When you’re decorating your home for the holidays, you may want to consider Hawaiian themes. Instead of a traditional evergreen tree, you might opt for a flower garland or tropical-themed ornaments. You can also make your own tiki masks from dough! Continue reading to learn more about decorating your Hawaii home for the holidays.
Mele Kalikimaka decorations
Christmas is one of most joyful times of year. The island tradition is no exception. Despite the fact that the temperature drops to 60 degrees in winter it is still a memorable season thanks to the island vibe and the sun. During the festive season, you’ll find numerous activities to keep your kids entertained, including Mele Kalikimaka decoration workshops.
To add a special Hawaiian touch to your tree, consider a colorful ornament. The die-cut design gives the ornament a three-dimensional effect and features a red ribbon loop to hang it from your Christmas tree. Each piece is packaged in a festive red and white box with a protective acetate sleeve.
The Christmas decorations of Mele Kalikimaka are all around. From the city lights at Honolulu Hale to the festive music and food, the city’s holiday festivities are filled with festive spirit. A 50-foot Norfolk Pine Christmas tree stands atop the Honolulu skyline, and thousands of people gather to watch the display.
Traditional Hawaiian Santa Christmas decorations
If you want to add a touch of Hawaii to your Christmas celebrations, you may want to consider buying some Traditional Hawaiian Santa Christmas decorations. These decorations are subtle and can be placed wherever you like. To complete the look, you can use Hawaiian Christmas garland or Hawaiian Christmas ornaments. These decorations are perfect for a small budget as well.
When it comes to Christmas, Hawaii may not be one of the first places you think of. The Christmas celebrations in the islands begin well after Thanksgiving. Christmas trees are brought over a few days before the holiday, and some islanders even plant and decorate palm trees. Instead of reindeer, Hawaiian Santa has an outrigger canoe for a sleigh and wears swim shorts and an aloha shirt. Hawaiian Santa also doesn’t wear shoes.
Hawaiians love Christmas. They start decorating after Thanksgiving and participate in all the usual holiday activities. There are even Hawaiian Christmas Carolers, who perform in Hawaiian with the help of ukulele. Their song, “Mele Kalikimaka,” is emblematic of Hawaiian Christmas. A traditional Hawaiian Christmas is full of family time and friends.
Hawaii is a great place to celebrate the holiday. Many locals decorate their palm trees and decorate them with festive lights and Hawaiian ornaments. Some island residents choose to purchase a Norfolk pine tree grown on the island. The trees are sometimes hard to find on the island, so they’re brought in from the mainland. Some wait for the Christmas Tree Ship so they can purchase the best tree.
Before Christianity, the Hawaiians had a festival called Makahiki. The celebration lasted four months and involved feasting and sacred rest. The festival also commemorated the local god Lono. Eventually, these celebrations became incorporated with Christmas. During this time, the islanders ate fruitcake, poke, sashimi, and traditional Thanksgiving foods like turkey and cornbread.
Protestant missionaries from the United States arrived in Hawaii in the 1820s and helped to establish Christmas in Hawaii. It is believed that the first Christmas in Hawaii was celebrated by Captain George Dixon, an English captain. He anchored his ship at Kauai’s Waimea Bay in 1786 and instructed his crew to prepare a Christmas meal. Dixon led the men in a toast of appreciation to their homeland. King Kamehameha IV declared 25 December a holiday of thanksgiving in 1857 and made Santa Claus the first to appear on the island.
Making tiki masks with dough
Making tiki masks is a fun way to add a festive Hawaiian touch to your home. You can make tiki masks by using dough and a knife. These masks are a great craft project for kids to do during Christmas. You can also make a wreath with flowers and use hollowed coconut shells to hold candles. Make stockings out of old Hawaiian shirts to decorate your home. You can even add fringed dried grass to them.
Make Hawaiian-inspired decorations if you’re having a Hawaiian Christmas. You don’t need to use tacky, plastic ornaments or little Santas in grass skirts to decorate your home. You can actually make decorations that look just as beautiful and traditional as white Christmas.
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