Carrot-Top Guides & Tips

How to Use Half-Mast Vs. Half-Staff Correctly?

While some may say that the two terms are absolute synonyms, others have arguments for the half-staff vs. half-mast debate. Therefore, let’s take a deeper look and clear the confusion once about half-staff and half-mast American flags once and for all!

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A Complete Guide for Commercial Flagpole Installation

Commercial flagpole installation needn’t be a daunting task if you have professionals or skilled friends on your side. Here is a list of steps you should take to have the Stars and Stripes fly high in front of your home.

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Choosing the Perfect Military Flag Display Case

So, you have the flag you wish to preserve for future generations, and you wonder what is the best military flag display case? The answer actually depends on quite a number of personal factors. In order for you not to get overwhelmed when you go shopping for the flag display case, here is what you should take into consideration.

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What Are the Common American Flag Sizes Sold at Carrot-Top Industries?

Carrot-Top Industries offers twenty-four different U.S. flag sizes meant for outdoor display, and all the flags are Made in the U.S.A. Without further ado, we're going to define the eight most commonly sold flag sizes at Carrot-top Industries!

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What Is the Proper Way to Fold an American Flag?

In other words, how to fold an American flag so that it becomes a blue triangle with stars? In order to respect the flag code, you have to fold the flag so that it shows no red. Here is a list of the steps you need to take in order to get this final result.

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Can You Hang the U.S. Flag Vertically?

Hanging a flag vertically does not have a special meaning per se. In other words, as long as the display of the flag follows proper flag etiquette, the vertical display does not convey a special meaning.

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U.S. Flag Code: Etiquette and Rules

To stay true to the US flag code, one should know the basic rules of American Flag etiquette. While certain rules are common knowledge, such as flying the flag on national holidays, there are still a couple of etiquette rules that may surprise you.

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Why Do We Honor The American Flag?

There are many opinions about why we honor the American flag. How many can you think of, and can you provide valid arguments?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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How to Correctly Wash Your Flag

Can you wash a flag? Yes, of course, and you should do it regularly!

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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.

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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.

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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:

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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?

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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.

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