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Welcome to Magyar Living ~ where we celebrate Hungarian heritage in a variety of ways!

Isten Hozott! Welcome!

We are a family owned small business celebrating Hungarian heritage and have been in operation since 1988.

Please explore the many areas of our website to discover the many resources we have gathered in hopes of making it easier to share your Hungarian heritage!

If you are looking for our online store it also has a new and improved look. On this page, look for Magyar Marketing Store (towards the top right hand side of this page) and click on the box. It will take you to the website where you can shop. Be patient as we are still adding products so if there is something you are looking for but you can’t find, don’t hesitate to give us a call at 1-800-786-7851 or send an email to 

Our family appreciates your support of our business. It is our hope that we can learn from one another how to better discover, celebrate, and share our Hungarian heritage with those we love!

Our sweet family! From l to r: Lauren, Don, Landon, Grace, Liz, Elizabeth, and Hannah
The Vos Family Summer 2014! From L to R: Lauren, Don, Landon, Grace, Liz, Elizabeth, and Hannah

Magyar Marketing Newsletter #105

A Matyó-style Latte!
A Matyó-style Latte!

Isten Hozott! Welcome!
May 2015

Thank you for your feedback on our new website! We appreciate your thoughts and we are glad it has been so well received. As we continue to make improvements in the next couple of weeks you will notice a few more changes. This type of transition takes quite a bit of time and coordination so we appreciate your patience and thoughts as we continue with the process. You may have noticed that both and take you to the same location on the Internet. This page will soon have a banner on it that says “Magyar Living”. This is a part of the transition process and reflects our commitment to feature various ideas on how to share Hungarian heritage in your family, information on Hungarian events (mainly in the USA), and other interesting items we discover. Once you are at that main page you can easily access our secure store site by clicking on the “Magyar Marketing Store” button on the right hand side of the page. Click here to check it out!

In the midst of these website changes, we are also working on our next catalog so things have been very busy for us. Have you moved in the last year or two? If so, please send an email to with “catalog” in the subject line and include your full name and mailing address if you want to receive our catalog when it is mailed out in September.

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The finished product!
The finished product!

Painted Toes ~ Matyó Style!

Different regions of Hungary have different styles of folk art. If you are studying your family tree you might want to find out the county your family is from and learn more about the specific folk art for that region. The Kalocsa region has a well-known style of embroidery but each region has its own beauty and style and the artisans are gifted with incredible talents, often passed down within families for generations!

Most of my family is from little villages in Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén county in northeastern Hungary. Matyó style embroidery is known throughout the area in and around Mezőkövesd in that same county and is characterized by floral motifs. I found a nail technician in the USA who was able to recreate a Matyó design based on an item one of our relatives had made and given to us when we visited Tiszakeszi in March 2014. Click here to see the process!

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A Survey for those of Hungarian Ancestry in the USA

Recently I completed this online survey. Please consider taking part in this survey if you have not done so yet. This survey is limited to those 18 years old and older. I am looking forward to seeing the results when they are compiled.

From Dezso Farkas, creator of the survey: It’s difficult to estimate the number of Hungarians who were either born or have immigrated to the US for the past several decades. It’s even more challenging to know what exactly happened to these Hungarians after their entry to the country. We don’t know how their lives changed and evolved or how they settled down and started a new life in America. We know very little about their immigration status or their day-to-day challenges as they became part of the American society. Their thoughts and feelings about Americans, the USA, Hungarians and Hungary are not well-understood either. What’s even less clear is how and what they think about their own (double?) identity and whether they consider themselves American Hungarians or Hungarian Americans.

For more information and to participate, here is a link to the survey.

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Sales and Special Events!

Please check out our website to see what is on special this month! Take advantage of special prices on t shirts, sweatshirts, and more! Click here!

Note: We will be out of town May 13-21 so we will ship your order by May 12th or on May 22nd.

See below for a few upcoming Hungarian events and check the Hungarian Events page at our website for more Hungarian happenings in the U.S.!


Thank you!

Liz and Don Vos
Lauren, Landon and Grace, Elizabeth and Hannah


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