Welcome to “Beamer’s
Holiday Beat,” Bronner’s e-newsletter for
everyone who shares Wally Bronner’s and my passion
for Christmas. (Wally asked me to tell you there are only
20 days until Christmas!)
Bronner’s recently announced the
arrival of www.MyChristmasWonderland.com,
the Christmas lights site for sharing outdoor Christmas
decorations with the world. Simply pinpoint your Christmas
decorations display on the map, and add a picture and
description. How’s that for spreading a little Christmas
cheer? It’s a great way to gather decorating ideas
from others, too!
Several ornament artists, collectible
artists, and even an ornament glassblower and his wife
(an ornament painter) have joined us at Bronner’s
this fall. It’s always a joy to welcome these special
guests to Bronner’s.
It’s not too late to order decorations
and gifts from Bronner’s. Shop online at www.bronners.com
or call (989) 652-9931 by December 12 to place an order
for regular ground delivery in the 48 states by December
22. Second-day air orders must be placed by noon (EST)
on December 19 for delivery by December 22. Overnight
orders must be placed by noon (EST) on December 20 for
delivery by December 22. (Personalized items not included.)
The Bronner family and staff join me in
wishing you a blessed celebration of the birth of Jesus,
Thank you for inviting me into your home.
You’re welcome at my home, www.bronners.com
or 25 Christmas Lane in Frankenmuth, all year long!
Take the charm and elegance of this
display with you into the new year.
of the Cardinal
Christened the Christmas bird for its spectacular
red color, the cardinal has become a symbol of the
beauty and warmth of the holiday season. A glimpse
of this brilliant bird brings cheer, hope and inspiration
on a gray, wintry day. As nature’s reminder
for us to focus on our faith, the cardinal’s
scarlet plumage represents the blood of Christ shed
for the redemption of mankind.
Symbol of the Cardinal card included.
of cardinals on bell ornament
New Site Featuring Home Light Displays
announced the arrival of MyChristmasWonderland.com, the
Christmas lights site for sharing outdoor Christmas decorations
with the world.
Simply go to MyChristmasWonderland.com
and click on “add your home.” Then follow
simple instructions to pinpoint your Christmas decorations
display on the map, and add a picture and description
of your Christmas light display. Tips for taking great
Christmas light display photos and sizing photos for MyChristmasWonderland.com
are readily available. You can even alert your friends
so they can post their own display.
Click on map locations
to view the displays of other decorating aficionados and
to vote for favorites. To expand or start a display, you
can shop MyChristmasWonderland.com for quality outdoor
Christmas lights and decorations, and find dozens of Christmas
decorating ideas to inspire you along the way. Bronner’s
also offers a broad selection of Christmas trees and Nativity
sets for the indoor decorator. MyChristmasWonderland.com
is owned by Bronner’s CHRISTmas Wonderland.
your own ornament online!
Just add your favorite photo
and two lines of text.
JOY 365,” the newly released autobiography
of Wally Bronner, originator of Bronner’s
CHRISTmas Wonderland, is available at Bronner’s
CHRISTmas Wonderland in Frankenmuth, Michigan, and
online at www.bronners.com.
It retails for $18.95.
The book, 336 pages in length with over 1000 photos,
portrays Wally’s life story from early childhood
to the present. “Sharing JOY 365” features
unique photos from his early years, wedding to wife
Irene, and the beginning of the business in 1945
Wally has been working occasionally on his autobiography
since age 75 and has devoted a great deal of time
to it in recent months with the goal of finishing
it by his 80th birthday in March 2007.
Several Bronner team members gathered information
and photos, and handled design and layout of the
book. William Anderson, author of “The World
of the Trapp Family,” co-authored “Sharing
For more information, contact Bronner’s customer
service at (989) 652-9931 or email@example.com.
Lights the Silver Screen
Craig Fick, one of
Bronner’s commercial salesmen, continues to assist
film crews with light and décor purchases for
their movie sets. He sold product to these movies released
in 2006: “Something New,” “The Fast
and the Furious: Tokyo Drift,” “Escape Clause:
The Santa Clause 3,” “Deck the Halls.”
He also supplied “I Am Legend” (release
date November 2007). Bronner’s commercial department
supplies cities, parks, shopping centers, malls, churches,
and movie production companies with seasonal decorations.
Andrew Riis proposed to Krystle
MacDonald at Bronner’s on November 22,
2006, and she accepted his proposal! Andrew
thanked the Bronner staff for making the event,
which took place in section 10C/wedding ornaments,
extra-special for them. Andrew and Krystle are
students at Maranatha Baptist Bible College
in Watertown, Wisconsin.
Events At Bronner's...
visits at Bronner’s continue through Sunday,
December 24. Santa will be greeting children Monday
through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m.
to 4:15 p.m., and 6 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. On Sunday, Santa
will be greeting children from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. For
groups of 25 or more, please phone (989) 652-9935, extension
462. Because Santa is so busy on Christmas Eve, his
visiting hours will end at 3 p.m. that day, and Bronner’s
will close at 4 p.m.
Teresa Thibault Ornament Signing
artist Teresa Thibault will be signing her ornaments
purchased at Bronner’s Friday through Sunday,
December 8 through 10. She will be signing on Friday
and Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.,
and on Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.
Precious Moments® Company
Rick, Precious Moments Company’s nationally renowned
doll designer, and Richard Hay, Precious Moments
Company President, will sign Precious Moments dolls
purchased Saturday, December 16, at Bronner’s.
Just in time for Christmas!
Wally and Irene Sing-along
Bronner will lead caroling in Bronner’s program
center on Friday and Saturday, December 22 and 23,
from 1:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. Irene Bronner will accompany
the singing on an old-fashioned pump organ.
Silent Night Sing-along
Bronner and a guest guitarist will lead the singing
of “Silent Night” in Bronner’s
Silent Night Memorial Chapel on Sunday, December 24,
from 3 p.m. to 3:15 p.m
Watch this space every
month for the results of our previous Question of the
A total of 345 responses were received
from our September e-newsletter’s question of
the quarter. The question and a summary of the responses
are listed below.
First Experience with
18.8% (65) answered
"visiting one of the original three locations in
downtown Frankenmuth prior to 1977"
59.7% (206) answered "visiting
25 Christmas Lane (present location in Frankenmuth)"
19.4% (67) answered "via
website, catalog or mail order"
here to answer this quarter’s poll question.
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Watch for Bronner's...
On CBS Sunday Morning. They filmed at Bronner's
on December 5 for a segment about Christmas trees
tentatively schedule to run on December 10, 2006.
To find out air times in your city, click
here for local listings.
Pictured L-R: CBS Sunday Morning Correspondent Bill
Geist, Bronner’s Tree Buyer Sandra Schafsnitz,
CBS Cameraman Doug Susalla. Photo by Wayne Bronner.
But while he thought on these things, behold,
the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a
dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear
not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that
which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost.
And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt
call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people
from their sins.
Matthew 1: 20 & 21
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