Gift wrapping at Balsam Hill

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On Saturday I ventured south to Burlingame and the Balsam Hill showroom. Balsam Hill is an artificial Christmas tree manufacturer. This year they have a pop-up showroom at their warehouse. They have been having many holiday events throughout the season and I was there to share wrapping ideas and tips with shoppers.

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I have several friends who are allergic to cut Christmas trees. I've been recommending they check out the showroom. Besides the trees being realistic the showroom offers the experience of picking out your tree in a festive environment. More sense stimulating than ordering from the internet or buying at a big box store.

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Tape is a great way to make a faux bow that will hold up when shipping presents in the mail.

Tape is a great way to make a faux bow that will hold up when shipping presents in the mail.

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The tree lot.

The tree lot.

Behind the showroom walls open box trees are ready to go on the floor at a discount.

Behind the showroom walls open box trees are ready to go on the floor at a discount.

Turns out there's a Shasta Fir tree in this world.

Turns out there's a Shasta Fir tree in this world.