Friday, December 5, 2014

The Christmas Shop

Are you still looking for great Christmas gift ideas? Find something for everyone on your list at The Christmas Shop! Our selection of popular flags, flagpoles, and flag-related accessories make wonderful gifts for this holiday season.

Our popular Flagpole Christmas Tree Kit turns your telescoping flagpole into an attractive LED Christmas tree. This kit features long lasting LED bulbs in White or Multi, and includes a lighted star. 

We offer complete flagpole packages to beautifully display the American flag! Our 20’ Telescoping Flagpole Kit includes a free flag, and is an economical choice for patriotic flag display.

We also have an Economy Residential Beacon Package that includes energy efficient Flagpole Beacon, to properly light your flag at night!

Christmas is almost here! Visit our site or call us at 800-962-0956 to place your order.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Honoring All Who Served on Veterans Day

Veterans Day is an official holiday celebrated annually to honor all who have served and continue to serve in the United States Military Services. This holiday is an opportunity for civilians to thank service members and their families for all the sacrifices that they make year-round. Federal Government offices are closed on Veterans Day, but it is not a requirement for state and local governments, schools, and non-governmental businesses.  Businesses and schools typically celebrate with events, or by flying the American flag at half-mast.

Here are some ways you can celebrate Veterans Day:

  • Wear a red Poppy flower or yellow ribbon
  • Visit a veterans’ hospital
  • Attend a local Veterans Day event

Here are some ways to honor veterans year-round:

  • Express thanks to veterans or active military service members
  • Support veteran-owned businesses

Celebrate Veterans Day with a brand new flag from The FlagCompany! We carry a large selection of Military Flags, Service Flags, Military Indoor Flag Sets, Armed ForcesMini Flag Set, and Military Lapel Pins featuring the United States flag & Military Flag combo, and more!

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Trick-or-Treat! Halloween Toothpick Flags

Trick-or-Treat! Our toothpick flags adds a special touch to any Halloween party or event. Choose from a selection of stock designs featuring fun Halloween images or custom print your own designs! We carry standard sized toothpick flags and jumbo sized toothpick flags that are perfect for food, drink, bouquets, centerpieces, or any other display. All of our toothpick flags are proudly made in the USA!

We also have a stock selection of Halloween flags, they're great for displaying outdoors or decorating your yard.

If we don’t have exactly what you’re looking for, contact us to place a custom order! Place your order now to ensure delivery in time for Halloween.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Happy Labor Day!

Labor Day is a federal holiday in the United States to pay tribute to the contributions and achievements of American workers to the economy. Always celebrated on the first Monday of September, Labor Day also symbolizes the end of summer for many Americans, as many take advantage of the long weekend to travel, relax, and enjoy the last few days of summer.

The Flag Company, Inc. is closed for Labor Day, but our online store is always open! Visit our website to order American flags, patriotic decorations, stock and custom toothpick flags, and many more flag-related items.

Have a fun, relaxing, and safe Labor Day weekend! 

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Monday Morning Radio & The Flag Company, Inc.

The Flag Company is featured on Monday Morning Radio! Listen to the interview with our company's co-founder and CEO, Vicki Lawrence, as she shares information about the company's history, insightful observations and learning experiences, and the secret to staying in business for over 25 years!

Click below to listen to the interview!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Custom Printed Coroplast Signs

Attract attention to your political event, venue, or business with our custom printed Coroplast Signs! Each sign measures 24 inch x 18 inch, 4 millimeters thick, and vibrantly printed on both sides in full color.

Beautifully display the signs with our sturdy H-Stand.

Our Coroplast Signs Feature:
  •  Dimensions: 24" x 18"
  • Thickness: 4 mm
  •  Full Color!
  • Two Sided!
  • Galvanized 4mm H-Stand (Sold Separately)

Order a minimum of 500 signs for our special pricing.
For orders of less than 500 signs, please call.
Custom printed prices are with customer provided artwork; artwork services available for an additional cost.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Transform Rooms with Harsh Lighting

Transform rooms with harsh lighting into cheerful, calm, and inviting spaces with beautiful light lenses and wall art from Feel Good Light Ups. Our light lenses are made from durable, heavyweight polyester film, easy to trim to any other desirable size, and they are easy-to-install. We have a large selection of over 250 designs to choose from, or you can create your own feel good picture using our custom page.

Research shows that colors affect our mood, productivity, and even our heart rate. Reduce the glare of harsh fluorescent lighting with light lenses, and feel the positive difference. Feel Good Light Ups are a simple, effective way to encourage smiles, raise spirits, and produce a calming environment in waiting rooms, doctors’ offices, hospitals, office buildings, schools, daycare, libraries, and anywhere that uses fluorescent lighting!

