New Decorations to Celebrate the Start of Winter

The holidays are officially over and it’s time to bust out some new decor! Winter began on December 21st and doesn’t end until March 19th, giving ample time to display your new United States Flag Store winter decorations. We carry over fifty different winter-themed decorations… Which will you choose?

Winter Flags

As always, our decorative flags are available in both banner and garden flag sizes. Banner flags measure about 28″x40″, while garden flags are smaller in dimension at about 12.5″x18″. Most of our flags are readable from both sides, so their messages can be viewed even as the flags blow in the breeze. Our flags are crafted with high quality fabric, bright lasting colors, and come complete with a pole hem so they are ready for display. Check out just three of our great winter flags in the images below.

Other Winter Decor

United States Flag Store carries more than flags, including our selection of winter-themed mailbox covers! Our mailbox covers are pre-cut to fit standard sized 6.5″x19″ metal mailboxes. They are magnetic, which allows for easy placement and removal. Made with quality vinyl, our mailbox covers will remain vibrant and colorful!

Our Wind Friends and Wind Socks make decorating for winter fun! Hang them from your porch for a lovely decoration! These decorations are made with heavy duty weather resistant polyester, crafted to withstand the cold winter winds and snowfall. Our Wind Friends are lightly stuffed to give a three-dimensional appearance. No assembly required!

Celebrate the winter season with decorations from United States Flag Store! Our durable, high quality fabrics allow for multiple seasons of use. Check out our selection today!


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Celebrate the Holiday Season with New Flags and Decorations

From garden flags to mailbox covers to cute Twister Tails, United States Flag Store is the hub for all Christmas decor! In fact, we carry almost 200 different Christmas decorations!

Flags

As always, United States Flag Store carries holiday flags in several different sizes including garden flags, banner flags, and blade flags. Our designs are versatile, ranging from eccentric animated flags to beautifully made religious flags. Check them out for yourself!

Fun & Quirky Flags

This “Naughty or Nice” double appliqué garden flag makes for an adorable yard decoration! This flag features Santa reading through his list naughty list with vibrant, lasting colors. “Double appliqué” means the flag is readable on both sides. The “Christmas Cats” garden flag features six caroling holiday cats! Rated 5/5 stars based on customer reviews, this flag is made with high quality polyester and measures 12″ x 18″.

Basic Flags

These “Christmas Cardinal Wreath” and “Merry Magnolias” banner flags would look lovely in your yard! These 28″ x 40″ flags are readable on both sides and crafted using high quality materials so you can use them for multiple seasons!

Religious Flags

Our 28″ x 40″ “Christ is Christmas” banner flag is made with durable fabric and features deep, beautiful colors that will certainly stand out in your yard. This “Reason for the Season” garden flag measures 12.5″ x 18″. Its printed message and lovely nativity scene can be viewed from both sides.

Mailbox Covers

Make getting your mail fun with these adorable Christmas mailbox covers! These magnetic covers are made in the USA and pre-cut to perfectly fit an 8″ x 21″ mailbox. This “Merry Christmas” cover and animated snowman cover are sure to delight with their bright cheerful designs.

Other Holiday Decor

This 42″ Santa Twister Tail is made with durable polyester fabric and is lightly stuffed. Our Santa Claus 3D Windsock is available in both 40″ and 60″ and made with fade-resistant and weather-resistant materials. The best part about these decorations? No assembly required! Just hang them up and watch them swirl in the winter breeze.

Don’t forget about New Years!

Our “And Happy New Year” garden flag is perfect for the transition from Christmas to New Years – one flag covers both holidays! This flag is readable from both sides and measures 12.5″ x 18″. If you’re looking for a flag dedicated to the New Year, our 12″ x 18″ “Happy New Year” garden flag is an excellent option! It features vibrant black and gold contrasting on heavy duty polyester.

Make United States Flag Store your one-stop-shop for all holiday decorations! With almost 200 different options, we guarantee you’ll find the perfect decorations to celebrate this holiday season.

Happy holidays!


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Great Holiday Gift Ideas from United States Flag Store

Looking to find the perfect holiday gift but need some inspiration? United States Flag Store is here to help! Our selection of products make great gifts for veterans and active duty service members.

Military Honors Display Cases

Military honors display cases look beautiful when mounted on the wall or proudly displayed on a mantel or desk. Finely crafted wood finishes include cherry, oak, or walnut to match any room décor.

See the flag and document case, pictured on the left below. This case is entirely Pennsylvania made from start to finish. It is crafted using poplar wood and a cherry finish. This case can house a 8.5in x 11in document and a 3ft x 5ft flag.

