It was also used by artisans in the Middle Ages to identify their work; especially when the trades were restricted by guilds as a means of preventing unauthorized participation in the trade. But, the monogramming with which we are most familiar is that practiced by aristocrats in the Victorian times. They used their personal monograms to symbolize their place in high society.
Today the monogram has become a fashion statement all itself. Showing up on everything from stationery to clothing.
And the traditional rules have given way to personal style making the monogram increasingly popular among all ages. But, if you're wondering what tradition dictates, you can read more about Monogramming Etiquette on our website.