Category Archives: My Balsam Hill Christmas Tree

Everything you need to know about Balsam Hill’s line of artificial Christmas trees: from assembly and decorating to storage and troubleshooting

Dagmar Obert | Balsam Hill Design Consultant

12 Bloggers of Christmas: Kristin of Bliss at Home

Bliss at Home is the brainchild of design enthusiast and wife, Kristin. She started the blog in 2012 as a means of inspiring readers to look at their homes in a new light, and to encourage others to embrace their personal styles. Kristin describes her design aesthetic as “daring but lovely” – as she has a passion for taking the traditional and classic, and combining it with fresh and modern elements.

She is also known for her talent for creating glam spaces that mesh well with family living. Learn more about Kristin and her inspirations in our Q&A.

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Dagmar Obert | Balsam Hill Design Consultant

12 Bloggers of Christmas: Debbie of Refresh Restyle

Debbie is the self-professed multi-tasker behind the blog Refresh Restyle. A combination of cooking tips, crafts, and design inspiration, Debbie’s blog is a chronicle of the ongoing projects she has, tried and tested recipes, and her journey to learning new skills and giving spaces a fresh new face.


Her passion is evident in her writing, as she shares her ideas for refreshing and revamping looks, and decorating in practical ways. Let’s find out more about what inspires Debbie through our exclusive Q&A below.

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Dagmar Obert | Balsam Hill Design Consultant

12 Bloggers of Christmas: Kristin of Hunted Interior

Kristin is more than just a loving wife to her husband and caring mom to her daughter and stepson, she is also the founder of Hunted Interior. Armed with years of experience in international hotel design, she began the blog in 2011 to share decorating tips and practical ways of creating a luxurious space in your own home.

Kristin of Hunted Interior

Her design aesthetic revolves around layering different elements together to produce a beautiful space for people to enjoy. Read on and learn more about Kristin in our Q&A below. Read This Entry

Dagmar Obert | Balsam Hill Design Consultant

12 Bloggers of Christmas: Beth of Home Stories A to Z

Beth is the talented DIY crafter behind Home Stories A to Z. She grew up having a passion for all things beautiful, learning how to put together appealing spaces as they moved from state to state when she was a child. It was her desire to share stories of city living with her family which led her to blogging.
beth home stories

Beth co-founded Haven Conference in 2012, an annual gathering for DIY bloggers and enthusiasts. Her work has been featured in numerous popular magazines, as a testament to her skill and love for design. Get to know Beth more through our Q&A section below.

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Dagmar Obert | Balsam Hill Design Consultant

12 Bloggers of Christmas: Dagmar’s Decorated Tree

For Balsam Hill’s third annual 12 Bloggers of Christmas campaign, we’ve invited an incredibly talented group of bloggers to open their doors and share their inspiring holiday decorating styles with us. I am happy and proud to be kicking off this series with a peek at my new Balsam Hill Christmas tree.

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Thomas "Mac" Harman | CEO of Balsam Hill

Our Delightful Castle Peak Pine

It’s our busy time of year, and as we prepare for our peak season, it can be easy to forget why we do what we do. In the midst of all the busy-ness, I had a truly refreshing experience yesterday.

A media publication contacted us and asked if they could run a story about Balsam Hill, to which we happily obliged. They asked to do a photo shoot with me and one of our trees in a home setting, and since we are so busy, I asked a friend to set up and decorate a tree for the photo shoot. I arrived after all the decorating was done, and found a gorgeously decorated Castle Peak Pine awaiting.

Castle Peak Pine from Balsam Hill

Balsam Hill’s Castle Peak Pine features 100% True Needle™ tips for exceptional realism.

My friend and her daughter were beaming, they were so thrilled with how great the tree looked. It was the first time they’d set up a Balsam Hill tree, and they bashfully admitted to me that they had always had fresh Christmas trees, but after setting up the Castle Peak Pine, they were pretty much convinced to buy a Balsam Hill tree. Read This Entry

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10 Most Popular Christmas Trees

When it comes to finding the perfect Christmas tree, there are many factors to consider. Is a tree prone to drying out? Does it look good with ornaments? What about the sturdiness and appearance of its branches? We’ve made a list of the top 10 Christmas trees to make your choices easier.


Putting up a tree is best done with family, especially children (Photo courtesy of The Mama Notes)

Putting up a tree is best done with family (Photo courtesy of The Mama Notes)

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PVC vs Polyethylene Christmas Trees – What’s the Difference?

When shopping for a high quality artificial Christmas tree, you will probably encounter trees made out of a few different materials. The two most popular are the industry standard of PVC (which stands for Polyvinyl Chloride) and the newer option of Polyethylene (sometimes referred to as PE). While they may seem similar from afar, the material that an artificial tree is made of will have distinct effects on both its realism and durability. Here are some things you should know when comparing PVC vs Polyethylene Christmas trees for your needs.

PVC Christmas Trees

When artificial Christmas trees were first introduced, nearly all of them featured needles made of PVC. This material is a type of vinyl that is hard-pressed into thin paper-like pieces, then cut into fine, rectangular strips to emulate the appearance of pine needles. The strands are then twisted between two strings of wire to outline the tree branches. Read This Entry

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Top 5 Most Realistic Christmas Trees

Here at Balsam Hill, we take pride in our commitment to creating the most realistic artificial Christmas trees. Our trees are highly regarded for their beauty and exceptional realism, and we’re constantly finding ways to make our products even better.

Through thoughtful design and our True Needle™ technology, we are able to replicate nature’s finest foliage—from the color and texture of the needle tips, to the structure and shape of the tree. Here are five of the most realistic Christmas trees crafted by Balsam Hill.

BH Balsam Fir™

BH Balsam Fir by Balsam Hill

BH Balsam Fir™ by Balsam Hill

One of Balsam Hill’s best-selling trees, the BH Balsam Fir received high marks from Good Housekeeping Magazine for its color and natural-looking branches, emerging as the “Best Overall” of all the trees tested. Crafted with an abundance of True Needle foliage, our tree mimics the teardrop shape, distinct needles, and lush tips of Abies balsamea in amazing detail. Read This Entry

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Balsam Hill Christmas Tree Inspirations: The Revelstoke Fir

Here at Balsam Hill, we take great pride in crafting some of the most realistic artificial Christmas in the market. Our goal is to capture the beauty of real evergreens down to its minutest detail in order to provide homeowners with the best quality Christmas tree that would last them for years. We make sure that each Balsam Hill Christmas tree is unique and special to match any decorating theme.

Revelstoke National Park

The Picturesque Landscape of Revelstoke National Park, BC, Canada

In this edition of Balsam Hill Christmas Tree Inspirations, we feature one of our newest artificial Christmas tree creations: the Revelstoke Fir. Inspired by the captivating charm of Canada’s vast forests, our tree lets you bring the elegance of the north to your home. Read This Entry