20 Tips To Help You Through The Holidays!

20 Tips To Help You Through The Holidays!

From home decor, to collectibles, Christmas stockings to Nativities, Christmas ornaments (GALORE!) to Christmas lights and artificial trees – our team has learned a few things over the years from working at the World’s Largest Christmas Store! And we’re happy to pass along our tricks to you in this compilation of 20 tips to help you through the holidays!

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When Should You Take Down Your Christmas Decorations?

When Should You Take Down Your Christmas Decorations?

Psychologists tell us that folks who break out the Christmas lights and decorations early, like before (maybe well before) Thanksgiving, tend to be happier than the rest of us who think we have to wait.   Psychoanalyst Steve McKeown says people like to associate with things that make them happy. Since many folks associate Christmas decorations with happy childhood memories of the holiday, putting up the decorations early evokes those emotions and memories and extends the excitement of the season

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Merry CHRISTmas from Bronner’s Blog Team

Merry CHRISTmas from Bronner’s Blog Team

The most wonderful time of the year is here, Rejoice! Rejoice! This CHRISTmas we also celebrate the 200th anniversary of “Silent Night,”  the most beloved and widely-known Christmas hymn in the world.  Pastor Joseph Mohr wrote the words, and Franz Gruber composed the music for the inspiring carol that was first sung in 1818 on Christmas Eve in St. Nicholas Church in Oberndorf, Austria, near Salzburg. Silent Night Memorial Chapel Bronner’s Silent Night Memorial Chapel was built in 1992 in

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Countdown to Christmas!

Countdown to Christmas!

Anticipation … looking forward … it’s what the Christmas season is all about here at Bronner’s CHRISTmas Wonderland … and perhaps at your house, too! Many Christians observe Advent as a time of patient expectation, a celebration of the first coming of Christ the Savior to a manger in Bethlehem over 2000 years ago … and a look to His second coming. We love the tradition of Advent wreaths and candleholders, too. Perhaps your church and/or family lights a candle weekly

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Bronner’s Christmas Bedroom: Sleep in Heavenly Peace

Bronner’s Christmas Bedroom: Sleep in Heavenly Peace

Is your Christmas season full of Go-Go-Go, but you wish it offered a little more Slow-Slow-Slow? We can help! Our Christmas-bedroom decorating ideas will make your bedroom a holiday retreat where you can “sleep in heavenly peace.” We started with a repurposed barn door for our headboard. The red patina of the rustic wood complemented both of our Christmas-bedroom themes: snowmen and the Nativity. You really can’t go wrong with recycled barnwood. We used more of it, along with a couple

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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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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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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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Snowman Wreath + Puffy Corn Candy Recipe For The Win!

Snowman Wreath + Puffy Corn Candy Recipe For The Win!

“Snow . . . I long to clear a path and lift a spade of snow . . . Snow . . . to see a great big man entirely made of snow. Where it’s snowing all winter through, that’s where I want to be snowball throwing . . . that’s what I’ll do.” – Snow, a song from White Christmas In various parts of the world, winter is synonymous with SNOW!  For many, snow means building snowmen, snowball fights, long

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Thanks-Giving and DIY Gratitude Ornaments

Thanks-Giving and DIY Gratitude Ornaments

Thanksgiving is the holiday when we pause to reflect on the many blessings we are grateful to enjoy. That heart filled with thankfulness was something originator Wally Bronner embodied 365 days a year, and it was an attitude of gratitude that he wished to inspire in everyone he met. So in that spirit, we share a few decorating ideas to make this Thanksgiving extra special!

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