Wind Chimes, the Gift of Music
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Wind Chimes, the Gift of Music

Ever since childhood, I’ve been a musical person. At the age of seven, I started taking piano lessons. When I was a teenager, I began singing solos at community events. Not surprisingly, I adore wind chimes. Every time the wind blows, these beautiful music makers spring into action. Their soothing, melodious, and high pitched sound calms and refreshes me. I am amazed at the amount of eclectic wind chimes available for sale at various retailers. One can enjoy the music of pig, cat, or even seashell themed wind chimes. If you know someone who enjoys natural harmonies, wind chimes make a perfect gift. On this blog, you will discover how to buy the right set of wind chimes for your loved one. Enjoy!

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The Best Souvenirs To Remember Hawaii

Tyler Morgan

Whether you're trying to find something to remember a Hawaiian vacation or a special trip to the islands, or you just love the Hawaiian culture, there are a number of Hawaiian souvenirs that are available to purchase. Since Hawaii does thrive on tourism, it seems like there's almost too much to choose from. How you know what to get?

Koa wood

The Acacia koa is a flowering tree unique to the Hawaiian islands, especially Maui and O'ahu. The name koa literally translates to "bold" or "brave," so this tree is especially important to Hawaii. In ancient times, the wood was used to carve canoes, but today you'll find numerous souvenirs made from koa wood, including decorative boxes, utensils, jewelry, guitars, surfboards, and more. A souvenir made from koa wood isn't just a gift that's truly unique to Hawaii, but one that will be incredibly long lasting.

Ni'ihau Shell lei

A lei is likely the most iconic Hawaiian souvenir, and it seems like almost every visitor to Hawaii will end up bringing one home. But if you want to make your lei special, choose a Ni'ihau shell lei. The island of Ni'ihau is home to an abundance of beautiful shells in a variety of colors and styles. These shells are highly sought after, and are used to make beautiful jewelry and art. A genuine Ni'ihau shell lei will be more expensive than other leis, and will cost about $100 at a minimum.

Calendars

On the surface, a calendar may seem like a boring and pretty plain souvenir. But there are actually several advantages of bringing a few of these home. They pack or ship very well, and will be around for at least a year once you're home. Once you're done with the calendar though, the images can be converted to be used as place mats or coasters, or even framed on their own as art. There are calendars for each specific island, or calendars that cover Hawaii as a whole.

A Hawaiian trip can be an especially memorable one, so you want to make sure you put a little thought into the memories you'll have at home. Since most people will want to bring home souvenirs for family and friends, take the time to make them special. Instead of a trinket that gets tossed in a box, a well thought out souvenir can be something that's displayed in your home or something you'll use for years to come. Talk to people like Marue & Gertz Ltd for more information.


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