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As our month-long Christmas in July campaign concluded on July 31st, we rejoice and express our gratitude for the strong support of the Balsam Hill community in sharing with those in need.

For the month of July, we put out a call to donate to four charity partners by engaging with the Balsam Hill Facebook page. A like was worth $0.50, while a comment or a share was worth $1. The support we received was truly inspiring and the feedback from our partners has been overwhelmingly positive.

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A Charitable Christmas in July: Ronald McDonald House at Stanford

All July, we will be publishing posts about our partner charities on the Balsam Hill Facebook page, and we are inviting you to extend a helping hand by liking, sharing, or commenting. On your behalf, Balsam Hill will donate $0.50 per like and $1 for every comment or share. On July 31, we will publish a special post where you can comment the name of your chosen charity to contribute $1 to their cause. This week, we’re shining the light on the Ronald McDonald House at Stanford.

a happy moment with a family from the Ronald McDonald House at Stanford

Ronald McDonald House at Stanford (the House) was founded in 1979 to create a safe and supportive environment for families with seriously ill or injured children. It has since become the largest Ronald McDonald House in the world and can accommodate up to 123 families every night. Learn more about Ronald McDonald House at Stanford in our interview below:
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Balsam Hill Australia’s Yulefest: A Joyous Midyear Celebration

Christmas is one of the most highly anticipated holidays of the year, and is observed in many different ways around the world. In Australia, Yulefest is celebrated midyear during the cold months, in addition to the usual December festivities. It’s perfect for spending time with family and friends, enjoying good food and creating happy memories to last for seasons to come.

Heritage Spice Wreath cleverly displayed on a white chair

Photo courtesy of Style Curator

Take a peek at how two of our lovely friends spread Yulefest cheer by sprucing up their gatherings in elegant “Christmas in July” style. Read This Entry

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Comment, Like and Share for a Charitable Christmas in July

As we celebrate midyear festivities, we should also remember to share our blessings with those in need. Balsam Hill is hosting its annual Christmas in July campaign to raise funds for various charitable causes.

Donating is easy: all you need to do is like, comment, and share. From July 1 to 31, we’ll be publishing posts on our Facebook page, and invite you to engage with them to raise funds for our four charity partners. A like is worth $0.50, while a comment or a share is worth $1. On July 31, we will publish a special post where you can comment with the name of your chosen charity to contribute $1 to the cause involved.

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Balsam Hill’s Christmas in July Campaign: Give Christmas Love this Summer

It’s July once again and to continue Balsam Hill’s efforts in giving back to the community, we’re hosting another Christmas in July Campaign to raise funds and awareness for worthwhile causes. We’re inviting everyone to make a donation to select charitable institutions through the crowd-funding site, Indiegogo. In return, we will match 100% of donations up to the first $1,000 raised for each charity, and then 10% of any donations on top of that. Anyone who contributes $50 or more will receive a special gift from Balsam Hill.

Below are our partner charities that need your love and support:


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Embrace’s mission is to save the lives of infants affected by neonatal hypothermia by distributing effective yet inexpensive infant warmers. They also provide communities around the world with education programs that address the root causes of the said condition. You can donate to Embrace via this link. Read This Entry

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Christmas in July: Balsam Hill Doubles the Donations

Balsam Hill is spreading the joy of the holidays all throughout the year with our Christmas in July charity fundraiser. We have partnered with 10 bloggers who have each selected a foundation. Help them raise money for their cause by donating here.

We will double the amount of all donations made on July 25 to 27 and match up to $1000 of the total funds raised for each charity.

Every $5 donation entitles you to one entry in our Christmas ornament raffle promo. With a $25 donation, you will receive one of our signature Mistletoe and Holly ornaments, an amazing keepsake to commemorate the spirit of giving. Donate now and help us rekindle the message of Christmas no matter the season.

Balsam Hill is celebrating Christmas in July by helping 10 bloggers raise funds for charity all in the spirit of giving.
Our Christmas in July raffle winner will receive our Mistletoe and Holly ornament set
Dagmar Obert | Balsam Hill Design Consultant

Christmas in July: Giving Should Be More than Once a Year

Dagmar Obert of Balsam Hill celebrates Christmas in July by giving back raising money for her chosen charity. Read her insights on her beneficiary and her answers to Balsam Hill’s questions about the virtues of generosity and compassion.

The holidays are not the only time we can embrace the spirit of generosity. In fact, we have the entire year to share our blessings with others. This July, Balsam Hill pledges to match up to $1,000 in donations to a selected charity through its Christmas in July Charity Campaign. Here is some information about the organization I intend to help, and why it has a special place in my heart.

Christmas in July charity recipient: Special olympics logo

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Balsam Hill’s Christmas in July Charity Fundraising and Christmas Ornament Kit Raffle Promo

December isn’t the only time we can relish in the spirit of charity, and Balsam Hill’s Christmas in July is redefining the new season of giving. We are partnering with 10 bloggers to help raise awareness and funds for their chosen charity through IndieGogo, the crowdfunding platform.

To support our friends, we will be featuring their cause in an interview series with our resident design expert Dagmar Obert. We will also be matching up to $1000 in total funds raised by each blogger. Click on the charity organizations to learn more about your favorite blogger’s special cause: 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