The flag memorial case with pedestal shown below is lightweight yet sturdy and made with high quality walnut. It is designed to perfectly fit a 5ft x 9.5ft flag, and the case measures 25in x 17.5in x 3in in size. For only $10 more, an engraved plate with up to three lines may be added.

Shadow Boxes

United States Flag Store carries a variety of shadow boxes for your loved ones’ most prized memorabilia like certificates, family heirlooms, name tags, insignias, patches, medals, and flags. In addition to the selection of lovely wood finishes, the background material of select cases can be customized with plain black felt or a choice of service uniform fabric (Navy blue, Army green, Air Force blue, Marine Corps blue, Marine Corps green and Coast Guard blue).

The military flag and medal display shadow box shown on the left below features a black felt background so your prized possessions truly stand out. This case measures 19in x 20in and features a gorgeous cherry finish. A 3ft x 5ft flag can be proudly displayed in this case.

The three bay flag memorial case on the right is 21in x 28in and crafted from poplar wood with a walnut finish. The three compartments allow for individualized organization of one’s memorabilia. This case fits a 5ft x 9.5ft flag.

Engraved Brass Plates

Customize your military display case by adding an engraved brass plate! The brass plate below measures in at 3.25in x 6.25in. It includes up to three lines of engraving with a maximum of 25 characters per line in Arial font. These brass plates give you the ability to truly personalize your gift and make your loved one’s holiday special.

Our military display cases and shadow boxes are a beautiful way to recognize one’s hard work, dedication, and love for this country. They can be customized and individualized into a lifelong keepsake. They make for an excellent holiday gift, and can be proudly displayed for years to come!


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Decorating for Thanksgiving with United States Flag Store

Decorating for Thanksgiving has never been easier with decorations from United States Flag Store! Check out our selection of holiday flags and spritz up your home décor! We carry a variety of Thanksgiving flags from whimsical and animated to classic and religious. Most flags are available in both garden and banner size. No matter what style you’re looking for, we are sure to have a flag that will work for you.

Animated Thanksgiving Flags

Thanksgiving flags don’t need to be serious! Enjoy these adorable animated flags, meant to uplift your front yard and make passersby smile with Thanksgiving joy.

Gobble Gobble” banner flag (left)
“Happy Thanksgiving” banner flag (right)

Religious Thanksgiving Flags

Looking to showcase Thanksgiving festivity and celebrate your most meaningful reasons to be thankful at the same time? Our selection of religious Thanksgiving flags make for beautiful decorations.

Classic Thanksgiving Flags

If you’re looking for a basic Thanksgiving flag, we got you covered. From turkeys to flowers to pumpkins, we have it all!

Why stop at flags?

We also carry other Thanksgiving décor, like these cute hanging decorations! Look below and imagine how charming this pilgrim turkey or scarecrow would look hanging from your front porch. These outdoor decorations are manufactured using high-quality polyester material with fade and weather resistance, so you can use them for multiple seasons!

We also carry decorative mailbox covers so you can spread Thanksgiving joy to the postage deliverers and all who drive past your home! Check out these festive mailbox covers with lovely phrases and designs, pictured below. These strong magnetic covers attach to most standard sized metal mailboxes.

“Gather and Be Grateful” mailbox cover (left)
“Happy Thanksgiving” mailbox cover (right)

What are we most thankful for here at United States Flag Store? You! Thank you to all our customers. We hope you have a happy Thanksgiving!

Honoring Service Members This Veteran’s Day

Veteran’s Day is fast approaching on November 11th. Flags are one of the most beautiful and timeless ways to show your thanks and pay tribute to all the dedicated men and women who have served our country. 

We all know that flags make great decorations, but they also make for terrific gifts and serve as an easy way to show your American pride. We offer durably made American flags in several sizes, ranging from flags on a handheld stick the whole way to 20’ x 30’!

We carry a vast selection of flags representing each branch of the military including the Air Force, Army, Marine Corps, Navy, and Coast Guard. Take a look below at just a handful of the military flags we have to offer. Our military flags are available in several sizes.

Top (left to right): Air Force, Army, Marine Corps flags
Bottom (left to right): Navy, Coast Guard, Prisoner of War/Missing in Action flags

At the United States Flag Store, we know flags. Our flags are made with heavyweight nylon or polyester, providing great durability even when flying outside against the elements. However, we carry way more than just outdoor flags. We also offer indoor flags, car and motorcycle flags, and garden flags.

