The most memorable Christmas gifts in the world are the ones her children have made by hand, shares Jennifer Rizzo. As a designer who herself loves to craft signature pieces, she could not be prouder of her kids’ creations.

Jennifer Rizzo is a self-confessed holiday junkie. She loves the music, food, decor, and the feeling you can’t get the rest of the year. Add to this the fact that Jen is a talented designer. Christmas gives her the perfect opportunity to craft one-of-a-kind holiday home decor. The creative soul behind the eponymous Jennifer Rizzo Design Company shares her love for the holidays with Balsam Hill.

Jen Rizzo shares her holiday decorating inspiration with Balsam Hill







BH: What inspired you to start blogging?

Jen: I had three kids under the age of 5 at the time and I had a lot of ideas that I wanted to get out there. I had always wanted to write a decorating book. I am excited to say after 6 1/2 years of blogging, my book comes out next October!

BH: Do you have a signature ornament you use on your tree year after year?

Jen: I had boxes of Shiny-Brites I inherited from relatives and I love using those every year.

BH: What’s your favorite family holiday tradition?

Jen: We go to Christmas Eve service as a family. I love it because at the end of the service, the entire congregation gets up and sings ‘Silent Night’ around the manger. We go home and have a nice family dinner, and the kids can open one present each.

BH: What’s one of your fondest holiday memories?

Jen: Going to a big Polish family dinner on Christmas Eve at my aunt’s.

BH: When you decorate for the holidays, are there any guidelines you try to follow?

Jen: Nope! I just love to use what I have. I do like to make a lot of my own holiday home decor.

[pullquote]Find out how Jen adorned her Balsam Hill Christmas tree on her design blog.[/pullquote]

BH: What’s your favorite spot in the home to decorate for the holidays?

Jen: My living room. It makes it so pretty.

BH: Where do you go for holiday decorating inspiration?

Jen: I always get a feel in October for how I want to decorate for that year. Nature inspires me a lot. I love the eclectic feel of Anthropologie.

BH: Any gift-wrapping tips?

Jen: Make it easy! It’s all going to get ripped off in about two seconds!

BH: What is the most memorable Christmas gift you’ve ever received?

Jen: I love anything my kids have made by hand. Those are the things I remember the most. They are the ones you can’t find anywhere else

BH: What do you look forward to the most during the holiday season?

Jen: I love everything about it! The music, the food, the decorating, and the feeling you can’t get the rest of the year! I am a bit of a holiday junkie.

Jen Rizzo shares her holiday decorating inspiration with Balsam Hill

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