Tag Archives: Holiday Decorating Ideas

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Countdown to Christmas: Wrap-up and Announcement of Winners

The most wonderful time of the year is here, as Balsam Hill’s month-long Countdown to Christmas comes to a close. Thank you to all our friends who invited us into their homes and showcased gorgeous designs fit for the holidays. Let’s look back at the weekly themes that inspired our bloggers this season.

Week 1: Fireplace and Mantel

L to R: Kellie, Jennifer, and Cami's mantel decorations

L to R: Kellie, Jennifer, and Cami’s mantel decorations

Kellie, Jennifer, and Cami, all did an outstanding job at decorating their fireplace and mantels with our Frosted Evergreen Foliage. They created cohesive and stylish displays with elegant silver and light-colored accents for a delicate touch. For more information about the products they used, check out our Countdown to Christmas’ 1st week round-up. Read This Entry

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Balsam Hill Australia: Blogger Product Reviews

In the season where gift-giving is abundant, we know how sharing Christmas cheer brings a very special feeling to those who receive it. This year, Balsam Hill Australia reached out to six talented bloggers and sent them each a holiday piece. Read on to see how they decorated their homes and find out what they thought about their new pre-lit wreaths and trees.

Tanya of Stamping T!

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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.

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Christmas Comes to Life with Balsam Hill

If you are all abuzz about Christmas, you can draw inspiration from the depth and reach of human imagination for your holiday decorating. And there is no better way to see Christmas than through the eyes of a child! Balsam Hill puts together the whimsical and enchanting, translating them to high-quality Christmas gifts that you can use as décor and will surely delight kids and adults alike.

Uplifting Holiday Melodies

Mr. Christmas Symphony of the Bells

Hear your all-time favorite Yuletide carols and children’s tunes from this hand-painted decor.

Balsam Hill’s Mr. Christmas Symphony of the Bells offers a joyful symphony showcasing 50 all-time favorite Christmas carols and year-round classics. The sound of its six tuned brass bells is no less than captivating, bringing a wave of childhood Yuletide memories. We adore this hand-painted decoration for its animated scene – Victorian skaters dashing around the village Christmas tree – illuminated by multicolored LED lights.

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A Touch of Holiday Nostalgia with Balsam Hill’s Handcrafted Items

A Touch of Holiday Nostalgia

In decorating for the holidays, we choose Christmas pieces that we grew up with to make our display more personal and heartwarming. Old-fashioned cuckoo clocks and colorful nutcracker dolls evoke memories of warm and cozy family gatherings, and we aim to recreate the atmosphere for our children every year.

Balsam Hill brings back the enchanting Christmas ambiance of our childhood right into your home with these beautiful and handcrafted classic holiday pieces.
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How to Choose an Artificial Christmas Tree: Easy Elegance with Instant Evergreens™

Enjoy the advantages of using Balsam Hill’s signature Instant Evergreen™ Christmas trees. With these beautiful artisan displays, you can create a stylish yuletide highlight for your home within mere minutes.

Centennial Fir Instant Evergreen

Setup in Minutes to Achieve Easy Elegance

For people who prefer lighted Christmas displays, one of the main challenges they encounter is setting up the wires properly. While many other pre-lit holiday trees offer easy-to-follow Christmas lights systems, Balsam Hill takes the concept further by providing a pioneering way that fuses consumer-friendly features with first class brilliance. Read This Entry

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Christmas in July: Have You Checked Your Tree Lately?

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.

Balsam Hill summer tree

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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Holiday Organizing 101: Dagmar Obert’s Guide to Storing Christmas Decorations

Taking down your Christmas decorations can be a daunting chore. Once the celebrations are over, it’s a bit of a drag to go to work and take down those pieces that once filled us with excitement and reminded us of the wonders of the season. Fortunately, through a well-planned process, storing your holiday decorations and other items for the off-season can be a quick and hassle-free task. To give you some tips, here’s a guide that details my ideas for storing holiday decorations.

Decide on Your Containers and What Will Go in Them

Protect your holiday ornaments by placing them inside plastic containers.
Protect your holiday ornaments by placing them inside plastic containers

The first step to putting away holiday décor is figuring out the appropriate containers to store them in. Before you do anything else, make sure these are prepared. Take out the original packaging: boxes, plastic containers, and foliage bags. If you purchased more items in preparation for the season, you may have to buy more bins. It’s also important to note that you may not have enough room in your area, so remember to spread the containers across your home. You can also use stackable clear plastic containers, which are the same ones I have at home. These sturdy alternatives provide users the opportunity to scan the contents of the case, which is great if you’re looking for something.

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Holiday Organizing 101: 7 Smart Ways to Maximize Storage Space for your Holiday Decorations

Storing holiday decorations can be tricky business. Homeowners are often faced with the problem of fitting all their holiday décor in such a small storage area. To solve this, Balsam Hill is giving you quick tips on how to maximize both conventional and unconventional storage spaces so you can stow your decorative items easily.

1. Utilize the Space Under Your Staircase

The area underneath your staircase can make for an excellent storage space
Industrial Staircase by Montreal Interior Designers & Decorators Esther Hershcovich

Most modern homes leave the space underneath the staircase vacant and bare. Utilize this ‘hidden’ area to its fullest potential. Place large wooden crates and other stylish containers underneath the steps. Arrange them according to style and size then stack them up neatly.

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