||Real estate. Stocks. Automobiles. Luxury items. Times are tough for many sectors of
trade all over the world.
But patriotism is not about economics: it's in large part about
the symbols that represent and speak to those otherwise
incommunicable emotions which tie us to heritage and culture.
We're concerned about the current global financial situation,
and hope that you, Dear Reader, are managing to weather the
storm. We also sincerely appreciate the trust you place in us in
continuing to provide those symbols to which we necessarily
wish you and yours the very happiest of New Years.
Over the Edge
with Border Control
You may be aware that we sell patches. Lots and lots of patches.
Here's a little explanation of the differences of the borders.
Rectangle Patches and
Shield Patches have "merrowed"
edges. This consists of a type of stitching around the
perimeter of the patch, designed to prevent fraying.
Merrowed edges are also called Overedge Stitch, Overlock
Stitch or Rolled edges
Both our Mini Patches and
Flag Patches have "hot cut" borders,
cut with a knife or laser.
This technique is also called Flat Edge or Schiffli Edge
Our Midsize Patches look as though they are merrowed, but
actually they are hot cut - very precise.
Regardless of their edges, all of our patches have
heat-sensitive "iron on" backing which may also be sewn on.
Other Flag News
As 2009 will be our state's
150th birthday (Oregon's sesquicentennial), a local paper is
having a design contest to come up with a new flag. Here are a
couple of links: One from
the paper promoting
the contest and one from
a blog site taking an opposing position. There's much more
available on this subject on the web. What do you think?
Blanketing the World
||So we took our new
Flag Blankets over to show the grandsons.
|Of course they loved them;
so soft and cuddly - the blankets of course.
And guess who liked them as well ...
Here are just a few more wonderful things your
store has added for you recently:
|We've included five new designs of
stands for your
||A new line of 40" deluxe windsocks with a
total of twenty-five new designs!
and, a couple of really beautiful pole sets!
Boy! We've been busy!
10% discount offer/quiz
Take 10% off any purchase made
through the end of January, 2009 by entering the name of this flag
in the "Coupon Code" field of the Checkout Page of your order.
Coupon Codes are case sensitive, so please enter this one in all
caps. Hint: despite variations, just use the single common word
to identify the flag.
If you’re phoning or emailing in
your order, just mention the answer to this quiz and we’ll
happily calculate your discount.
This offer is exclusive of any other offers
and does not include Shipping and Handling charges.
Last Offer/Quiz Answer:
Last issue's flag was that of the country of Pakistan.
Late Breaking News
Just in the time since we
started this newsletter, our busy elves have added nearly a
Check 'em out.