Newsletter - November 0f 2021

For free tips and information see our newsletters.  Information on jewelry, flags and banners, and small business owners.


                             CARE FOR YOUR STERLING SILVER JEWELRY
Gold, platinum and sterling silver are precious metals.  Sterling silver requires some care being that it will chemically react and yellow or blacken with a film called tarnish.  This is caused by oxygen in the air, perspiration, body chemistry or chlorine.  Most pieces today have a protective coating to slow down the tarnishing process.  It is recommend keeping your sterling silver away from swimming pools and hot tubs.  When not in use, store in a zip lock bag.  Liquid silver dips are strong chemicals and should only be used for a few seconds.  Never leave your jewelry in the solution as it will tarnish beyond the point of returning shiny again.  Using a silver polishing cloth is a less messy option.   

                                              BASIC FLAG ETIQUETTE

  • The flag should not be used for any decoration in general. Bunting / pleated fans of blue, white, and red stripes is available for these purposes.  See bunting / pleated fans on our website  

  • The flag should never be used for any advertising purpose. It should not be embroidered, printed, or otherwise impressed on such articles as cushions, handkerchiefs, napkins, boxes, or anything intended to be discarded after temporary use. Advertising signs should not be attached to the staff or halyard.

  • The flag should not be used as part of a costume or athletic uniform, except that a flag patch may be used on the uniform of military personnel, fireman, policeman and members of patriotic organizations.

  • The flag should never have any mark, insignia, letter, word, number, figure, or drawing of any kind placed on it, or attached to it.

  • The flag should never be used for receiving, holding, carrying, or delivering anything

  • The flag should never touch the ground

  • When flying the flag at night a light should be shinning on it

  • When displaying the flag on a wall, in a window or on a building the stars belong on the viewers left.

  • When flying two flags on separate poles, the American flag should be on the viewers left.

  • When flying the American flag on one pole with another flag, the American flag should be on top, and of equal size or larger.

  • When the flag is worn, tourn or faded it should be disposed of in a dignified manner.  American legions, VFW and most post offices accept us flags for proper retirement.

                                   BUSINESS TIP OF THE MONTH
Every business should have an open flag.  Studies find that flying an open flag in front of a store or business increases business on an average of six percent.  We offer affordable quality open flag kits.  Get one today!     We can ship to your business or to a friend who owns a business.