Tuesday, December 01, 2015
There's no better way to get into the holiday spirit than to decorate your home for the holidays! A few weeks ago we were invited to the opening of Balsam Hill's holiday tree lot. Just like at our visit to Balsam Hill last year, we previewed Balsam Hill's amazing assortment of holiday trees and wreaths. Balsam Hill's premium greenery is so lush and thick, and their special molded plastic needles look so much like the real thing, why wouldn't you make the investment and get a Balsam Hill tree that will last for generations?
Balsam Hill doesn't just sell trees and wreaths; they also have swags and bows and ornaments and all kinds of seasonal decor. Everything you need to decorate your home for the holidays is available at Balsam Hill! Jammy fell in love with the mama and baby polar bear figures that are so soft and silky, everyone will want to give them a cuddle. They're also so sturdy, an 11 year-old can sit on them!
Prizes were raffled off to event guests, and we won this beautiful German-made Santa Nutcracker. It is so well made, with intricate details like the berries on Santa's tree staff and the gift tag on Santa's burlap sack. We are thrilled to display this on our holiday mantel!
Balsam Hill designers were on hand to show off some of their creations and offer wreath decorating tips (speaking of tips, check out my recent post with wreath decorating tips for beginners).
The highlight of the evening was a wreath decorating contest where bloggers were given huge pre-lit wreaths to decorate. We were given access to a table full of ornaments, flowers, branches and bows, as well as crafting materials like florists wire, scissors and a glue gun, and forty-five minutes to put everything together.
The wreath decorating contest was so much fun!! Just like at last year's Balsam Hill event, I had two secret weapons: my assistant decorators, 3Po and Jammy. Sometimes having too many decorators in a wreath decorating contest is like having too many cooks in the kitchen, but we made an awesome team, and won FIRST PLACE!! All the other wreaths were amazing, so it was indeed a great thrill and honor to have all three judges (the Balsam Hill decorators) vote unanimously for our wreath. The boys were over the moon!
Our prize for winning the contest was a Balsam Hill gift card, which we plan to use to buy a new holiday tree. Our current tree is not pre-lit, so we want a pre-lit tree to save us the hassle of stringing lights. Jammy really wants a pre-lit tree that has a remote to control the lights! Yes, Balsam Hill has trees where you can switch from clear lights to colored lights with the push of a button. How cool is that?
What with our new Nutcracker, our new award-winning wreath, our wreath from last year, and our new tree, our home is going to look amazing this holiday season! Thank you Balsam Hill for all the inspiration!
Check out more photos of the beautiful trees, wreaths, garlands, ornaments, and seasonal decor available at the Balsam Hill tree lot and at Balsamhill.com:
Disclosure: I was a guest of Balsam Hill at their recent showroom opening and received a goody bag, a wreath, and prizes. No other form of compensation was received. The views and opinions expressed here are my own.