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Introducing the Santa Claus Oath Coat of Arms


Michael Rielly
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Phil and I have been working on a historically correct Coat of Arms for the Santa Claus Oath. The Santa Claus Oath Coat of Arms represents the Oath with the following elements:

Shield

The shield shape is consistent with the time of Saint Nicholas.

Symbols

  • The letters S and C represent the name of Santa Claus.
  • The candy canes symbolize the two legendary Santas, Charles Howard and Jim Yellig. The canes are crossed as Yellig's and Howard's paths crossed only once.
  • The lower part of the shield has the three acknowledged symbols of Saint Nicholas, the miter (bishop's hat) the crosier (shepherds staff) and three gold coins, representing the gold given to provide dowries to impoverished maidens.

Reindeer

There are two reindeer that flank the shield. One reindeer represents designer bearded Santas and the other represents real bearded Santas. The reindeer have come together in unity to uphold the shield and uphold their pledge to the Santa Claus Oath.

Grapevines

At the top and bottom of the shield and reindeer there are grapevines. The grapevines are an ancient symbol for the thirst and quest of knowledge.

Banner

Completing the Coat of Arms is a banner with “Santa Claus Oath” on it.

Colors

The colors of the Santa Claus Coat of Arms are the traditional Christian colors of Christmas. Red is for the blood of Christ, green is for the Eternal life in Christ and gold is for Christ the Divine.

The Santa Claus Oath Coat of Arms has eight elements. These eight elements represent the eight principles that make up the Santa Claus Oath.

  1. The Shield
  2. The SC Letters
  3. The Crossed Candy Canes
  4. The Traditional Symbols of Saint Nicholas
  5. The Reindeer
  6. The Grapevines
  7. The Banner
  8. The Colors

All words, contents, images and descriptions of the Santa Claus Oath are copyrighted under an attachment with Arcadia Publishing 2008 by Phillip L. Wenz. ISBN # 978-0-7385-4149-5 and LCCC # 2007925452 - All rights reserved.

NOTE: The Santa Claus Oath and the Santa Claus Coat of Arms are copyright protected. Please contact Michael Rielly or Phil Wenz if you have any questions regarding its use.

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B) WOW!! Looks fantastic. Will it be made available as a patch or decal?
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Looks great we have been working on a COA for the Clan Claus Society. However getting it OKed By the Lord Lyon office is Scotland is a never ending amount of paperwork.

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What a great job. Mike and Phil you have done a splendid job on the Coat of Arms, I love it. Thanks to both of you.

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What else can be said but...... Thank you both

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I wanted to add my "way to go guys" it really does look awesome! Can hardly wait to see the real live piece! I am so proud of you guys unwavering support of Santa-America with the Santa Claus Oath proceeds, it makes us all very proud to be Santa for Santa-America.

Collecting smiles,

Santa Bob

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It looks great! You have done a great job on it.

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Thank you for this magnificent Coat of Arms. It surly does reflect the Oath and all it stands for. I think every Santa will be proud of it. The lapel pins sound really great.

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Wow! The two of you have out did yourselves! The Santa Oath Coat of Arms is beautiful, Santa himself would be proud to were it! The thought and symbolism that went into its creation is brilliant! And to think the proceeds go to our children of Santa-America! St. Nicholas is smiling down from heaven tonight! Thank you, Santa Rielly and Santa Phil!

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The coat of arms looks great!! Thanks Phil and Mike!

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WOW theres no stopping You two guys, Fantastic work once again. Still waiting on my oath plaque to arrive and to think maybe i can one day get a coat of arms to display also is great. So proud to be a small part of something this grand!!!!! Buddy

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Awesome...truly, awesome! Thank you, Mike and Phil, for this very unique and real representation of the Santa Claus Oath, this oath that empowers us to be more like the gift giver of Myra.

Along with obtaining an Oath plaque some day, I would also like to obtain one of these Coat of Arms to adorn my office walls.

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You guys make a great team, looks fantastic, keep it up.

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Fantastic job. Congratulations Mike and Phil. At our Oath signing ceremony in May we attempted to hoof print one of Tony's Reindeer 'Kootenay' on a separate sheet of paper that matches the oath pages and send it along to Phil. Unfortunately the stamp pad and Kootenay weren't cooperating and we couldn't get a good print. We are still going to try at a later date. Beautiful symbolism with the animals on the Coat of Arms.

