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Thomas "Mac" Harman | CEO of Balsam Hill

Ask Mac: Which Balsam Hill Tree Should I Get?

‘Twas almost Thanksgiving
and all through the house,
none of my offspring were stirring,
not even my spouse.
And while I know I should get some rest,
I can’t help but write,
a note to all of you,
before I sign off for the night.
So many friends have asked,
“Hey Mac, what tree should I buy?”
I can barely keep up, in providing my replies.
So here are my thoughts, lucid and true;
I very much hope, they are helpful to you!

Balsam Hill Vermont White Spruce

Vermont White Spruce

(Impatient friends who want an immediate “80/20” answer: buy the Vermont White Spruce.)

For everyone else, first, thank you for your interest in welcoming Balsam Hill to your home! I’m honored. I know there are a lot of trees to choose from. In fact, I’ve personally designed all of our 50+ tree families.

I must admit this exercise is a bit like having multiple kids and the hazard of picking a favorite. Even the trees you might find on deep discount aren’t “bad” trees – they are just ones that apparently our customers didn’t like as much as I did!

3 Questions to Answer When Picking Your Tree

1. Did you grow up with a real tree?

Balsam Hill BH Noble Fir

BH Noble Fir

If so, I’d suggest buying one of our replica trees from the region where you grew up as everything about them should seem familiar to you. If you grew up on the West Coast, I’d recommend the BH Noble Fir. If you grew up in New England or the Philly-NYC corridor, I’d recommend the BH Balsam Fir. If you grew up along the Atlantic Seaboard or in Florida, then the BH Fraser Fir. Anywhere else, I’d suggest the BH Blue Spruce.

If you didn’t grow up with a real tree, then I’d recommend the Vermont White Spruce (you just can’t go wrong with this tree – it is full, gorgeous, and versatile) or the BH Noble Fir (note it is a green-gray color). The BH Blue Spruce (a blue-green color) is pretty awesome, too. All three of these trees are terrific for hanging lots of ornaments, and easy to “fluff” to be super full and lush. Read This Entry

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How to Assemble the Flip Tree

Assembling an artificial Christmas tree each holiday season can be a daunting task. The idea of arranging branches, attaching sections together, and stringing up lights can feel like quite a handful to most of us.

Blue Spruce Flip Tree

Decorated Blue Spruce Flip Tree (Photo courtesy of Migonis Home)

We are more than pleased to make your Christmas tree assembly virtually effortless with our exclusive Flip Tree™. Read This Entry

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Comment, Like and Share for a Charitable Christmas in July

As we celebrate midyear festivities, we should also remember to share our blessings with those in need. Balsam Hill is hosting its annual Christmas in July campaign to raise funds for various charitable causes.

Donating is easy: all you need to do is like, comment, and share. From July 1 to 31, we’ll be publishing posts on our Facebook page, and invite you to engage with them to raise funds for our four charity partners. A like is worth $0.50, while a comment or a share is worth $1. On July 31, we will publish a special post where you can comment with the name of your chosen charity to contribute $1 to the cause involved.

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Courtney | Special Holiday Consultant from French Country Cottage

5 Ideas to Decorate Your Mantel for Spring

The days are longer, the birds are singing, the daffodils are peeking out to say hello, and warm spring weather and lazy days outdoors are just around the corner.

Balsam Hill's Blue Viola Arrangement displayed in a neutral and rustic basket

When it comes to decorating for spring, nothing is off limits at our home. From a bouquet on the kitchen island, to a French market basket filled with blooms on a stool, to the mantels decorated with a sprinkling of spring charm.

Today I am sharing 5 simple and easy ways to decorate your mantel for spring. The main ingredient? Flowers, of course, because spring is bursting with florals.

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8 Home Decorating Ideas for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is all about love, romance, and expressing affection for your loved ones. Make your day of hearts more beautiful and memorable with these inspiring home decorating ideas from our brand ambassador, Courtney of French Country Cottage.

Romantic Outdoor Tablescape

An outdoor tablescape by Courtney, featuring Balsam Hill’s Eucalyptus Garland

From cozy nooks to refined arrangements, create inviting areas in your home perfect for the occasion.
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Balsam Hill Spreads Holiday Cheer at CMA Country Christmas

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 CMA Country Christmas.

The Balsam Hill CMA Stage Set Up

CMA Country Christmas was held in the Grand Ole Opry 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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Wishing You a Very Merry Christmas

This season has been an exciting one for everyone at Balsam Hill: celebrating 10 years of picture-perfect gatherings, gaining new partnerships, giving back to the community, and joining exciting new collaborations. Finally, Christmas is here!

The holidays are a special time to serve those in need, carry out traditions, renew old relationships, and usher in the new year. We are honored to be a part of your celebrations, and hope they are filled with love and joy. Merry Christmas!

-Thomas Harman & the Balsam Hill Team

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Countdown to Christmas Round-up: Week 3 – Tables

The third week of Countdown to Christmas features different ways of tabletop decorating for the holidays. Three of our blogger friends invited us into their homes and showed us how they transformed ordinary flat surfaces into festive displays using various Balsam Hill décor.

Countdown to Christmas
Join us as we take a closer look at these classically beautiful tablescapes, decorated with all the warmth and cheer of the season. Read This Entry

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Balsam Hill’s Holiday Essentials: The Tree Skirt

A tree skirt is a piece of cloth underneath a decorated Christmas tree, which is often bright-colored, and sometimes embroidered with intricate designs. Its origin is closely tied to the tradition of bringing home an evergreen fir during holiday celebrations.

Balsam Hill’s Lodge Faux Fur Tree Skirt (Photo courtesy of My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia)

Balsam Hill’s Lodge Faux Fur Tree Skirt (Photo courtesy of My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia)

Let’s take a closer look at the history behind this classic holiday accent piece, and how to use it to create the perfect finishing touch for your favorite Christmas tree.
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