Friday, May 16, 2014

Memorial Day, The Unofficial Start of Summer

In less than two weeks, we will celebrate one of the biggest federal holidays in the United States. Memorial Day is a federal holiday to honor and remember the brave men and women who served in the Armed Forces. We typically celebrate Memorial Day by attending parades, visiting local memorial sites, or by prominently displaying the American flag. In addition to displaying the American flag, we also see a large number of homes and businesses proudly displaying military flags to pay tribute to our fallen heroes. The Flag Company, Inc. carries a large selection of US Flags, Military Flags, and Hand Held Flags; we’re sure that you’ll be able to find exactly what you need to proudly display at your home, business, or event.

Memorial Day also marks the unofficial start of Summer, and summer vacation season for many families, as they gather to celebrate the end of a long school year. Many people take advantage of the nice weather to plan important events and celebrations. Are you planning a gathering, celebration, or event? Toothpick Flag offers a large selection of World flags, United States flags, and Stock designs to dress up any occasion. Our toothpick flags are proudly made in the U.S.A. by American workers. If you don’t find the perfect design for your event, visit our website or call us to place a custom order!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Farming Flags®: The Realtor's Little Helper

Farming Flags® For Property Listings

          Every Spring, people come out of their homes and start to shake off the winter chills; whether it be the parks, the local sports complex, it's easy to see that the warm weather gets people moving again. It's also the best time of the year to grab people's attention when listing property; it's no secret that the Spring season is the premier time to sell a home (followed by early fall). The only way to really garner attention is to stand out, and as far as property goes, beauty will always be a key factor. 

          Gardens are fresh in bloom, the yard is making a comeback (as are the trees), really, it would look as if the property as a whole is being born anew. Thus, you want to add onto the vivaciousness that mother nature is giving the lot, and one way to do that is with our Farming Flags. Our Farming Flags are the perfect solution in a large volume area (such as a neighborhood or subdivision), they attract attention naturally without being obtrusive or an eye-sore. Think back to the last time you've seen a listing; what you probably saw was the gangly, big, metallic real-estate company sign that had a box full of printed flyers (and it was probably empty to boot). That friends, is an eye-sore compared to the Farming Flags we carry at The Flag Company, Inc. 

          These high-quality flags are specially designed for the purpose of getting your listings noticed. They are durable, 100% made in the U.S.A, and should be utilized by every realtor. We also carry Compliment Cards that serve as the perfect companion to the Farming Flag.

          Don't let another missed opportunity go by, The Flag Company, Inc. designs products for customers of every nature, whether it's the casual customer looking for a State Flag to show a little pride, or a business looking for a Custom Flag Solution for their advertising needs, or you, the realtor looking for that extra marketing edge, we have you in mind, and your satisfaction is what we're aiming for!

Monday, February 24, 2014

2014 World Cup Grouping

2014 World Cup Groups

     The 2014 World Cup in Brazil is approaching fast, and while countries are preparing and playing their final friendlies before the world's largest sporting event, they are surely focused on their initial opponents that they have been grouped with. If you are unfamiliar with the way the tournament is set up, here is a quick rundown:

How Countries are Grouped for the World Cup

     The process as a whole is admittedly strange and seems to make little sense at times; firstly, there are six internationally recognized regional governing bodies.
  • AFC: Asian Football Confederation
  • CAF: African Football Confederation
  • CONCACAF: North and Central America Football Confederation
  • CONMEBOL: South American Football Confederation
  • OFC: Oceania Football Confederation
  • UEFA: European Football Confederation

     Now, each of these units oversees tournaments containing the countries they represent. Based on the strength of their members, FIFA (the world's governing soccer body) delegates a certain amount of spaces for teams from each Confederation. UEFA for example, generally gets the most spots in the tournament due to perennial powerhouses such as Spain, Germany, Italy, etc. Once these Confederation tournaments are played, the winners and other top placing teams get thrown into four "pots". This is where things get a little weird.
     The top teams in the world get placed into one pot of eight teams, to 'avoid draws with one another'. Basically, FIFA makes sure things are exciting late in the tournament, so they ensure that the only way powerhouses won't be in the medal games are by colossal upsets and multiple poor performances in the group stage. You can compare this to the NCAA Basketball tournament (how often will you see a 16 seed beat a 1 seed, it hasn't happened yet).
     As for the other three pots, they are grouped by geographic region, as for this year's tournament, one pot held other European teams, another held South and Central American Teams, and the last held Asian/African teams. Then the teams are drawn randomly into eight groups, consisting of no more than two European teams, and no more than one team from any other Confederation. Every tournament, there consists of one overwhelmingly competitive group, dubbed the "Group of Death" due to the strength of it's participants.
     Now that you know how the system works, here are the groups, with their respective flags:

