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Introducing the Santa Claus Oath Coat of Arms

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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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Santa Bear Larry
B) WOW!! Looks fantastic. Will it be made available as a patch or decal?

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Legendary Santa Claus
B) WOW!! Looks fantastic. Will it be made available as a patch or decal?

As part of the Santa Claus Oath's continuing commitment to Santa America that we made at the Celebrate Santa Convention, we will be using the Coat of Arms in some special fund raising projects. We just got back the TM paperwork on the image for protection and now we have to meet with John Scheuch, the new Executive Director of Santa America this July in Chicago to discuss some concepts. So to answer your question, yes some things will be available and as always ALL the proceeds will go to charity. As I promised, the Oath will never be used to make money, but it will be used to raise money for children.

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Kona

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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Santa Dennis

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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Santa Johnny Boy

Magnificent!

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Santa JerryO

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

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Santa Bob Elkin

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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SantaDick

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

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Santa JimL

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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Santa Stewart

Holy Toledo,Santa Mike it's awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :spinthanks::thumbsup::yahoo::clap::thumbup2:

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Gator Claus

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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Santa Dave

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

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Santa Stewart

Thank you both Mike and Phil!!!

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Santa Buddy

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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Felix Estridge

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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Santa Spice

Wonderful and well thought out.

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Santa Everett

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

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Santa-MD

Very nicely done. The thought that went into the symbolism and design is obvious. Excellent work!

:groupwavereversed::1eye::toot::congrats::toot::groupwavereversed:

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Double R Reindeer Ranch

You guys did an outstanding job. It's awesome

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Santa Trever

That's Wonderful! :sc_laugh:

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Santa Mike P

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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Santa Bill

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

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Dutch Schrap

Awesome job guys!! You make us very proud to be signers of the Oath~!!

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Cindylu

I Love this. Great Job. Great minds do great things. This is one of them.

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