First Maine Flag Ornament
4 in stock
4 in stock
Birch Tree Slice Ornament
Featuring First Maine Flag featuring blue star and green pine tree
Hung from a piece of jute string
Decorate your own pine tree at the holidays or hang it year round and show your Maine pride
These First Maine Flag Ornaments have been flying out of here since…2020!
The year 2020 brought about the celebration of Maine’s 200th year of statehood. The First Maine Flag Ornament pays tribute to Maine’s first flag design of 1901. In 1909 it was replaced with the current Maine Flag: a shield featuring a farmer and a sailor standing on either side of a pine tree. The north star shines above with Maine’s state motto “Dirigo,” meaning “I lead.”
Many Mainers AND visitors to Maine have gravitated toward the original “first” flag design. The simplicity of the First Maine Flag lends to its powerful effect on it’s audience. According to vexillologists, those who study flags, there is certain criteria that makes or breaks the purpose of a flag’s design. In this specific case, The First Maine Flag’s design would be easier to identify when approaching the state of Maine from the water–Maine’s current flag design looks very similar to other flags from states such as Vermont, New York, and New Hampshire; they each feature their signature state shield/seal against a dark blue backdrop.
Rustic and made from real Maine wood, these ornaments are both lightweight for the Christmas tree (or window) and full of history. They will definitely be a conversation piece. #bringbackthefirstmaineflag