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Pre-lit Artificial Christmas Trees: The Difference between Incandescent and LED Lights

Choosing the right pre-lit artificial Christmas tree can be overwhelming with all the lighting options currently available. The two basic light types are incandescent and LED. While both share the common purpose of adding a beautiful glow to your holiday display, there are several factors to consider before deciding which light option is best for you.

Balsam Hill Parade of Christmas Trees

To illustrate the difference between these two light types, we recently hosted The Parade of Christmas Trees, a very special blog hop with four of our blogger friends. We sent each of them two identical Christmas trees, each pre-lit with either incandescent or LED lights. We asked our bloggers to set up their Balsam Hill tree and share their thoughts on each light type. Read This Entry

Jessica | Balsam Hill Designer

5 Christmas Decorating Ideas for Big Spaces

Having a big space to decorate has its advantages, but it could also be challenging. When dealing with huge areas, you need to have an organized decoration so that the spectator’s eye falls on the right spots. Here are some tips on decorating big spaces for the holidays.

Emily's Christmas Cottage Porch with Balsam Hill foliage and décor

Emily of The Wicker House decorates her front porch with Balsam Hill frosted foliage and NOEL Décor sign

The Yard

Your yard is one of those big spaces that you can decorate. Not only do outdoor Christmas decorations give a good impression, they also highlight your lawns, gardens, and overall facade. Read This Entry

Jessica | Balsam Hill Designer

Simple Ways to Decorate for the Holidays Using Natural Objects

I love dressing up my home with all sorts of decorations during the holidays, simply because it makes my home feel so warm and inviting. I’ve realized that using natural objects as decorations really makes a difference and adds impact to gatherings and festivities.

Christmas wreath

On that note, here are some simple ideas on how to incorporate natural accents into your own decor. Read This Entry


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Jessica | Balsam Hill Designer

I’m Dreaming of a Green Christmas: Eco-friendly Holiday Decorating Strategies

There are so many ways for us to treat the environment well while keeping the Christmas spirit alive. I’ve developed some eco-friendly holiday decorating strategies over the years and they haven’t failed me yet! I’m sharing some of these strategies so that we can all have a wonderful, green Christmas this year (and maybe get a reward from Santa Claus!).
Balsam Hill's Vermont White Spruce tree and foliage Read This Entry