Product information and reviews are key in choosing an artificial Christmas tree online. At Balsam Hill, we provide complete tree specifications and high-resolution photos that let you zoom in on details. More than that, we want you to experience the real thing yourself. Easily select your tree by comparing tree foliage samples from our exclusive Balsam Hill Branch Sample Kit.
Learn more from our Founder and CEO, Thomas Harman, in the video below. Scroll down for tips on how to use the Branch Sample Kit in choosing the best artificial Christmas tree.
Step 1: Order the Branch Sample Kit
The Balsam Hill Branch Sample Kit contains actual branch clippings of our best-selling trees. This allows you to see and feel different Christmas tree foliage types from the comfort of your home.
Step 2: Group the Christmas Tree Sample Branches
Upon arrival, open your kit and sort the sample branches by color, needle type, or realism. This makes it easier for you to narrow down your favorites.
Our artificial Christmas trees are categorized into three levels of realism:
These have more than 65% True Needle™ (PE) foliage for outstanding realism, with Classic Needles (PVC) near the trunk for added fullness.
With up to 65% True Needle (PE) foliage mixed with Classic Needle (PVC), these Christmas trees strike the right balance between realism and budget.
Our most cost-effective Christmas trees, these are made from 100% Classic Needle (PVC) foliage.
Step 3: Fluff and Pick Your Favorites
Branches are compressed for shipping, so you need to fluff them into their proper shape. Spread the tips evenly to get a better idea of their unique look. Also, note the color and style of the needles.
Step 4: Match the Tree Branches with Christmas Ornaments
Aside from doing a side-by-side comparison of the Christmas tree sample branches, you may also want to coordinate them with your existing decorations based on color and style. Here are some tips to guide you:
Warm yellow, orange, and red hues look striking against dark green needles, such as those of the California Baby Redwood. Meanwhile, cool blues and purples complement the blue-green tips of the Sanibel Spruce or the white needles of the Denali White Christmas Tree.
Check if the branch structure can support the size and weight of your favorite ornaments. For bigger accents, look for trees with widely spaced branches. Consider sparse Christmas trees, like the European Fir or Yukon Spruce.
Step 5: Check Tree Details on Our Website
Once you've identified your favorite Christmas tree branch samples, look them up on the Balsam Hill website. Each product page shows you the tree heights and light types available, so you can choose the model that best suits your needs. Click 'DETAILED SPECS' to learn more.
Scroll down the product page to see the tree's needle composition. True Needle refers to our realistic PE needles, while Classic Needles are flat, traditional needles. Most of our trees have True Needle foliage near the front of the tree for a lifelike look, with Classic Needles to add fullness at the center.
Step 6: Apply the Balsam Hill Coupon Credit
Found the artificial Christmas tree that’s right for you? Order it online and enter your coupon code upon checkout. This applies the price of your Balsam Hill Branch Sample Kit towards your first Christmas tree order.
We hope this answered your questions about our Branch Sample Kit. For more information, please reach out to our Customer Service team here.