Monogram

Monograms have been used for many years as signatures for many things, but gained the most popularity and use in the early 20th century. In the 1920’s and 1930’s the monogram was in the height of fashion and the classiest gentlemen and ladies had theirs on their most fashionable pieces. The classic monograms most people will recognize are monogrammed towels or the always classic monogrammed piece of jewelry. A monogram is made from two or more overlapping letters to form a symbol or design. The most recognizable would be the first, middle, and last initials of ones name.

Monograms on gravestones were very popular not more than 200 years ago and are now being used for history buffs looking for information about their ancestors. A family monogram was especially popular with the Irish and many families had their own unique monogram designed to separate them from others.

In modern times the monogram is still used in many ways, usually for an artful twist on something not so exciting to begin with. A monogrammed towel is probably the most popular use for this artful design. Each year brides and grooms decide on what their new towels will look like and what they will put for a monogram if so desired. Traditionally the husband’s initials are put on the towels; some couples though like to have a set made with both the husband and the wife’s initials. These towels are primarily for decoration and are not usually used in daily household activities.

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