Thursday, November 24, 2011

I Keep On Saying It ...

... and it continues to be regularly proven to me: You can find heraldry everywhere.

And sometimes, you don’t even have to go out looking for it. Sometimes, it comes right to you.

In this case, it was on a sticker that had been placed on the front page of the Sunday edition of the local newspaper. Providence Christian School of Texas was advertising their having an open house, and prominently displayed on that sticker was their arms-like logo.

This of course, was just a monochrome version; a full color version can be found on their website, http://www.pcstx.org/

Alas, they have fallen into the same trap that has snared so many (including, I am ashamed to report, the Times of London), that of calling their coat of arms a “crest.” Still, if you can get past that, a page on their website (http://pcstx.org/prov.cfm?M=about_us/providence_crest) explains the elements of their coat of arms and motto.

It’s not terribly good as heraldry (the cross, for example, extends beyond the edges of the shield, and they’ve succumbed to the desire to make the shield quarterly with a completely different charge - or charges - in each quarter), but still, it’s an attempt, and better than some I’ve seen before.

But, to repeat: You can find heraldry everywhere! Even delivered to your front door.

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