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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Your Dream Job?

Your Dream Job?






What is YOUR dream job? A position that would rake in boatloads of cash? Or maybe a favorite hobby turned into a full-time job? A job where you’re surrounded by things you love, like working at a library, surrounded by books; a coffee shop, surrounded by your favorite brew; or better yet, selling ornaments, lights and more at Bronner’s, surrounded by Christmas?! What does a job at Bronner’s look like, you ask? In the early days of Bronner’s Christmas Decorations, the

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Wally Bronner’s Decorative Life

Wally Bronner’s Decorative Life






Originator Wally Bronner’s fledgling sign-painting and decorating business established in 1945 flourished. His signs and displays in his aunt’s grocery windows attracted the attention of other businesses and industries. Before long, they asked the young artist to prepare displays and signs for them. (“Signtists” and “signologists” were the catchwords that sign painters used to describe their craft.) From the beginning, the business established by the young sign painter was officially named Bronner’ Display and Sign Advertising.

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Take Me Out to the Ball Game!

Take Me Out to the Ball Game!






Among the ranks of its staff, Bronner’s boasts some of best Detroit Tigers’ fans across the entire Michigan mitten! Deb Shimer, a member of our visual team, is one of them. We talked to Deb recently about her favorite team in Detroit, the boys of summer.   Bronner’s: When and how did you become a Detroit Tigers’ fan? Deb : I grew up listening to the Tigers’ games at home with my dad on the radio. Ernie Harwell and Paul Carey announced

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Is Bigger Better?

Is Bigger Better?






Life-size Nativity collector Joe Tyria of Kalamazoo, Michigan, says, “Yes!” Joe began collecting pieces from Bronner’s life-size fiberglass Nativity in 2014 with encouragement from his late grandmother, Beverly Tyria, for whom the collection is named. (Check it out on Facebook!). We spoke with Joe about his love for Christmas, the Nativity, his grandmother, and the journey he embarked on in 2014 to collect and display a large-as-life Bronner’s Nativity.

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