We are Francisco and Kestrel Montes, a husband and wife team located in the Northern California wine country. All personalized gift orders are designed, engraved, packaged and shipped by the two of us.
Engraving started as a garage hobby for Francisco. After making Christmas gifts for those dear to us and our own wood wedding invitations, friends encouraged us to do more. One friend showed us a photo of some engraved glasses and said, "If you made these, I would buy them!" A few months later, EngraveMeThis was launched on Etsy (we're still there too if you want to check out more reviews).
We started EngraveMeThis thinking that it would just be a little side job and maybe, if we were lucky enough, just maybe it would even fund some weekends away from the kids. Well... within two years it had become both our full time jobs. Wow!!
Now, we find more joy than we ever imagined knowing that we've created more than 30,000 personalized orders, each one representing a thoughtful gift for an important someone.
At the end of the day, we still think we are really just a husband and wife having way too much fun in our workshop with a couple of laser engravers. From our family to yours, thank you for believing we are so much more!