Category Archives: Holiday Decorating Ideas

Your guide in creating the most spectacular holiday displays with Balsam Hill artificial Christmas trees, wreaths, garlands, and home décor products.  Be inspired to make Christmas magic in your home for picture-perfect moments with your family and loved ones with these holiday decorating ideas.

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Balsam Hill Spreads Holiday Cheer at CMA Country Christmas

As the Yuletide season drew to a close last year, Balsam Hill spread the Christmas spirit to another well-loved event. Last November 2, 2016, our majestic trees graced the stage of the much-anticipated CMA Country Christmas.

The Balsam Hill CMA Stage Set Up

CMA Country Christmas was held in the Grand Ole Opry at Nashville, Tennessee. We were honored to decorate the grand stage with the Balsam Hill trees and ornaments that customers have loved and admired through the years. Read This Entry

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Countdown to Christmas: Wrap-up and Announcement of Winners

The most wonderful time of the year is here, as Balsam Hill’s month-long Countdown to Christmas comes to a close. Thank you to all our friends who invited us into their homes and showcased gorgeous designs fit for the holidays. Let’s look back at the weekly themes that inspired our bloggers this season.

Week 1: Fireplace and Mantel

L to R: Kellie, Jennifer, and Cami's mantel decorations

L to R: Kellie, Jennifer, and Cami’s mantel decorations

Kellie, Jennifer, and Cami, all did an outstanding job at decorating their fireplace and mantels with our Frosted Evergreen Foliage. They created cohesive and stylish displays with elegant, silver and light-colored accents for a delicate touch. For more information about the products they used, check out our Countdown to Christmas’ 1st week round-up. Read This Entry

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Countdown to Christmas Round-up: Week 4 – Exteriors

At the homestretch of the countdown, we focused on how you can decorate your exteriors for the holidays. This week, two of our blogger friends did a wonderful job with making their outdoor spaces more inviting for their guests and loved ones.

Countdown to Christmas

Join us as we take a peek at beautifully decorated homes that welcome guests with holiday cheer.
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Countdown to Christmas Round-up: Week 3 – Tables

The third week of Countdown to Christmas features different ways of tabletop decorating for the holidays. Three of our blogger friends invited us into their homes and showed us how they transformed ordinary flat surfaces into festive displays using various Balsam Hill décor.

Countdown to Christmas
Join us as we take a closer look at these classically beautiful tablescapes, decorated with all the warmth and cheer of the season. Read This Entry

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Balsam Hill’s Holiday Essentials: The Tree Skirt

A tree skirt is a piece of cloth underneath a decorated Christmas tree, which is often bright-colored, and sometimes embroidered with intricate designs. Its origin is closely tied to the tradition of bringing home an evergreen fir during holiday celebrations.

Balsam Hill’s Lodge Faux Fur Tree Skirt (Photo courtesy of My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia)

Balsam Hill’s Lodge Faux Fur Tree Skirt (Photo courtesy of My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia)

Let’s take a closer look at the history behind this classic holiday accent piece, and how to use it to create the perfect finishing touch for your favorite Christmas tree.
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Balsam Hill Australia: Blogger Product Reviews

In the season where gift-giving is abundant, we know how sharing Christmas cheer brings a very special feeling to those who receive it. This year, Balsam Hill Australia reached out to six talented bloggers and sent them each a holiday piece. Read on to see how they decorated their homes and find out what they thought about their new pre-lit wreaths and trees.

Tanya of Stamping T!

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Pre-lit Artificial Christmas Trees: The Difference between Incandescent and LED Lights

Choosing the right pre-lit artificial Christmas tree can be overwhelming with all the lighting options currently available. The two basic light types are incandescent and LED. While both share the common purpose of adding a beautiful glow to your holiday display, there are several factors to consider before deciding which light option is best for you.

Balsam Hill Parade of Christmas Trees

To illustrate the difference between these two light types, we recently hosted The Parade of Christmas Trees, a very special blog hop with four of our blogger friends. We sent each of them two identical Christmas trees, each pre-lit with either incandescent or LED lights. We asked our bloggers to set up their Balsam Hill tree and share their thoughts on each light type. Read This Entry

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How to Make an Artificial Christmas Tree Smell Real

Every year, more and more families choose artificial Christmas trees over live ones to celebrate the holidays. Artificial trees offer a lot of advantages, such as minimizing fire hazards and eliminating the need to sweep fallen leaves and needles.

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Balsam Hill’s Scentsicles

For our customers who love the smell of real trees, we list down several ways of infusing the familiar scent of live evergreens into your Balsam Hill Christmas tree.
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Balsam Hill Spreads Christmas Cheer: Insider Showcase with Brad & Courtney

How would you decorate a holiday wreath? The bloggers who were at Balsam Hill’s Insider Showcase would answer: among friends and family, in the midst of delicious food and wine, and surrounded by beautiful Christmas décor.

Brad and Courtney, the hosts of our event

Brad and Courtney, the hosts of our event

Now on its third year, our Balsam Hill Tree Lot once again welcomed blogger friends who were treated to a night of decorating. Last November 17, our brand ambassador, Courtney of French Country Cottage, hosted the event alongside acclaimed floral designer, Brad Schmidt. Read This Entry