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5 Tree Shapes and How to Display Them

Every family looks for that ideal holiday centerpiece to take home and decorate. Christmas trees come in many shapes and sizes, and there’s sure to be one that will match what you want.

California Baby Redwood

A full-shaped California Baby Redwood fills wide hallways and wide ceilings very well

The right choice often begins with knowing the correct tree shape for your home. The tree’s shape, which also called its profile, is the triangular outline of the tree that tells how narrow or wide it is. This is important when you consider how a narrow hallway or small room can get crowded when a full-bodied tree is placed in it. To avoid these less-than-perfect décor choices, we’ve put together a helpful guide on the different artificial Christmas tree shapes and where it’s best to place them.

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Balsam Hill Spreads Christmas Cheer: Country Music Awards

As the Yuletide season drew to a close last year, Balsam Hill spread the Christmas spirit to another well-loved event. Last November 2, 2016, our majestic trees graced the stage of the much-anticipated, Country Music Awards.

The Balsam Hill CMA Stage Set Up

The Christmas-themed Country Music Awards was held in the Bridgestone Arena at Nashville, Tennessee. We were honored to decorate the grand stage with the Balsam Hill trees and ornaments that customers have loved and admired through the years. Read This Entry

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Countdown to Christmas Round-up: Week 4 – Exteriors

At the homestretch of the countdown, we focused on how you can decorate your exteriors for the holidays. This week, two of our blogger friends did a wonderful job with making their outdoor spaces more inviting for their guests and loved ones.

Countdown to Christmas

Join us as we take a peek at beautifully decorated homes that welcome guests with holiday cheer.
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Balsam Hill Spreads Christmas Cheer: Good Day Sacramento

Each year, Balsam Hill spreads the Christmas spirit and inspires people to create beautiful Yuletide displays. Last November 20, we visited the cast and crew of Good Day Sacramento and decorated their set on the day of the live telecast.

Balsam Hill Visits Good Day Sacramento

Kristen Gasior, our EVP for Online Marketing gave a brief background on our products while our brand ambassador, Courtney of French Country Cottage, shared her decorating tips and encouraged viewers to get creative with their designs. Read This Entry

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The Difference Between PVC and PE Christmas Trees

While artificial Christmas trees may seem similar from afar, a closer look will show substantial difference in terms of material, fabrication, and durability. There are two types of artificial Christmas trees: the standard PVC and the ultra-realistic PE.

Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)

When artificial Christmas trees were first introduced, needles were made of PVC. This material is hard-pressed into thin pieces, then cut into fine, rectangular needle-like strips. The strands are then twisted between two strings of wire to outline the tree branches. Read This Entry

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Top 5 Most Realistic Christmas Trees

Here at Balsam Hill, we take pride in our commitment to creating the most realistic artificial Christmas trees. Our trees are highly regarded for their beauty and exceptional realism, and we’re constantly finding ways to make our products even better.

Through thoughtful design and our True Needle™ technology, we are able to replicate nature’s finest foliage—from the color and texture of the needle tips, to the structure and shape of the tree. Here are five of the most realistic Christmas trees crafted by Balsam Hill.

BH Balsam Fir™

BH Balsam Fir by Balsam Hill

BH Balsam Fir™ by Balsam Hill

One of Balsam Hill’s best-selling trees, the BH Balsam Fir received high marks from Good Housekeeping Magazine for its color and natural-looking branches, emerging as the “Best Overall” of all the trees tested. Crafted with an abundance of True Needle foliage, our tree mimics the teardrop shape, distinct needles, and lush tips of Abies balsamea in amazing detail. Read This Entry

Dagmar Obert | Balsam Hill Design Consultant

Amazing Outdoor Christmas Decorations

This Christmas, show your holiday spirit by decking not only the halls inside, but also outside your home. Create a welcoming atmosphere outdoors with festive ornaments and various holiday foliage. Here’s a selection of houses with beautiful outdoor decorations to inspire you in creating an inviting ambiance for your guests.

Antiques and greenery add personality to this rustic white porch (Photo courtesy of The Wicker House)

Antiques and greenery add personality to this rustic white porch

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3 Easy Ways to Spruce Up Small Spaces for Christmas

Christmas is a wonderful time to embellish your living space with an array of festive, colorful decorations. However, if you find yourself with limited spaces to decorate, don’t worry. Small areas are fun to beautify because they challenge you to be more imaginative and resourceful in arranging your holiday masterpiece.

Caption: This Sonoma Slim Pencil Tree fits beautifully into any tight space (Photo courtesy of Citrine Living)

Sonoma Slim Pencil Tree fits beautifully into any tight space (Citrine Living)

Here are ways you can decorate small spaces with a festive holiday look:

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