Before we dive into monogrammed cutting boards, let's start with the definition and quick history of the monogram. A monogram is a decorative initial(s) put on a possession as a way to brand it as your own. Monogramming has been around literally since the Middle Ages. It all started as a way for artists to claim their art. They would do this by initialing their work. Artists still do this today but we don't really think of it as a monogram even though it is.
The Greeks and Romans would stamp coins. The Greeks would use the first 2 initials of the cities name. The Romans used it as a way to authenticate the coins. But it was Charles the Great who used his initials as a way of communicating power which lead to other military leaders doing the same which lead to widespread use of the monogram still used on everything today, especially in the south!
There is nothing that can't be monogrammed. You can print, embroider, stamp, etch, paint, sand blast, laser engrave, or do what we do and hand-cut out of wood a monogram. A decorative and memorable way to personalize an object.
So, I think it is safe to say, the monogram is alive and well and not going out of style anytime soon. Which leads us to our monogrammed wood cutting boards and other personalized home goods.
August 04, 2022
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