Maui by Design http://mauibydesign.com Hawaiian Christmas ornaments and gifts Fri, 21 Jul 2017 01:14:21 +0000 en-US hourly 1 New Hawaiian Ornaments In Time For Christmas! http://mauibydesign.com/new-hawaiian-ornaments-in-time-for-christmas/ Mon, 29 Sep 2014 18:48:27 +0000 http://mauibydesign.com/?p=3688 By now you may have noticed that we love to design Hawaiian Christmas ornaments, and add new designs regularly.  We offer Hawaiian ornament designs with the images of Hawaii’s beautiful tropical flowers, colorful marine life, uniquely Hawaiian Hula girls, and of course the romantic Hawaiian sunsets. Just in time for your Christmas decorations, we’re offering […]

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By now you may have noticed that we love to design Hawaiian Christmas ornaments, and add new designs regularly.  We offer Hawaiian ornament designs with the images of Hawaii’s beautiful tropical flowers, colorful marine life, uniquely Hawaiian Hula girls, and of course the romantic Hawaiian sunsets. Just in time for your Christmas decorations, we’re offering seven new Hawaiian ornaments. You can read the Maui by Design press release by clicking here.

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We Love Our New Hawaiian Wristlet Bags! http://mauibydesign.com/we-love-our-new-silk-hawaiian-wristlet-bags/ Wed, 24 Sep 2014 18:38:45 +0000 http://mauibydesign.com/?p=3686 It’s always exciting when we get a shipment of new products and today is such a day: our brand new Hawaiian wristlet bags have arrived! They are made from the same beautiful silk and embroidered with the same care as our Paia 3-zip bags and Hanalei cross body bags, and we have to admit, we […]

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It’s always exciting when we get a shipment of new products and today is such a day: our brand new Hawaiian wristlet bags have arrived! They are made from the same beautiful silk and embroidered with the same care as our Paia 3-zip bags and Hanalei cross body bags, and we have to admit, we love them. Of course, what’s the most important is that you love them, too. See them by clicking right here or read our press release by clicking here.

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We’re getting into the 21st century http://mauibydesign.com/getting-21st-century/ Sun, 08 Dec 2013 07:12:46 +0000 http://www.nakoastyle.com/?p=3012 We’re a small company – and sometimes, when I see definitions of “small company” I realize we are a really tiny company – but we’ve decided to get into the 2st century. No, we won’t let robots paint our Hawaiian Christmas ornaments, use drones to fly orders to customers, or 3-D printing to make the […]

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We’re a small company – and sometimes, when I see definitions of “small company” I realize we are a really tiny company – but we’ve decided to get into the 2st century.

No, we won’t let robots paint our Hawaiian Christmas ornaments, use drones to fly orders to customers, or 3-D printing to make the decorative yet protective gift boxes that contain the ornaments.

But after creating pages on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/mauibydesign, and boards on Pinterest http://www.pinterest.com/mauibydesign our next venture will be an opt-in email newsletter with news and special offers.

Andrea, the owner of Maui by Design, will write it (I am also writing the blog, and feel as odd writing “I” as I feel it writing “Andrea”.  Mmh… something new to learn and sort out, now that I am in the 21st century.)

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Best of 2013 Award received! http://mauibydesign.com/best-2013-award-received/ Tue, 26 Nov 2013 03:17:35 +0000 http://www.nakoastyle.com/?p=3008 Maui by Design has been awarded the Best of 2013 award in the category Christmas Lights and Decorations.  (No, we do not offer Christmas lights – unless you count our line of hand painted Hawaiian votive candle holders). But yes, we offer the leading line of hand painted Hawaiian Christmas ornaments, and we work hard […]

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Maui by Design has been awarded the Best of 2013 award in the category Christmas Lights and Decorations.  (No, we do not offer Christmas lights – unless you count our line of hand painted Hawaiian votive candle holders).

But yes, we offer the leading line of hand painted Hawaiian Christmas ornaments, and we work hard at making our customers happy with fast and efficient shipping of their orders.  And most of all, we love the Hawaiian Islands, and artwork that reflects the beauty of joy of being in the islands.

And today, just a few days before Thanksgiving, it feels especially appropriate that we feel so grateful to find ourselves in this wonderful circumstance:  designing and creating products that we love, and that let our customers carry the memories of beautiful days in the islands home with them.  Mahalo nui loa!

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Order by December 17 for Christmas delivery! http://mauibydesign.com/order-december-17-christmas-delivery/ Mon, 25 Nov 2013 04:26:32 +0000 http://www.nakoastyle.com/?p=3005 Did you know that this year is a short Holiday Season?  Well, Black Friday falls especially late in the month of November this year, leaving only 24 more days till Christmas Eve. And Christmas Eve falls on a Tuesday, making it harder for mail and expedited shipments to get to you on time.  In fact, […]

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Did you know that this year is a short Holiday Season?  Well, Black Friday falls especially late in the month of November this year, leaving only 24 more days till Christmas Eve.

