Welcome to Beamer’s Holiday Beat, Bronner’s e-newsletter for everyone who shares my passion for Christmas, which is only 161 days away!
New items began arriving this spring. Bronner’s receiving department will be bursting at the seams as new product arrival peaks in July and exciting, new items quickly make their way into the store.
Wonder what’s going to be hot this fall? Here are a handful of the new ornaments you will find at Bronner’s:
Bronner’s new, exclusive glass ornaments for 2012 will include a tablet form ornament for everyone who loves their iPad, a bacon strip form ornament, I Love Bacon round ornament, 2012 dated snowman scarf form and round ornaments, pizza box form ornament, I Love Science round ornament, Democrat and Republican round ornaments, and a monkey face ornament. Our 2012 exclusive ornament, designed by Connie Larsen, will feature a church-window Nativity and be available in both form and round ornaments.
More lighted window ornamentals for Christmas will be available this year than ever before – with LED lights!
New to Department 56 this year:
Additions to several collectible lines are available including Jim Shore, Disney by Enesco, Willow Tree by Demdaco and Precious Moments. TRC Designs, USA manufacturer of the Gingerbread Cottage ornament line, has a new nutcracker line Bronner’s will be offering.
Popular colors for 2012 are burgundy, candy apple red, green apple, the traditional colors of gold and cream, and the frosted ice look. Top trends include owls, dinosaurs, patriotic items (election year), and food items (especially bacon).
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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!
Summer Blooms in Frankenmuth
Willkommen to Frankenmuth in Bloom. Our streets blush with the colors of spring and summer, and now is the time to enjoy our charming curb appeal. Every inch of our town is artfully landscaped with bright seasonal flowers, lilacs, evergreens and blossoming trees. In fact, our streetscape has been nationally recognized as an America in Bloom champion for our outstanding landscaping, floral displays and parks.
Hundreds of flats of flowers and more than 2000 individual pots are planted by the city’s Clean Team in May. In addition, 400 locally grown hanging baskets pepper the street’s quilt of colors in hues of yellow, red, purple, pink, blue and green.
We welcome you to visit Frankenmuth through all the seasons. But we are especially excited to share our beautiful blooms with you this summer. To see more or to sign up to receive Frankenmuth’s e-newsletter, visit http://www.frankenmuth.org.
35 Years at 25 Christmas Lane
When Bronner’s opened its new location at 25 Christmas Lane on June 8, 1977, the family and staff wondered how they would ever fill up that big store. It didn’t take long, as the three stores located at the corner of Tuscola and Main Streets emptied to fill the Christmas Lane store and new product arrived for the Christmas 1977 busy season. Since that move in 1977, Bronner’s Christmas Lane location has experienced additional expansions, bringing the total building complex to the size of 5.5 football fields.
Frankenmuth Named Michigan’s Top Driving Destination
AAA Michigan recently named Frankenmuth the top driving destination in Michigan. The list named the top 10 cities that Michigan and out-of-state residents travel to most by car.
of the Snail
Carrying its house with it, the snail symbolizes self-sufficiency as it plods along on a deliberate course. Able to seal itself in its shell, the snail?s re-emergence symbolizes the resurrection of Christ. Many cultures liken the snail?s shell to a womb, a symbol of fertility. Just as the snail?s shell grows with it, we also grow in our self-awareness.
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Snail Glass Ornament
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Bronner's earthy plot of paradise makes a delightful centerpiece for your summer garden party. Let each guest pick a fruit or vegetable ornament to take home.
at Bronner’s …
Now through October 31, 2012
Bronner?s Paint-N-Go promotion began May 26 and will run daily through October 31. The painter(s) will be located at a table in section 8. Guests may order Paint-N-Go personalized ornaments at the personalization counter in section 8, and the ornament(s) will be available for pickup at the counter in one or two hours. There is no charge for personalization.
One Christmas in the mid 1960s, Wally Bronner handpainted names on ornaments as gifts for staff members? children. Because requests for the ornaments began coming in, Bronner?s started a personalized ornament department in 1967.
& Signing Event
October 26-28, 2012; Times TBD
A glassblower with Egyptian Museum Glass will be demonstrating his art while Mohamed and Linda, owners of the company, will sign purchases of glass ornaments, perfume bottles and other decorative pieces.
Pam Chatley Ornament Artist Signing
November 3 & 4, 2012; Sat. 10 a.m.-noon, 1-5 p.m.; Sun. noon-5 p.m.
Meet Michigan artist Pam Chatley. Ms. Chatley will gladly sign any of her whimsical, creative ornaments purchased November 3 or 4.
Hope Glass Ornament Signing
November 9-11, 2012; Fri. & Sat. 10 a.m.-noon, 1-5 p.m.; Sun. 1-5 p.m.
Glassblowers Kim and Dave Maul will be greeting guests and signing Hope Glass Works ornaments purchased at Bronner?s. The Maul?s hand-crafted, mouth-blown glass ornaments are created using a lamp-working technique.
Evenings a Year
Every evening, Bronner’s ½-mile Christmas Lane is aglow
with thousands of twinkling lights. Decorated lampposts and trees,
along with intriguing outdoor displays, make your visit a magical
one. A majestic, life-size Nativity scene reminds us of the true
meaning of Christmas. Bring your camera and capture the beauty of
this outdoor wonderland.
Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.
~ Proverbs 4:7
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.
Green and White Salad
submitted by Klaus von Winterstein, Bronner’s resident gnome
3 tart green apples, cubed
2 c. honeydew, cubed
2 c. green grapes, seeded and halved
3 kiwi, sliced and quartered
1 (8-oz.) ctn. plain yogurt
3 T. confectioners’ sugar
½ tsp. grated orange peel
3 T. orange juice
Combine fruit in bowl. Mix yogurt, confectioners’ sugar, orange peel and orange juice; pour over fruit. Serve chilled.
first staff cookbook, “Bronner’s
Flavorful Favorites,” is also available online or
in-store for $14.99.
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