For those that just want to see what their coat of arms looks like, this version is emailed on a white background in .pdf format.
Coat of Arms were issued in the mid-twelfth century, as a means of identifying warriors during battle, but eventually became a status symbol amongst well-to-do families. They were issued to families and not names. The symbols on their shields can depict different qualities in the initial holder of the Coat Of Arms, as can the colours and designs.
There are over 1 million Coat of Arms in my database (please check using the link on the category page to see if we have yours available) and all our coats of arms come with an authenticity stamp. This means you can actually check to see which historical book they were taken from. Please be aware that others offering heraldry gifts may not have this authenticity stamp. Understand also that sometimes there were many different coat of arms issued to a name. At Gifted Memories we will send you the oldest Coat Of Arms for that name that we can find, unless otherwise requested.
You can also choose to add the crest to your family coat of arms. The crest is the picture that appears above the helmet, and carries with it different meanings.
Your Coat of Arms are emailed to you in .pdf format within 2 business days. Please note that .pdf is the only format in which they can be emailed.