Dagmar Obert | Balsam Hill Design Consultant

12 Bloggers of Christmas: Wrap Up and Giveaways

Now that Balsam Hill’s 12 Bloggers of Christmas has come to an end, we would like to take this opportunity to thank our dear bloggers for warmly welcoming us into their homes and for sharing their delightful holiday decorations with us. I was so amazed at the hard work each of them had put into their Christmas display that I became even more excited to celebrate the holidays!

Balsam Hill's 12 Bloggers of Christmas 2014

From whimsical to sophisticated, the Christmas trees let the personality of each blogger shine through. I am more than glad to know that Balsam Hill’s realistic Christmas trees, foliage and ornaments were in good, creative hands.

I would also like to thank Jennifer Rizzo for hosting and helping us launch and organize the campaign. Many thanks to Jen for always welcoming Balsam Hill into her lovely home.

And to our dear readers, I offer my heartfelt gratitude to you for checking out the posts of the bloggers and supporting Balsam Hill’s campaign. I hope that our lovely friends have inspired you the same way they inspired me this season.

Exciting Gifts from Balsam Hill

In return for all your love and support, we will be giving everyone a treat by offering $25 off on any purchase of $200 or more from Balsam Hill until December 22! Visit Jen Rizzo’s blog post to check out the coupon code to use.

Now, for the most awaited surprise, Balsam Hill will be giving away over $2,000 worth of prizes for our lucky readers! There are several ways to enter for more chances to win. Check out this post or click the image below for the details and mechanics.

12 Bloggers of Christmas by Balsam Hill Artificial Christmas Trees

Click on the following links to check out the blog posts, and our feature on each blogger:

Blog Site Blog Post Blogger Feature by BH
Four Generations One Roof http://www.fourgenerationsoneroof.com/2014/12/frosted-fraser-fir-christmas-tree-owls.html Jessica
Craftberry Bush http://www.craftberrybush.com/2014/12/12-bloggers-of-christmas-with-balsam.html Lucy
Ella Claire http://www.ellaclaireinspired.com/our-frosted-fraser-fir-12-bloggers-of-christmas/ Kristen
Dear Lillie http://dearlillieblog.blogspot.ca/2014/12/balsam-hill-tree.html Jennifer
My Sweet Savannah http://mysweetsavannah.blogspot.ca/2014/12/balsam-hill-trees12-bloggers-of.html Melaine
Liz Marie http://www.lizmarieblog.com/2014/12/12-bloggers-of-christmas-balsam-hill-christmas-tree/ Liz Marie
Yellow Cape Cod http://www.theyellowcapecod.com/2014/12/our-2014-cabin-christmas-tree12.html Sarah
So Much Better With Age http://www.somuchbetterwithage.com/2014/12/dreaming-of-a-white-christmas-balsam-hill-christmas-tree/ Jamie
Eclectically Vintage http://eclecticallyvintage.com/2014/12/balsam-hill-fraser-fir-christmas-tree-realistic-christmas-trees/ Kelly
French Country Cottage http://www.frenchcountrycottage.net/2014/12/a-very-merry-christmas-tree.html Courtney
At the Picket Fence (Vanessa) http://www.atthepicketfence.com/2014/12/family-christmas-tree.html Vanessa
Jennifer Rizzo http://www.jenniferrizzo.com/2014/12/my-pom-pom-christmas-tree-with-balsam-hill.html Jennifer

We hope to see you again next year for another inspiring round of the 12 Bloggers of Christmas campaign. Have a happy holidays!

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Celebrities for Smiles: Spreading Smiles and Good Will for the Holidays

Gwen Stefani signs a glass ornament

Join celebrities like Gwen Stefani in spreading smiles to more than 60 countries this holiday season.

Add some star power to your holiday décor and put a smile on the faces of children and families in different parts of the world by joining Balsam Hill’s Celebrities for Smiles Campaign.

In cooperation with Operation Smile, an international medical charity serving children and families in more than 60 countries, Balsam Hill formally announced the Celebrities for Smiles Campaign last December 3. The campaign’s main objective is to provide life-changing surgeries to children who have cleft lips and cleft palates. To raise funds, Balsam Hill and Operation Smile are auctioning ornaments autographed by famous celebrities on eBay from December 9-16. Read This Entry

Dagmar Obert | Balsam Hill Design Consultant

12 Bloggers of Christmas: Jenn of JenniferRizzo.com

Let me introduce Jen! A blogger, designer, wife, and mother, Jen is committed to her family, friends, and to helping people make their home their own and feel good about it. Her blog JenniferRizzo.com is full of wonderful DIY projects and ideas that are resourceful, unique, and that bring a wonderful look to your home.

A friend of mine, who is a follower of her famous blog JenniferRizzo.com, had seen a post wherein Jen was asking me some questions about Balsam Hill. Naturally, I was very excited to tell Jen, who also happens to be a friend of mine, about it.

It was such a delight to interview Jen! I asked her three sets of questions. The first set was about how she got started and how blogging had changed her life over the years. The second set delved into her decorating style and how that translates into holiday style, as well as her must-have Christmas decorations, if any. The last set was about the Balsam Hill tree she had chosen and why she had chosen that particular one. It’s fascinating to understand why people select a certain type of tree. The following is a written version of my phone interview with Jen. Read This Entry

Dagmar Obert | Balsam Hill Design Consultant

12 Bloggers of Christmas: Vanessa Hunt of At the Picket Fence

Vanessa Hunt is the older of two sisters who run the blog At the Picket Fence. Sisters Vanessa and Heather have found that co-authoring the blog has brought them closer together—even if they live in different states. Sharing a passion for writing, cooking, and especially home decorating, they use the blog to connect in ways they never imagined.

Vanessa currently resides in the Pacific Northwest with the “Yankee Boy” and the “Rascals”—the former, her best friend of a husband, and the latter, her two precious children. A full-time, stay-at-home mom, she shares her family’s personal journey in a series she calls “A Labor of the Heart.” Vanessa equally loves her extended family and does what she can to stay connected with them. Blogging has been one of her ways to keep close to her sister Heather despite the miles between them. Though living in different states, the sisters make it a point to be part of each other’s lives, with the help of At the Picket Fence.

Vanessa answered a few questions for us in a heart-to-heart interview. Read about her holiday decorating style and design inspirations below. Read This Entry