What is a Monogram?

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

 

229 comments

Keiti Oka

I didn’t get email for today’s Rian Jacket order confirmation. I don’t have the order #, how can i track it?

Keiti Oka
Anita evans

I’ll NEVER order from here again. My order was all wrong.They will not make it right. Took over 2 wks to get here. Never order from here😡😡

Anita evans
Anita Evans

My order

Anita Evans
Caroline Latta

I love monograms because they make drab everyday things feel personalized and special (plus they look cute on just about anything)

Caroline Latta
Taylor c

I love monograms because they are super cute and they turn basic clothing items into super stylish and trendine clothes!!

Taylor c
Tatyana kendall

I love monogram because it makes everything look amazing

Tatyana kendall
Kassidy J

I love that you can add a touch of yourself to a piece of clothing and really make it you. Nothing is more confident then waking around in something that you feel like is unique to you!

Kassidy J
Katelyn Rush

I love the personal touch monograms put on any object!

Katelyn Rush
Brittany

I love Monograms because you can choose what you want on anything you can pick the design As well i love all the styles also i hope i can win the hat i would love to get one that says mrs wilson i will be getting married soon

Brittany
Ally Sutherland-Horton

I LOVE monograms! They add the cutest personal touch to any item, especially monogrammed hats! They go with pretty much anything!

Ally Sutherland-Horton
claire k.

they make items recognizable and one of a kind!

claire k.
Niza Hernandez

Monograms are so awesome! They make items one of a kind. ❤️

Niza Hernandez
Madison Yehle

I love monograms because they are timeless and always dress up my outfits if I’m wearing sweats or a tshirt! I always get compliments on wearing things that are monogrammed!!

Madison Yehle
Madison Y

I absolutely LOVE monograms!! I have a monogrammed headband which I practically live in?? I love the look of monograms and the simplicity of them!!

Madison Y
Madison Y

I absolutely LOVE monograms!! I have a monogrammed headband which I practically live in?? I love the look of monograms and the simplicity of them!!

Madison Y
Molly

they’re so cute!!

Molly
Jordan Carraway

I love monograms because they personalize your stuff & they’re cute, southern, girly, and preppy!!

Jordan Carraway
hannah

they’re so cute and add extra style to everything!!!!

hannah
Tori Pointer

Because they’re so personable! I am a true southern girl! I monogram everything!

Tori Pointer
Jacquie

It makes basic things feels special

Jacquie
Lauren M Kile

I love monograms because they are cute and make great gifts and everyone always loves to see their initials on things! :)

Lauren M Kile
Kristen

I think monogram are very classy and Southern. Being a Carolina girl living so close to Beaufort, Hilton Head Island, and Charleston, it just adds the perfect touch to anything!

Kristen
Courtney S.

I love monograms because they are cute, show ownership and newly married initials are especially special! :)

Courtney S.
Kylie Dearing

I love love love monograms!!! And this store is probably my favorite store to shop from to get my monogrammed items!!!

Kylie Dearing
Tiffany Sayre

I love monograms because they are classy and everything is better monogrammed!

Tiffany Sayre

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