Some time ago I posted the original design. It was similar. However, it didn’t reflect our grandchildren. They are represented by the row of stars. We now have 13 grandchildren. We added Reed, Oliver and Henry last year.
A family crest (or Coat of Arms) should reflect the family and its value system.
The most prominent feature of our crest is its shield. The castle design is from the Rawson Family Coat of Arms that was given to the family in the 12th century by the King of England for saving his life. The castle represents safety.
The next design element is the two-piece laurel wreath. One side represents the mother and the other half, the father and the branching of our mutual desire to provide positive leadership for the purpose of overcoming adversity.
The six stars at the top are for his six children (Steven, McKay, Taylor, Morgan, Cameron and Katy). The Masonic Logo represents my personal commitment to the principles and values originally taught to me by my grandfather (HH Rawson, 320) and then his father-in-Law (Illustrious Preston M. Jones, 330, Past Potentate) and that I am a 320 Knight Commander Court of Honor (K.C.C.H.) Mason. [Read more…]