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Balsam Hill Tastemaker: Abby of Just a Girl and Her Blog

Day 2 of Balsam Hill’s Tastemakers features Abby of Just a Girl and Her Blog. What began as an outlet for creative projects blossomed into a full-time venture for this former English teacher.

Balsam Hill Tastemakers 2016: Abby of Just a Girl and Her Blog

Our 12 Bloggers of Christmas campaign in 2015 sparked the initial partnership with Abby. Her post featured our Pinehurst Spruce Instant Evergreen Tree embellished with metallic ornaments, red ribbon, and a classic star tree topper. Read This Entry

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Balsam Hill Tastemaker: Maryann of Domestically Speaking

Our next blogger for Balsam Hill’s Tastemakers is Maryann – the driving force behind DIY and lifestyle blog, Domestically Speaking. She started blogging in 2009 and her site has since become a creative outlet for her favorite recipes, holiday decorating tips, and crafting techniques.

Balsam Hill Tastemakers 2016: MaryAnn of Domestically Speaking

Maryann joined the 12 Bloggers of Christmas 2015  and decorated our BH Noble Fir with a Rustic Luxe theme. She gushed about how realistic the tree was and decided to adorn it touches of gold, bronze, and white glass ornaments. To tie the entire look together, she enveloped the tree with a gorgeous gold and brown velvet ribbon. Read This Entry

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Balsam Hill Tastemaker: Courtney of French Country Cottage

As part of our 10th anniversary celebration, we invited some of our favorite bloggers whom we have worked with through the years to participate in a very special campaign. Kicking things off for Balsam Hill’s Tastemakers is our brand ambassador, Courtney of French Country Cottage.

Balsam Hill Tastemakers 2016: Courtney of French Country Cottage

Courtney’s love for anything chic allows her to create elegant designs that her readers admire. The 12 Bloggers of Christmas campaign marked her initial partnership with Balsam Hill back in 2013. She showcased her decorating style by dressing up our Colorado Mountain Spruce with a charming Woodland Cottage theme. Read This Entry

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Balsam Hill Tastemakers Housewalk

In celebration of Balsam Hill’s 10th anniversary, we’ve gathered some of our most seasoned bloggers—our Tastemakers—to share their inspiring designs for the season. Our Tastemakers Housewalk will showcase our bloggers’ Christmas trees decorated with their personally selected Balsam Hill themed ornament set and accessories.


Balsam Hill’s collaboration with bloggers began in 2012 when we invited writers to share their elegant Christmas party essentials with their followers. Since then, we’ve had the pleasure of featuring the beautiful home and holiday designs of many more bloggers through a wonderful series of posts, tutorials, videos, and housewalks. Read This Entry

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Amazing Giant Christmas Trees From Around the World

In a previous post, we shared with you some of the world’s most unique Christmas trees. Today, we take a look at breathtaking displays that literally elevate the Christmas tree tradition to new heights. For tourists and locals alike, these giant Christmas trees are amazing sights that embody the wonder and splendor of the holiday season.

Illuminated Christmas Tree – Rakvere, Estonia

Christmas Tree made of recycled windows in Estonia

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Standing almost 40 feet tall, this illuminated tree from eastern Estonia was constructed in December 2015 out of 121 old windows from local houses. Crowds gathered around this one-of-a-kind Christmas tree to marvel at its bright colors, artistic geometry, and the interesting decorations and silhouettes of people behind the glass panels. Read This Entry

Courtney | Special Holiday Consultant from French Country Cottage

A Bewitching Halloween Mantel

It is that time of year when all things ‘spooky’ come out to play for a bit.

Haunted houses, bats and owls, and ghosts and goblins seem to be popping up everywhere… but Halloween doesn’t have to be scary. Something like a whimsical and fun mantel styling is perfect for bringing a touch of the fun side of Halloween without any of the fright. Read This Entry

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Balsam Hill’s Deck Your Halls Sweepstakes

Balsam Hill invites you to enjoy an early Christmas treat filled with cheer and chocolates. In partnership with #1 New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber and the Ghirardelli Chocolate Company, we are excited to announce our Deck Your Halls Sweepstakes.

Deck Your Halls Sweepstakes

Get a chance to win a signed copy of “Twelve Days of Christmas,” Debbie’s latest novel about romance and holiday cheer. Other prizes include the Balsam Hill Christmas tree, wreath, garland, and decorations that she personally handpicked for her writing space. Other winners will also receive Ghirardelli gift baskets and signed copies and audiobooks of Debbie’s favorite holiday novels.
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