If you’re not looking for a flag but still want something to show your respect this Veteran’s Day, the United States Flag Store also carries unique flag accessories. Flag pins are perfect when pinned on a hat or jacket lapel. Or, show your pride by placing a new decal on your vehicle! We also carry a complete line of military grave markers that make for a beautiful way to honor fallen soldiers and veterans.

To all service members, including active duty, veterans, and those who have left us: we sincerely thank you for your service and your dedication to this great country.

Happy Veteran’s Day! 

Newsweek Magazine: United States Flag Store is #3 for “Collectibles”

Congratulations to everyone at United States Flag Store! 

In September 2019, United States Flag Store was awarded in Newsweek magazine’s inaugural list of the Best Online Shops 2020! This list includes 1,000 online stores, each ranked within their respective industries ranging from “Garden, Furniture & Supplies,” “Hobby, Leisure Items,” “Car, Motorcycle, Boats,” and many more. 

How was the award determined?

This is no simple award. Over 9,500 online stores were initially assessed using 48 subjective and objective criteria. Stores that passed the initial evaluation were then assessed by Statista Inc., a data-research firm, according to 41 additional criteria. Data was also collected by a nationwide survey of over 8,000 American online shoppers. Shoppers thoroughly evaluated each online store according to seven subjective criteria. As a result of this data analysis, 1,000 online stores spanning eight industries and 39 categories qualified for the inaugural list of the Best Online Shops 2020.

United States Flag Store ranked as the #3 online store in the “Collectibles” category

United States Flag Store is a leading supplier of durable high quality flags, flag poles, and flag accessories in the United States. Despite our name, we carry a diverse selection of flags including thousands of countries, religions, and sports. We also offer specialty flags such as military and POW flags, and decorative flags for every major holiday. No matter what type of flag you’re searching for, we are sure to carry it! 

Thank you to our excellent employees and valued customers – this award would not be possible without you!

Interested in seeing all we have to offer? Visit our online store.

To read the published Newsweek article and see the full list of online shops, please visit here.


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FIFA World Cup

FIFA-World-Cup-2018

Just like the Olympics, the FIFA World Cup comes once every four years. The World Cup presents an opportunity for soccer teams (otherwise known as football outside the United States) to compete for a world title.

The World Cup came to be after Jules Rimet proposed an international football tournament after being inspired by the Olympic games. The first World Cup was held in 1930 in Uruguay. The inaugural tournament proved to be a success, but with a few issues, as only 13 teams were invited to play. Since then, teams took part in a qualification process to earn a spot in the World Cup. Nearly 90 years after the first World Cup was held, there are now 32 teams* who go to the World Cup to win the coveted World Cup trophy.

Each World Cup has football fans excited for their favorite teams. The World Cup is seen by billions of people each year, compared to the Super Bowl which is watched by millions. Flags and team jerseys for the countries are purchased, tickets purchased, and viewing parties. Tears of frustration and joy are shed along with shouts of both anger and happiness. The World Cup is more than just a game for many. It’s the event of a lifetime.

Did you know? FIFA stands for Fédération Internationale de Football Association (French for International Federation of Football Association).

Most Successful: Brazil is the most successful team to have won the World Cup trophy five separate times.

Two Nations, One Games: The only World Cup that was held jointly by two separate countries was in 2002 in Japan and South Korea. They were also the first Asian countries to host.

*As of this writing, there is rumor that the number of teams will go up to 48 in 2022, allowing 16 more teams a chance to compete. If this does not take effect in 2022, then it would most likely take effect in 2026, the original scheduled team number increase.

-CD

The Story Behind Celebrating Cinco de Mayo

Mexico 4ft x 6ft Nylon Flag with Pole Hem Only - Banner

Cinco de Mayo, which means May 5 in Spanish, is probably one of the most misunderstood holidays that Americans celebrate. In fact, Cinco de Mayo isn’t even a holiday, Mexican or American. May 5th isn’t even Mexico’s Independence Day. That is celebrated on September 16.

Cinco de Mayo commemorates the Mexican army’s unlikely victory over the French forces of Napoleon III on May 5, 1862, at the Battle of Puebla. Mexico had trouble paying back war debts to European countries, and France had come to Mexico to collect that debt.  The French army, under General Charles Latrille de Lorencez, led 6,000 French troops out to attack Puebla de Los Angeles, a small town in east-central Mexico. From his headquarters in the north, Mexican President Benito Juarez rounded up a motley force of 2,000 loyal men and sent them to Puebla.

