The Great Christmas Giveaway: Trimming The Tree


It takes a full week to decorate our family farm for Christmas. My mother-in-law starts in her Great Room and finishes with giant nut crackers guarding the gate. Before she even thinks about pulling the ladder down from the attic to get the boxes of glittery globes, angels, and yards of ribbon, she pours heavy cream into a copper pot to make the best hot chocolate ever. This year we decided to make her life a little easier by setting up a Balsam Hill Fir in her home.


The Balsam Hill Fir was my first introduction to the Balsam Hill collection of Christmas trees. I had serious doubts that an artificial tree could ever replace a real one, so I was not exactly an easy convert. I still surprise myself in saying that I am now totally sold. It’s almost impossible to convince guests that the great pine standing before them is indeed artificial. The easy setup and gorgeous built-in lighting make the choice a total no-brainer.

Trimming The Tree


Christmas is the one time of year when you get a chance to put all of your treasured family memories on display, perfectly captured in the ornaments that you place on your tree. We decided to celebrate the wonderful world of ornaments in today’s installment of our Great Christmas Giveaway, and what better way than by giving away a gorgeous Mistletoe and Holly Ornament Set by Balsam Hill. The 35-piece set is filled with shimmery golds, emerald greens, and timeless Christmas icons ranging from jingle bells to Santa on his sleigh. Use the form below to enter the giveaway!

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Be sure to check in all next week as we continue giving away Christmas. And if you missed our previous post, you definitely need to head over so you don’t miss out on the opportunity to win a gorgeous new Balsam Hill tree of your very own. Until then, check out these cookie recipes that are as festive as they are delicious and will, without a doubt, be making an appearance at next week’s Christmas cookie swap:

Holly Leaf Cookies

DIY Holly Leaf Cookies (via The Sweet Adventures of Sugarbelle)

Visit The Sweet Adventures of Sugarbelle for the recipe.

Reindeer Meringue Cookies

Reindeer Meringue Cookies (via I Heart Kitchen)

Visit I Heart Kitchen for the recipe.

Christmas Drum Cookies

Christmas Drum Cookies (via Glorious Treats)

Visit Glorious Treats for the recipe.

Flourless Hot Cocoa Cookies

Flourless Hot Chocolate Cookies  Recipe (via Fork Knife Swoon)

Visit Fork Knife Swoon for the recipe.

P.S. I had a ball reading all of your Christmas stories in the comments of our previous post and can’t wait to hear more! Special ornaments you made as a child, recipes and traditions you’ve passed down to your children, your own mistletoe memories… we want them all!

This post is sponsored by Balsam Hill.