8 Ideas for Custom Flag Gifts

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No matter who I am shopping for I always want to be the one with the best gift. I have found that personalized gifts are always a big hit. I remember I made a personalized sign for my grandpa's birthday so he could hang it in his garage and I received many compliments. I have compiled a list of various ways to customize a flag for someone in your life, or for an upcoming special event. 

  1. Tailgating Flags: Is there a sports team that they are in love with? Are they the first ones to arrive on game day just after the parking lot has opened up? Create a flag that incorporates their tailgating group with their sports team.
  2. Comic Con: Maybe they are a marvel maniac. Use their favorite marvel character symbol and add a personalized saying. 
  3. Vacation Property: Do they have a vacation home? Is it on the beach where a flag could fly perfectly over the dock? Or perhaps it is in the mountains and you can have fun and name the cabin or create an emblem. 
  4. Music Festival: Are they constantly traveling to check out music festivals? Or maybe they are groupie? Make them become recognized and easily able to spot while they are doing what they love. 
  5. Clubs: Are they apart of a Jeep or another car club that takes Sunday Fun Day rides together? Give them a flag for their group that can easily be hung at their pit stops. 
  6. Wedding: Take the initials or the wedding hashtag and make it into flag. It could be a great gift as the bride and groom could hang it on their house as they take on the married life. 
  7. Farewell Gift: Do you have an individual starting a new chapter in their life, whether its retirement, going back to school, a new career-help them start on a positive note and send them with a reminder of the friendship they have built. 
  8. Family Crest: Family means everything. And to the family history buff they would love to admire their families crest on a flag hanging proudly. It could even be brought to each family reunion and create a great addition to pictures. Make sure to add the year established!!
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Posted on June 13, 2018 .

Flag Facts: Almost Flag Day

Fun Flag Facts!! With Flag Day just around the corner we figured it was the perfect time to provide flag knowledge. I know some are pretty easy facts to remember, like the symbolism behind the 13 stripes, but it is still a large part of our history and helped to shape what America is today.

  1. The colors of the American flag have important symbolism: red stands for valor and the sacrifice of solders, white stands for purity and innocence, and blue represents vigilance and justice.
  2. Flag Day is celebrated on June 14 each year to commemorate the adoption of the American flag. The holiday was established in 1916 by President Woodrow Wilson.
  3. The 13 stripes on the American flag represent the 13 original colonies, and the 50 stars represent the 50 states.
  4. The American Flag has many nicknames including 'Old Glory' , ' Stars and Stripes', and 'The Star-Spangled Banner'.
  5. During the year after the 9/11 Terrorist Attacks, the American flag sales almost tripled.
  6. Betsy Ross is widely attribute for being the maker of the first American Flag. However, new evidence has lead historians to believe that the first flag should be accredited to a man named Francis Hopkinson.
  7. During the Apollo Missions, 6 flags were planted on the mood, 5 of which still stand today. 
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Posted on June 12, 2018 .

6 Ways to Show Support on Memorial Day

Memorial Day- Monday, May 28

Here are 6 ways to show expression of gratitude and respect for those who paid the ultimate price for our freedoms, but also show support for the men and women who are currently fighting to keep our country safe.

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1)  Fly the US flag at half-staff until noon. The correct procedure for displaying the flag at half-staff is to raise the flag to the top of the pole briskly, pause for a moment, and then slowly bring it down to where the top of the flag is at a position approximately halfway between the top and bottom of the pole. At noon, the flag should be raised to the top of the flag pole. At the end of the day, the flag should be lowered slowly and ceremoniously for the day.

2)  Fly the “POW/MIA” flag as well once it is at full staff. 

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3) Visit cemeteries and place flags or flowers on the graves of our fallen heroes.

4) Visit memorials and take part in services sponsored by veterans.

5) Participate in a “National Moment of Remembrance” at 3:00pm. Take a few
moments to reflect on the true meaning of the day and be mindful of the sacrifices
of others in defense of our nation.

6) Make a pledge to aid those families affected by our fallen heroes, and to aid
disabled veterans.

Custom Flag Company is a proud member of FMAA, Flag Manufacturing Association of America, who is dedicated to education and promoting the quality and proper use of flags. We support FMAA and their want for all USA flags to be completely created by products in USA and by proud Americans. 

Posted on May 24, 2018 and filed under Flag Facts, Holiday, US Flag.

Graduation Ceremony

One of the best parts about being a graphic designer for custom flag is seeing our customers vision coming to life. We have worked with Regis University, a local university, for several years and enjoy seeing all their projects come together. We recently helped them create flags and processional banners for their graduation. Having the school colors and logo placed around the corridor as graduates assemble into the ceremony creates a sense of comfort and pride for everything each graduate accomplished. 

Graduation is a big deal. Whether it is from high school or college, it shows hard work, dedication, and commitment and it is great to see a university who puts so much thought into graduation day. It truly goes to show that they are proud of their graduating class, and all their hard hours deserve an appropriate celebration. 

Make sure your graduates realize what an accomplishment it is, and take the time to create the perfect day. 

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Posted on May 11, 2018 .