And Christmas Eve falls on a Tuesday, making it harder for mail and expedited shipments to get to you on time.  In fact, since we ship to you from Hawaii rather than the mainland, we have to add another day to the estimated delivery time:

Please place your order for Hawaiian Christmas ornaments or other Hawaiian gifts by December 17, so that we can be sure to process and ship your order and get it delivered to you by December 24.  Usually shipping with expedited shipping options buys you a few more days time, but this year, due to the weekend, we can’t be sure that orders taken after December 18 will make it to you, even if you chose expedited shipping options.

Wishing you a happy and restful and fun Thanksgiving among your friends and family!
The Maui by Design team

 

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The romance of Hawaiian sunsets http://mauibydesign.com/romance-hawaiian-sunsets/ Wed, 20 Nov 2013 03:50:31 +0000 http://www.nakoastyle.com/?p=3003 The Hawaiian islands are blessed with sunsets that are spectacular on a nearly daily basis.  For locals, it’s easy to take them for granted.  For visitors to the islands, however, they make for great memories. We’ve incorporated Hawaiian sunsets into some of our most romantic ornaments.  And to make it easier for visitors to our […]

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The Hawaiian islands are blessed with sunsets that are spectacular on a nearly daily basis.  For locals, it’s easy to take them for granted.  For visitors to the islands, however, they make for great memories.

We’ve incorporated Hawaiian sunsets into some of our most romantic ornaments.  And to make it easier for visitors to our website, we’ve grouped them into their own category page called Hawaiian Sunset and Romance Christmas ornaments (original, huh?  I’ll admit it. We’re better at the visual arts than writing snappy text.)

Are you looking to give the ornament as a gift and find that the sheer number of Hawaiian Sunsets ornaments on that page seems overwhelming?  Here are some recommendation from us, to help narrow your choices:

One of our top sellers is called Palm Sunset Hawaiian ornament. It shows a beautiful and tranquil scene – a sail boat gently swaying in the breeze, a dolphin playing in ocean, palm trees, the red sunset sky…

The ornament called Sunset Hula Hawaiian ornament is another favorite. It shows graceful Hula girls dancing at the beach at sunset, with a whale breaching in the background, and a canoe gliding across the horizon.

If you want your gift to have a funny touch, then chose the ornament called Santa at the Beach Hawaiian ornament.  It shows a happy Santa sitting at the beach in Hawaii, surf board at his feet, glass in hand, lei around the neck, enjoying his vacation.  Only the beard and Santa hat – and portly figure – give away that Santa is taking some time off.  Let’s hope that the Elves get their time in Hawaii sometime, too!

The ornament called Magical Sunset Hawaiian ornament shows the magical time of sunset both above and below the water.  Sea Turtles, dolphins, a whale, and and lots of tropical fish are enjoying the time of day when the water starts to darken. Above water, there is a beautiful sunset sky between images of palms and the lush vegetation of islands on the horizon.

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Hawaiian Christmas decorations http://mauibydesign.com/hawaiian-christmas-decorations/ Mon, 11 Nov 2013 08:45:03 +0000 http://www.nakoastyle.com/?p=3000 It’s the time of the year when you’re starting to plan your Christmas decorations, and we are happy to have made our Hawaiian Christmas ornaments part of your plans. Have you considered displaying your collectible ornaments around the house, not just on the Christmas tree?  A simple metal hanger displaying just one ornament doesn’t take […]

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It’s the time of the year when you’re starting to plan your Christmas decorations, and we are happy to have made our Hawaiian Christmas ornaments part of your plans.

Have you considered displaying your collectible ornaments around the house, not just on the Christmas tree?  A simple metal hanger displaying just one ornament doesn’t take much space, and can be placed just about anywhere – your breakfast table, a window sill, your entry… starting off the Holiday spirit before you’ve even put up your full Christmas tree.

After years of getting asked for a way to display an ornament year round, we have finally been able to add a quietly elegant ornament to our product line.  You can see it here.

 

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Hawaiian Christmas ornaments for couples http://mauibydesign.com/hawaiian-christmas-ornaments-couples/ Fri, 08 Nov 2013 03:06:36 +0000 http://www.nakoastyle.com/?p=2998 The islands are a pretty romantic place. Couples who vacation in Hawaii usually leave with lots of romantic memories: watching a rainbow together, or snorkeling hand in hand, or gazing out over the sea at sunset, or playing under a waterfall in a natural pool  – or simply enjoying some much needed lazy days at […]

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The islands are a pretty romantic place.

