over50feeling40: Balsam Hill 12 Bloggers of Christmas 2016
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Nov 18, 2016

Balsam Hill 12 Bloggers of Christmas 2016

Friends and family know I take Christmas very seriously…it is hands down my favorite time of year.  So, when BALSAM HILL invited me to be one of their  12 Bloggers of Christmas this year, I could not answer YES fast enough.

Each light, ornament, and moment is so very special to me and I have worked tirelessly to make Christmas my own for me and for my family.  Now, with three grandchildren, I hope to pass this love of the holiday down to them.  Christmas is about heritage...cozy...warm...inviting...family to all of us.  
My wedding anniversary is also in December, so Christmas for our new family began with a precious snowman I discovered on our first anniversary in Frederiksberg, Texas.  This little guy to the left began my snowman collection.  In the past 32 years, I have built the snowmen, Santas from around the world, and Christmas trees into collections which are all displayed in my traditional red, green, and plaid d├ęcor. My adult children know the stories behind each one.

Last year, I added some burlap to update the look, but every year I enhance the collections.  This year, to be able to add BALSAM HILL ORNAMENTS had me on the brink of tears.  These ornaments are stunning and fit into my own aesthetic perfectly.  I sat for an hour unwrapping each ornament, holding it up and fully appreciating the design, detail, and beauty. 

 I was like a child in a Christmas movie smiling with pure pleasure while sitting with the ornament box in my lap.  Each one became more special than the last.

We always had a real Christmas tree when my children were young, and we enjoyed the whole process of selection and decorating.  But, my husband and I had already discussed the plus side of artificial trees.  We were just skeptical of finding one which looked authentic.  Upon opening our BALSAM HILL TREE, we immediately knew we had no concerns…the tree is amazing how it is made.  Our 26-year-old son walked in the house and said, “Woa…it does look real!”  The whole family has seen it and put their seal of approval on it…when I honestly expected push back.
Balsam Hill products are incredible…high quality and beautiful in craftsmanship from tree to shining ornaments.  My little snowman started my collections and Balsam Hill is making sure my traditions go on.   I cannot wait to see them next week also.  Balsam Hill will debut their "Deck the Halls" float in the 90th Anniversary Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday, November 24th, 2016. That is another tradition at our house...turkey, the parade, and football!
I have already Decked our Halls and love having them decked early this year.  Check out BALSAM HILL…you will not regret it!

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

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Disclaimer:  I was provided product for this post but the words are my own.


  1. I also have a collection of snow folks. I put them out right after Thanksgiving to bring us good luck for a white Christmas

  2. These photos of Christmas are beautiful. You really captured the mood of the holiday. I remember as a child my mother had in our basement what she referred to as the "Christmas Room". There she stored and collected some of the most unique Christmas balls and table top decorations. She started decorating the day after Thanksgiving. It lasted until the day before Christmas Eve. When finished there were 5 rooms (tv room, dinning room, hallway, formal living room and library) individually sparkling in Holiday Cheer. It was truly magically. Thanks for posting. This brings back such warm memories. Merry Christmas!

  3. Oh my Pam! This tree is amazing. We've been discussing an artificial tree for years but thought they would be hokey. Yours is stunning. I'll check them out!

  4. Gorgeous tree & decorations, Pam!

    I've been thinking of getting an artificial tree as we are often gone for parts of the holidays... I'll definitely check out Balsam Hill!

    Andrea’s Wellness Notes

  5. Beautiful post! We've had a Balsam Hill tree for years. Very realistic, easy to store & put up and doesn't die when we leave home and can't water it. ;-)


  6. Lovely! Which Balsam Hill tree is it? Height? Type? There are so many it is hard to choose?


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