to “Beamer’s Holiday Beat,” Bronner’s
e-newsletter for everyone who shares my passion for Christmas.
(There are only 10 days until Christmas!)
your house and yard featured on www.MyChristmasWonderland.com,
Bronner’s 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!
not too late to order decorations and gifts from Bronner’s.
Shop online at www.bronners.com
or call (989) 652-993, by Regular ground delivery orders to
the east coast must be placed by December 19 to assure arrival
by December 24. For orders to the west coast, please choose
second-day air for delivery by December 24. Second-day air orders
must be placed by noon (EST) on December 21 for delivery by
December 24. Overnight orders must be placed by noon (EST) on
December 22 for delivery by December 24. (Personalized items
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!
Bronner family and staff wish you a blessed celebration
of the birth of Jesus, our Savior. We miss Wally
Bronner, the originator of Bronner’s CHRISTmas
Wonderland, who went to heaven on April 1 of this
year, but rejoice that he is spending Christmas
this year with the Christ he so loved and celebrated.
committed to keeping the true meaning of Christmas
at our business forefront as expressed by Bronner’s
motto, “Enjoy CHRISTmas, It’s His Birthday;
Enjoy Life, It’s His Way.” Wally enjoyed
Christmas and enjoyed life, and hoped for everyone
to know the joy of the Christ of Christmas.
Wally so loved to share: “May the joy of CHRISTmas
decorate your hearts with hope, love and peace 365
days a year.”
Dietrich Bronner Joins Family Business
Bronner officially joined Bronner’s CHRISTmas
Wonderland on November 3 as the new product development
manager. Dietrich is the oldest son of Wayne and
thankful to have had the first Bronner family member
of the third generation join Bronner’s management
team this year. Wally knew that grandson Dietrich
would be joining Bronner’s this year and was
overjoyed, hoping other grandsons will also join
the family business in future years to carry on
graduated in 2002 from Michigan State University. He earned
a Bachelor of Science degree in finance with an emphasis
in merchandising management. Dietrich worked as the director
of operations at the Temple Theatre in Saginaw from July
2003 to December 2006. In January 2007, he became the
coordinator of the Great Lakes Discovery Center in Bridgeport.
each of my previous work and volunteer positions, I labored
from the ground up to establish a project, business or
organization designed to enhance the guest’s experience.
Now, as the new product development manager at Bronner’s,
I have the opportunity to enrich guest and staff experiences
at Bronner’s,” Dietrich said.
Dietrich has always known that he would join the family
“Being part of something that provides so much joy
to so many, jobs for a wonderful staff, and a witness
of the Christian faith is a one-in-a-many-million opportunity.”
Dietrich also serves as president of both the Frankenmuth
Farmers Market and the Michigan Farmers Market Association.
White House Christmas
U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow selected Bronner’s
to decorate an ornament for the 2008 White House Christmas
tree. Completed ornaments are to reflect the American
spirit of the artist’s state, district or territory,
and should complement a red, white and blue color scheme.
Connie Larsen, Bronner’s ornament artist, painted
the Silent Night Memorial Chapel on the six-inch, silver
ball that will decorate the 18-plus-ft. tree.
Featured in The
New York Times
Guy Trebay, reporter with The New York Times, wrote an
article about Bronner’s that appeared in the November
16 edition. Photographer Fabrizio Costantini’s pictures
of Bronner’s accompanied the article.
up Your Holidays in Frankenmuth
If you’re looking for a wonderland location for
your family get-together this Christmas season, Frankenmuth
has so much to offer. The city is tastefully lit and decorated
from top to bottom. Make it Frankenmuth for that special
dinner, shopping excursion or family gathering. Our friendly
motels, restaurants and shops look forward to serving
you. Visit www.frankenmuth.com
for more information.
of the Christmas Tree
Because it stays green all through the year, the evergreen
tree is symbolic of the eternal life offered to Christians
through faith in Christ. The treetop points heavenward.
A star signifies the special star which guided the Wise
Men to Bethlehem. Lights represent Christ, the Light
of the World. Gifts beneath the tree are representative
of God’s gift of His only begotten Son, who brings
hope, love, joy and peace.
