Monograms are a fun, chic, and sophisticated way to add flair to your wardrobe and punctuate your personal style, but…where do monograms come from? Is a there an alphabet fairy waving her fashion wand and creating pretty little letter trios? Not quite. But if you’re as curious about the origins of this awesome new trend as we hope you are, keep reading to find out.
The monogram motif has a rich history dating as far back as 350 BC when they first appeared in ancient Greece on coins used as currency. The coins featured the first two letters of the name of the city they were from and… insert drum roll here…that’s how monograms were born!
Over the years, the practice of monogramming has traveled the world. The use of personal insignia has been documented in Europe, Asia, South America, and the Good Old USA. 🇺🇸❤️
Historically monograms have been used to signify things like wealth, royal status, and ownership. They were used to identify nobility and even incorporated into family crests and coats of arms. Artists use monograms as a mark of authenticity to deter the reproduction of their work. Married couples use monograms to symbolize their love and union. (#RelationshipGoals😍)
Like little alphabet butterflies, monograms have transformed into a fun and fresh way to flaunt your individuality by merging a classic style with contemporary fashion. They are no longer limited to use on fancy bathroom towels and wedding souvenirs. Now we have monogrammed stationary, jewelry, clothing, and other sundry accessories. Your monogram is special. Be proud of who you are. Indulge in the fun, freedom, and individuality of the monogram lifestyle.
-Austin, United Monograms