The design of the flag is up to you and your imagination. Here are some starter ideas:
- Words: pride, proud, love, yay, magic
- Symbols: Rainbows, triangles, hearts, gender symbols
- Themes: search online for Pride or LGBTQ themes and slogans
Try a quick sketch. You can make “thumbnails”—mini-drawings
with different ideas to try out ways to place the elements you want in
your flag—or bigger, more detailed sketches.
If you’d like to try something a little more precise or print out
some online inspiration, you can add tracing paper and fabric transfer
pens or pencils to your list.
Prepare your base. Cut your base fabric to size, if necessary.
- Leave an extra inch on the top or side to attach your flag or banner to the dowel.
- If you plan to hem it, now’s the time! Fold a thin edge back around the sides and bottom of your base and glue or sew it down.
Lay out your design. We free-handed the words and icons on our
Pride flags and banners—that’s my kind of craft. You can also cut your
designs right into the felt; cut basic shapes into the felt, work out
placement on your base, then cut out details; or make patterns out of
paper, pin them to the felt, then cut them out.
Glue or sew everything down. This is why we love a glue gun. Careful not to burn your fingers!
Pride in the workplace
We have a lot to be proud of at Hallmark. This year, we (once again!) got a perfect 100 on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2022 Corporate Equality Index—that means we’re designated one of the Best Places to Work for LGBTQ+ Equality.
We value diversity in our workforce as well as in the products we put out on the shelves. We have a great line of LGBTQ-inclusive cards
and gifts—from serious to cheeky—that speak to all types of
relationships and occasions. We recognize how important it is for LGBTQ
folks and their allies to connect with people they love.