Welcome to Beamer’s Holiday Beat, Bronner’s enewsletter
for everyone who shares my passion for Christmas, which is only 201 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.
Wonder what’s going to be hot this fall?
Bronner’s new, exclusive glass ornaments for 2011 will include form ornaments of these countries: the United States, Australia, France, Scotland, Greece, Germany and Poland. Our 2011 exclusive ornament, designed by Connie Larsen, will feature a partridge in a pear tree and be available in both form and round ornaments.
LED lights continue to be popular. More color-changing LED lights will be available this year than ever before. LED novelty light sets are starting to surface for 2011.
Department 56 is releasing two new villages this year: the Peanuts Village and Grinch Village. Village backgrounds will also be available for your Department 56 Christmas and Halloween villages. Dean Griff, creator of Charming Tails, has created a new, collectible cat line, Charming Pursonalities. New Enesco figurines star the ever-popular Mickey and Minnie Mouse in various dance poses.
Popular colors for 2011 are red, apple green, purple and gold. Top trends include plaids, retro/vintage, glam/glitz, gingerbread, and red with apple green.
I really enjoy hearing from you so please take time to answer my survey question about what topics you would like us to cover in Bronner’s blog that will be appearing soon at www.bronners.com. Responses will appear in survey form in the next quarterly e-newsletter.
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or 25 Christmas Lane in Frankenmuth, all year long!
This Father’s Day (June 19) treat dad to breakfast in bed and include a warm cup of joe served in dad’s favorite new mug. Choose from Star Wars™, The Beatles™, John Wayne™, Harley Davidson® and more.
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Happy Father’s Day
to all the dear dads out there!
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.
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 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.
Oh 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 available
online or in-store for $14.99.
submitted by Sandi McNutt
2 c. shredded green cabbage
Combine cabbage, walnuts and apples in a large bowl. Add dressing and toss. Makes 4 to 6 servings.
2 c. shredded red cabbage
1 c. walnut pieces
2 red apples, thinly sliced
1½ c. ranch dressing
first staff cookbook, “Bronner’s
Flavorful Favorites,” is also available online or
in-store for $14.99.
of the Fish
The letters of the Greek word for fish, Ichthus, are the first letters of the Greek phrase for “Jesus Christ, God’s Son, Savior.” Accordingly, people use a fish symbol to distinguish themselves as Christians. Fish represent fertility and renewal of life. Just as fish are born in water, Christians are born in the water of baptism through Jesus, and He wishes all of us to be “fishers of men.”
card is included
Red Fish Ornament
1149498 - $8.99
Keep your own bit of beach nearby to enjoy all summer long.
Yes, you can use ornaments more than only at Christmas time!
at Bronner’s …
June 1 through October 31, 2011
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. Orders taken until 4:30 pm daily. 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.
Santa on Vacation
July 8, 9 & 10, 2011; noon to 4 p.m.
Santa and Mrs. Claus will be vacationing and shopping at Bronner’s on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, July 8, 9 and 10 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 photo opportunity.
& Signing Event
October 7-9, 2011; Times TBD
A glassblower with Egyptian 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.
Byers’ Choice Event
October 8, 2011; 1-3 p.m.
Byers’ Choice representative Beth Baker will greet guests and answer questions about the Byers’ Choice line of carolers.
Jim Shore Signing Event
October 15, 2011; 1-4 p.m.
Award-winning artist Jim Shore will greet guests and sign purchases from his product line. Shore creates the ever-popular Heartwood Creek collection.
Pam Chatley Ornament Artist Signing
November 5 & 6, 2011; 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 5 or 6.
St. Nicholas: from Saint to Santa
November 12 & 13, 2011; 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.
Hope Glass Ornament Signing
November 19 & 20, 2011; 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.
Jacki Edwards Ornament Artist Signing
December 3 & 4, 2011; Sat. 10 a.m.-noon, 1-5 p.m.; Sun. noon-5 p.m.
Ornament artist Jacki Edwards will sign her delightful clay dough ornaments purchased at Bronner’s during the event.
Teresa Thibault Ornament Artist Signing
December 9-11, 2011; Fri. & Sat. 10 a.m.-noon; 1-8 p.m.; Sun. noon-7 p.m.
Meet Teresa Thibault, the artist behind the popular Heart Gifts line of ornaments. From inspirational to whimsical, Ms. Thibault’s ornaments make the perfect gifts for everyone on your list … including yourself.
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.
For whom the Lord loveth he correcteth; even as a father the son in whom he delighteth.
~ Proverbs 3:12
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