Welcome to “Beamer’s Holiday
Beat,” Bronner’s e-newsletter for everyone who
shares Wally Bronner’s and my passion for Christmas.
(Wally asked me to tell you there are only 293 days until
The Bronner buyers are placing orders for
hot, new product they discovered recently at the winter
trade shows. Our own ornament design team has finalized
artwork for Bronner’s new, exclusive ornament designs
and sent the artwork off to ornament manufacturers. It is
a time for us to look forward with great anticipation to
the 2006 Christmas season.
We are looking forward
to the change of seasons here in Michigan and the celebration
of Christ’s resurrection on Easter, April 16.
Thank 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!
Bring the beauty of your garden
inside your home with our spring display. Choosing a garden
tea party as our theme, we used a light green teapot, matching
cup, and polka-dot votive holder as our display’s
focal point. Paying homage to April showers, we created
a flowing water effect by dangling blue, beaded-drop ornaments
from each container. We wrapped several packages with bright,
pastel paper to serve as pretty platforms for our teapot,
resin bird, lavender finial ornament, votive holder and
The resin garden statue of a hedgehog, a European symbol
of spring, sits sweetly beside one of our favorite butterfly
ornaments. Two other matching butterfly ornaments are artfully
displayed atop two glass votives filled with faux flowers.
Faux pink berry sprigs and purple agapanthus blooms fill
our glass votive lamps and add to our garden’s appeal.
the featured items.
of the Irish Sale at Bronner's
Make a purchase from Bronner’s
now through March 17 and receive
17% OFF your purchase of $17 or more.*
Simply enter COUPON
CODE P317 at checkout, or mention the offer
when you call 800-361-6736 to order or when you shop Bronner’s
in person. Offer expires 3/17/06.
Plan ahead for spring decorating and occasions
such as Easter, upcoming bridal showers, weddings, and graduations.
If you’re one of those really on-the-ball people,
you can get your Christmas shopping done early with these
great savings that even apply to Bronner’s sale items!
• Must reference coupon at time of
online, in-store or phone purchase. Commercial displays,
special orders, club kits/pieces, 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.
||Annual Landmark Photo Contest
Joyce Ziemba of Streetsboro, Ohio, is the winner of
Bronner’s 2005 Landmark Photo Contest. The winning
photo features Donna and Joyce Ziemba holding Bronner’s
bags in front of the tall ship Constellation, docked
in Baltimore, Maryland. Joyce will receive a $100 Bronner’s
gift certificate for her 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. Enter
Bronner’s Landmark Photo Contest.
|Bi-annual Family Fun Photo
Contest Winner Announced
Danielle Hughes of London, Ontario, recently won Bronner’s
CHRISTmas Wonderland’s® Family Fun Photo Contest.
Hughes received a $100 Bronner’s gift certificate
for her winning photo of her son and mother enjoying
a visit to Bronner’s.
The biannual photo contest runs January through June
and July through December. Three finalists are selected
by the Bronner staff and posted at www.bronners.com
where guests to the site vote to select the winner.
Bronner’s Family Fun Photo Contest.
Book Tells History of Bronner's
Over 2 million guests a year have discovered that at Bronner’s,
Christmas isn’t just a holiday – it’s
a way of life! But have you ever wondered how the store
began? Related by originator Wally Bronner, the “Picturesque
Story of Bronner’s CHRISTmas Wonderland” chronicles
the story of the World’s Largest Christmas Store with
over 550 photos and detailed narrative. Read about the store
from its humble beginnings as a sign painting business in
Wally’s parents’ basement to the sprawling 320,000-square-foot
store that it is today. Purchase
the “Picturesque Story of Bronner’s CHRISTmas
Wonderland” for $18.95.
Enjoy a Birthday Dinner in
As a friend of Bronner’s CHRISTmas Wonderland, you
can receive a FREE
family-style chicken dinner or 3-piece luncheon during
the month of your birthday from our friend, Zehnder’s
of Frankenmuth. In addition, you can receive a free ornament
from Bronner’s when your birthday card coupon is redeemed.
Bronner's Flavorful Favorites
We thought you might like to try one of the recipes from
Bronner’s staff cookbook, “Bronner’s
Flavorful Favorites.” The cookbook features over
400 recipes submitted by Bronner’s staff and is available
online or in-store for $13.99.
Texas Cowgirl Lasagna
submitted by Bob Taylor
¼ c. margarine
1 lg. onion chopped
1 (4.5-oz.) can green chilies, chopped
1 can cream of mushroom soup (low fat if desired)
1 can cream of chicken soup (low fat if desired)
1 t. beef bouillon
1 (14.5-oz.) can chicken broth
1 (12-oz.) bag tortilla chips (round ones work best)
4 c. cooked chicken (cut into bite-size pieces)
3 c. sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
3 c. Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
In large pan, melt margarine. Add onion
and green chilies. Simmer 10 minutes. Add soups, bouillon
and chicken broth. Boil 1 minute, stirring constantly. Lower
heat and simmer 10 minutes. Lightly grease a 13 x 9-inch
baking dish. Place a layer of chips on bottom of dish. Top
with half of the chicken pieces and half of the cheese.
Pour half of the sauce over top. Add another layer of chips.
Top with the rest of the chicken, pour on remaining sauce
and top off with the rest of the cheese. Bake at 350 degrees
for 45 minutes. Serves 8-10.
Bunny Visits are Egg-stra Special
the Easter bunny at Bronner’s April 1-15.
Bunny’s hours will be Monday through Saturday
from 10-10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m.-noon, 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 noon-12:30 p.m., 1-1:30 p.m., 2:30-3 p.m., and
4-4:30 p.m. Bronner’s is closed noon to 3 p.m.
on Good Friday and all day on Easter Sunday. The Easter
bunny will make a special appearance on Good Friday
from 3-3:30 p.m.
Master Painter Ulrich Tendera
Ulrich Tendera, Hummel master painter, who will
demonstrate his figurine painting skills at Bronner’s
Friday through Sunday, August 11-13, 2006. He will also
sign any Hummel figurines purchased at Bronner’s
during the event.
Griff Charming Tails Event
Bronner’s Charming Tails event on Saturday,
October 14, 2006, and enjoy the rare opportunity to
meet creator Dean Griff. He will be greeting guests
and signing Charming Tails figurines purchased at the
event. Two special event pieces will be available. “Dairy
Good Friends” will retail for $32 and “Believe
– A Single Word Can Mean So Much” will retail
for $28 and be accompanied by a lapel pin.
the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God, and
into the patient waiting for Christ."
2 Thessalonians 3:5
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Watch this space every month for the
results of our previous "Question of the Quarter".
A total of
313 responses were received from our December e-newsletter’s
question of the quarter. The question and a summary
of the responses are listed below.
you think of Bronner's, what three words come to mind?
Christmas, holidays, all year, etc. (186)
amazing, beautiful, dazzling, fantastic, incredible,
unique, etc. (150)
ornaments, Nativities, trees, decorative displays, etc.
merry, happy, hope, joyous, service, etc. (80)
huge, large, selection, etc. (37)
The town: chicken,
Frankenmuth, German, shopping, etc. (39)
memories, tradition, peaceful, warmth (34)
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