CHRISTmas Traditions

CHRISTmas Traditions

Without Christ … without God’s unfathomable love towards all mankind through the birth and sacrifice of His only begotten Son, Jesus … there could be no true CHRISTmas. For this reason, we’re sharing inspiring ideas from within our community of CHRISTmas enthusiasts in the hope that you are sure to find a few new CHRISTmas tradition ideas you’ll want to introduce to your own family’s celebrations!

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A Nutcracker Tradition – Oh, How “Sweet”!

A Nutcracker Tradition – Oh, How “Sweet”!

Have you ever had a dream that you just can’t seem to lose sight of? I have a Christmas-decorating dream inspired by a favorite Christmas movie. Picture a room filled with life-size nutcrackers (the tin-soldier style) guarding the doors, delicate snowflakes hanging from the ceiling, frosted windows, twinkling lights throughout. This room has many extravagant trees, each adorned with their own individual, yet coordinating, theme. Imagine, if you will, candy canes; garlands of gumdrops; and sweet, colorful accents throughout. These

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Sweden’s Christmas Traditions To Savor!

Sweden’s Christmas Traditions To Savor!

There is so much to love about different Christmas traditions from all around the world! Santa, Mrs. Claus and Autumn The Elf brought some international fun to Bronner’s during their Facebook LIVE appearances this holiday season. Their first stop?! Sweden. And with so many beloved Swedish Christmas traditions to inspire you, we had to break them up in to two posts. So here you’ll find good food, family and friends among some of Sweden’s Christmas traditions to savor. Additionally, you

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God Jul – Celebrate With These Candlelit Swedish Christmas Traditions!

God Jul – Celebrate With These Candlelit Swedish Christmas Traditions!

What’s one of the greatest benefits of being Santa Claus? Why, getting to enjoy all of the different Christmas customs as you travel the world in just ONE night, of course! Catch Santa on November 26 on Bronner’s Facebook LIVE, where he, Mrs. Claus and Autumn the Elf share their memories of a few Christmas traditions from around the world. Highlighted among them are the wonderful candlelit Swedish Christmas traditions like Advent and St. Lucia Day! You just may want

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Christmas Traditions And Giving Back

Christmas Traditions And Giving Back

So many aspects of our lives influence the Christmas traditions we bring to our holiday celebrations. Where we grew up, when we grew up, who we grew up with … all play a part. Simple? Extravagant? Quiet? Loud? Since 2020 has been such an unusual year, we thought we’d explore some family Christmas traditions and safe ways to give back this holiday season.

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Christmas Ornament Legends, Symbols & Traditions

Christmas Ornament Legends, Symbols & Traditions

Legends make fun tales to share. And at the same time, traditions are a cool way of keeping a cultural heritage alive and well through the generations. (Or just to make fun memories!) Similarly, symbols are an amusing way to share something special! Brush up on your knowledge of each with this fun post highlighting just 12 of some of the legends, symbols and traditions you can find at Bronner’s CHRISTmas Wonderland!

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Bronner’s – A Family Christmas Tradition

Bronner’s – A Family Christmas Tradition

One of the things I love most about Bronner’s is how it is a family tradition for SO many people, including myself.  Whether it’s buying that special ornament or driving down Christmas Lane, this store is filled with old and new memories.

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From St. Nicholas to Santa Claus: A Tradition of Giving

From St. Nicholas to Santa Claus: A Tradition of Giving

The concept of the American Santa Claus originated with St. Nicholas, who was born in Asia Minor about 280. He was known as a kind, benevolent man and made a saint because of his generosity. In honor of St. Nicholas, December 6 became the traditional day in Europe for the exchange of Christmas gifts and the beginning of the holiday season. Dutch immigrants to the United States brought with them their version of the gift-giving St. Nicholas, known as “Sinter

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