Couples who vacation in Hawaii usually leave with lots of romantic memories: watching a rainbow together, or snorkeling hand in hand, or gazing out over the sea at sunset, or playing under a waterfall in a natural pool  – or simply enjoying some much needed lazy days at the beach together.

Maui by Design already offers a number of Hawaiian ornaments that celebrate the romance of a Hawaiian vacation, but we’ve added yet another one this year.  Titled Love Blooms in Hawaii, this new design is quite different from our other Hawaiian romance ornaments: it doesn’t include an image of a human couple.  Instead, clouds form two joining hearts in the sky above a pair of dolphins.  Turn the ornament a little, and you’ll see a lush island landscape to remind you of the beauty of the islands.  Check it out here.

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Tropical flowers most popular Hawaiian ornaments category in 2013 to date http://mauibydesign.com/tropical-flowers-popular-hawaiian-ornaments-category-2013-date/ Wed, 30 Oct 2013 01:45:11 +0000 http://www.nakoastyle.com/?p=2996 Maui by Design offers over 50 Hawaiian Christmas ornaments – 56 at this time, to be exact. They come in different themes such as the tropical marine life, Hawaii’s flowers, Hawaiiana designs, and of course the beautiful sunsets.  It’s always fascinating to see which categories of ornaments are the most popular.  For years, the most […]

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Maui by Design offers over 50 Hawaiian Christmas ornaments – 56 at this time, to be exact.

They come in different themes such as the tropical marine life, Hawaii’s flowers, Hawaiiana designs, and of course the beautiful sunsets.  It’s always fascinating to see which categories of ornaments are the most popular.  For years, the most popular Hawaii ornaments category was Hawaii’s marine life.  Especially Hawaiian sea turtle ornaments like this one were perennial best-sellers.

This year floral designs have drawn even, in fact they are a tiny bit ahead of the Hawaiian ornaments that center around marine life.  A big part of the floral Hawaiian ornaments’ success is that they are sold in the gift shops of many of Hawaii’s best botanical gardens.

Another explanation for the surge is that each of the past 3 years we have added some really spectacular Hawaiian flower ornaments to our collection.  Of course this year is no different.  Check out our three newest floral designs:

Of course, Hawaii can turn anyone into a lover of its tropical vegetation.  I know one person who came to Maui barely able to recognize a daisy on the mainland.  Now she not only notices our beautiful flowers, she can name many. Our Floral Christmas Cornucopia Hawaii ornament which brims with Anthurium, Torch Ginger and red Ginger flowers in the perfect Christmas colors was inspired by her.

But though they are stunning, the appeal of Heliconia, Anthurium, Bird of Paradise, and Ginger pale in comparison to how much our customers love our Hawaiian Hibiscus ornaments, orchids ornaments, and plumeria ornaments.  (Did you know that plumeria are known as Frangipani in most places outside Hawaii?)

We now have three ornaments dedicated to Hibiscus imagery, two featuring orchids, and four sparkling with white or pink plumeria.  Plus, the new Pink Hibiscus and Plumeria Hawaiian ornament combines these two favorites in an especially delicate new design.

All our new designs are now in stock.  I am curious to see which will rise to the top for our customers.

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Hawaii Ornament Especially for Families http://mauibydesign.com/hawaii-ornament-especially-families/ Tue, 29 Oct 2013 12:38:25 +0000 http://www.nakoastyle.com/?p=2821 Of course we all knew that Hawaii is a great destination for families.  But somehow it never clicked that we should design an ornament specifically for families, to commemorate their family vacation together. Then customers started telling us the stories behind their purchases. That a family patriarch took several generations of the family to a […]

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Of course we all knew that Hawaii is a great destination for families.  But somehow it never clicked that we should design an ornament specifically for families, to commemorate their family vacation together.

Then customers started telling us the stories behind their purchases. That a family patriarch took several generations of the family to a vacation – and everyone in the extended family remembers the trip when they each hang the same Hawaiian ornament from Maui by Design on their Christmas trees.

Or how precious the memories of their vacation together is for busy families who never seem to find enough time with each other during the year.

So we are especially pleased this year to unveil one of our newest ornaments, titled Hawaiian Family Vacation.  We’ve designed it around the concept of families – a family of 4 sea turtles enjoying their time together, a family of 3 dolphins playing in the waves, a single parent whale having fun with baby whale, and family groups of tropical fish.  All of this tropical marine life togetherness takes place under one of Hawaii’s beautiful sunsets.

If you want to commemorate a special family vacation, then the Hawaiian Family Vacation ornament may be perfect for you.

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