Merry Christmas

Fear not: for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy… For unto you is born … a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.

Luke 2:10

To the Premier Family:

It’s been just over three years now that Joan went to Heaven.  Oh, how I miss her.  Did you know that she prayed for Premier and all of you daily?  I do too!  God really does answer prayer.  One of the greatest answers to prayer was when God gave me Joan as my wife.  I prayed for a family and a home.  It was Joan’s dream to have a large family too.  God has been so good to the Horner Family, and He really blessed me with five great children, 16 awesome grandchildren and 7 wonderful great-grandchildren with one more on the way!  Every Christjamas we get together to play games, have dinner and remember the reason for Christmas.

If I could say one thing that was most important in my 89 years – that He sent His son, Jesus, to die on the cross and that He rose again!  Jesus is the reason we celebrate Christmas.  I want you to know that what God has done for me He can do for you if you believe in Him.  Yes, I can tell you with certainty that God does have a plan for all of you.  As a young lad, there were times when I had no hope.  I did not always act as I should and had a very poor childhood.  School was not a place where I excelled.  In fact, one of my teachers told me I’d never go anywhere, and in class, he would skip me when all others were called to participate at the board.  I know God sent one teacher to advise me, and under his counsel, I changed my direction in school.  Out of this came my first job as an office boy at LaFrance Textiles.  Changed my life.

Wow, it still amazes me when I think of what God has done and where He has brought Premier.  No, we don’t know what lies ahead, but I do know that my Lord is always there and will guide us.

Merry Christmas!  Enjoy your family time and all the trimmings.  Let’s not forget to rejoice and thank God that He loved us enough to send His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him will have eternal life.

“Glory to God in the highest and on earth, peace, goodwill toward men.”  Together, let’s keep the Christmas spirit for 2014.

God bless you and Merry Christmas,



22 thoughts on “Merry Christmas

  1. We love you ANDY HORNER….You inspire us all to be more than we are. Thank you for your leadership, your encouragement, and for continually pointing us all to CHRIST! Have a Merry and Blessed Christmas!
    Jan & Kent Hart


  2. Andy, I want to wish you a Merry Christmas. I feel blessed to be a part of a company like Premier Designs and to have known Joan. Thank you for continuing to keep Joan’s Memory alive.
    Merry Christmas from our home to yours.


  3. Thank You So Much to ALL of the Horner Family for such Wonderful Leadership, Dedication and Inspiration. May God Bless Each and Everyone of you!!
    With Joy, Rosie and Gregg Focht


  4. Thank you Andy for the gift of Premier! It has blessed me and my family tremendously! We wished we new about Premier 5 years ago!


  5. Merry Christmas to you Andy and too all your family! Thank you so much for your prayers…What a blessing to have a company that cares for our spiritual well being. Please know that you are deeply loved and prayed for as well. Thanks too for pointing us to Christ who is the greatest gift of all! May He bless you all this new year! Julie C


  6. Merry Christmas to you Andy and to everyone in your beautiful family. You are such a blessing and a dose of hope to everyone. You are so amazing and I am lucky to be a part of this great big, bigger than jewelry company. Thank you for all you have done and continue to selflessly do! May the new year continue to bring you happiness laughter and joy!


  7. As I sit and read Andy’s message it brings tears to my eyes. So many people want an easy life but be real, life isn’t easy. As a fairly new jeweler, I am becoming aware of just what a remarkable family (Premier) that I belong to. I look forward to the day of meeting the Horner family personally. May God continue to bless Premier and all those that work so diligently for us the jeweler.


  8. Thank you Andy! I am a new Jeweler who started just a few months ago! I am under Dana Grimes in Alabama! She has shared how special you are and Joan was to her! I am blessed this Christmas to have now joined your Premier Family! May you have a Merry Christmas! A small group of us will come visit in February guests of the Draper!s! I really hope to meet you! You are in our prayers and we are so blessed that God led us to Premier! You are an answered prayer! May God continue to bless you in all you do!


  9. I wish all happiness to one and all… As I sit here by myself with tears in my eyes I wonder why I was chosen to be alone. I know I have made mistakes alone the way but I truly believe I did the best I could at the time. I feel my family pulling away from me and I try to hold on but I know time is precious to us all. Please pray for me


  10. Beautiful family you have and may God bless with every and each of you! Have a wonderful and happy Christmas and holidays! I am grateful to be part of this and look forward to have a better year in 2014!!


  11. Merry Christmas Andy
    Thru being a part of Premier and the Godly influences, I have renewed my relationship with Christ and have grown closer to Him.
    Thank you for being that example
    God Bless you and your family
    Horia and Berna Georgescu Albuquerque NM


  12. Dear Andy,
    I think you are doing so well. So proud to know you and do my little part in Premier…! In fact, this year $3,000 apprx. Was raised for the Make a Wish children…all because of your role modeling…it was fun and I would have otherwise had no tool to use to make it happen…Losing my Mother 10 Years ago on a holiday makes me so know more how you feel during these times….Thank you for YOU! Love, Cathy Huffington Hall (Dedo-Draper group, dallas)


  13. Andy,
    Thank you for carrying on yours and Joan’s Dream. I have been a jeweler for 3 years and look forward to being one for many more years. This is an awesome company with awesome values. Looking forward to Regional Rally in Ontario CA 1/11/14. May God continue to bless you and your family with his favor.
    Jimmie Louise Coury


  14. I am brand new to the Premier family but I look forward to reaching the heights I feel I can because of the promises not only from Heavenly Father but the encouragement from everyone I have come in contact with and the daily devotions I read everyday from the Premier website.


  15. Andy,
    Merry Christmas Andy!!! Our picture is coming your way soon!!! We are so thankful for you and your family and everything you have done for soo many people world wide!! We feel blessed to be apart of the Premier family and we know that God led us to this amazing opportunity to bless others as well!!! I will be speaking at Regional rally in Denver about the Joy of Sponsoring and I feel honored to represent your amazing company!!! I hope to continue to spread the good news and great joy of Jesus, hope and Premier Designs Jewelry!! Blessings, Mandi Krueger and family


  16. Thank you, Andy, for being such an inspiration to the Premier family. I am so PROUD to be apart of it. Happy New Year to you!


  17. Dear Mr Horner and Family,
    My name is Deborah DeFreitas and I am a new jeweler with Premier Designs as of September 2013. I have worked with a few great companies but Premier Designs, tops them all. I thank you and Joan for creating such a wonderful company, a company that walks with GOD which is difficult to find. I knew I found the opportunity I was looking for when I attended my first ever Premier party and saw your catalog. The cross necklaces got my attention and the fact that you give back to so many people in need. I always look forward to reading your inspirational quotes.Thank You and may God continue to Bless you and your family in the new year.


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