The Battle of Puebla lasted from daybreak to early evening when the French finally retreated after losing nearly 500 soldiers.  Fewer than 100 Mexicans had been killed in the clash. Although not a major strategic win in the overall war against the French, the success at the Battle of Puebla on May 5th represented a great symbolic victory for the Mexican government and strengthened the resistance movement. In 1867 – thanks in part to military support and political pressure from the United States, which was finally in a position to aid its besieged neighbor after the end of the American Civil War – France finally withdrew.

Within Mexico, Cinco de Mayo is primarily observed in the state of Puebla, although other parts of the country also take part in the celebration.  Traditions include military parades, recreations of the Battle of Puebla and other festive events.  It is not a federal holiday, so offices, banks and stores remain open.

Today, Cinco de Mayo is more of an American celebration than a Mexican holiday.  A celebration that includes parties, mariachi music, Mexican folk dancing, Mexican food and probably a few margaritas.

United States Flag Store is here to answer all your questions.  Feel free to give us a toll free call at 1-877-734-2458 or email us at support@onlinestores.com.

Choosing a New Flagpole

Eder Commerical Grade Sectional 25ft Flagpole

With warmer weather finally here, now is the perfect time to put up a flagpole and raise your flags. To start with, you will need a good flagpole. But who has quality flagpoles? That’s where  Eder Flagpoles come in. Manufactured in Wisconsin, Eder Flags are the largest manufacturer of flags and flagpoles in the United States. Eder Flagpoles are made for both  indoor and  outdoor use. They also make some of the best quality flags out there. These flags are durable thanks to poly-max, a material that allows the flag to last much longer.

Wall Mount Flag Poles are some of the most common flags you’ll see when you are driving through the neighborhood. If you want to get one of your own, then you can try  Valley Forge’s . Their flag kits are perfect for your home or business and are easy to put together, especially since each kit comes with the appropriate accessories. Just like Eder Flags, Valley Forge makes their flags and kits right here in the USA.

Finally, we have our flag pole  accessories which are crucial to having an outdoor flag and keeping it looking beautiful.  Flagpoles lighting, parts, and more are available for everything your outdoor flag needs. Add some flair to your flagpole with ornaments ranging from stars to eagles or stay simple with conventional  ball ornaments .

Enjoy your flag outdoors and have a wonderful Spring and Summer!

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Vexillology – For the Love of Flags

Vexillology is the study of the history, symbolism and usage of flags.  While it is a tough word to pronounce, vexillology is certainly an interesting field of study.  Someone who studies flags is a vexillologist and someone who designs flags is a vexillographer.

Derived from the Latin word vexillum , the Romans used this term to refer to a kind of standard with a fabric hung from a horizontal crossbar on a pole.  It is the nearest equivalent in the classical languages to what we call a flag today.

The term vexillology was born in 1957 by United States scholar, Whitney Smith Jr. (February 26, 1940 – November 17, 2016) and first appeared in print in 1959. Smith went on the co-found “The Flag Bulletin,” the world’s first ever journal dedicated to flags in 1961. One year later he established the official Flag Research Center in Winchester, Massachusetts.

Smith went on to organize the First International Congress of Vexillology with Klaes Sierksma in Muiderberg, Netherlands in 1965. Both Smith and Sierksma joined Louis Mühlemann in founding the International League of Vexillologists and were members of its Governing Board from September 1965, and operated until September 1967. The league was replaced by the International Federation of Vexillological Associations (known by its French acronym FIAV) with Smith as vice-president of the Provisional Council as of September 3, 1967. In 1969, Smith moved from being FIAV Provisional Council vice-president to being the first Secretary-General of FIAV.  Smith was also responsible for founding the North American Vexillological Association (NAVA) and the Flag Heritage Foundation.

Smith wrote 27 books on the subject of flags including Flags Through the Ages and Across the World, The Flag Book of the United States, and Flag Lore of all Nations. Smith was the designer of the national flag of Guyana (pictured below) and served as a vexillographer to a number of governments and organizations.  Smith was also part of the committee that developed the flag of Bonaire.

Guyana Flag

Smith described the process of creating a design that is appropriate to the subject of a flag with Britannica, stating “The best symbols should have a clear meaning. The essential idea is to create something pleasing but also significant” – Flags of the World: 5 Questions for Vexillologist Whitney Smith Encyclopedia Britannica Blog June 2011

Since World War II, interest in flags has expanded beyond their creation and use. Political scientists, historians, sociologists, and others recognize them as artifacts, expressions of the cultures of certain times and places. Learning about flags is fun (just ask Sheldon from The Big Bang Theory on CBS) and connects to such a wide range of other things to learn:  art and design, history, politics, cultural geography, religion, law.

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