Everyone Has a Snowpinion!

Everyone Has a Snowpinion!






Don’t you love that feeling you get when you find THE gift for someone special? You know … the one that just so perfectly fits their personality that you can hardly wait to give it to them! Enter Department 56’s® new line of Snowpinions™ by artist Kristi Jensen Pierro. These fun little snowmen are FULL of snow much personal-ity!

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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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Oh Christmas Tree…

Oh Christmas Tree…






Did you know that Bronner’s has more than 300 decorated trees that are displayed each year on our salesroom floor? And believe it or not, you won’t see the same 300 trees each year. Our very talented decorating team is constantly rotating in and out tree designs to stay up-to-date with the new and current ornaments that flood our many shelves.

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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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A Spooktacular Display

A Spooktacular Display






Confession: I love Halloween but hate all things scary. I know…it doesn’t make any sense but it’s true! When I was growing up, we were “those” people on the block. Our house was completely decked out with ghosts, fog creeping out of large steel barrels and a graveyard filled with tombstones and skeleton bones – Halloween decorations galore! My dad always had a passion for the holiday, which then got passed down to me. Except he loves scary things and

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Have Ideas for Bronner’s Next Christmas Catalog?

Have Ideas for Bronner’s Next Christmas Catalog?






Is the Bronner’s Christmas Favorites catalog YOUR favorite as much as it is mine?! When I get my new catalog, I love to get cozy with a warm blanket and a delicious cup of hot chocolate (I know it’s only September, but it gets awfully cold up here in the North Pole) and flip through the pages and marvel at all the wondrous items held within its pages.

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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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