Group A


Group B


Group C

Cote d' Ivoire (Ivory Coast)

Group D

Costa Rica

Group E


Group F

Bosnia & Herzegovina

Group G (2014 World Cup "Group of Death")

United States

Group H

South Korea

If you're looking for an International Flag to represent a country before the World Cup, FlagCo carries all of these countries and more! Here are links to our products for these countries:

Brazilian Flags: Shop Brazil Flags
Croatian Flags: Shop Croatia Flags
Mexican Flags: Shop Mexico Flags
Cameroon Flags: Cameroon
Spain Flags: Shop Spain Flags
Netherlands Flags: Shop Netherlands Flags
Chile Flags: Shop Chile Flags
Australian Flags: Shop Australia Flags
Colombian Flags: Shop Colombia Flags
Greece Flags: Shop Greece Flags
Cote d' Ivoire Flags: Shop Cote d' Ivoire Flags
Japanese Flags: Shop Japan Flags
Uruguay Flags: Shop Uruguay Flags
Costa Rica Flags: Shop Costa Rica Flags
England Flags: Shop England Flags
Italian Flags: Shop Italy Flags
Switzerland Flags: Shop Switzerland Flags
Ecuador Flags: Shop Ecuador Flags
France Flags: Shop France Flags
Honduras Flags: Shop Honduras Flags
Argentina Flags: Shop Argentina Flags
Bosnia & Herzegovina Flags: Shop Bosnia & Herzegovina Flags
Iran Flags: Shop Iran Flags
Nigeria Flags: Shop Nigeria Flags
German Flags: Shop Germany Flags
Portugal Flags: Shop Portugal Flags
Ghana Flags: Shop Ghana Flags
USA Flags: Shop USA Flags
Belgium Flags: Shop Belgium Flags
Russian Flags: Shop Russia Flags
Algerian Flags: Shop Algeria Flags
South Korea Flags: Shop South Korea Flags

Brief History of U.S. Military Flags

Armed Forces Flags

The United States Armed Forces consists of five branches, each of which has their own flag to represent them. The order of precedence when displaying the flags together, as is commonly done during Joint Service Parades and similar events, is as follows:
During wartime, it is not uncommon to place the Coast Guard ahead of the Air Force, as they operate in conjunction with the Navy.

Flag of The United States Army

The United States Army was the last military service to have a flag created to represent them in their entirety. Individual units had been using 'guidons' (individual unit flags) for almost as long as the service existed. Due to the absence of service representation in Joint Ceremony, Secretary of The Army William M. Brucker. Within a year, on June 12th, 1956, President Dwight D. Eisenhower officially adopted the United States Army Flag, which was presented to the general public just two days later, on the 181st Anniversary of the US Army's creation by Continental Congress.

The Flag of The United States Marine Corps

The U.S. Marine Corps Flag was the first service flag to be officially established in the U.S Armed Forces. Marine Corps Order 4 had designated the official colors of the Corps long before the flag was adopted, the date was April 18th, 1925. The Marine Corps flag was officially standardized on January 18th, 1939 and the practice of adding battle streamers, rather than inscribing the honors directly onto the flag, was adopted a few years later.

The Flag of the United States Navy

The United States Naval Flag is seldom used, generally only for parade and ceremonial purposes. This is because of the Navy's long standing tradition of using union jacks, ensigns, and commission pennants in order to signify naval forces. Prior to the formalization of a service flag for the Navy, they used an 'Infantry Battalion Flag' which consisted of a blue background, and centered white diamond, and the diamond contained a foul anchor. This was in use for nearly six decades. On April 24th, 1959, the United States Navy Flag that we know today was adopted.

The Flag of The United States Air Force

The United States Air Force Flag focuses more on the seal rather than the flag as a whole. The 13 stars represent the original colonies, and the three atop the American Bald Eagle signify the Three National Defense Departments (Army, Navy, Air Force). The Flag was adopted by President Harry S. Truman on March 26th, 1951.

The Flag of the United States Coast Guard

The United States Coast Guard Flag may have first been flown by one of the our nation's founding fathers; Alexander Hamilton has been painted flying a flag very similar to the modern day Coast Guard flag as a jack. The current flag was finally adopted on January 28th, 1964, despite being flown in some capacity since 1799.