Just in time for Christmas! The Gallo Family Vineyards of offering their free on-line "Crest Creator." Now you, too, can go to their website and create - to download or to share - a "family crest" for your family.
Using a wide selection of shield shapes and backgrounds, charges of various types, and so on, you can design a "crest" for your own family, complete with a motto (the limit on the template I selected is ten letters, including spaces and punctuation, hence the lack of an exclamation mark at the end) like the one I did here.
Still and all, it can be a fun little game to play around with. And it's free. And best of all, it's not really heraldry.
Feel free to drop by and spend a few moments taking this hobby a little less seriously than usual. You can find the Gallo Family Vineyards' "Crest Creator" on-line at http://www.crestcreator.com/lobby/
Happy New Year!
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