Welcome to “Beamer’s
Holiday Beat,” Bronner’s e-newsletter for everyone who
shares my passion for Christmas. (There are only 22 days until Christmas!)
Is 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!
too late to order decorations and gifts from Bronner’s. Shop
online at www.bronners.com or call (989) 652-9931 by December
11 to place an order for economy ground delivery by December 24.
Regular ground delivery orders to the west coast must be placed
by December 15 to assure arrival by December 24 and to the east
coast by December 17 to assure arrival 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 not
you for inviting me into your home. You’re welcome at my home,
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’re 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.” Originator 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.”
to Last a Lifetime … or Longer
first Bronner-exclusive, life-size fiberglass Nativity sold by Bronner’s
to the City of Hastings returned to Bronner’s on Saturday,
September 12, to be repaired and re-painted by Billy Budd. Angie
Baxter, commercial salesperson, currently handles the account. Originally
purchased in 1968, the Nativity was previously refurbished by Billy
in 1999. Angie has the original 1968 order form from the City of
Hastings in her file.
“Shemy” Schembechler “Touched Down” Bronner’s
“Shemy” Schembechler, scout for the Washington Redskins
and son of the late U of M football coach, Glenn “Bo”
Schembechler, visited Bronner’s in October. Shemy visited
Bronner’s with his parents when he was 16 years old. A picture
taken with Wally Bronner from that visit is on display in the penning
new photo with Bronner staff records Shemy’s most recent visit.
Pictured left to right: Dan Sebold, Shemy Schembechler, Chris Sutorik
and Bob Spletzer.
Army Stirred Up Red Kettle Drive
Support at Bronner’s
The Salvation Army of Saginaw County kicked off its 2009 red kettle
drive on Monday, November 9, at 3:30 p.m. outside the west entrance
of Bronner’s CHRISTmas Wonderland in Frankenmuth. The 15-minute
program featured a brief address by Major Wayne Ruston and Carla
Bronner Spletzer, vice president of Bronner’s. The world’s
largest red kettle, weighing 1,650 lbs. and measuring 5-foot-wide
by 7-foot-tall, was on site for the kickoff. The Bronner family
presented a check of $1000 to help start the drive. Refreshments
were provided by Tim Horton’s of Frankenmuth.
were encouraged to watch and listen for bell ringers throughout
the holiday season, and drop off their donations at any of 42 red-kettle
business locations throughout Saginaw County. Some businesses, like
Bronner’s, do not host bell ringers but invite guests to place
donations to the Salvation Army in canisters located at checkout
and exit areas. Donations can also be mailed to the Salvation Army
office. Thank you to everyone who helps those in need during the
holiday season and throughout the year.
up Your Holidays in Frankenmuth & Save
with Peppermint Perks
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.
Frankenmuth’s Peppermint Perks program offers you $5 off an
in-store purchase at many shops and restaurants in Frankenmuth through
January 2, 2010.
to print your Peppermint Perks coupons for immediate use or to secure
a Bavarian Bargains coupon book featuring savings throughout the
year at several Frankenmuth businesses.
Book authored by Wally Bronner to be available mid-December
Wally had just completed his third book, “111 Reflections
… plus,” a few months before he passed on to heaven
in April 2008. The Bronner family and staff have completed the editing
of the final manuscript and expect to have “111 Reflections
… plus” on the shelves at Bronner’s by mid December.
Wally shares memorable life experiences, favorite snippets of humor
and more in this 341-page,
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of the Snowman
For centuries, children have gleefully awaited the winter's first
snowfall. Rolling large balls of that fluffy gift from heaven,
they delight in making their own special companion. Completed
with a carrot for a nose, coal for the eyes and mouth, and sticks
for arms, the snowman truly does come to life for the children
who created their frosty friend.
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gift “from our house to your house.”
this space every month for the results of our previous Question
of the Quarter.
total of 369 responses were received from our September e-newsletter’s
question of the quarter. The question and a summary of the responses
are listed below.
How often do you use online social
(225) answered "I check daily"
13.0% (48) answered "I check a few times
3.5% (13) answered "I check weekly"
(18) answered "I check a couple times a month"
(65) answered "I check once a month or less"
here to answer this
quarter’s poll question:
What is your favorite color/color combination for Christmas decorating?
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Events at Bronner’s …
November 27-December 24
Monday-Saturday: 10-11:30 a.m., 1-4 p.m., and 5:30-7 p.m.; Sunday:
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. 556.
(Please note that many children visit Santa on Saturdays & Sundays
so you may wish to plan otherwise or expect a wait on the weekends)
Saturday & Sunday, December 5 & 6
Dec. 5: 10 am to Noon & 1-5 pm;
Dec. 6: Noon to 5 pm
artist Jacki Edwards will sign her delightful clay dough ornaments
purchased at Bronner’s during the event.
Friday, Saturday & Sunday, December 11-13
Dec. 11 & 12: 10 am-Noon and 1-5 pm; Dec. 13: Noon-5 pm
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.
Tuesday & Wednesday, December 22 & 23
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.
Thursday, December 24
a member of the Bronner family and 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 Christmas season.
We thought you might like to try one of the recipes from “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.
4 (2.05-oz.) Milky
Way candy bars,
½ c. butter or margarine
3 c. crisp rice cereal
1 (6-oz.) bag semi-sweet chocolate chips
In a saucepan over
low heat or in a microwave-safe bowl, melt candy bars and butter; stir
until blended. Stir in cereal. Pat into a greased 11 x 7 x 2-inch pan.
Sprinkle chocolate chips on top. Put in 200° oven for a few minutes
to soften chips and spread with knife. In Canada, substitute Mars Bars
for Milky Ways. Makes 2 – 2½ dozen.
Submitted by Sue Kern
staff cookbook, “Bronner’s Flavorful
Favorites,” is also available online or in-store for $14.99.
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