Learn Your Name in Morse Code Day

You might think I'm crazy, but did you know that today is "National Learn Your Name in Morse Code Day"? Yeah, for real. That's a real thing. I mean, as someone who has a specific Morse Code Collection jewelry line, you can only imagine how pumped I was when I found this out. Good news for you, though, is that I'm also offering a little treat for all custom morse code pieces TODAY ONLY.

One thing I absolutely love about the Morse Code Collection is its subtlety. It allows you to personalize your jewelry without being flashy or showy about it. I love that every piece of Morse Code that walks out my studio doors means something special to the giver, receiver, and wearer. Though I did grow up in the South, I'm not really much of a monogram person so the idea that you can have a piece of jewelry that is both personalized without being an overt monogram is very attractive to me. Thankfully, many of you seem to feel the same way. Our Morse Code Bangle was far and away our top seller in 2016!

Samuel Morse (Source)

Samuel Morse (Source)

Also, I'm a big ole history nerd, and the fact that morse code revolutionized long distance communication fascinates me. In the mid 1800s, inventor Samuel Morse developed a code that assigned letters of the alphabet to a set of dots and dashes, and this code allowed for the simple transmission of complex messages across telephone lines. Long before morse code came into play, ancient civilizations used drum beats and smoke signals to communicate across long distances; however, this method was greatly reliant and sometimes hindered by weather conditions. Thus, Samuel Morse's effective and useful innovation. Though transmitting morse code has certainly become a thing of the past, it still, without a doubt, laid the groundwork for the communications revolution that led to the fax machine, the telephone, and the internet. (source)

I love that my pieces have both a modern significance to their wearer as well as an ode to history and our civilization's beginning stages of communication styles. Communication is such a huge part of our modern day culture (I mean, I sleep with my phone under my pillow), and the idea that a piece of jewelry can connect the past with the present excites me to no end.

For those of you who made it through that history lesson, please enjoy 15% off any custom morse code piece using the following code (I know, I know, I'm a nerd to the max): -- --   -- -- --   •--•   •••   • If you need help, reference the table above (or if you really can't get it, get in touch, and I'll help ya out ;)) This code is only valid until midnight eastern time tonight, so take advantage as custom pieces are almost never discounted!

And hey, if you get into this whole morse code thing, feel free to share your name in morse code in the comments below :)

Happy Coding,
Mary Frances