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Wekkers Family Crest

Background:

Ive chosen to pick the name of my dads side. De wekker is the name. If you translate it it would be the alarm clock or something like that. I digged a bit into our background and found a few really cool things. 

It all starded in Paris (1660) where a guy lived with the name Jan Reveille (Reiveillo, Reveljoth, De Wekker). It says he was a stockings shearer. I don't have a clue what that means, but it sounds pretty funny. He married a lady called Susanna Van der Wadding. She lived in Leiden a city in the Netherlands. He also moved there, and together they made the first 5 Wekkers. 

Keys:

Most of the history of the Wekkers lies in Leiden. Leiden is known for there keys. Its called the keycity. That why i included it in my design. 

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Laurel:

My laurel is inspired by tulips. A famous flower from the Netherland. The family really likes them!

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Reveille:

is a bugle call, trumpet call or pipes call most often associated with the military; it is chiefly used to wake military personnel at sunrise. The name comes from réveillé(or réveil), the French word for "wake up". I found this really cool when i heard this. Ofcours i included this in my design.

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Font:

The font i used is croissant one. I know most of the history of de Wekker was in Leiden, but I still wanted a piece of french (Paris) in it. It fitted my crest well :)

Design:

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Thank you Aaron for this beautifull class! Had so much fun digging into my family background and make this piece of work. 

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