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Top 5 Most Expensive Christmas Trees

Coming from its roots in early modern Germany, the Christmas tree became a holiday staple in households in the 19th century, and has even become a tradition in almost every part of the world. Its popularity led to the production of a variety of Christmas trees — some traditional, unusual, spectacular, and with our list, downright expensive.

Take a look at some of the most expensive Christmas trees ever made, proving that the fruit-and-candle decorated trees of times past have come a long way.

1. Christmas Tree at Emirates Palace Hotel, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Image by Lars Plougmann via flickr. (CC BY-SA 2.0)

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Thomas Harman | CEO of Balsam Hill

Our Delightful Castle Peak Pine

It’s our busy time of year, and as we prepare for our peak season, it can be easy to forget why we do what we do. In the midst of all the busy-ness, I had a truly refreshing experience yesterday.

A media publication contacted us and asked if they could run a story about Balsam Hill, to which we happily obliged. They asked to do a photo shoot with me and one of our trees in a home setting, and since we are so busy, I asked a friend to set up and decorate a tree for the photo shoot. I arrived after all the decorating was done, and found a gorgeously decorated Castle Peak Pine awaiting.

Castle Peak Pine from Balsam Hill

Balsam Hill’s Castle Peak Pine features 100% True Needle™ tips for exceptional realism.

My friend and her daughter were beaming, they were so thrilled with how great the tree looked. It was the first time they’d set up a Balsam Hill tree, and they bashfully admitted to me that they had always had fresh Christmas trees, but after setting up the Castle Peak Pine, they were pretty much convinced to buy a Balsam Hill tree. Read This Entry

Dagmar Obert | Balsam Hill Design Consultant

How to Decorate with Lanterns and Flameless Candles

Sprucing up your home often requires making the most of every item you have on hand. Certain pieces, such as colorful throw pillows or wreaths, provide limited flexibility of use as they tend to be identified with certain seasons. Lanterns and flameless candles are timeless accents that offer great decorating versatility and longevity. They can be used in endless variations to suit different times of year, themes, or occasions. Read on for some tips on how to use lanterns and flameless candles to brighten your spaces.

Balsam Hill's Candela Crossbar LanternsYours

Balsam Hill’s Candela Crossbar Lantern

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