How Germany Celebrates Christmas

How Germany Celebrates Christmas

Christmas … the holiday celebrated around the world! Traditions, some of them hundreds of years old, fill European Christmases. With this in mind, let’s look at how Germany celebrates Christmas through Advent, gift-giving and Christmas trees. Advent in Germany Advent is the four weeks leading up to Christmas. During Advent, many families in Germany display an Advent calendar and Advent wreath. Advent Calendar (Adventskalendar) The calendar countdown begins December 1. Each day children (or adults!) open a numbered door/window to

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Irish Blessings & Colcannon Recipe

Irish Blessings & Colcannon Recipe

Want to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day but wish to keep it simple? Decorate with Irish blessings and devour a warm bowl of colcannon! I must confess that I delight in decorative touches in my home for various holidays. However, I don’t wish to invest a great deal of time or money. Christmas is a bit of an exception, but even then I’m looking to spend time and money wisely. Choose from Many Irish Blessings I decided to start by choosing

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Experiencing Easter Through Semana Santa

Experiencing Easter Through Semana Santa

“When Lorene Bronner shared with me her experience of Semana Santa in Guatemala last year, I was captivated by her story. Semana Santa is the celebration through Holy Week leading up to Easter. I invite you to take a trip to Latin America with me as Lorene vividly and reverently recalls her encounter with Semana Santa and the Guatemalan culture!” – Aileen Libbey

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5 Ways To Say “I Love You” This Valentine’s Day

5 Ways To Say “I Love You” This Valentine’s Day

We’re sharing 5 ways to say “I Love You” just in time for Valentine’s Day … or really for any day of the year! Showing someone how much they mean to you can never be overdone, in my personal opinion. To those who may beg to differ – and that’s OK – I’d like to offer this realization I happened upon years ago. You just never know if the moment you decide not to share your love or appreciation, for

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Celebrating Michigan with a Cookie Recipe

Celebrating Michigan with a Cookie Recipe

Michigan celebrates 183 years of statehood January 26, 2020. So you’ll find us celebrating Michigan, the only state with two peninsulas, with a delicious cookie recipe! In brief, the special ingredient is cream cheese, and we’ll double the deliciousness with both upper peninsula and lower peninsula cookie cutters. Smitten with the Mitten Michigan’s upper and lower peninsulas are separated by the 5-mile Straits of Mackinac waterway joining Lakes Huron and Michigan. As a result, the Mackinac Bridge, a state landmark

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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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The Perfect Bachelorette/Bachelor Date in Frankenmuth

The Perfect Bachelorette/Bachelor Date in Frankenmuth

When it comes to reality TV, nothing gets me more excited than watching the seasons of “The Bachelorette” and “The Bachelor” on ABC. Being a part of Bachelor Nation, I started wondering what a date night would look like if they traveled to our little town of Frankenmuth? Well, keep reading because you’re about to find out what a perfect one-on-one Bachelorette/Bachelor date in Frankenmuth could be! LET THE ADVENTURE BEGIN The majority of Bachelorette/Bachelor dates start with some sort

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