Welcome to Beamer's Holiday Beat, Bronner's enewsletter for everyone who shares my passion for Christmas. (Did you know there are only 287 days until Christmas!)
Bronner's buyers have returned from the winter trade shows and are busy placing orders for beautiful new products to fill your decorating and gift-giving needs. Work on Bronner's exclusive 2012 Holy Family form ornament continues, and the final sample, under production in Poland, is nearly complete. View the round annual ornament, already available. Click here for more info.
Bronner's 2012/2013 catalog, Bronner's Christmas Favorites, is under construction. In addition to finalizing orders for all items that will appear in the new publication, the catalog team is also designing striking new covers.
Daylight-savings time has begun on Sunday, March 11, and the spring equinox arrives on Tuesday, March 20. It is said that March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb. We are looking forward to warm spring breezes and the joyous celebration of the resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on April 8. Blessed Easter and Happy Spring to you all!
you for inviting me into your home. You’re welcome at my home,
or 25 Christmas Lane in Frankenmuth, all year long!
‘O the Irish Sale at Bronner’s
a purchase from Bronner’s now through
March 18 and receive 17% OFF your purchase
of $17 or more.*
enter COUPON CODE 733 at checkout or mention the offer
when you call 800-361-6736 to order or when you shop Bronner’s in
Offer expires 3/18/12.
Plan ahead for your
spring decorating needs and special gifting opportunities, including Easter,
bridal showers, weddings and graduations. You can even get your Christmas
2012 shopping done early with these great savings that also apply to Bronner’s
*Must reference coupon
at time of online, in-store or phone purchase. Commercial displays, special
orders, gift cards, snack area and shipping excluded. Discount applicable
on purchases of in-stock merchandise. Not valid with any other offer or
on previous purchases. Custom ornament and wholesale departments excluded.
Bronner's "Figures" New Pi Ornament Will "Multiply" in Popularity
Tom Lounsbury Hits Mark in Archery Contest for Charity
Local media celebrities were aiming at $1,014 in prize money for their favorite charities on February 3 at Bronner's CHRISTmas Wonderland's 5th Annual Hot Shot Local Media Celebrity Archery Contest.
Six media celebrities competed in the archery shoot:
|Jason Fielder with WNEM TV5 for Habitat for Humanity,
Peter Brooks with 997 Family Life Radio for Youth Haven Ranch,
Katie Morin with The Saginaw News and The Bay City Times for the Saginaw County Humane Society and Bay County Humane Society,
Johnny Burke with WHNN for the Johnny Burke Children’s Foundation,
Tom Lounsbury with the Tuscola County Advertiser for the Thumb Area Big Brothers Big Sisters, andJoel Feick with NBC25 for the Whaley Children’s Center.
The public was invited to attend and cheer on their favorite media celebrities. Each archer received five points in the preliminary round for each fan who attended and registered his support prior to the start of the contest.
Tom Lounsbury edged out Johnny Burke in the final round of the archery contest to win the $1,014 grand prize for Thumb Area Big Brothers Big Sisters. Finalists Burke (WHNN) and Jason Fielder (WNEM TV5) each earned $100 for the Johnny Burke Children's Foundation and Saginaw Habitat for Humanity, respectively.
Peter Brooks (Family Life Radio), Katie Morin (The Saginaw News) and Joel Feick (NBC25) each earned a donation for his charity by competing. Youth Haven Ranch and the Whaley Children's Center each received $50; the Saginaw and Bay County Humane Societies each received $25. The event kicked off Bronner's 14%-off Be My Valentine Sale.
|Six media celebrities and one special guest competed for their favorite charities in Bronner’s 5th Annual Hot Shot Local Media Celebrity Archery Contest.
(l to r) Jason Fielder, Joel Feick, Peter Brooks, Tom Lounsbury, Johnny Burke, Katie Morin
|Tom Lounsbury (center) finished in first place, Johnny Burke (r) finished second and Jason Fielder (l) finished third.
Annual Bronner’s Shoppers Travel the World Photo Contest Winner Announced
Mike Neidelman of Harrison Township, Michigan, is the winner of Bronner’s Shoppers Travel the World 2011 Photo Contest. The winning photo features Mike’s wife Sheila holding a Bronner’s bag in front of Westminster Abbey in London, England. Mike received a $100 Bronner’s gift certificate for his winning entry. Entries must capture a person enjoying a visit to a famous landmark while holding a Bronner’s bag or brochure. One annual winner is randomly drawn from all entries. Photos will be accepted through December 31, 2012, for our next contest. Enter Bronner’s Shoppers Travel the World Photo Contest.
Tradition of the Painted Egg
The Eastern European tradition of painting eggs developed as a result of their exchange as Easter presents. In many countries, eggs were a symbol of eternal life. The egg was likened to the tomb from which Christ arose. A desire to enhance the beauty of these Easter gifts led to the folk tradition of egg painting.
card is included.
Events at Bronner’s …
Egg-stra … Read All About It
Visit the Easter Bunny
at Bronner’s March 23 - April 7. Bunny’s hours will be Monday
through Saturday from 10-10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m.-12 p.m., 1-1:30
p.m., 2:30-3 p.m. and 4-4:30 p.m. On Friday evenings, the bunny
will make additional appearances from 6-6:30 p.m. and 7:30 -
8 p.m. Sunday afternoon hours for the Easter Bunny will be 12-12:30
p.m., 1-1:30 p.m., 2:30-3 p.m. and 4-4:30 p.m. Bronner’s is
closed 12-3 p.m. on Good Friday. The Easter Bunny will make a special
appearance on Good Friday from 3-3:30 p.m. Bronner’s is closed
all day on Easter Sunday.
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.
Early Closing Note
Bronner’s will be closing at 5 p.m. (30 minutes early) on Thursday, March 22.
"Egg-cellent" Event Continues
Frankenmuth’s 5th Annual Bavarian Easter Celebration, showcasing brightly colored eggs and egg garland displays throughout town, will run Friday, March 23, through Sunday, April 22. Bronner’s, who has practiced this decorating tradition for several years, has been joined by dozens of Frankenmuth businesses the past four years.
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.
Baby Spinach-Asparagus-Chicken Salad
1 bunch fresh asparagus
1 pkg. frozen raspberries
1 small bag fresh baby spinach
½ pkg. Tyson grilled chicken strips
1 cup fresh raspberries
1 pkg. pine nuts
Steam asparagus until tender but has a slight crunch. Take slightly thawed raspberries and place in a blender. Purée until smooth. This will be used for the salad dressing. Place a bed of baby spinach on a plate. Place 3 or 4 sprigs of asparagus on top of spinach. Add a few grilled chicken strips. Top with some raspberries and pine nuts. Pour puréed raspberries over salad.
Submitted by Jenell Crisi
first staff cookbook, "Bronner’s
Flavorful Favorites," is also available online or
in-store for $14.99.
A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.
~ Proverbs 15:1
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