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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: 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

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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Jessica | Balsam Hill Designer

4 Eco-Friendly Christmas Decoration Ideas

The holiday season means a lot of decorating inside and outside the home. When all the festivities are done, however, most of the trimmings go straight to the dustbin, using up space in a landfill. Here are some options for an eco-friendly Christmas celebration:

Care for and store your decorations properly so you can enjoy them for years, instead of having to buy and dispose of a new set of baubles each season

Care for and store your decorations properly so you can enjoy them for years, instead of having to buy and dispose of a new set of baubles each season

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Jessica | Balsam Hill Designer

The Best Time to Put Up Your Christmas Tree

It can be said that holiday revelry begins right after Thanksgiving. As the Yuletide season rolls in, everyone eagerly anticipates Christmas. People make a list of parties they plan on attending, shop for presents to give to loved ones, and decorate their homes.

Putting up a tree is best done with family, especially children (Photo courtesy of The Mama Notes)

Putting up a tree is best done with family, especially children (Photo courtesy of The Mama Notes)

One of the major items on anyone’s to-do list is, of course, setting up the family Christmas tree. Which leads to the question—when is the ideal time to put one up?
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Jessica | Balsam Hill Designer

How to Add Cranberries to Christmas Decor

Cranberries provide a lovely touch of red to your Christmas decorating scheme. One classic idea is using them in your garlands together with popcorn. Cranberry garlands give that simple country magic to any Christmas gathering. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to make them.

Caption: Our Regency Dupioni Quilted Tree Skirt boasts the vivid hue of cranberries, one of the flavors of the holiday season

Caption: Our Regency Dupioni Quilted Tree Skirt boasts the vivid hue of cranberries, one of the flavors of the holiday season

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