Tree with Gifts Ornament
We all know “there’s no place like home for the
holidays.” Share this warm sentiment with family and
friends with this display from Bronner’s.
this space every month for the results of our previous
Question of the Quarter.
total of 584 responses were received from our March
e-newsletter’s question of the quarter. The
question and a summary of the responses are listed
My most treasured purchase
or gift from Bronner's was a(n)
(18) answered "Tree"
9.4% (55) answered "Nativity"
32.7% (191) answered "Personalized Ornament"
(185) answered "Other Ornament"
(135) answered "Collectible"
here to answer this
quarter’s poll question:
do you replace
ornaments on your tree?
an idea for a possible future
Question of the Quarter? Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We thought you might like to try one of the recipes
from Bronner’s newest staff cookbook, “Bronner’s
Flavorful Favorites, Book 2.” The cookbook
features over 400 recipes submitted by Bronner’s
staff and is available
online or in-store for $14.99.
1 pkg. Little Smokie links
¾ c. brown sugar
oven to 350°. Line baking pan with foil. Cut
each bacon strip in half. Wrap one piece of bacon
around each sausage and place in pan. When finished,
sprinkle with brown sugar. Bake for 35 to 45 minutes
– depending on how well done you like your
bacon. Use toothpicks to serve.
by Miranda Palm
first staff cookbook, “Bronner’s Flavorful
Favorites,” is also available
online or in-store for $14.99.
Safety Tips for the Christmas Holiday*
• Needles should not break when you touch
them. They should be green and difficult to pull
back from the branches.
• The trunk should be sticky when you touch
• Keep your tree away from heat sources
and the stand filled with water at all times.
Take your live tree down after two weeks and dispose
of it at a recycling center or through a community
pick-up service. Don’t burn the needles
or branches in a wood-burning stove or fireplace.
• Throw away any lights with cracked or
broken sockets, gaps in the insulation, bare spots
or frayed wires.
• Link no more than three light strands
unless the manufacturer’s instructions state
that it is safe.
• Unplug your holiday lights when they will
• Use only nonflammable or flame-retardant
decorations and keep them away from heat sources.
• Recycle or throw away wrapping paper.
Never burn it in your fireplace where it can fire
up rapidly, throw dangerous sparks and possibly
cause a chimney fire.
• The best smoke alarm is both electrically
connected and battery-powered.
• Place a smoke alarm on every level of
your home. Be sure they are installed near sleeping
areas – inside any bedroom where someone
sleeps with the door closed.
• Install smoke alarms on ceilings or high
on walls. Avoid placing them near ceiling fans,
windows, bathrooms and heating appliances.
• Test your smoke alarm each month.
• Change the batteries in your smoke detectors
every spring and fall when you change your clocks.
• Gently vacuum the inside of a battery-powered
smoke alarm with a soft bristle attachment every
six months. Unplug an electrical unit and vacuum
just the outside vents.
• Replace your smoke alarms every 10 years.
• Plan and practice a home-fire escape plan.
information provided by the U.S. Fire Administration
and Ontario Fire Marshal’s Public Fire Safety
Events At Bronner's...
be here for an event? Contact customer
service to inquire about shipping (989-652-9931).
November 28-December 24
Monday-Saturday: 10-11:30 am, 1-4 pm, and
5:30-7 pm; Sunday: Noon-5:30 pm
You want to see Santa? Bring your camera and
your wish list to Bronner’s. Because
Santa is so busy on Christmas Eve, his visiting
hours will end at 3 p.m. Bronner’s closes
at 4 p.m. on Christmas Eve. For groups of
25 or more, please phone (989) 652-9935, ext.
Edwards Ornament Artist Signing
Saturday & Sunday, December 6 & 7;
Dec. 6: 10 am to Noon & 1-5 pm; Dec. 7:
Noon to 5 pm
Ornament artist Jacki Edwards will sign her
delightful clay dough ornaments purchased
at Bronner’s during the event.
Thibault Ornament Artist Signing
Friday, Saturday & Sunday, December 12-14
Dec. 12 & 13: 10 am-Noon and 1-5 pm; Dec.
14: Noon to 5 pm
Meet Teresa Thibault, the artist behind the
popular Heart Gifts line of ornaments. From
inspirational to whimsical, Teresa’s
ornaments make perfect gifts for everyone
on your list … including yourself.
Monday & Tuesday, December 22 & 23;
Join members of the Bronner family in singing
a variety of favorite Christmas carols. Music
is piped throughout the store. This is a great
way to get into the Christmas spirit.
Wednesday, December 24; 3-3:15 pm
Join a member of the Bronner family and a
guest guitarist in the Silent Night Memorial
Chapel as they lead everyone in singing “Silent
Night.” This peaceful assembly is the
perfect way to remember why we celebrate the
For unto us a child is born, unto us a son
is given: and the government shall be upon
his shoulder: and his name shall be called
Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, The
everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.
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