Top 10 Must-See Holiday Light Festivals in Michigan

Top 10 Must-See Holiday Light Festivals in Michigan

**Updated dates for the 2019-2020 season!** Nothing screams Christmas like a festival of lights! We are fortunate enough in the great state of Michigan to have more than a handful of towns that display their Christmas thrill with thousands and sometimes millions of lights. We have narrowed down our list to 10 towns in Michigan that have must-see light festivals during the holiday season. (Cities shown in no particular order)

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How to Create a Disney Frozen Christmas

How to Create a Disney Frozen Christmas

I live in a house full of Disney’s Frozen. Do any other parents relate? I’m talking about 24-7 Frozen music, dresses, hair … the works. The movie was first shown to our 3-year-old daughter this past May. It’s been non-stop Frozen Fever since. It’s rare to catch my daughter not in her Elsa costume, running around the house singing “Let it Go.” Frozen has connected with hearts young and old since 2013. Both kids and adults were excited to hear

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Do-it-yourself Cookie Cutter Crafts

Do-it-yourself Cookie Cutter Crafts

If you’re a DIY’er looking for a unique way to share the CHRISTmas story, we’ve got a few ideas that are perfectly cut out for the task with these 3 fun cookie cutter crafts.

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Roasted Pumpkin Seeds Recipes… and a Little Fall Decor

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds Recipes… and a Little Fall Decor

Roasted pumpkin seeds are crunchy, delicious and easy to make. Not to mention you can spice them up anyway you would like. I just love pumpkin seeds, so every fall I bake my heart out to make the perfect roasted pumpkin seeds. Pumpkin seeds are not the only benefit of gutting out a pumpkin… lets use the leftover pumpkins to create some beautiful fall decor. Garlic Parmesan Pumpkin Seeds Ingredients 1-1/2 cup raw pumpkin seeds Tablespoon melted butter 2 teaspoon garlic salt (additional if desired)

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Department 56 for Fall

Department 56 for Fall

No time or money to buy and set up a huge Department 56 display for fall? No problem! Use one or two village pieces and accents to create an attractive seasonal display for your home. Fireplace mantels, end tables, side tables … all work well for a Department 56 village display. I wanted to try something different. Something I hadn’t seen before. Something simple you can do at home, too. So I borrowed an empty wine barrel from a coworker!

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Do-it-yourself Christmas Ornaments

Do-it-yourself Christmas Ornaments

You’ll see ALL KINDS of ornaments at the world’s largest Christmas store in Frankenmuth, MI. From finely crafted European ornaments, to wacky ones, to Bronner’s exclusive designs and so much in between, but there’s just something special about making your own that adds to the magic of Christmas! So we’re sharing a few of our favorite DIY Christmas ornament ideas (and tutorials) with you … some new and some from the past, tried and true! YARN BALL ORNAMENT If you

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Bob Ross Ornaments Make A Happy Tree!

Bob Ross Ornaments Make A Happy Tree!

It all started with a Christmas ornament of Bob Ross … well, sort of! That’s where the story at Bronner’s starts anyway! My Introduction To Bob Ross It was a few months ago that YouTube had recommended a video to me by Rosanna Pansino, following a Bob Ross tutorial using … FROSTING! I thought that recommendation a bit strange since my only true exposure to the artist was from classmates for an animation project back in college. But perhaps it

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Bronner’s Personalized Birthday Gifts for Family and Friends

Bronner’s Personalized Birthday Gifts for Family and Friends

When it’s time to celebrate the birthday of a family member, friend or co-worker let us help you pick out the perfect personalized birthday gift. What makes Bronner’s one of the BEST Christmas stores in the world is our PERSONALIZATION. We have talented painters and penners that do a brilliant job of creating gifts with personality. It’s common to put just a name on an ornament but WE CAN do more! Signature Personalized Bulb A timeless gift, again and again,

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Christmas Traditions Parades in New York

Christmas Traditions Parades in New York

From Santa Claus to Sinterklaas, special guests abound at Christmas traditions parades in New York! The parades begin with Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and march right up to Christmas. Clayton’s Christmas in Lights Parade ends with fireworks; Greenwich features their Annual Holiday Lighted Tractor Parade. In addition, Christmas parades in Kingston and Rhinebeck celebrate old Dutch traditions! Christmas Lights Parade in Clayton Clayton’s Christmas parade in New York State will take place Saturday, December 7. First, a cookie sale, carriage

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