40 Subtle, Stylish Patriotic Decor Ideas for Memorial Day & Beyond

40 Subtle, Stylish Patriotic Decor Ideas for Memorial Day & Beyond
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Memorial Day is right around the corner, and the Fourth of July is around the corner after that. Which means it’s time to start getting ready to celebrate the good things about our country and the people who fought for it. 

That might mean a small gathering, or a party or barbecue. Or maybe it’s not a celebration at all, but just an honoring of the holidays. It could even be a “get out the vote” postcard party that calls for just a few red, white, and blue touches to get everyone fired up and in the mood for action.

Either way, Americana decor is everywhere right now and it’s a great time to change up the surroundings. But in case the mood doesn’t call for life-sized Uncle Sam statues and football field-sized flags, we’ve got some classy, subtle ways to get one’s patriotism on. Towels and tablecloths in red, white and blue without the flags. Handmade wall hangings and candles that say “Memorial Day” but can be enjoyed all year long. Even cocktail glasses printed with the words of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence in case we’ve forgotten them.

Read on for 40 ways to tastefully and cleverly pay tribute to our country that aren’t the usual flag banners and fireworks motifs. Not that there’s anything wrong with that, and in the end we should salute our differences and learn to live with whatever flag our neighbor is flying. Because that is what America was built on.

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