This is the family crest I designed for our wedding. I drew a dozen different designs (at least five with a thistle theme alone) & of course after all that I love what I designed in Photoshop the best.
Rob & I have been brainstorming a family motto as well, because what is a family crest without a little motto etched in Latin? The front runners are both snippets from our favorite authors/poets:
"we beat on" - F. Scott Fitzgerald (from the last line of the Great Gatsby) & "It's today" - Pablo Neruda ( XLIX, cien sonetos de amor).
We are taking our time & really mulling it over - since deciding on a family motto is serious business!
Here is another crest I created for fun.