Monograms can add a fun and classic touch to all of your home decor, jewelry, home accents, weddings, baby showers, and girly accessories.
Come in to our shop or call us at (314) 968-8300 to create a custom monogram for your duvet, shower curtain, towels, keychains, clothing, accessories, home decor, or vehicles.
We also digitize your logo or design for shirts, hats, and other business needs. Ask us about creating custom stationery, thank you cards, business cards, and return address labels with your custom designed monograms.
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Making sure you get the monograms right can be a little confusing. Here are some of the most commonly asked questions about monograms.
For a Traditional Monogram, the middle letter (the family name) is LARGER and in the center. It is flanked by two smaller letters representing the first name on the left and either the middle or maiden name on the right. Traditional Monograms are usually used for women or couples.
Women’s Monogram: For most, the conventional personalization for woman is a monogram, consisting of three letters with a larger letter in the middle flanked by two smaller letters on each side. Traditionally, the larger middle letter is for the last name, the smaller letter on the left is for the first name and the smaller letter on the right is for either the middle name or maiden name. Example: Mary Jane Smith would be MSJ.
Men’s Monogram: The traditional personalization for a man are his horizontal initials also known as a block monogram. Each letter is the same height and appear in the same order as the actual name – first name, middle name, last name. Example: George Henry Smith would be GHS.
Couple’s Monogram: Traditionally when the bride takes the groom’s last name, the monogram is the Bride’s First Name, Common Last Name, Groom’s First Name. If you are undecided, just monogram the last initial-for a simple and sophisticated gift. Example: George + Mary Smith would be MSG.
Single Initial monogram? Absolutely! We love them.
Jewelry, Handbags, Bath wraps and other accessories for Women: Use the first name or the initial of her first name or her monogram. For Men: Use either first or last initial or name. Glassware & Barware: Use the first or last name initial of a woman. Use the last name initial for a man or couple if you are planning to monogram with a single initial.
Other Possibilities Include:
- Use only a last name – for a family gift!
- For a newly engaged couple, Mr. & Mrs. or Mr. Right & Mrs. Always Right
- Use something other than a proper name! Embroider items with their intended use (pool, beach, lake, boat, drinks, towels, etc.)
- Use the name of a location or boat (Lucky Lady, Welcome to the Lake, the Lake) Use a street address or zip code.