Friday, December 10, 2010
I love the holidays, absolutely everything about them and I have to say my most favorite part of the holidays is decorating for them! I have tons of holiday décor that go up on the night of Thanksgiving and don’t come down until after the new year! I just love all the joyful colors and sounds of the holidays so when November rolls around I immediately start looking for new décor items to incorporate into the rest of my holiday décor, and this year I noticed that the one thing that I don’t have for the holidays that I absolutely have to have is a wreath so I immediately started searching for a Christmas wreath that would make my holiday décor complete and when I came across the wreath selection at Balsam Hill while searching through their Christmas Trees I knew that I had found the perfect wreath and was thrilled when they agreed to let me review one of their beautiful wreaths as well as give one away right here on The Cartoon Lovin’ Mama!
About Balsam Hill (Taken From Website):
Imagine Christmas morning as you and your family are gathered around your Balsam Hill ® Christmas tree. Children are giggling with excitement and happiness while the adults are sharing memories and laughing together, enjoying this special family time. You look at your tree, and although it has been decorated and displayed since Thanksgiving, it's the perfect shade of green, not a needle lies on the floor, and it looks so realistic that no one can believe that it is not a real tree. You smile and feel relaxed as you think about how easy it was to set up your tree, the welcome absence of sticky sap and needles throughout the house, and the stunning, realistic look that has brightened up the living room for over a month. This is the holiday experience we hope to provide year after year through our luxurious, lifelike Christmas trees.
At Balsam Hill ®, we are committed to creating the best Christmas trees on the market. Our founder, Thomas Harman, was inspired to start Balsam Hill ® by a family member who was allergic to live trees but wanted to create a festive atmosphere in his home during the holidays. When Thomas' search for a lifelike artificial Christmas tree came up empty-handed, our mission was born to develop the most realistic and luxurious artificial trees. To accomplish this mission, our designers carefully craft our trees to mimic nature using site visits and cuttings from live trees as their guides.
About our Christmas Trees
Just how real are our trees? They are routinely used by set designers of popular TV shows and even have been known to fool one of America's most savvy TV hosts into commenting on air about the "live" trees on her set. They routinely grace the lobbies of fine hotels and embassies around the world, and are used in Macy's famous Santaland exhibit in New York City. Fine retailers rely on us throughout the spring and summer to provide gorgeous, lifelike trees as backdrops for their holiday photoshoots for their upcoming catalogs and advertisements. But don't take our word for it – we encourage you to listen to what Lester Holt and Ann Curry had to say about them on NBC's The Today Show. We have also been honored by the Good Housekeeping Research Institute whose expert panel named our BH Balsam Fir ® the "best overall" artificial Christmas tree. Most importantly, our customers express their satisfaction with the trees they have chosen to be a part of their annual holiday traditions.
Our full product line is available for purchase exclusively through our website. To allow you to experience the true realism of our products from the comfort of your own home, we invite you to order our branch sample kit. This kit includes True Needle™ sample branches from each of our Signature Collection trees as well as branch samples from many of our traditional artificial trees in our Classics Collection.
At Balsam Hill ®, we strive for excellence in all that we do. Whether it's developing product innovations such as our ultra-realistic True Needle® branches and our unique Color+Clear ® or Candlelight LED lights, or providing our super-zoom photos so you can view your favorite trees in great detail before your purchase, our goal is for you to enjoy a picture perfect, hassle-free Christmas.
We were sent a beautiful Balsam Fir Christmas Wreath to review and once it arrived at our door I immediately took it out of the box and found the perfect place in my home to display it, my first intentions were to put it on the outside of my front door but once it arrived and I seen how beautiful the wreath was I just couldn’t put it outside in the cold, so I put it in the very middle column of my mantel and it look amazing with the rest of my holiday décor!!!
When the wreath arrived it was packaged very well and held up wonderfully during shipment with no damage what-so-ever and to me that is very, very important!! I’ve ordered wreaths in the past from other companies and when they would arrive at our door they would have been poorly packaged and some of them were missing branches and had been smashed but that was so not the case with our wreath from Balsam Hill! The lights on the wreath are just the clear white lights and makes it fit in wonderfully with my other indoor clear/white lights that I have all along my mantel!
We have been displaying the wreath for a couple of weeks now and everyone who comes into our home has commented on how beautiful it is and how wonderful it looks with the rest of my holiday décor! I feel that the wreath is very high quality and I feel like that if I would have spent money on this wreath out of my pocket that I would have gotten more than expected for the price!
Now, Balsam Hill has way more than just Artificial Christmas Wreaths, they also offer a wide selection of beautiful Artificial Christmas Trees that will sure to fit your style and I’m pretty sure you will find something well within your budget that will dress up your home full of holiday style without breaking the bank!
We love our new Christmas Wreath from Balsam Hill and we could not have been happier with the way it looks along with our home décor and I’m looking forward to having it a part of our holiday décor for many years to come!
If you are looking for new Artificial Christmas Trees or new Artificial Christmas Wreaths I highly recommend checking out the wonderful selection of both Christmas Wreaths and Christmas Trees and after my experience with Balsam Hill I will defiantly be going back for all my future holiday tree and wreath needs!
To purchase the Balsam Fir Christmas Wreath visit the Balsam Hill website!
Balsam Hill has generously offered one of my readers 24” Balsam Fir Christmas Wreath (ARV $59.00) to help add some holiday charm to your home or office!
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Giveaway ends Dec 23, 2010 @ midnight CST. Winner will be chosen at random, using random.org and contacted by e-mail and has 48 hrs to respond before a new winner is chosen.
This review is based strictly my opinion. Others may have a different opinion with the product listed above. I did receive the wreath mentioned above complementary for this review. No monetary compensation was received.
Posted by Stephanie Grant at 12:54 PM