Heraldry and Crests is proud to have a great heraldic collection of Wedding and Anniversary Coat of Arms. Family Name Histories and Coats of Arms from both sides of the family. A significant date (anniversary or wedding date) can be added to even further personalize this unique gift. The joining of two families is celebrated in the joining of two coats of arms. The perfect way to mark the unity of two families and the ideal wedding or anniversary gift. A spectacular gift for Mom and Dad - maybe for their anniversary. Many order for engagements and weddings too. Honor both sides of your family and present a talking point for relatives and friends by displaying with feeling and pride. All of Heraldry and Crest's heraldic products are custom made and personalized to be a worthy reflection of your family name. The coat of arms, which originated in Europe, is also often referred to as armorial bearings, armorial devices or heraldic devices. The coat of arms, which was utilized initially by knights as a way of identifying themselves and setting themselves apart from soldier-enemies, could belong to a group of people or even a specific person. Also referred to as a family crest, a family coat of arms is essentially a graphic display of your family's name. This tradition, which goes back nearly 800 years, symbolizes the history of a family name. A family crest plaque or coat of arms may be unique to not only a family, but a person, corporation or state as well. Coats of arms belong to the tradition of heraldry, which refers to the design and display of the arms. When towns, countries or villages use coats of arms, it is called civic heraldry. A traditional coat of arms usually includes a patterned shield that is decorated with a crest, a helmet, a motto, a crown, a wreath and a mantling. A coat of arms may be used by a school, college, church, guild, corporation or families to reflect their origins.