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Artificial Christmas Trees Top the News on The Today Show With Matt and Merideth

Artificial Christmas trees have gained in popularity over recent times and Balsam Hill® is the name that is associated with this trend. Though some would attribute the attractiveness of these products to an interest in the environment, others say it has more to do with the ease and convenience that they provide. Who doesn’t remember pine needles stuck in carpet for weeks after Christmas and the worries of a fire due to a dried out tree? Balsam Hill® is the leader in crafting artificial Christmas trees that have a realistic look and feel, plus, they are notorious for their easy assemblies. This was reiterated during a recent feature on the Today Show.

Balsam Hill® is known for quality and each of the artificial Christmas trees is made to be as real as possible. Beyond that, the ease of assembly and storage is paramount. Because convenience is a part of the mission undertaken by Balsam Hill® the company is always on the lookout for ways to make things more convenient for customers. With that in mind many innovations have come about. Many of the company’s artificial Christmas trees are pre-lighted, and each tree with both color and clear lights receives a free remote control. The remote allows one to turn the lights on or off, switch between clear or multi colored, or use both, all with just a touch of a button.

Balsam Hill®’s innovative technology has developed True Needle™, which allows for the realism provided in the foliage of the artificial Christmas trees. The needles of the trees actually have a pigment structure, texture, and color very similar to that of natural evergreen needles. One of the most distinctive features of this technology is the color variations within the branches. The branch may be a very dark color and the needles may then start off as a dark color and slowly fade to a lighter shade of green. This is truly a unique technology, exclusive to Balsam Hill®.

Set up of all artificial Christmas trees made by Balsam Hill® is always easy, but assembly of the Artificial Trees Instant Evergreen is almost instantaneous, which means the buyer is quickly ready to decorate the tree. Balsam Hill® has that covered too. The company offers high-end, luxurious Artificial Christmas Trees Ornaments that perfectly complement the luscious trees. Because these Artificial Christmas Trees Ornaments are unique, they can add a touch of elegance and charm to any Christmas tree.

Another product offered by Balsam Hill® that has taken the market by storm is the flatback tree. Just as the name implies, one side of the tree is flat, making this the perfect choice for small or tight spaces. After adding the beautiful Artificial Christmas Trees Ornaments and other decorations it is easy to forget that this is actually a ‘half tree’.

Balsam Hill®’s mission is to create the most luxuriously realistic Artificial Christmas trees ever produced. The company also works diligently to meet and exceed customers’ expectations for beauty and convenience. Though ages ahead of other artificial Christmas tree companies, Balsam Hill® is committed to making continual improvements to offer customers, as evidenced by such innovations as the Artificial Trees Instant Evergreen and the Flatback tree.

Santa Letters Expose Santa Has Real Mouse Helpers!

In a recent interview about the handling of Santa letters, Santa himself revealed a long kept secret. Mice help organize and maintain the many letters received at the North Pole. This news is shocking because it is the elves that have long been given credit for helping Santa with every detail of the Christmas preparation.

Santa Claus disclosed in an interview with the North Pole Gazette that Christmas letters begin pouring into his mailbox as early as September every year. Santa said that he realized he could not keep track of the gazillions of letters by himself, and he stressed that he did not want to overlook even one of those carefully crafted notes. Santa said that his elves are too busy making toys to assist with such a task so he had to be innovative in finding helpers.

As he looked around the North Pole he thought about the many animals that live there. It’s true that birds and fish often help with the delivery of the santa letters but they live outdoors, Santa needed help after the letters arrived, after they are in his house. Suddenly, like a bolt of lightning Santa thought about the thousands of mice that live with him and Mrs. Claus. The fact is that the mice like to stay indoors, where it is warm and cozy. And they are always asking what they can do to help out, but in the past it seemed their size kept them from being very helpful at all. However, even a little mouse can help organize mail.

Santa immediately set out to teach his mice how to organize the mail in a way that would expedite the entire system. Santa and Mrs. Claus labeled baskets for each of the various countries and for each type of animal. All the mice had to do was place each letter in the appropriate basket. This meant that a santa letter from a dog would go into the dog basket and a letter from a rabbit into the rabbit basket, and so on.

Hailei Corin, is Santa’s little public relations guru and she states “Santa can now insure that everyone that sends a letter to him will receive personalized letters from santa. It seems this has eased Santa’s mind immensely as he shared one of his greatest worries in the past was that he would somehow miss a few letters, and children somewhere waiting for letters from santa would be disappointed”.

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Personalized Laser Engraved Divot Tools With Golfers Name Permanently Engraved Along With The Golf Club Logo And Tournament Name

Personalized Laser Engraved Divot Tools with each golfers name permanently engraved along with the golf club logo and tournament name are good for a Club’s marketing plan and good for their green maintenance.

Fiber Laser Systems, LLC (fls-us.com) provides High Quality Stainless Steel Laser Engraved Divot Tools that are ideal for Golf Tournaments. These tools can be laser engrave (One Side) with a club logo, tournament name, and participants name for a very low price of $1.95 per tool plus shipping with a minimum order of 100 pieces.

