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Selecting the best perfect monogram:
One of the most important decisions in buying a monogrammed gift is selecting the monogram style and order of the initials. We offer a variety of type fonts (click here to view styles and purchase monograms).
Guidelines for monogramming:
For a Married Couple (or soon to be):
The monogram will contain the bride's first initial, the surname of the couple, and the groom's first initial, in that order. For instance Rebecca and Andrew White would be:
The monogram style should be chosen to complement the taste of the couple and the item you are monogramming.... traditional, modern, whimsical and so on.
Monogramming a Gift for a Woman:
A monogrammed gift for a woman should include her first name initial, middle name initial and last name initial (in that sequence). If she is married; her first name initial, maiden name initial, and married name initial (in that sequence). Traditionally, a woman's monogram is presented in first, last, middle initial order. So for Jessica Caitlin Parker her monogram could be as follows:
Tradition dictates that a woman's maiden initials are always appropriate to use, even after she is married. However, it is more common to use a woman's first, maiden, and married surname initials once she is wed.
Monogramming a Gift for a Man:
For men's gifts, it is very important to consider the shape of the item to be monogrammed when choosing the order of the initials. When monogramming something for a man, many people prefer to use the initials in the first, middle and last order. This letter format is often found on personal items such as briefcases, luggage, shirt pockets and cuffs. For these kind of items, Benjamin William Rogers would be:
It is also correct to put a gentleman's surname initial in the middle. You might use that style on items such as cufflinks, key rings, and glassware.
Monogramming Gifts for Children:
Children often receive monogrammed or personalized gifts when they are born and to commemorate special occasions such as birthdays and christenings. Gifts for small children, both boys and girls traditionally follow the first, last, and middle initial order.
As Stephen Andrew Whitlow grows older, it will become more appropriate to move to the first, middle, last initial order for his monogram.
When giving a child a personalized item, it is important to consider where and how they will be using it. You may not want to put too much information on something a child will have in public when they are not in the company of a parent or another adult. For example, customers will often choose to use a monogram versus a name on something like a backpack.
When ordering a gift for a child, it is important to remember their age and their use for the item when choosing a monogram style and font. A curvy script may look great on a christening gown, but a simpler type font may be best for items used day to day like bibs and backpacks.