Close-up of branch samples in box

In the selection of an artificial Christmas tree, one of the main considerations is the type of branches or needles. Even if you don’t go out and get a freshly cut tree for the holidays, you can still get one with the look and feel of real evergreen. The Balsam Hill Branch Sample Kit is an excellent package for those who want to see first-hand the types of needles that are used in our premium trees. If you’re currently in the market for a new artificial Christmas tree, read on as this post revisits these branch sample kits to help you find the branch or needle type that’s right for you. Through these kits, you can see the color and feel the texture of our tree needles, including our exclusive True Needle™ technology, in the comfort of your own home.

Balsam Hill Large Branch Sample Kit

Open Balsam Hill Large Branch Sample KitThe Balsam Hill Large Branch Sample Kit contains branch samples from all our full sized trees, giving you a glimpse of all our needle types—from our highly regarded realistic True Needle tips to our traditional Classic Needle tips. Featuring sample branches that are exactly similar to the ones found on our artificial Christmas trees, wreaths, and garlands, this kit can help you choose which décor piece will match your other décor and help you create a holiday theme. It is a boon especially for those who like to plan their holiday décor theme in advance. Below is a list of the samples that come with the Balsam Hill Large Branch Sample Kit:

Aspen Christmas Collection

  • Aspen Estate Fir™
  • Aspen Silver Fir™
  • Colorado Mountain Spruce™
  • Castle Peak Pine
  • Cathedral Fir
  • Centennial Fir
  • Napa Christmas™ Collection

  • California Baby Redwood™
  • BH Noble Fir™
  • Silverado Slim™
  • Vermont Signature™ Collection

  • BH Balsam Fir™
  • Vermont White Spruce™
  • Norway Spruce
  • Red Spruce Slim
  • Nantucket Blue Spruce
  • Smoky Mountain Christmas™ Collection

  • BH Fraser Fir™
  • Sugarlands Spruce
  • Pinehurst Spruce
  • Classics Collection

  • Black Spruce
  • Durango Douglas Fir™
  • Blue Spruce
  • Scotch Pine
  • King Mountain Pine
  • Balsam Hill Small Branch Sample Kit

    Balsam Hill Small Branch Sample Kit

    The Balsam Hill Small Branch Sample Kit features a curated selection of our True Needle™ foliage products. Although fewer in number, the samples included in this kit belong to our best and most popular collections. To easily see and feel the difference of our True Needle™ technology, this kit features a single tip, as opposed to the Large Branch Sample Kit’s branches. Below is a list of the samples that come with the Balsam Hill Large Branch Sample Kit:

    Aspen Christmas Collection

  • Aspen Silver Fir™
  • Centennial Fir
  • Napa Christmas™ Collection

  • BH Noble Fir™
  • Silverado Slim™
  • Vermont Signature™ Collection

  • BH Balsam Fir™
  • Vermont White Spruce™
  • Norway Spruce
  • Smoky Mountain Christmas™ Collection

  • BH Fraser Fir™
  • Decorating With the Help of the Balsam Hill Branch Sample Kits

    Before you start with your holiday décor, here are a few tips on how you can use the Balsam Hill branch sample kits to help you plan and manage your holiday theme.

  • Fluff the branches or tips so you can see how they look even before you get a tree.
  • Check the colors of the branch samples so you can see if they complement your holiday theme.
  • Some foliage may have several colors; check to see if these add to your holiday theme and if you have ornaments to match.
  • Check how your ornaments would look on the foliage and choose the ones that match. Take note of tones and colors.
  • Check if your chosen branch can support the weight of your ornaments.
  • For more in-depth decorating tips and advice, see video below:

    Knowing what to expect before purchasing an artificial Christmas tree, wreath, or garland will help you plan your holiday decorating in advance by providing you some décor inspiration and ideas. Before you take out your ornaments and other Christmas décor, take a look at Balsam Hill’s branch sample kits so you will know which of your ornaments and décor to use to complete your holiday theme.

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