Each Divot Tool is a unique item with the golfers name as the variable. All that’s needed is camera ready graphic information or vector files i.e. Adobe Illustrator and excel spread sheet of golfer names. Fiber Laser Systems can provide a free sample or photo of the sample before proceeding with production. FLS will engrave whatever information you want on the divot tool and does not charge additional for extra lines.

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Balsam Hill Introduces New Slim Artificial Christmas Tree

Thomas Harman, CEO of Balsam Hill Artificial Christmas Trees, proved last year that True Needle™ technology is the best way to create realistic artificial Christmas trees. The realistic look of the Balsam Hill trees earned kudos from the Wall Street Journal, NBC’s Today Show and Good Housekeeping.

This year, Balsam Hill looks to keep the buzz going by introducing the Fifth Avenue Flatback Christmas tree, the first True Needle™ tree with a space-saving, slim design. Priced at $399, Christmas tree stands seven feet tall with 400 lights and 1536 premium branch tips. More importantly, its half-back tree shape allows it to rest right up against any wall, saving floor space in narrow areas or tight spaces.

“It’s perfect for our customers who live in apartments in big cities or have smaller living rooms,” states Harman. “Our slender trees give you the option of taking up less floor space, while still having plenty of sturdy, lifelike branches to hang your ornaments.”

While it’s too early to tell if the new half Christmas tree will be a hit, it’s likely that demand will continue to grow. Artificial Christmas tree sales showed a 10% growth year over year in the past five years, according to the National Christmas Tree Association, with U.S. consumers purchasing 9.2 million artificial Christmas trees in that time. With the reusable nature of artificial trees, the market is likely to see even more people turning to them to celebrate the holidays as environmental concerns grow.

For more information about Balsam Hill’s slim Christmas tree please visit www.balsamhill.com

About Balsam Hill:
Credit: Jennifer Faulkner Balsam Hill’s mission is to create the most realistic artificial Christmas trees, Christmas wreaths and Christmas garlands ever produced. With over 20 different styles of pre-lit Christmas trees, pre-lit Christmas wreaths, and pre-lit Christmas garlands, Balsam Hill strives to offer a high quality product to satisfy any holiday style. To learn more about all our trees including our new
slim Christmas trees, visit www.balsamhill.com.

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Win your 2009 Wedding Package

Toronto wedding PhotographersBabylon Wedding Center will draw a winner for a complete wedding package refund Video Photography Dj Limousine Invitations and so much more! Win your 2009 Wedding Package

Babylon Productions Wedding Centre brings forth spectacular wedding packages for you to win. Anyone is eligible to win the 2009 wedding services package. Each six months, a fortunate couple will be selected and have their wedding services package completely refunded as a wedding gift from the great Babylon Production. A winner will be announced and Babylon Production will refund the couple the whole expenditure for the wedding package. Aspiring couples can enter the draw and win quality wedding services from this great offer by Babylon Productions. Our wedding services include photography, Videography, Limo services, DJ services, Entertainment, Invitations and Bridal Shop services. For winter and fall specials, contact Babylon Productions and get year-long discounts for wedding services.

Toronto Wedding Photographer

Babylon photographyBabylon Productions presents a range of photography and videography packages suiting each budget. Whether a couple wants to hold a Small Wedding Ceremony for $1 199 or hold a magnificent VIP ceremony for $4 999, Babylon Production is ready to offer services meeting your needs. For the lovers of customized packages, there is a variety of customized packages to suit particular needs. Clients can opt to select photography or videography services separately or have them integrated with DJing making a great combination for a wedding. Babylon Production makes use of advanced and sophisticated sound and photographic equipment to capture carefully the special moments for your wedding. Clients can even opt to have a DVD slide show, which offers an amazing package of the complete wedding activities on one disc.

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Wedding Blog

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Wedding Photography
Wedding Video

babylon photographerThe special offers offered by video Babylon include winter and fall specials. These are offered towards any limo and wedding package booked with them during this period, as well as the already running year round discounts. Offered as well is one free extra limo hour, for any wedding booking made for the year 2009. This free offer is applicable any package that includes a wedding limo before February the 1st, with the disclaimer that the extra hour can be redeemed either for the pickup that occurs late in the night or any time during the day. Featuring a wide and all inclusive tips category, this catalogs any and all wedding tips, from way before the ceremony to after the glorious occasion. These tips include photo and video tips, wedding planning advice, reception planning ideas, limousine tips and wedding destinations, amongst others. They very helpfully offer free quotes on any of their packages, including the whole range of photography, DJs, videography, limos, wedding lights and sounds, amongst other services offered by this company.

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Wedding Limousine
Toronto Limo

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Wedding Invitation
Videography

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The Silver Package offers you complete 5 hours of devoted Limo and Limousine driver for your wedding limo. For a devoted Limo and Limousine driver with an additional night trip back home after an epic wedding, the Golden wedding package is a perfect choice. For the lovers of crème de le crème, the Relax wedding packages awaits for you. It offers you 12 hours of dedicated driver and car time. Clients can even opt to select 10 hours of dedicated Limo and Limousine driver time with an additional late night delivery. Additionally, we offer night out, and prom night limousine services.

Wedding Video & Photography
Wedding Photography

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Wedding Directory
Live Musicians and Bands

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Bridal Shop Toronto

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When only the best will do, choose Babylon Productions Wedding Center

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