Christmas is my favorite holiday of the year! Every year we travel to Seattle to spend Christmas with my family, but still make it a point to decorate and have a tree to get into the holiday spirit. It brings back so many memories as a child decorating a tree and I want Kaia to have the same tradition and memories. This year we’re having back-to-back guests, so I was sure to decorate before Thanksgiving to really enjoy the season.

    We got our beautiful tree and decorations from Balsam Hill and believe it or not, it’s my first artificial tree. I’ve always heard the best things about Balsam Hill and so happy that I was able to finally get one. Even though I love the smell of pine, I do not miss the falling pines and having it die before Christmas. We got the Classic Blue Spruce, which is a very lush, full elegant tree that was so easy to set up! It already came with hand-strung lights (talk about your tree looking perfectly lit!), so all I had to do was put the 3-piece tree together, fluff out the branches to get the look I wanted and add my ornaments. I also love that it’s free of any allergens, because Kaia has so many allergies. Our Christmas tree looks so realistic that you can’t even tell it’s an artificial tree. When the tree arrived, it came with a tree storage bag, two sets of gloves for handling the tree and extra bulbs/fuses.

    For the ornaments, I wanted a really elegant tree and went with ivory, silver and gold tones. I got the Jumbo French Country Ornament Set and was so impressed with the quality of these handcrafted glass ornaments. They are probably the most beautiful ornaments I’ve ever seen/felt. It’s unlike any ornament that you buy in-store. Not only do these come in jumbo like the ones I got, but they also have the regular sized ones as well. They also make a gorgeous gift too if you have anyone on your Christmas list that needs a new beautiful set!

    The Ivory Magnolia Picks adds an effortless elegance to the tree and love that the center of the magnolia has a glitter encrusted center to really add some shimmer to the tree when the lights hit it. The picks are really easy to add to the tree and the petals are soft and bendable too. Love the magnolia’s in the tree! I also added these Winter Pearl Glitter Picks and thought these were a chic touch as they are glitter branches crowned with faux pearl teardrops. These really are such a great compliment for my themed tree. Each of the magnolia and winter glitter picks come in a set of 12.

    For our tree topper, we went with this gorgeous Nicole Miller Starburst Tree Topper that is coated with gold glitter and sprinkled with faux pearls to really make a gorgeous statement. And last but not least, we went the Juliette Fringed Tree Skirt. This tree skirt is inspired by Moroccan wedding blankets and embellished with sequins in a champagne gold hue to add a romantic flair to my tree.

    Love how beautiful this tree looks in our home! I highly recommend a Balsam Hill artificial Christmas tree and ornaments. Right now they are having a huge sale up to 50% off, so this may be a great time to purchase your dream tree you’ve always wanted!

    Thank you Balsam Hill for sponsoring this post. All my opinions are my own. 

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