Carrot-Top Guides & Tips
The Ultimate Guide to Displaying Your Flag
With this comprehensive guide, you'll be able to display the American Flags proudly and observe flag holidays with the utmost respect for our nation's banner. Flying your country's flag is an important part of patriotism. In this article, we provide information on how to display practice proper etiquette when using Old Glory in a public place.
How To Take Care Of Your Flag In The Winter
Caring for your flag in winter is no breeze (pun intended). The weather conditions are rather unfavorable, to put it mildly. Sure, one can live in the everlasting Miami summer, but for most, wintertime equals cold, rain, snow, and wet or frozen flags.
How to Keep the Flag From Wrapping Around the Pole
Seeing your flag flying high while having your morning cup of coffee is one of the best ways to start your day. Yet, when you live in a windy area, it is important to know how to keep the flag from wrapping around the pole if you wish to have that satisfactory moment.
What Is the Only Country That Displays People on Its Flag?
There are 195 country flags flying high somewhere in the world. Some may seem very similar and most people have second thoughts when pinpointing them, but others definitely stand out from the group with their flashy symbols. So, what is the only country that displays people on its flag? It’s the country of Belize.
How to Make a Flagpole Christmas Tree
Christmas is just around the corner and you’ve already started envisioning your grand Christmas decorations all over your home. This year, we’re going to help you learn how to make a flagpole Christmas tree and have all the neighbors’ eyes on your Christmas lights!
How to Hang a Flag on a Wall
Hanging an American flag on a wall sounds like a relatively easy task, and truth be told, it is. Still, there are a couple of rules to follow not only regarding keeping your wall undamaged but regarding the utmost respect the stars and stripes deserve.
Everything you Need to Know About Flag Materials
When going flag shopping, probably the first thing that pops into your mind is the size of the flag you want. The second one, for sure, is flag materials. Historically, flags were made of cotton, linen, hemp, and even wool, while nowadays the choice mostly comes down to polyester, nylon, or cotton. Each of these materials is specific in its own right
Flying The American Flag At Half-Staff: What You Need To Know
When most of us picture an American flag waving in the breeze, it’s at full-staff, rippling proudly at the peak of the flagpole. Unfortunately, some somber situations call for flying the flag at half-staff. Flying the flag at half-staff is one of the most recognizable symbols of communal mourning and reflects our shared grief as Americans following a tragedy.
How To Properly Care For Your American Flag
You’ve purchased a beautiful American flag and displayed it proudly and patriotically. Now it’s time to store and maintain the flag, and you have questions. Here are answers about how to show proper respect to the flag, including cleaning your flag, folding it, and disposing of it with honor when it’s time.
Nylon, Polyester Or Cotton: Which U.S. Flag Fabric Best Meets Your Needs?
Having choices is nice, but it can sometimes complicate the buying process. Having so many options can make it difficult for you to make a decision on the right product for your unique needs. The best way to make an informed purchasing decision is by weighing your product needs against competing products’ strengths and weaknesses. It is no different when deciding which U.S. flag fabric to buy. At Carrot-Top Industries, we offer three American flag fabric choices: nylon, polyester and cotton. While flags made from these three different fabrics are similar in appearance, each material offers a unique set of product advantages and disadvantages. Below is an overview of three different flag fabric options along with information about which fabric is best suited for which display environment:
Following The Honor Code: 12 Ways To Show Respect For The U.S. Flag
As children, we are taught to respect our elders – everyone from parents and grandparents to aunts, uncles, teachers and neighbors. Much like these all-important friends and family members, Americans have another 237-year-old elder in their midst that also commands honor and respect: the American flag. While nationwide respect for the American flag has been almost universal since its creation in 1777, those rules of respect were not recorded as law until 165 years later. In 1942, Congress adopted the U.S. Flag Code to provide guidance for both the handling and the display of the U.S. flag. Although penalties are not issued for failure to follow the U.S. Flag Code, it is widely recognized as the authority on U.S. flag etiquette. As prescribed by the U.S. Flag Code, here are 12 guidelines for honorably handling and displaying the American flag:
Carrot-Top’s Most Wanted: 15 Of Our Most Popular Products To Consider Adding To Your Shopping Cart Or Wish List
As Americans, we enjoy reading lists such as the Consumer Reports Best Products list, New York Times Best Sellers list and Billboard’s Hot 100 list.Perhaps our attraction to these lists is that they give us insights into products and services valued by others. After all, in a free enterprise system that bombards us with choices, ranked lists help us to quickly identify “the best of the best” products and services so we can narrow the selection field. Below is a list of Carrot-Top Industries’ most popular products. As you review this list, do you see any “must-have” flag-related products that you would like to add to either your shopping cart or wish list?
5 Steps To Select The Best Flagpole For Your Display
Much like when considering the purchase of a new vehicle, shopping for a new flagpole requires research, planning and forethought. To simplify the process, below is a five-step guide to help you decide which flagpole best meets the needs of your environment and the desired “look” of your flag display.
How To Properly Display Military Branch Flags
Just as the U.S. military forces conduct themselves in an orderly fashion, so too does a military flag display follow a strict set of rules and order. When flags from each military branch are carried in a horizontal line formation during a parade or flown from a five-flagpole display, the flags must be flown in a certain order. The proper military flag order was prescribed on October 31, 1977, by the U.S. Department of Defense Directive 1005.8. It states that from left to right, the prescribed peacetime military branch flag order is: Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard.
Creatively Re-Imagining Holiday Celebrations And Parades During A Pandemic
As Americans, we are inherently creatures of community and celebration. We cling tightly to holidays when we can gather with family and friends and experience the joy of togetherness. Yet, when the pandemic struck our country in Spring 2020, the future of many of our beloved holiday traditions became uncertain. The solution? American ingenuity.
Most Common Questions Asked By Our Customers
Our team of Customer Care Professionals takes pride in providing exceptional service to all of our customers. We realize there is more to good customer service than just skill and expertise. We strive to get to know each of you, so we can find the best solutions for your patriotic and customized product needs. With over 70 years of total experience in our Customer Care Center, our knowledge and training allow us to help you find the perfect products for your unique needs. Over the years, we have answered many questions, but there are some questions that come up time and time again. Here are the most common questions asked by our customers:
Prepare Your Flag Display For Harsh Winter Weather In Three Easy Steps
Much like the preventative health care visits you make to your family physician or dentist, your flag display requires routine “health checks” to ensure that it is always in top flag-flying condition. At a minimum, a quarterly flag display “check-up” will help you to identify and correct any emerging issues. With harsh winter weather already upon us, now is the perfect time to evaluate the condition of your flag display. Doing so is as easy as 1-2-3:
Election Day Social Distancing And Traffic Control Needs
Election Day will be challenging with new social distancing and sanitary requirements to keep voters and poll workers healthy. Even though more voters than ever will choose to use mail-in voting, poll sites will still need to be prepared for in-person voting. We offer a variety of products to encourage safety, cleanliness and crowd control in busy polling locations. We are here to help Election Day run smoothly in your community on November 3. Here are a few solutions we can offer you: