Thursday, July 1, 2010


Today let's learn about the stripes on the American flag, c/o WikiAnswers!

  • The thirteen stripes represent the original thirteen colonies. The colors have a different meaning. White represents courage and red represents the blood shed.

  • The number of the stripes - 13 - signifies the 13 colonies of the time. The red, historically, represents the British while the white stripes cutting through the red is a political statement against Great Britain and its rule over the colonies. You will find that many flags of the time, including the flag of George Rogers Clark carried the tradition of intersected red fields.

Etsy is full of patriotic stripes! Here are some of my favorites...

I am in love with this bag from ikabags - navy stripes are my thing right now.

Love the stripes on this stylish doll from goodbyebluemonday
This headband from firstkiss is just too cute!

Be green and patriotic with this sandwich wrap from madasplace

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  1. Great idea for a post-love the items you picked.

  2. That bag is super cute and would be perfect for a beach adventure!

  3. Love the sandwich wrap -- makes me wish I'd done some Fourth of July decorating!

  4. The bag is pretty sweet ! Now I want it and the little star earrings !


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