Elegant Centerpiece and Tabletop Inspirations for the Holidays

Tables are important practical fixtures in a lot of homes. What many people are not aware of is that they can also be turned into impressive holiday displays that embody the festive spirit of the season.

an elegant christmas display using Balsam Hill's premium products

With an exquisite selection of holiday accent pieces, you can delight everyone with your decorative theme and make celebrations even more special. Here at Balsam Hill, we give you Christmas table decoration ideas to help you achieve that sophisticated look perfect for the holidays.

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Elegant Tablescapes: Ideas for Your Christmas Table Settings

One of the most unforgettable moments during the holidays is when the family sits down for a traditional feast and spends time together. This creates an opportunity for you to fill your dining room with the festive, cheerful, and stunning appeal of Christmas and show how much you care about everyone present. A great way do this is by preparing a beautiful table setting. Here are eight elegant Christmas table decoration ideas we love:

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Class and Sophistication during Your Holiday Dinners

a classy table setting featuring white, silver and clear glass


A timeless and refined tablescape is always a delightful option during the holidays. In the photo above, we see a lace placemat breathe an air of grace into the room. It is gorgeously accompanied by china with a silver border as well as silver cutlery, a combination that adds stately elegance. Finish it off with napkins wrapped in silver rings and glassware that echoes the pattern of your mat. Guests will certainly feel the beauty of a winter wonderland on your table.

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The Balsam Hill Traveler: Celebrating Christmas in Sun-kissed Sonoma

Much like an artist’s masterpiece, Sonoma County features a rich blend of colors bursting with life. The vast sun-kissed plains and magnificent evergreen forests are further highlighted by the vibrancy of the cerulean ocean coasts. This famed California valley – referred to as the birthplace of the California Wine Industry – has long offered an excellent sanctuary for people who seek a relaxing and invigorating holiday.

Sonoma Valley

In our ongoing series on Christmas trees, the Balsam Hill Traveler comes home to the warmth and splendor of the California coast. Join us as we indulge in the natural beauty of Sonoma, one of the places that inspired our artisan trees.

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‘Tis the Season to Start Giving! Join Balsam Hill’s Charity Christmas Tree Contest 2013

Make the holiday season truly a season of giving. Nominate your favorite charity in Balsam Hill’s 2013 Charity Christmas Tree Contest for a chance to win a wonderful Rocky Mountain Pine Tree for the foundation and a $150 gift card for yourself!

Nominate your favorite charity in Balsam Hill's Charity Christmas Tree Contest 2013


Tell us why a Balsam Hill tree would be the perfect Christmas tree for your chosen organization. Inspire the Balsam Hill community on Facebook with a heartwarming story of your favorite charity. The organization with the highest number of fan votes will win.

The nomination period runs until November 24, 2013 at 11:59 pm PST. Voting begins on November 25, 2013 at 9:00 am PST and runs until December 5, 2013 at 11:59 pm PST.


To join, ‘Like’ our Balsam Hill fan page on Facebook and register your name and email address as well as your favorite charity organization’s official name, email address, and website via our designated app. Provide a short description of why you would like a Balsam Hill tree for your chosen foundation. Incomplete entries may be disregarded. Entrants must secure the permission of their selected charity before nominating the group. Registration is free and does not require the purchase of any product. Visit our FB page to learn more about our contest rules.


Win a Rocky Mountain Pine for your favorite charity in Balsam Hill's Charity Christmas Tree Contest 2013

Balsam Hill’s Rocky Mountain Pine Tree


Balsam Hill will be donating a gorgeous Rocky Mountain Pine Tree to the winning organization and awarding a $150 gift card to the person who nominated the winner.

Our Rocky Mountain Pine tree is a classic Christmas tree known for its sturdy branches, flexible needles, and ultra-realistic texture. Your favorite charity will love displaying this magnificent tree and adorning it with abundant ornaments.


The Balsam Hill Traveler: Vermont’s White Christmas

For decades, Vermont has captivated the imagination of many with clear blue skies, verdant forests, and picturesque mountains. Its natural beauty has become world-renowned and drawn even the most prominent figures into making the region their second home.

Vermont Town

In the second edition of the Balsam Hill Traveler special on Christmas trees, join us as we marvel at the unique and fascinating charm of the Green Mountain State. Find out how Vermont’s famous white Christmas became one of Balsam Hill’s inspirations for our illustrious Vermont Signature® collection of artificial Christmas trees.

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The Balsam Hill Traveler: Aspen’s Wintry Charm

As one of the world’s premier ski destinations, Aspen continues to provide travelers with a luxurious winter retreat. Surrounded by magnificent snow-capped mountains, lush evergreen forests, and deep tranquil lakes, this Rocky Mountain refuge casts the image of an artist’s portrait coming to life. Those who come to visit Aspen are enamored by its enchanting beauty and its secluded sophisticated nature.

The Maroon Bells and the Maroon Lake

For the first edition of our Christmas trees special, the Balsam Hill Traveler journeys through the breathtaking valleys of Aspen, Colorado. We take a closer look at how the natural charm of this winter sanctuary has come to inspire one of Balsam Hill’s exquisite collections of artificial holiday trees: the Aspen Christmas collection.

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How to Choose an Artificial Christmas Tree: Hassle-free Shopping with the Balsam Hill Branch Sample Kit

Christmas is fast approaching, and the next thing you know, you may already be hearing Christmas carols being played everywhere. Why not start the holiday season at home by setting up a beautiful tree that meets your needs and expectations?

A transitional home with a magnificent Balsam Hill artificial Christmas tree and wreath

Balsam Hill is all about creating beautiful and high-quality artificial Christmas trees. In 2007, we received the Good Housekeeping Seal for our BH Balsam Fir®, which was recognized as the year’s ‘Best Overall’ artificial Christmas tree. Our evergreens are so realistic that they seem like they were cut from a lush mountain forest.

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4 Gorgeous Fresh Wreaths You’ll Love

Decorative wreaths featuring the splendor and bounty of the outdoor landscape are a wonderful way to bring beauty into your living spaces. With Balsam Hill’s exquisite fresh wreaths, you not only add gorgeous visual appeal to your indoors but also invoke the scent of the season and enliven the atmosphere of your home.

Our wreaths, which are among our latest offerings this season, are crafted using elements newly harvested from a premium farm in Northern California. They are delivered fresh and dry beautifully overtime, guaranteeing that the wreaths stay gorgeous for seasons to come.

Fresh Cinnamon Fall Wreath

Balsam Hill's fresh to dry Cinnamon Fall Wreath
Fresh Cinnamon Fall Wreath

Fused with the delectable aroma of real cinnamon sticks, our cinnamon fall wreath boasts of an assemblage of fresh salal leaves, lotus pods, pine cones, curly willow, sweet annie, and achillea of the pearl. It features a wonderful balance of textures, shapes, and colors, making it a delightful addition to any home. Best of all, the neutral pairing of hues not only complements autumn but also goes well with the crisp winter season. An excellent match with verdant green trees and garlands, this will make an excellent piece for your holiday mantel.
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