5 ways your garden flag can show off your personality
As garden flags are showing up everywhere, it’s no wonder that garden flag etiquette is becoming more of a hot topic.
Here are some helpful garden flag etiquette tips to ensure you don’t break any rules.
1. Buy two garden flags for one house
A recent study has shown that the average American home has 1.6 garden flags on their property. That means nearly 75% of homes have only one garden flag on display. So if your neighbors have one garden flag each on display, buying an additional garden flag for yourself would still mean you have less on display than them! Garden flag etiquette dictates that everyone must buy at least two garden flags to show off their individual personalities and tastes/opinions with garden flags. If you live in a neighborhood with garden flag etiquette, buying only one garden flag would be breaking this cardinal garden flag rule.
2. Never hang your garden flag on the same side of your home as another person
When it comes to garden flag placement, there are many garden flag rules that everyone must follow. For example one should never hang their garden flag too close (within 10 feet) to their neighbor’s garden flag, even if they’re on good terms. This rule is because then your garden flags would be too close together and could possibly clash or look like they represent the same opinion/viewpoint (whatever the theme of the garden flags might be). Also, where you choose to display garden flags can also affect how garden flags are perceived. For example, garden flag etiquette states that garden flags should not be displayed on the north or west sides of your home as garden flags would then be facing away from the street and people will not be able to see them properly. However garden flag etiquette also dictates that garden flags can never hang opposite another person’s garden flag (even if you and your neighbor already have garden flags hanging). Therefore, once you’ve decided to buy a second garden flag for yourself, it is essential to ensure that this new garden flag hangs on the same side of your house as those of your neighbors.
3. Never mix too many themes/opinions into one garden
Garden flag etiquette states that every individual must only display one or two garden flags per garden, in order to ensure garden flag harmony. For example, garden flag etiquette dictates that it would be inappropriate to hang a garden flag with an opinion about tax reform next to another garden flag supporting or opposing the legalization of marijuana. When trying to keep garden flag themes separate, it is also important to note that garden flags should never mix positive and negative opinions/themes into one garden.
For example if you have a garden flag that supports veterans’ rights, then you must also have another garden flag that supports using solar energy in your garden for environmental reasons. If you mix these two topics together on one garden flag, this could cause serious controversy in your neighborhood because not everyone will agree with both opinions equally so mixing them together can cause tension among garden flaggers.
4. Never mix garden flags of different sizes/shapes into one garden
Garden flag etiquette dictates that garden flags can never be mixed if they are of a different size or shape. For example, garden flag etiquette states that garden flags with images on them are always to be hung on the left side of your garden facing outwards while garden flags with just solid colors may go on either side but must always face inwards. Also never hang two garden flags of the same design but different sizes in the same garden together – even if you have rotated one so they’re both facing outwards, this still counts as mixing them due to their identical designs which again goes against garden flag etiquette rules.
5. Never use garden flags to express strong political views
Although garden flag etiquette is an ambiguous term, there are garden flag rules that everyone must follow. For example garden flag etiquette states that garden flags should never be used to show your allegiance or support for a candidate running in an election. This rule came about after many gardeners in the neighborhood complained about seeing garden flags with Donald Trump’s face on them – apparently these garden flags were very upsetting and created conflict amongst people in their neighborhood (which goes against the #1 basic garden flag rule).
6. One garden flag per window/awning is required
Garden flag etiquette dictates that every person must hang at least one garden flag from the window of every room they occupy (or alternatively one garden flag on every awning outside). If garden flag etiquette is not followed, garden flaggers may experience garden flag envy from their neighbor’s garden flagging next door.
Garden flag etiquette was created to avoid garden flag envy and ensure garden flag harmony. There are garden flags out there for everyone! However it is important that garden flags are used responsibly; otherwise, you could end up causing garden flag faction which is the absolute worst garden flag rule to break!