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Travel and lifestyle tips that reflect Balsam Hill’s signature elegance

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Countdown to Christmas: Wrap-up and Announcement of Winners

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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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Balsam Hill Australia: Blogger Product Reviews

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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

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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.

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Countdown to Christmas Round-up: Week 1 – Fireplace & Mantel Decorating

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This year, we celebrate our annual Countdown to Christmas, where 13 of our favorite bloggers showcase their decorated spaces with different Balsam Hill décor and trim. The first week has recently concluded, and we couldn’t be more inspired with how our three friends designed their fireplaces and mantels.

2nd annual Countdown to Christmas

In case you missed it, here is a quick round-up of last week’s posts: Read This Entry

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Happy Thanksgiving from Balsam Hill

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Thanksgiving is that time of the year to reflect on things that we are grateful for. Here at Balsam Hill, we are thankful for a decade of continued support from our customers – for being with us as we celebrate milestones in our service of making holidays more special.

Romantic Tablescape by Courtney

Our brand ambassador, Courtney of French Country Cottage, shares some of her tips in putting together beautiful tablescapes, befitting the occasion to help you create wonderful Thanksgiving memories.

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Balsam Hill Tastemaker: Kristin of Bliss at Home

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Rounding up our Tastemakers campaign is Kristin of Bliss at Home. She is a designer and stylist who shares her creative endeavors through her blog. Her background in art and design has helped her establish her brand as a go-to source for stylish home ideas.

Kristin - Bliss At Home

Kristin initially partnered with Balsam Hill for the 12 Bloggers of Christmas campaign held in 2015, where she decorated our Calistoga Fir Instant Evergreen Tree with beautiful gold, silver, and black hues. She wrote about how the tree is the easiest to set up, and how its slim shape beautifully complements her living area. Read This Entry

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Balsam Hill Tastemaker: Melaine of My Sweet Savannah

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The last day of our Tastemakers campaign features Melaine of My Sweet Savannah. A wife and mom, Melaine has always been passionate about decorating. She has fond memories of going to garage sales and thrift stores with her mom, which is a tradition she continues with her own children. Her goal is to inspire others through her blog, which features her personal take on home décor, must-have home items, DIY projects, and more.

Melaine - My Sweet Savannah

Melaine first worked with Balsam Hill during the 12 Bloggers of Christmas 2014 campaign, where she used our Frosted Fraser Fir as the background for her beautiful, handmade deer ornaments. She added a rustic touch to her decor by using a galvanized bucket where she put the tree in. Read This Entry

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Balsam Hill Tastemaker: Kristin of My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia

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Rounding up day 4 of our Tastemakers campaign is Kristin of My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia. Through her blog, she shares projects that are catered towards families on a budget. She finds creative ways on how to be stylish and practical at the same time.

Kristin - My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia

Kristin initially partnered with Balsam Hill for the 12 Bloggers of Christmas campaign held in 2013, where she decorated our King Mountain Pine Christmas Tree with ornaments in gorgeous silver and white hues. She shared her thoughts in using an artificial tree for the first time and gushed about how easy it was to set up. Read This Entry

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Balsam Hill Tastemaker: Amy of The Idea Room

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For day 4 of the Tastemakers campaign, we are featuring Amy of The Idea Room. She is a former high school teacher turned blogger, who shares a variety of activities in her blog. These activities range from cooking to home décor and DIY projects.

Amy - The Idea Room

Amy initially worked with Balsam Hill for the 12 Bloggers of Christmas campaign held last 2015, where she decorated our Norway Spruce Christmas Tree with clean and minimalistic pieces. She expressed her love for classy and simple looks through a gold and white theme, adding a hint of plaid for a unique touch. Read This Entry

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Balsam Hill Tastemaker: Sarah of The Yellow Cape Cod

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Day 3 of our Tastemakers campaign features Sarah of The Yellow Cape Cod. A blogger, professional home stylist, former banker, and contributor to various sites and publications, Sarah started The Yellow Cape Cod design studio in 2009. She built it with the goal of helping people create beautiful, unique, and practical homes. Her blog is home to posts about DIY tutorials, home décor tips, and much more.

Sarah - The Yellow Cape Cod

Sarah initially partnered with Balsam Hill during the 12 Bloggers of Christmas campaign held last 2014, where she decorated our Fifth Avenue Flatback Tree with a “Contemporary Cabin” theme. The finished design was a gorgeous fusion of black, white and red colors. Read This Entry