Balsam Hill | Balsam Hill Editors

A Truly Merry Christmas from Balsam Hill

Christmas has always been near and dear to our hearts. Beyond the delicious feasts and the giving of gifts, it is a meaningful occasion abounding with love and joy. From all of us here at Balsam Hill, we wish you a Christmas filled with all the spirit of the season, as well as laughter, happiness, and precious memories that we will hold dear for years to come.

Watch this video for a special message from our founder, Thomas Harman:

Merry Christmas to one and all!

Balsam Hill | Balsam Hill Editors

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.
Read This Entry

Balsam Hill | Balsam Hill Editors

Appetizing Arrays of Africa, Asia, and Australia

Continuing our journey in learning about holiday traditions and discovering various Christmas offerings across countries, this time we travel to both the largest and smallest continents in the world. Home to diverse cultures and history, the continents of Africa, Asia, and Australia offer some of the planet’s best in both festivities and food.

Christmas Meals around the World with Balsam Hill

Read This Entry

Balsam Hill | Balsam Hill Editors

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

Balsam Hill | Balsam Hill Editors

Balsam Hill’s Holiday Housewalk: A Wrap-Up

Our 5-day special Holiday Housewalk has come to an end and it has been a joyous experience for all of us here at Balsam Hill. Our heartfelt thanks go out to all our talented blogger friends who welcomed us into their charming homes, all decked out for the season. Join us as we continue to inspire beautiful ideas as we look back on their elegant and festive spaces.

2017 Holiday Housewalk Banner

Read This Entry

Balsam Hill | Balsam Hill Editors

Latin American Cuisine: Memorable Meals from Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, and Peru

In the last installments of Balsam Hill’s Festive Christmas Feasts from Around the World series, you were introduced to many delectable dishes you can taste this Christmas.

Today we will be showcasing Christmas dinners in Latin America that will send your taste buds on an adventure of exotic flavors from Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, and Peru. Read This Entry

Balsam Hill | Balsam Hill Editors


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

Balsam Hill | Balsam Hill Editors

A Guide to Christmas Tree Ornaments

Now that you’ve decided on what artificial Christmas tree to buy, you may find yourself asking, “How many ornaments do I need to hang on my tree?” Considering how you plan to decorate your tree is key to creating a centerpiece that you’ll be proud to display in your holiday home.

The number of Christmas ornaments you will need depends on the height and width of your tree, the size of your ornaments, how much of the tree you want to cover, and your personal taste or theme. We’ve created this guide to help you determine the ornaments most suitable for your Christmas tree. Read This Entry

Courtney | Special Holiday Consultant from French Country Cottage

6 tips for easy holiday entertaining

‘Tis the season for all things merry & bright… and if you are like me, you might have some holiday parties and entertaining on the calendar as well.

This time of year is so full of magic and wonder and beauty – and busy. So something I like to do to keep the to-do list under control when it comes to entertaining is to tackle a few things ahead of time, and use some of my secrets for easy holiday entertaining. Read This Entry