MILILANI, Hawaii, Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Maui by Design (www.mauibydesign.com) has just released seven new Hawaiian Christmas ornament designs in time for the 2014 holiday season, including new designs of Hawaiian sea turtles and marine life, tropical flowers and romantic sunsets. A heart shaped ornament depicts two of the most visited attractions of Hawaii: the USS Arizona Memorial and Battleship Missouri Memorial at Pearl Harbor.
Hawaiian ornaments are among the most sought out souvenirs for many visitors to Hawaii because many individuals and families collect an ornament from every vacation.
The center stone of the new Hawaiian Christmas ornaments is a Honolulu themed ornament, which combines some of the best remembered images of any Waikiki vacation: beautiful Waikiki beach and skyline and the USS Arizona Memorial set against a Hawaiian sunset. Also shown on the ornament is the statue of King Kamehameha.
"The King Kamehameha statue has always been a destination for visitors of Iolani Palace and downtown Honolulu, but its popularity has increased dramatically due to the TV series Hawaii Five-0," says Andrea Butter, CEO of Maui by Design. "Indeed, due to Hawaii Five-0, the statue is now well known not only to visitors of Honolulu, but to audiences around the world."
Hawaii's tropical flowers also feature prominently in the new designs. According to Butter, Hawaiian flower ornaments had become the most popular category of ornaments with visitors to the state during 2014, narrowly beating out the previous most popular imagery of Hawaii's marine life.
"Visitors to the islands have always loved to see the spectacular Hawaiian marine life on ornaments," says Butter. "During 2014, ornaments that are hand painted with intricate images of our beautiful tropical flowers – Hibiscus, Plumeria, Bird of Paradise – became equally popular."
Each collectible Hawaiian Christmas ornament from Maui by Design is painstakingly hand-painted from the inside of the glass ball. The artist creates the painting by inserting a miniature brush through the tiny hole at the top, and painting each minute detail in reverse, often solely by the sense of touch, as the opaque glass does not allow the artist to see the tip of the brush.
Each ornament comes with a protective and decorative velvet gift box that makes it an ideal gift and keepsake for anyone who loves Hawaii.
The Hawaiian ornaments can be bought at the premier gift shops across the Hawaiian Islands as well as online at www.mauibydesign.com.
About Maui by Design
Maui by Design was founded in 1999 with a small line of inside or reverse hand painted Hawaiian ornaments and votive candleholders featuring Hawaiian tropical designs. Today you can choose from over 50 hand-painted ornaments and votive candleholders showing Hawaii's beautiful tropical flowers, sea life, romantic sunsets and Hawaiian images.
In addition to its premier line of Hawaiian ornaments, Maui by Design also offers Hawaiian accessories for women, including embroidered silk bags, a line of leather accessories hand-painted with tropical Hawaiian imagery, and marine and beach inspired jewelry, and items for the home including Hawaiian salt and pepper shakers and hand-carved wood wall art.
Originally operating from a small house in Kihei, Maui, the company moved its warehouse to Oahu in 2009, from where it ships to customers across all Hawaiian islands, the U.S. mainland and internationally.
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