From our family to yours, we would like to wish you the merriest of Christmases. At Balsam Hill, it is the time we look forward to the most out of the entire year. To spread some heartwarming cheer on this very special day, our employees were asked to describe what Christmas is to them, as Christmas has different meanings for different people.
Watch a video from our CEO, Thomas Harman, explaining what Christmas is to him.
Christmas is a time for all things warm, cozy, and familiar. Christmas feels like a small, mitten-clad hand tucked into mine as we walk through the snow. Christmas looks like my mom’s grin and the twinkle in my dad’s eye as my parents stand beaming at the front door, welcoming weary travelers. Christmas sounds like the carols we all sing around the piano, as we’ve done since I was a little girl. Christmas smells of cinnamon and cloves and fresh pine needles, and tastes like pot roast and apple pie just out of the oven. Christmas is a time where we all can come home, no matter how far we’ve gone.
– Emily S.
Read more below about how other members of our team describe this wonderful time of year.
Christmas is spending precious time with loved ones, cherishing those moments, and being fully present. It is a time of beauty and tradition. It is when people allow themselves to believe in miracles and open up to the childlike wonder within. It is joy and laughter mixed into more than just one day; it is an entire season of celebration, love, and happiness.
– Jessica P. (7.5’ Vermont White Spruce)
Christmas is a magical season when my family shares memories of times past and creates new memories for the future. Sharing laughter and smiles is my favorite part!
– Dan T. (7.5’ Red Spruce Slim)
Christmas is about continuing traditions that bring loved ones together. In my family we do the Christmas Eve box. My Grandma and Papa started it for me and my brother, and now I continue it for my kids and niece. Every Christmas Eve a box shows up with special Christmas pajamas, a movie or game, snacks and hot cocoa mix. It gives everyone in the family something to do together on Christmas Eve.
– April E. (7.5’ Vermont White Spruce Narrow)
Christmas is new traditions. This year, we have a new tree and we’ll be celebrating a new beginning.
– Katie R. (7.5’ Vermont White Spruce)
What is Christmas to you? Please comment below to share your own “Christmas is” story.