Welcome to Beamer’s
Holiday Beat, Bronner’s e-newsletter for everyone who shares
my passion for Christmas, which is only 205 days away!
New items have
begun 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.
going to be hot this fall? LED lights continue to be popular and
will be available in 50-light sets in a variety of colors and a
design that resembles traditional mini lights. Conical,
50-light LED sets will come in pink, purple and even a red, white
and blue set. Striking Snowfall® light sets bring a new dimension
to holiday lighting. “Falling” icicle light bulbs are
new and attach to the light bases on a C7 light string.
Bronner’s new, exclusive glass ornaments for 2010 will include
sports fields: a golf green, soccer field, baseball diamond, hockey
rink, football field and swimming pool. A larger-than-ever selection
of fruit and vegetable glass ornaments will also be available this
year along with a larger selection of religious ornaments.
introducing a new, 3½-inch Nativity figurine line. Jim Shore
is offering a new line of 6-inch figurines called Santas of the
World. Popular colors for 2010 include turquoise, especially with
oranges and bright pinks; red and apple green; some purples; and
I really enjoy
hearing from you so please take time to answer my survey question
about how far you travel to visit Bronner’s. Responses will
appear in survey form in the next quarterly e-newsletter.
you for inviting me into your home. You’re welcome at my home,
or 25 Christmas Lane in Frankenmuth, all year long!
new website launched on Tuesday, April 20. Some new features include
product “runway” for ease of viewing additional
for user to create an individual account to retain addresses
for shipping, order information, etc.;
pop-up to show items in cart;
in cart to show exactly how much more to spend to receive a
shows in cart once earned;
shipping rate immediately available without waiting for quote;
of personalization during order process;
to email, Facebook, Tweet, etc. product ideas to friends;
from one color to another in personalized ornaments; and
by price range.
just some of the things the user will notice on the front end. Much
more change took place on the back end from creation of the site to
The site will
continue to improve as enhancements are added. PayPal is on the
list to be added in the near future and other features are already
planned as well.
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
Over this past
winter, Frankenmuth’s horticulturist sketched out the landscape
design, working closely with regional growers to find exciting new
varieties of flowers as well as traditional favorites. Hundreds
of flats of flowers and more than 2,000 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,
Recipe, Oh Recipe
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
online or in-store for $14.99.
submitted by Deborah Rupp
chicken breasts (2 or 3)
1 head lettuce, torn into small pieces
3 green onions, chopped
4 oz. sliced almonds
2 T. poppy seeds
1 can chow mein noodles
cut into pieces. Mix with lettuce, green onions, almonds and
poppy seeds. To make dressing, cook vinegar, sugar, salt and
pepper over low heat until dissolved. Cool, then add oil.
Add chow mein noodles and dressing to salad just prior to
4 T. sugar
1½ tsp. salt
½ tsp. pepper
½ c. oil
first staff cookbook, “Bronner’s
Flavorful Favorites,” is also available online or
in-store for $14.99.
of the Peacock
The distinctive eye-like pattern of the peacock’s
regal tail feathers symbolizes the all-seeing power of God to many
Christians. The peacock is also a symbol of immortality and resurrection,
for it was believed that the flesh of the peacock never spoiled,
and for the fact that old feathers were replaced with even more
the bride and groom with a gift that will capture their treasured wedding
and Christmas memories for years to come.
this space every month for the results of our previous Question
of the Quarter.
total of 327 responses were received from our March e-news-letter’s
question of the quarter. The question and a summary of the responses
are listed below.
do you use Christmas light strings throughout the year?
as part of a room’s décor/ambiance
in other outdoor holiday or seasonal displays
as functional/decorative lighting for our porch, deck, patio
at our campsite
as decorative lighting for special events/parties
here to answer this
quarter’s poll question:
How many miles do you travel to visit Bronner's?
an idea for a possible future
Question of the Quarter? Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Events at Bronner’s …
June 1 through October 31
Bronner’s Paint-N-Go promotion began June 1 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.
July 9, 10 & 11, 2010; noon to 4 p.m.
Santa and Mrs. Claus will be vacationing and shopping at Bronner’s
on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, July 9, 10 and 11 from noon to 4
p.m. each day. Children of all ages are invited to stop by and get
a glimpse of the right jolly old elf. Bring your camera for a great
Chatley Ornament Artist Signing
November 6 & 7
Ornament artist Pam Chatley will sign her ornaments purchased at
Bronner’s on Saturday and Sunday, November 6 and 7, 2010.
Watch for more information in the September edition of Beamer’s
Holiday Beat. View
a sample of Ms. Chatley’s work.
Moments Doll Event with Linda Rick
November 13 & 14, 2010; Sat. 10 a.m.-noon, 1-5 p.m.; Sun. 12:30-5
Doll designer Linda Rick will sign Precious Moments doll purchases
at Bronner’s Saturday and Sunday, November 13 and 14.
Nicholas: from Saint to Santa
November 13 & 14, 2010; Sat. & Sun. 2 p.m. & 3 p.m.
Join us as St. Nicholas tells the story of how he became Santa Claus.
This half-hour performance, a tradition here at Bronner’s,
involves audience participation. Don’t miss out on this memorable
experience for children of all ages.
Museum Glass Signing
November 20 & 21, 2010; Sat. 10 a.m.-noon, 1-5 p.m.; Sun. noon-5
p.m. Mohamed and Linda, owners of Egyptian Museum Glass will sign
purchases of Egyptian glass ornaments, perfume bottles and other
Edwards to Sign Ornament Creations
December 4 & 5
Jacki Edwards will sign her delightful clay dough ornaments purchased
at Bronner’s on Saturday and Sunday, December 4 and 5. Look
for more information in the September edition of Beamer’s
Holiday Beat. View a sample of Ms. Edwards
Another ornament artist favorite, Teresa Thibault, will sign her
Heart Gifts ornaments purchased at Bronner’s on Friday, Saturday
and Sunday, December 10, 11 and 12, 2010. More information will
be available in the the September 2010 edition of Beamer’s
Holiday Beat. View a sample of Ms. Thibault’s
Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.
~ Proverbs 4:23
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