The News from

Volume 5 Number 1




New Site is Quite a Sight!

This image blatantly stolen from http://www.biz.uiowa.edu/faculty/elie/family.asp. Thanks.

The biggest news of all, here at smALL FLAGs,  is the overhaul of our shopping cart and how it hangs together with the rest of our website.

StoreFront and smALLFLAGs - what a team! Click to find out more about this great software.We're pleased to have upgraded to the latest version of LaGarde, Inc.'s StoreFront® shopping cart software.

The advantages are explained in more detail on our homepage, but suffice it to say, we're stoked! And hope you are as well.

With this powerhouse in our corner, we'll be implementing even more enhancements for you in the future.

A couple of other technical changes which may be of interest to you:

Applied Innovations and smALL FLAGs - another great team! We moved our site to Applied Innovations, a robust host with great technical expertise.

"Appliedi" (as they are known - say applied-eye) also helped us convert from our Access database to a SQL Server, for faster and more reliable service to you, Dear Customer.

New Flags!?

On June 3rd, 2006 Montenegro passed a resolution to end its union with Serbia. Serbia will take over the UN seat formerly held by the Union of Serbia and Montenegro, while Montenegro will apply for individual membership in the UN. Each now has its own flag as shown below.

New flag of Serbia with seal available from your smALL FLAGs store. New flag of Montenegro available from your smALL FLAGs store.

And here's a tease: Soon to come: The announcement of the availability of the newest South American flag.

Star "Factoids"
Part V

Way back in Volume 4 Number 4 of this newsletter, we said we'd speak a bit more about stars and moons on flags. The astronomical configurations shown in the flags below are of course impossible. (Stars cannot actually be seen inside the crescent moon. That's just the shadow of our Earth.) However, it does make for esthetically pleasing designs.

(As usual, try to guess the flag before moving the cursor over the images.)

Comoros Singapore
Tunisia Turkmenistan
Algeria Mauritania

Furthermore, consider the following moon-sun arrangements:

Malaysia Azerbaijan

Enough about stars for a while. Upcoming issues will explore other images used in flags.

The Personal Corner

smALL FLAGs helping small campers with their crafts.

Here's how one creative camp leader used some of our products last summer: She bought some inexpensive caps and ironed on our Flag Patches to help identify teams of campers! How clever is that?

We supply the products - you supply the imagination. What a team!

Hot New Items!

OK, since it's been over 15 months since our last newsletter, and we have way too many new items to try to re-cap here. We'll be bringing more of them to your attention in future issues, but for right now, please allow us to introduce you to our newest, and already very popular, patch design, our Rectangle Patch with Name.

Here's an example of the Flag Rectangle Patch with Name available from your smALL FLAGs store.

Almost the same size as our existing Rectangle Patch, these offer the name of the country and a huge selection.

One More Hot New Item!

Children Around the World Floor Puzzle from your smALL FLAGs store.

Get down with the kids for this one. It's a 32" floor puzzle!

10% discount offer/quiz

The flag of ******** *******.

Take 10% off any purchase made through the end of September 2006 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. (Also, as this month's answer is two words, only enter the first word.)

If you’re phoning or emailing in your order, just mention this offer 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 Guinea.

Here's a non-partisan website we found that lets you send a free postcard to US  soldiers stationed overseas. What a nice idea! Remember to work for Peace.


For questions or comments regarding this newsletter, please write webmaster@smALLFLAGs.com.