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You both did some thing great with this. I like the lapel pin.

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That looks great. I would love to have a copy of it one day. I hate that I missed out on signing the oath.

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Absolutely amazing. You are missing your calling by not doing graphic design.

Santa Bob

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Absolutely amazing. You are missing your calling by not doing graphic design.

Santa Bob

You haven't seen anything yet... ;)

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Excellent job! And beautifully worded description, very professional, and fantastic graphics! Now I can't wait to see what else you guys have up your sleeve!

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I like it! Way to go guys. Great job!

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The SCO Coat of Arms is truly an awesome design. However, I would like to suggest that you consider resizing the reindeer to where their antlers extend no higher than the top of the shield, and their tails do not extend beyond the outer tips of the banner. Just an observation. I believe that will give it an even more balanced look.

I, too, look foward to having access to such a patch and either framing it or placing it on my Santa suit (if permissible).

Thanks.

VetteCitySanta :D

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Awsome, That is a coat of arms any Santa would be proud to wear!!!

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In the annals of Hearaldy, this will take its rightful place. Thanks to both of you.

Santa Jim Lewis

Asheville, NC

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I just seen it, and WOW,

You guys did an great job. It is awesome!

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Amazing.................I think it would look great as a type of lapel pin as well.

Very well thought out.

I totally love it! would love a pin or patch as well.. It is truly stunning!

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Thank you guys for making Santa history.

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Beautifully done and so rich in significance. Absolutely awesome.

VetteCitySanta :D

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Wonderful! Excellent, my friends.

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I too, believe that it would make a great lapel pin. May I offer a suggestion? Has any thought been given to having it produced as a "patch". It would look fantastic on a red suit or a red blazer. Would add a great deal to such wear.

Santa Jim Lewis

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You haven't seen anything yet... ;)

What's next?

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I was wondering if it was still possiable for me to be included in the Santa oath book at this time.And how would i go about doing this.Peace,SinterNoel.

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Hi All

I love the Coat of Arms but I hadn't noticed the thread until today. My only comment is relating to the reindeer. They aren't accurate as reindeer and if its not to late, I would suggest that be looked at. The body structure is wrong as is the head. I won't have any art here of a "Reindeer Rampant" but I can provide a few different profiles of reindeer that might help. My logo is currently on the Gallery page using a stock art from Corel if you want to see what I mean.

Not trying to be critical, just making an observation but we are the people that should notice these things.

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So will this ever be produced as a patch or lapel pin. I would LOVE to have the honor of wearing this on my suit...

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hI i WENT TO THE SITE TO ORDER THIS WITH ANOTHER PIN BUT THE CHOICE OF PLACES TO SHIP TO WAS LIMITED. USA-CANADA OR IRELAND BUT NOT TO THE UK IS THIS POSSIBLE AND HOW MUCH FOR SHIPPING THANKS SANTA CALIFORNIA.

I cannot promise, but believe I can make some arrangements that will get them shipped to you. PM or email me the address you would use for shipping. I am not familiar with overseas postal fees, tariffs, levies, taxes,....etc. Can you provide any information?

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Santa Everett,

I ship things overseas all the time; in fact, I sent a package (of items bought online here, but from folks who won't ship overseas) to my friends in Sweden this afternoon. It is really simple to do; all you need to do is take it to the Post Office, fill out a Custom's form, then send it on. Anything having to do with UK taxes or other issues are taken care of on the other side. Something that small can be sent in a padded envelope, either First Class, or Priority Mail. A box can also be sent Priority Mail; something that light wouldn't need the flat rate box or envelope, most likely. You can even do everything at home, on the computer, if you have/open an account with the USPS, enabling you to print postage right on your computer's printer.

Any questions, you have my number, buddy!

Santa California,

You can expect to pay whatever Celebrate Santa charges to ship it to the US address, plus another 1 -6, (or fast--> 12) Pounds in postage, depending upon how it is shipped, and how fast you want it, to forward it on to you. (More if you want it in a couple of days.)

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