Top Ten Tips for Storing Your Christmas Treasures

Top Ten Tips for Storing Your Christmas Treasures






Isaac Newton’s third law of motion states, “What goes up, must come down.” And that’s true for most of us when it comes to our Christmas decorations. (Kudos to the dedicated decorators who leave their Christmas trees up all year long! We salute you! We do that here, too!) For many of us, taking down our Christmas tree and decorations is a chore, a not-so-pleasant one at that. The team here at Bronner’s would like to make it a little

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Bronner’s Super-Fans: the Eikenberry Family

Bronner’s Super-Fans: the Eikenberry Family






It was Sarah’s 10th birthday and she wanted to celebrate at Bronner’s. If you ask the Eikenberry family, it was a no-brainer. “There are so many things we love about Bronner’s,” Scott said. “I love Santa and trees and cookies,” said Sarah. “And I’m happy they keep Christ in Christmas.” Scott and his wife Janel first came to Bronner’s 19 years ago on their honeymoon. And they kept coming. Sarah was just a baby when she met the late Wally

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From St. Nicholas to Santa Claus: A Tradition of Giving

From St. Nicholas to Santa Claus: A Tradition of Giving






The concept of the American Santa Claus originated with St. Nicholas, who was born in Asia Minor about 280. He was known as a kind, benevolent man and made a saint because of his generosity. In honor of St. Nicholas, December 6 became the traditional day in Europe for the exchange of Christmas gifts and the beginning of the holiday season. Dutch immigrants to the United States brought with them their version of the gift-giving St. Nicholas, known as “Sinter

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Christmas Favorites!

Christmas Favorites!






Bronner’s offers over 50,000 items in-store, so our buyers see a wide assortment of trims and gifts through the year. Just like the rest of us, though, they have their favorites! For Stacy this year, it’s Gallerie II’s art glass ornaments. “I cannot pick just one,” Stacy said. “Gallerie II’s art glass is very inexpensive compared to many you’ll find online. I just love their vibrant colors and great details. How can you not be happy looking at them? “The

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A Thanksgiving Story: The Silent Night Memorial Chapel

A Thanksgiving Story: The Silent Night Memorial Chapel






The late Wally Bronner was holding on to that snippet of land just south of Bronner’s CHRISTmas Wonderland for something special, very special. People offered to purchase that corner of Bronner’s property where M-83 (Gera Road) met Weiss Street. “It would be perfect for a gas station or convenience store,” they said. But Wally had something else in mind. Something he could build in thanks to God for His blessings on the World’s Largest Christmas Store.

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10 Things You Can’t Believe You’ll Find at Bronner’s

10 Things You Can’t Believe You’ll Find at Bronner’s






1.  A Nativity ornament on every decorated tree on display! Bronner’s believes “Jesus is the reason for the season” and brings that truth to focus on each decorated tree.   2. A replica of the original Silent Night Memorial Chapel in Oberndorf (Salzburg), Austria, that marks the site where “Silent Night” was first sung in 1818. Inside, guests may view the message of Christ’s birth as told in Luke 2:1-19, in 30 different languages while “the world’s favorite Christmas song”

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Who Will You Be This Halloween?

Who Will You Be This Halloween?






Are you a sucker (forgive the sweet trick-or-treating pun) for dressing up on Halloween? I am! Perhaps it’s because I studied theater in college and love costumes and makeup, or maybe it’s because a part of me refuses to grow up. I’m in good company here at Bronner’s! Many staff members enjoy the opportunity to wear creative costume attire to work whenever October 31 falls on a weekday.

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Frame It! School Edition

Frame It! School Edition






It’s that time of year again! Summer is over and the first day of school has quickly come upon us! Did you know that September is school-picture month? What better way to show off your kids’ first day of school photos than with this fun and easy DIY apple frame. It’s also a great after-school activity to do with your kids and their friends! So, what do you say? Let’s get started!  

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Bronner’s Super Fan

Bronner’s Super Fan






“For me, this is my equivalent of seeing Elvis,” said Aliza McVicker of northwest Ohio during her most recent visit to Bronner’s CHRISTmas Wonderland. Aliza has been a Bronner’s super fan since her first visit to Bronner’s in the 1970s when she was 9 years old. “I remember seeing a lot of red and green dirndls (staff uniforms) and thinking, ‘When I can drive, I’m coming back.’”

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