Cardinal Custom Heraldry

by George Cannizzaro

Namesake Collection

Are you searching for a gift of exceptional quality and meaning for an upcoming anniversary, Christening/Baptism, First Communion, Confirmation, Wedding or Ordination? Give the gift of Namesake Collection heraldry, because the coats-of-arms of our patron saints make the perfect keepsake! George produces each Namesake Collection piece completely by hand and includes a personalized letter explaining the significance of each saint's coat-of-arms.

All Namesake Collection pieces are framed prior to shipment, and can be produced in various sizes and styles in order to meet your needs. Here, you can browse some of the outstanding Namesake Collection pieces George has already created. For more information, or to commission a Namesake Collection work of heraldic art from Cardinal Custom Heraldry, please email George.

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Personal & Family Arms

Simply stated, there is nothing quite as vivid or as meaningful as a well-designed coat-of-arms. This is because heraldry is an unparalleled medium for celebrating identity through the symbolic expression of our ideals, aspirations, passions and heritage. George begins each commissioned project with an extensive consultation process where artist and client work together to determine what you wish to communicate about yourself.

A custom coat-of-arms can make extraordinary gifts for some of life’s most significant occasions, including graduations, weddings, anniversaries and ordinations. George renders each custom coat-of-arms by hand. For clergy, George also prepares a hand-decorated grant-of-arms. The grant-of-arms is a document that formally acknowledges your receipt of arms according to the heraldic laws and customs of your denomination, and is traditionally adorned with various heraldic insignia that have special meaning to you. George frames both the coat-of-arms and grant-of-arms prior to shipping. All clients also receive a personalized letter summarizing the symbolism of their arms.

Here, you can browse some of the exceptional custom coats-of-arms and grants-of-arms George has already designed. In addition, you’ll see how clients have creatively incorporated George’s designs on personal stationary, wedding favors and more! For more information, or to commission a custom coat-of-arms from Cardinal Custom Heraldry, please email George.

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Communities & Organizations

Whether representing a school, church, business or social club, it’s essential to express your communal identity in an attractive and coherent way. Logos often become obsolete as time passes and trends change, but heraldry lasts forever! Heraldry’s longevity and dynamism make it an exceptional medium for honoring the past while embracing the present and anticipating the future. George centers each commissioned project around an extensive consultation process where artist and client work together to determine what your community wishes to communicate about itself.

George renders all custom seals and coats-of-arms by hand, to include a grant-of-arms for religious communities and institutions. The grant-of-arms is a document that formally assigns heraldic insignia to the community, organization or institution it represents in accordance with the heraldic laws and customs of a particular denomination. George frames all finished pieces prior to shipping, and includes a personalized letter summarizing the symbolism of your insignia.

Here, you can browse custom works of communal heraldic art that George has already designed. For more information, or to commission a work of heraldic art from Cardinal Custom Heraldry, please email George.

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