The News from

Volume 4 Number 1




Our UN flag set decorating the holiday mantle.

Out with the Old Year ...

This is NOT a self-portrait! It represents the year 2004 fading away.Whew! This has been a whirlwind year here at !

Of course moving to our lovely new location in Oregon City was the big event. Then there was meeting all of our new neighbors while keeping up with finding new products for you, Dear Customer, struggling with new software, enjoying the Olympics and celebrating the Year of Languages. All in all, it was a good, full year.

... and in with the New!

Here comes the New Year full of promise!Once again, we have no intentions of resting in the upcoming year. On the contrary; you'll be seeing all sorts of new products and innovations. All, of course, will be with the intent of making the discovery of your planet and heritages more fun and interesting.

We will also be reaching out to more organizations: Schools, churches, clubs, government agencies, etc. If you know of a group that you think we should be reaching, please let them know about us. Or, let us know about them!

 Star "Factoids"
Part I

Stars are a common symbol in lots of flags, so we thought we'd take a look at a few of them. We'll start with some simple ones:

(Try to guess the flag before moving the cursor over the images.)

The flag of Vietnam The flag of Cuba
The flag of Surinam The flag of Senegal
The flag of Djbouti The flag of Guinea-Bissau
The flag of Burkina Faso The flag of Somalia
The flag of Morocco The flag of North Korea
The flag of Chile The flag of Togo

This isn't all of the single star flags, but you get the idea. Of note: All of these are five-pointed stars with a single point pointing up. More on stars next month.


The Personal Corner
(see above)

Talk about Peach on Earth! If you have the mantle for it. (This 11'2" mantle is almost long enough.) Our UN flag set can make a very attractive display, what with all the lights and garlands and such. Gee, we think it's attractive even without all those things!

On another, sadder note:

Our hearts go out to all the losses incurred in the recent tsunami disaster. Sure.  You want to help. So here are just a few ideas to get you started, in no particular order:

American Red Cross
Mercy Corps
United States Fund for UNICEF
Unitarian Universalist Service Committee
American Friends Service Committee

There's so much to do, but you're not alone and every little bit helps.

10% discount offer/quiz

The flag of *******.

Take 10% off any purchase made during the month of January 2005 by mentioning this offer/quiz and the name of this flag.

If you’re calling in your order, just mention this offer; if you’re ordering online, enter the flag name in the Comments Area on the order page and we’ll happily calculate your discount.

This offer is exclusive of any other offers and does not include Shipping and Handling charges.

Last Month's Offer/Quiz Answer:
Apparently easy for some of you, the winners identified the flag of Peru.

Flag Etiquette

Yes. When the US flag is displayed on a wall it should be displayed with the union uppermost and to the observer's left.

Is this flag hung correctly?


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