July 8, 2012

DIY Pop-up Coat of Arms Cards

Many families of European descent have a coat of arms. A coat of arms is a symbolic image used to identify a family. The origin of this practice dates to the 12th century when symbols were painted on shields to identify individuals and groups on the field of battle. Marivi Garrido has created pop-up coat of arms greeting cards for 29 different surnames.  The free templates for the cards are available for download here.  If you can't find your surname among those offered, no worry, with some basic Photoshop or hand drawing skills Marivi's GIF templates can be customized. I think it would be fun to have some pop-up crests for the four houses of Hogwart's from the Harry Potter books (another item to add to my to-do list perhaps? ^^)

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