Romantic Tradition of Carving Initials into Bark



Maybe it happened on a hike, or at summer camp. Near that lake where you met, or where you had your first date, pulling a canoe into the dock and eyeing the woods for a stroll. You spotted that perfectly imperfect birch tree, and the two of you began carving your initials into its bark, etching your eternal love into its enduring trunk.

Lovers like you have carved your initials into trees as a testament to your affections for centuries. And so, many trees remain tattooed with scrawled letters that fade and pop across their bark--a living scroll of star-crossed lovers.  

The romance scribbled over those carved trees inspired Nancy Nelson Jewelry to create our stunning Personalized Love Birch Cuff, and our NEW Personalized Heart Birch Necklace, exclusively at Uncommon Goods.

Cast in brass from birch bark, and personalized with etched initials, the cuff stays with you always, just as you promised your lover. The necklace falls on your heart, where you told your sweetheart they would remain forever.


Brass lasts, so save a tree (and the headache of remembering where you marked it) and leave the carving to us. We think you’ll find it’s more memorable this way.

Written by : Pepper VanTassell
Photos courtesy of UNCOMMON GOODS