Hawaii’s famed necklaces of flowers have become universal symbols of beauty and friendship. They are always made with great care and given with love and respect.
The custom of giving and wearing leis was brought to Hawai’i centuries ago by voyagers from Tahiti and Polynesia.
There are as maany styles of leis as there are flowers. And if you run out of flowers, there are always fern or seeds, leaves, pods, shells, nuts and berries to use in making a lei.
These little ladies were amazing. A fragrant, but maybe tedious job? And wouldn’t you LOVE to work in a state where people wore fresh flowers tucked behind their ear, day in, day out?
*And when you visit Hawaii (you ARE going to visit aren’t you??) you get to wear flowers in your hair too! – But remember, a flower behind your left ear means you are married, right ear means single.
Leis are worn for the simple pleasure of their beauty and fragrance or to just feel festive.
“A lei given sings of special relationships, deep feelings and emotions. A necklace of flowers that vibrate welcome, a precious thank you, and a magical gift from the heart.”