The Fourth of July is just around the corner. Seems like just yesterday it was New Years Day; oh how time flies. The summer is all about patriotism and the best way to display that patriotism is with an American Flag. And good news, we have a huge selection of flags and patriotic décor to choose from so you can deck out your home in the Red, White and Blue! Below we’ll share some creative ways to display The Stars and Stripes as well as talk about some general flag etiquette tips.
One way you can outfit your home with patriotic decor is to go with a traditional look. That means hanging flags from your porch and adding red, white and blue accents. Nothing crazy, just a traditional, classic look that is 100% American and hard to beat.
The Chosen Path:
Some people don’t have big front porches that they can deck-out. That’s ok though, a good alternative is to line the path to your front door with Mini American Flags. It’s a great way to display your patriotism and direct people to your front door. And that’s not to say you can add some decor to your front porch. A well placed accent can add a nice finishing touch!
Another fun way to show your patriotism is to add mini flags to your potted floral. It’s an easy way to spruce up your flowers and add an American touch at the same time. In conjunction with some coordinating decor on your front door and porch and you’ll have a 4th of July display that will be the envy of your friends!
Properly Display Your Flag
If you’re going to be displaying an American Flag this summer, it’s important to remember to respect it, display it properly and follow proper etiquette. Below are a few of the most common flag etiquette rules.
- Do not let the flag touch the ground.
- Do not display the flag in inclement weather.
- Whether displaying the flag vertically or horizontally, make sure the canton of stars is visible on the upper left-hand side.
- Display the flag only between sunrise and sunset on buildings and stationary flagstaffs. The flag may be displayed for twenty-four hours if illuminated in darkness.
- When flags of states, cities, or localities are flown on the same halyard with the United States flag, the national flag should always be at the top. No other flag should be placed above, or if on the same level, to the flag’s right.
For more flag etiquette be sure to check out USFlag.org.