Tag Archives: holiday season

Jessica | Balsam Hill Designer

4 Ways to Spruce Up Your Windows for Christmas

From setting up the Christmas trees, hanging festive wreaths on doorways, drawing up the lights; the windows sometimes end up being the least priority when it’s time to decorate for the holidays.

Shayna's Decorated Window with Balsam Hill's Magnolia Wreath

Shayna of The Woodgrain Cottage decorated her window with Balsam Hill’s Magnolia Wreath

When decorated, the windows add that extra burst of holiday cheer which emanates from both within and outside your home. Here are a few ideas you can try: Read This Entry

Jessica | Balsam Hill Designer

Celebrating Christmas in July

There are many different stories on how Christmas in July started. Some state that its origin can be traced to an old opera song that was popular during the 1890s. Others relate that the celebrations were started in a girl’s summer camp in North Carolina. Some say that it was brought about by people’s desire for cold weather during the warmer times of the year.

Silver and Gold Christmas Porch

Take inspiration from Randi’s Silver and Gold Christmas Porch | Photo courtesy of Randi of Randi Garrett Design

Whether or not these stories are true, it has now grown into a popular non-official holiday: a day for people to bring back the cheer of Christmas in their lives. The following are some ideas you can use to celebrate a fun Christmas in July. Read This Entry