Long Live Michigan’s Comeback Cities

Long Live Michigan’s Comeback Cities

DETROIT The declining auto industry, corrupt leadership, high unemployment, poverty, a failing economy, plunging property values – all played a part in what some feared might be the final curtain for the drama that was Detroit. The fifth largest city in the United States in 1950. A twist in the plot brought Detroit to bankruptcy and emergency management in 2013. Now the scene is changing. In 2010 billionaire Dan Gilbert, founder of Quicken Loans and Rock Ventures, moved his headquarters

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American Pride!

American Pride!

Flags, fireworks, family, friends, food and FREEDOM! These are just a few of the many things we get to enjoy on Independence Day (and every day) because of the brave men and women who have stood, and continue to rise up and stand, for our great nation! We are celebrating our American pride in red, white and blue, and we hope that you will join us too!

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2018 TOP 10 Bronner’s Exclusive Designs!

2018 TOP 10 Bronner’s Exclusive Designs!

At the World’s Largest Christmas Store, you’re sure to find ALL SORTS of ornaments, from wacky to traditional and just about everything in between. Many of our fun keepsakes are exclusive to Bronner’s! We thought it’d be fun to ask our product development team what designs they are excited to unveil for 2018! So without further ado …

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Small Towns Bring Big Pure Michigan Fun

Small Towns Bring Big Pure Michigan Fun

I think I say it in my sleep: You could vacation in Pure Michigan your whole life and never see everything our great state has to offer! From Chelsea to Calumet, meet five small towns (population under 6,000) that serve up big portions of history, intrigue, Great-Lakes fun and fury, foodie favorites, cruises, dramatic draws and more. Remember your getaways to these iconic locales with ornaments from Bronner’s! FIRST STOP – CHELSEA. Actor Jeff Daniels’ Purple Rose Theatre makes its

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A Christmas Wedding to Remember

A Christmas Wedding to Remember

Christmas is full of love, family and joy – the exact three attributes that also create an unforgettable wedding. So why not combine the two? I did exactly that! I’m overjoyed to show you … a Christmas wedding, a first for the Bronner’s blog team! 😊👰

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2018 TOP 10 Wackiest Christmas Ornaments At Bronner’s!

2018 TOP 10 Wackiest Christmas Ornaments At Bronner’s!

Whether in-store or online (by tagging us with @BronnersChristmas on Facebook and Instagram, or @BronnersXmas on Twitter), it’s always so entertaining to see the fun people have with the many unique Christmas ornaments at Bronner’s! I had a great time scouring through some of our 10,000 ornament styles to bring you the TOP 10* wackiest picks. And narrowing it down to just 10 was no easy feat, believe you me! (So in addition, we’ve included a few bonus picks, too!) Drum-roll, please.

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Frankenmuth Flowers, DIY Flower Lights + Cupcake Recipe!

Frankenmuth Flowers, DIY Flower Lights + Cupcake Recipe!

Downtown Frankenmuth is a lush garden of delightful blooms all summer long! Approximately 350 flats and 8,000 four-inch annuals are planted along Main Street’s 2-mile downtown stretch each spring. Add 350 huge hanging baskets and you have an eye-popping streetscape, one so beautiful that it was the 2007 America in Bloom Winner for cities with a population of under 5,000. Yes, flowers are serious (but happy) business in Frankenmuth. Dan Hopp, green space manager for the City of Frankenmuth, explains:

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DIY Easter Topiary Decoration

DIY Easter Topiary Decoration

I love that Easter comes in the spring! And being in the part of the world we are here at Bronner’s, I also appreciate how the holiday that celebrates Christ’s resurrection coincides with the same time of the year when nature resurrects from the wonder of winter. It’s a beautiful parallel to watch what was once dead spring forth in new life! This DIY topiary decoration is so versatile you can reincarnate it a few different ways to give it a

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Hostess with the Mostess – Easter Table

Hostess with the Mostess – Easter Table

As the flowers start to bloom and the snow melts away, we come together with family and friends to share in a beautiful and glorious day … Easter! For many it’s the day that Jesus has Risen (Rejoice! Rejoice!), and for the kids in the world, it’s also the day the Easter Bunny hops into town. Easter is a day of celebration for young and old, so let us help you make it as special as it should be. Oh,

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We Love a Little Romance at Bronner’s!

We Love a Little Romance at Bronner’s!

It’s a girl’s favorite story to tell – how her husband proposed to her. About half a dozen guys propose to their girlfriends at Bronner’s each year. Some have shared their proposal story with us over the years through photos. We’re so glad to play a small part in their love story! According to a survey by wedding-planning site, The Knot, women prefer a surprise proposal, even if they’ve been ring shopping with their boyfriend. Meet John and Erika, who

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