Gestures can be expressed in one of two ways: small and light-hearted or showy and spectacular. Trust us when we say that nothing says spectacularly like a good old giant check. Sometimes, a big check can represent something showy and exciting (winning some cash on a game show) or a staple that something somebody has done is meaningful (think donating a large sum of money to charity). They're no doubt some of the more unique things people give out. Regardless, they are given out daily and have become a major part of our ceremonial culture. You can go here to order them cheap and easily online.
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But if you’re looking for big and showy then the 30 x 60 inch and the 30 x 72-inch cheques are able to carry a whole lot of digits so if you're ordering for the next lottery winner this may be for you. Smaller checks tend to be made of lightweight materials, often not being solid while larger checks tend to be made from foam and have a considerable thickness. If it’s being held by multiple people, a flimsy check will still look good for the camera. If not, you’ll want to get the ones made of more stable foam which gator boards are perfect for.
The Romans, often being credited as pioneers when it comes to money, were the first to ever create checks. Carrying a lot of money over long distances was very dangerous in Roman’s expansive empire. Instead, they would inscribe the value on checks that represented the large sums of money placed elsewhere in the empire. It wasn’t until 1700s England however that the standard, reliable, and exchangeable check we know today came into fruition. Now where banking is involved, the big check is still obviously a viable exchange of currency. But it is really about a lot more than its actual value. It’s all about showiness. That’s why the first photographed picture including somebody receiving a big check was taken of Joseph Goebbels, minister of propaganda for Adolf Hitler in the Second World War where he received 200,000 Deutschmarks.
The big check in this context makes sense when it’s being handed to somebody who crafted the public image as a job, as the big check signifies that the transaction being made was important. Since then, large checks have been presented for more pleasant occasions ranging from hospital openings to massive sums of money being donated to charity to winning equally large sums of money. It wasn’t until the 1980s however that it became synonymous with the idea of “winning money”. Publisher’s Clearing House was the first to send out giant checks to the winners of the many contests they would hold annually. They would bring the checks to the winner’s front door and the reactions would then be recorded and posted in the newspaper the next day. That’s what the big check is all about, showing that whatever the transaction, it’s important and everyone witnessing said transaction has got to know it.