Christmas Hawaii was started by three venturous friends: Richard Tajiri, Ron Sugita and Van Takemura. For the first year in 1976, we brought in two containers and sold them mostly to hotels and other commercial establishments.
While Ron and Van found the tree business not profitable enough for the amount of extremely hard work, Richard found the challenge fun; traveling to the mainland, meeting new people and bringing the best quality trees to his friends and families. He brought in 2-4 containers yearly for the next several years for mainly wholesale to florists and pre-order customers.
In 1983, he married Paula. Together they incorporated the business as FMR (Fast Moving Richard) Sales and expanded the business to become a major Christmas tree retailer on Oahu. Since then, the container counts have been growing each year and they have become the biggest single owner retailer of Christmas trees in Hawaii.
During these years, Richard Tajiri has introduced revolutionary new ideas and inventions such as “Stand Straight pin stands”, “Tree IV”, as well as bringing in a wider variety of tree species like Fraser firs, Colorado Spruce, Nordmans and more to Hawaii. He also created ‘Tip Flocking’, which is a specialized technique that makes green trees look like real snow-covered trees.
Richard spends hundreds of hours visiting various farms in Oregon and Washington throughout the year checking and tagging his trees. He even helps farmers prune their trees so that they can grow the best quality trees to take to Hawaii.
Richard Tajiri is now known as one of the most knowledgeable retailers within the Christmas Tree industry, and is lovingly known as the ‘Godfather of Christmas Trees’ in Hawaii.
FRESHEST TREES ON THE ISLAND
We truly have the biggest and freshest selection of trees on Oahu
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Have you ever dreamed of your tree covered in snow? We've got you covered!
Richard has used trial and error over the years to create his own special blend of flock that is not only biodegradable and eco-friendly, but is child and pet friendly too! Not to mention his flocking is the most beautiful and realistic, making you forget that you are in Hawaii! In addition to traditional white flock, we offer a variety of color so you can rep your favorite sports team, or have the pink tree of your childhood dreams. And to give it an extra sparkle, we offer glitter and opalina too. **Custom flock is available for trees 8' and taller**
You Order > We Customize > We Deliver!
No matter whether you are buying for your home or business, we will gladly customize your tree with flock, and then upon completion, will deliver it wherever you need it to go!
WREATHS, GARLANDS, STANDS, AND MORE!
We're not just about trees, we have everything else to make your Christmas the best one yet!
From fresh wreaths and garlands, to stands, to tree supplements and IVs, we have everything you need to keep your tree healthy and green all season long!
1110 University Ave.
FMR SALES INC. dba CHRISTMAS HAWAII
PO BOX 19235
Lot Phone (808) 947-2863
Mon - Fri: 10am - 9pm
Saturday: 10am - 9pm
Sunday: 10am - 9pm