If you have traveled to Hawaii, you probably received a Lei greeting. A lei is a symbol of love, friendship, celebration, honor or greeting. A Lei, is a true symbol of Aloha. While visiting Kauai for my Master Kauai Specialist training and attending my local trainings, I have come to truly appreciate the meaning behind them. I have a special thank you to Maile & Lani, from the Kaua‘i Visitors Bureau, for instilling to us the true meaning of a Lei. When you are gifted a Lei, the feeling you will have is special, it’s hard to describe.
They are absolutely beautiful and can be constructed of flowers, leaves, shells, seeds, nuts, feathers, and even bone and teeth of various animals. I have received leis both made from flowers & nuts. The flower ones remind me of my Grandma Lila, Orchids were her favorite flower, as are mine.
Best way to store:
- Place them in the refrigerator. The idea temperature is between 50 and 55 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Spray it with a fine mist of cool water and wrap it up in a moist paper towel.
- Keep it in a plastic bag.