guide, you will learn our easy step-by-step process plus a few holiday organizing tips to keep your evergreen looking pristine even while in storage.

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1. Make sure that each decoration on the Christmas tree has been taken down. Take off the tree topper and ornaments on the branches. Afterwards, unplug the lights and carefully remove each string. Store them in a safe location in the meantime.

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Holiday Organizing 101: How to Store Christmas Lights in 4 Easy Steps

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A good set of Christmas lights always spells a more breathtaking and memorable yuletide season. Maintaining the quality of these sparklers can, however, become a challenge. When taking down and storing Christmas lights after the holidays, decorators often face a mess of tangled electric strands and busted bulbs.

Christmas Lights

To avoid this headache of organizing after Christmas, Balsam Hill has created a convenient guide to storing Christmas lights. With these four quick and easy steps, you won’t have to worry about your holiday lights losing their brilliance.

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Holiday Organizing 101: Smart Tips for Storing Christmas Ornaments

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The art of storing Christmas tree toppers, stockings, icicles, and balls takes patience and organization. As homeowners and decorators collect more and more ornaments over the years, it also becomes more difficult to keep track of each decoration and maintain the quality of every piece when they are put away.

Aside from keeping tabs on your ornament collection, you would also have to consider the fragile construction of these yuletide accents and the special steps you need to take to keep their luster from fading while they are in storage.

Christmas Ornaments on a Christmas Tree

In order to help you keep your cherished holiday pieces, Balsam Hill has created these simple and practical tips to storing Christmas decorations. With this easy-to-follow guide, you won’t have to worry about your favorite ornaments losing their yuletide charm.

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The Great Gatsby Style: How to Host a 1920s New Year’s Eve Party

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End the year in style with a show-stopping New Year’s Eve party inspired by the Roaring Twenties.

Balsam Hill shows readers how to throw a stylish New Year's Eve party inspired by The Great Gatsby

The 1920s was a great time in America. Free markets were working overtime. Research and development that led to technological advancements kept things progressing. There was a boom in the car industry. Working people were well paid and everybody seemed to have great buying power. The working man had more money in his pocket to spend. The country easily became the strongest and richest nation in the world, thanks to its vast economic power.

But the 1920s became the Roaring Twenties not only because of America’s prosperity during this decade but also because of the dynamic culture of its bustling society. It was from this period that the iconic Great Gatsby emerged.

The Great Gatsby

Balsam Hill takes inspiration from the opulent lifestyle of Jay Gatsby, an icon of the Roaring Twenties
Leonardo Di Caprio in the title role of The Great Gatsby

Jay Gatsby is primarily known for the lavish parties he throws. Think along the same lines as this young, mysterious millionaire from F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel if you are looking to create a decadent party that exudes the opulence of the era. Step back into this wonderful decade of style and sophistication with these tips on hosting a 1920s Great Gatsby party of extravagance.

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