Today I’m decorating a Christmas Tree.
My husband and I have been married for 15 years and buy a live Fraser fir every Christmas. Before you go imagining the happy couple driving home with a tree on top of the car, we have had PLENTY of frustrating experiences (not to mention the cost of 15 years worth of buying live trees). After having a tree fall over in the middle of the night (breaking most of my ornaments), stains on the carpet from leaking water, clogging vacuums with needles, and stressing about forgetting to turn off the lights on an already dry Christmas tree, I was ready to say goodbye to the live tree. I am excited to be partnering with Balsam Hill, because I have always admired their Christmas tree and other decor products. This year, I am saying goodbye to the stress of a live Christmas tree and hello to the ease of an artificial tree. Balsam Hill provided me with a realistic-looking Fraser fir (in the 7.5 size we always buy). There will be no more fighting the weekend after Thanksgiving crowds at the tree farm – our Christmas tree arrived in a box placed on the front doorstep.
Being the organization freak I am, I was overjoyed when I opened the box and found this:
Everything is laid out easy to see and find.
There are storage cases for everything.
The Assembly of the tree is simple.
Every piece is labeled – even my eight-year-old was able to figure it out.
Notice the gloves he is wearing? They come with the tree! Balsam Hill seriously thought of everything.
The hardest part of the assembly is fluffing the tree. It is easy, but it takes time.
Assembly involves simply stacking the numbered tree sections.
Once the sections are connected, and the tree is fluffed, it tree trimming time.
Balsam Hill has many different tree decor themes, but I fell in love with their French Country theme.
The french country ornaments are absolutely gorgeous.
The fillers are just as beautiful. I used the Champagne Metallic Berry Pics, the Jute Pinecone Picks (my favorite), and the Winter Pearl Glitter Picks.
My favorite decor from this collection is the Victorian Cutout Champagne ribbon.
The final touch to my tree was the Lodge Faux Fur Tree Skirt in Smoke. It is so soft and adds beautiful texture to my tree.
So far, I have not missed my live tree yet, but Balsam Hill makes a pretty realistic Christmas tree (and I’ll burn a fir scented candle to make it feel even more authentic).
I would love to know, how do you celebrate the holidays – with a live tree or faux tree (or both)?
Have fun decorating a Christmas tree!
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12 thoughts on “Decorating a Christmas Tree”
Stunning Sara! I love that ribbon too. Balsam Hill has gorgeous Christmas decor.
Thanks, Brenna! And I agree – I love Balsam Hill’s Christmas decor!
We bought a Balsam Hill tree last year for the first time and we absolutely loved it!! We had always had a live tree before and are so pleased with how real it looks. Looking forward to putting it up again soon and adding some of those Balsam Hill accessories you showed us in your post!
Oh my goodness. I LOVE mine too! The only thing I miss is the smell, but I’ll be burning lots of pine candles this year! I hope you find some pretty accessories for your tree. Thanks for taking the time to comment!
Thank you for sharing! Your tree is beautiful and it makes me want to decorate now! Our tradition is to purchase a real tree. I didn’t grow up doing this, but we’ve done a real tree since we had children. This year it will have to go up a little bit later because we want to wait for my daughter to come home from college (she’s a freshman) and go get/cut it down as a family. Keep sharing all things pretty!
What a great tradition, Jodi (and how sweet that you’re waiting on your daughter)! I am sure it’s special to all of you. Thanks for the kind words and have a great rest of your week!
Hi Sara. I just wonder how many ornaments in total did you use for your tree? I’m planning to get them too. Beautiful decoration by the way.
Hi Duyen – thank you! I need to double check, but I think it was somewhere between 4-5 dozen.
Can you please tell me how you actually anchored your ribbon into the tree?
Hi Marsha – My ribbon had wire in it, so I was able to bend it so easily stayed in the tree.