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The Stosic Family

I started by talking to my family about things they believed should be included on our crest. The answers I got included skiing, camping, outdoors, western, laughter, pioneering, and feathers. My family is very outdoorsy so it was a no brainer to make my shield outdoors themed, and have it include elements from important family trips.

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My dad's parents are from Denmark and Yugoslavia, and my mom's parents are from Germany. I used their respective flags in the banner at the bottom of the shield, as well as below the banner, for balance.

At this point, I wasn't sure what to put in the banner. I could put "Reno, NV" because that's where I'm from. However, instead I got together with my sister and decided we would create a slogan to represent with our family. Since laughter is a huge part of our family, and something we discussed as an important thing to include, we went with the slogan, "Laughter is key"

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Then I started to put details together. I threw in the year 1980, because thats when my parents got married, so thats when my family was started.

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Finally I put in my family name at the top. This created a very vertical piece, so to balance that out I used feathers (almost like a laurel), because the feather has deep personal meaning to each member of my family.

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Finally, I gave it some texutre and color, so its not boring

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Of course, I mocked it on a shirt as well.

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