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Thomas Harman Visits Poland’s Finest Glass Ornament Workshops

Balsam Hill’s passion for exquisite glass ornaments brought Thomas Harman, founder and CEO, to Poland where he felt privileged to be able to speak with glass blowing experts during his tour of several artisanal workshops. Seeing firsthand the amount of effort it takes to create each piece has given him newfound appreciation of how special these blown glass ornaments truly are. In this brief video, Thomas shares some highlights and his personal thoughts about his trip to Poland.

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Balsam Hill’s Countdown to Christmas: Week 2 Round-up

Our Countdown to Christmas campaign is rolling along wonderfully since we launched it last December 1st. We’re counting down to the big day with our group of talented bloggers, highlighting fond Christmas memories and treasured holiday traditions along the way.

Balsam Hill Countdown to Christmas

For this week’s round up of bloggers, we feature some of their thoughts on what Christmas means to them, along with a small sampling of their beautiful Balsam Hill Advent calendar photos.
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Show your #BalsamHillLove: Christmas Tree Photo Contest

One of our favorite ways of celebrating the season of love and giving is by giving away wonderful prizes. For the third consecutive year, we invite you to enter your picture-perfect Christmas tree in our Christmas tree photo contest for a chance to win one of two $300 Balsam Hill gift cards.


How to Enter

Joining this contest is quick and easy. First, fill out the form on our Facebook contest app. Then, upload a photo of your decorated Christmas tree on Facebook or Instagram, and tell us what you like most about it. Don’t forget to include the hashtag #BalsamHillLove too!

Click here to read the full contest rules.

Contest Period

Submission of entries will be from Dec 14, 8:30 AM PST to Dec 28, 11:59 PM PST. The voting period begins on Dec 29, 2015 at 8:00 AM PST and ends Jan 4, 2016 at 11:59 PM PST


Participants stand to win one of two $300 gift cards – one for the tree with the most number of votes, and the other for the most creatively decorated tree as judged by Balsam Hill.

Visit our official Facebook page for more details and updates.

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A Handmade Holiday with Cricut and Balsam Hill: Wrap-up

It was almost a month ago when we launched A Handmade Holiday, our special design collaboration with Cricut and it’s been a thrill discovering the many ways of enhancing our holiday décor with a personal touch.

A Handmade Holiday with Cricut and Balsam Hill

In this post, we look back at the talented bloggers who opened their doors to share their beautiful creations.
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Dagmar Decorates: Debbie Macomber’s Book Signing Event

Last December 5, I had the distinct pleasure of decorating for the book signing event of New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber’s latest release, Dashing Through the Snow.

Dagmar Obert with author Debbie Macomber

Participants in Debbie’s festive Merry Market event were given gift bags from Random House, which included a signed copy of the book and Balsam Hill’s 2015 Holiday Catalog. Read This Entry

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Balsam Hill’s Burlingame Showroom Launch: Blogger Participants

In a recent post, we talked about the grand celebration held for the re-opening of Balsam Hill’s Burlingame showroom. It was an exclusive blogger event, with friends both old and new dropping by to join in the fun. The Balsam Hill family prepared a roster of exciting activities that included a raffle and the night’s main event, wreath decorating.

In this photo, you can see the area we set up for our friendly competition. Read on to learn more about some of the lovely ladies who made this special night all the more memorable with their enthusiasm and creativity.
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Balsam Hill’s Countdown to Christmas: Week 1 Round-up

Just over a week ago, we announced the start of Balsam Hill’s Countdown to Christmas, a special campaign featuring 23 talented bloggers who are helping us count down to the most anticipated day of the year.

Balsam Hill's Countdown to Christmas

Our brand ambassador, Dagmar Obert, kicked off the campaign on December 1 with her Balsam Hill advent calendar and personal insight on what “Christmas is” to her. Today, we feature our first round of bloggers and some of the beautiful images and thoughts that they shared on their respective sites. Read This Entry