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How to Celebrate Christmas at the Beach

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When it comes to celebrating Christmas in July, nobody does it better than our friends south of the equator. Up here in the northern hemisphere, the balmy climate gives you the perfect excuse to trade in your snow boots for a pair of flip flops, your eggnog for a tropical cooler, and your snowman for sand castles. With the exuberant summer sun beaming down on you, you can let your worries melt away like snow, head out to the beach, and dive into the cool water. This is what the summer holidays are all about: a different kind of chill. Balsam Hill gives you simple tips for having a blast with a Christmas party at the beach.

Gather Friends with a Beach-Inspired Invitation

You can feature a heat-resistant Jack Frost kicking back under the sun, Santa Claus sipping piña colada while relaxing in a lounge chair, or a magnificent sandcastle adorned with Christmas balls and stockings. You can also write your invitation by hand, roll it up, and stick it inside a clear bottle. Or you can simply glue a small decorative starfish on a regular invitation from your local crafts store. If you’re running out of time or simply doubting your creativity, you can find some available online.

Balsam Hill starfish and sea shells

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Christmas in July: Decorate Your Summer Holiday Tree

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While you’re busy enjoying your summer holiday, chances are, you’re already thinking up plans for another yearly extravaganza: Christmas. But why wait until December? You can have the best of both worlds right in the middle of summer.

After giving your Christmas tree that all-important midyear checkup, it’s time you adorned it with summer decor. The variety of design schemes inspired by the sun, sea, and sky makes July a unique time to hold a yuletide festivity. Let Balsam Hill help you style up your artificial Christmas tree with these quick decorating tips and give that timeless holiday tradition some summer pizzazz.

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Christmas in July: Have You Checked Your Tree Lately?

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It’s Christmas and the southern hemisphere is rejoicing. While our friends south of the equator are busy fluffing their Christmas trees in July, it’s time you asked yourself a crucial question: have you checked your own tree lately? The Balsam Hill blog gives you a handy checklist to make sure your tree is in tip-top shape for December.

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Hello Tree, We Meet Again!

Before taking out your tree from storage, it’s important to determine a good spot where you can clean it. Choose to work in a controlled environment indoors to prevent any possible damage from the summer heat, wind, or unexpected rain. Also, consider the safety of children and pets. They might become fascinated with the colors of your ornaments and believe they are edible.

Lay down a large sheet of paper or cloth on the floor for catching dust and debris. This simple step allows for an easy clean up afterwards. Begin taking out the tree by gently lifting the parts out of the bag or box. Then place each section in a designated spot.

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