Within the last week, I received my Treasury of Vintage Homekeeping Skills. I haven't had a lot of time to look through it, but one page I saw piqued my interest. There is a space in the book to record your family crest, or coat of arms.
I looked online and found a few sites that sell Coat of Arms:
Today, I did a little digging on the subject at Wikipedia. See here, and here, if you are interested.
I found a coat of arms for our surname, and thought it would be fun to make one ourselves, and hang it somewhere in our house. I do realize that it wouldn't be considered "authentic"...but it would be kind of fun anyhow! *Smile* We liked the Scottish version of ours better than the German version anyhow...and I don't think my husband has Scott in his blood!