A lei is a flower necklace. It is a gift given from the heart. In Hawaii, when a person was making a lei, as they would thread each flower onto the string, they would pray a blessing over the person that was to receive it. When the lei was given to its recipient, as a gift of honor or celebration, it would be accompanied with a kiss. As we entered my sister's house, we were greeted by the beautiful fragrance coming from these lei's. They were given to my sister's husband Darron, because he was recently bestowed with the title of "minister of worship" at their local church, King's Cathedral. Congrats Darron and Pua!