Monograms are personal signatures that have been around since 350BC. It’s a form of personalization that continues to be extremely popular. I absolutely love them, but I think they should be used sparingly for major impact. Although, today you can monogram just about anything, here are some of MY favorite items to stamp as your own…
Towels. This is one of those small details that makes a huge difference…making you feel special on a daily basis.
And what guest would not feel special to use a towel that has been placed there specially for them!
I don’t actually use a bath robe, but if I did, I would definitely get it personalized. I think it would make me feel like if I was on vacation every day!
Furniture is another popular item for monograms. But again, restraint is important. You don’t want to overdo it. I love this iron bed below with a single initial monogram. It’s simple, classic and elegant.
Pillows are the perfect venue…and I’m particularly partial to monogrammed dining chairs. SO elegant!
One of the most versatile items to personalize is the drinking glass, especially if you entertain. But also, they’re perfect as gifts for ANY occasion.
…and you can serve the drinks with personalized napkins.
Here are the basics of 3 initial monograms:
The three-initial monogram is probably the most common format in use today. Typically, the last name initial is placed in a large type at the center of the monogram, flanked by the first and middle initials in a smaller type. For example, a monogram for Jane Marie Doe would read as follows: jDm. This is generally referred to as the Victorian format.
Another format for 3 initial monograms is using all capitals. In this case, the first name, middle name, last name initials are placed in order using the same size font for all three letters. Example: Jane Marie Doe is JMD
Of course, these are just guidelines, part of the fun is creating a unique look that is all your own.
I have to say though, that my favorite item to monogram are note cards.
This one below is my current note card. My sister bought them for me as a gift and I absolutely love them. Probably cause it has an animal print (which I also love in moderation), and because it came from her!
Inside THIS particular note card I’ve written…
Thank you to all of you…my dear clients, for your continued support of my talents!
Till Next Time,