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Rules for Monogramming
Monogrammed gifts come in many forms. Anything from pens to bath towels can be monogrammed. Such gifts are a great idea, as the giver does not have to know anything about the recipient except his or her initials. Specific guidelines must be followed... More »
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Monogram Rules: Discover Proper Monogram Etiquette - Craftsy

Jun 11, 2014 ... But, what is proper monogram etiquette exactly? Which initial goes first? How do different size letters effect the order of the initials? What is ...

Monograms 101 | Cottage Colony

An illustrated guide to monogramming etiquette, choosing a monogram style, using the right initials in the correct order, monogrammed gift ideas, and more.

monogram rules Archives - Southern Weddings

Apr 15, 2014 ... However, the etiquette of which monogram to use when and where in your wedding can be particularly tricky, so we thought we'd revisit this ...

Monogram Etiquette From Emma J Design - Southern Weddings

Sep 19, 2012 ... As a Southerner, we're born monogrammed (or at least my babies will be), but the formal etiquette of which letter goes where can become a bit ...

A Crash Course In Monogramming Etiquette |

“There are no formal guides for proper etiquette with one-letter monograms. Either the initial of the first or last name is selected. This monogram offers flexibility, ...

Embroidery Arts | Rules of Monogramming

In the 19th and Early 20th Centuries, when the rules for three-letter monograms were created, it would have been fairly easy to decide which letters represented ...

Monogram Etiquette – Married Couples | Etiquette School of Ohio

Apr 9, 2009 ... A married couple has a choice of three types of monograms, traditional, modern and single initial. A traditional monogram for a married couple ...

Southern Charm Tip #26: Know Your Monograms | Southern Living ...

Mar 16, 2013 ... Bedding: “Traditionally the lady of the house uses her monogram: first, married, and maiden, in that order,” says Jane. Also acceptable, using ...

Monogramming Etiquette - The Preppy Pink Pony

Monogramming Etiquette. Historically, monograms were used as a royal signature. Monograms were used by artists in the Middle Ages to sign artwork.

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Q: What are the traditional rules for monogramming stationary?
A: In the subject monogramming stationary, a traditional rule is to place the woman's first initial followed by the couples last initial on any form of stationary. Read More »
Q: Rules for Monogramming.
A: Initials of the same font are listed in the order of a person's first, middle and last names. If an oversized middle initial is used, letters are listed in the ... Read More »
Q: Can anyone help? monogram etiquette/rules
A: I'm trying to visualize this. Are you saying that it is a standard 3 letter initial (First Last Middle) and the last name initial is capitalized and the first a... Read More »
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Monogram Guide & Monogram Etiquette | Mark and Graham | Mark ...

Mark and Graham offers hints for monogramming. Our monogram etiquette guide offers guidance for traditional, not so traditional, and irreverent monograms.

Monogram Etiquette from the Monogram Merchant

Selecting the best monogram. One of the most important decisions in buying a monogrammed gift is selecting the monogram style and order of the initials.